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Here’s something we haven’t seen in quite some time: Producer price differentials (PPDs) in all applicable Federal Milk Marketing Orders (FMMOs) were positive in June. Whether it lasts is yet to be determined.

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The USDA’s latest World Ag Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report, released July 12, reduced the 2021 milk production forecast slightly but increased expected production in 2022. Price projections were reduced for both years.

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Putting the Norwegian Red breed in the forefront of health and fertility traits for dairy cows

Following the announcement by The Norwegian Government on its continuous focus on reducing consumption and consumption patterns of antibiotics for food-producing animals, Norway has once again been praised for taking the lead in EU/EEA countries in maintaining low use of antibiotics for their food-producing animals. The Norwegian Government official site Regjeringen.no recently updated the public information with a new report from the European Surveillance of Veterinary Antimicrobial Consumption (ESVAC) confirming Norway’s position in maintaining low use of antibiotics compared to the other 31 countries within the EU/EEA. 

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While record cheese exports pushed U.S. exports to record heights in April, it was dairy ingredients that drove May volumes to nearly that same record level, according to a monthly update from the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC). On a daily basis, May dairy product exports were the second highest for any month on record.

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