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Inside the January 2015 issue: Some Regions’ Dairy Marketing Descends into Chaos … Distinct Price/Demand Trends: Organic vs. Conventional … December 2014 Class III Price $17.82/cwt.; Class IV at $16.70/cwt … DFA Sold Sulfamethazine-Contaminated Milk in August: Huge Recall … Northeast Antitrust Claims Filings by Producers Now Delayed Until May31, 2015 … Nose-Diving Milk Prices Will Reduce Dairy Livestock Values, BUT … 2014 Dairy Culls Lag 300,000 behind 2013’s Total … Managing Your Dairy Operation in These Trying Times … Dairy Protein Powder Complex: Inventories Heavy, Prices & Demand Weak … CME Cheddar Prices Stabilize … for Now … CME Butter Prices Fall, But 11/30/14 Inventories Are Light … Co-ops Fighting Each Other: Mid-East Milk Market War Erupts … Explaining FMMO PPD s & Dumped Milk … Clear Horizons Manure Digester: Public Funds Wasted on Huge Fiasco … Grass-Based Organic Milk … Much More than Just a Niche … Brief Description of Maple Hill Creamery … All-Grass/Organic: Paul and Phyllis van Amburgh … New Zealand Facing Declining Moisture Situation … Founder Hamdi Ulukaya’s Position at Chobani Uncertain … DFA Hitting a Lot of Serious Potholes Lately … Milk marketing chaos reigns … Dean Foods to Pocket 30-cent/Gallon Class I Price Drop in Midwest ... and much more!


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