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AgDay Daily Recap - October 21, 2010

October 21, 2010
 
 

TODAY ON AGDAY:
OCTOBER 21, 2010

DAIRY PRODUCTION:
MILK PRODUCTION CONTINUES TO CLIMB ACROSS THE COUNTRY, EVEN THOUGH THE HERD IS SHRINKING. USDA REPORTS THAT MILK PRODUCTION CLIMBED 3.3% IN SEPTEMBER. THAT'S ON TOP OF THE TWO POINT GAIN IN AUGUST. THROUGH THE FIRST THREE QUARTERS OF 2010, MILK PRODUCTION IS RUNNING TWO BILLION POUNDS AHEAD OF THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR... A JUMP OF 1.5%. AND WHILE PRODUCTION INCREASES, THE HERD CONTINUES TO DWINDLE,WITH THE SURGE IN CORN PRICES...PRODUCERS ARE WARY.

NORTH ON DAIRY:
USDA SAYS DAIRY PRODUCTION IN THE MIDWEST SHOWED MODEST GROWTH. WISCONSIN SAW A GAIN OF A HALF POINT. WESTERN STATES LED THE SURGE IN MILK PRODUCTION. CALIFORNIA IS UP 7%. ARIZONA IS UP AT 13%.

OHIO BIODIGESTER:
MANY OF THE LARGER DAIRY PRODUCERS ALREADY HAVE TECHNOLOGY IN PLACE TO HANDLE THE LARGE AMOUNTS OF ANIMAL WASTE. THEY INVESTED IN METHANE DIGESTERS TO GENERATE BIO-GAS AND OTHER SOLID BY-PRODUCTS. BUT THOSE SYSTEMS ARE NOT CHEAP. RESEARCHERS ARE HOPING TO HELP SMALL SCALE DAIRY FARMERS TO AFFORD SIMILAR SYSTEMS. JOHN RICE HAS DETAILS FROM OHIO STATE.  MARTIN SAYS THERE ARE FEWER THAN 200 DIGESTERS WORKING ON LIVESTOCK FARMS IN THE U.S. HE SAYS ONLY FARMS WITH A THOUSAND HEAD OR MORE CAN TYPICALLY AFFORD THE DIGESTERS.

STATE BY STATE:
IN OTHER "STATE BY STATE" HEADLINES...AN ARIZONA DAIRY WON A STATE LOTTERY TO RECEIVE TAX-EXEMPT FEDERAL STIMULUS BONDS.  PALOMA DAIRY WILL USE THE SIX MILLION DOLLARS TO ADD A SECOND DAIRY TO ITS OPERATIONS. THE ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE OVERSAW THE LOTTERY DRAWING. OFFICIALS DREW SMALL PIECES OF PAPER FROM A BASKET TO PICK THE RECIPIENTS OF THE FEDERAL MONEY. THE DAIRY RUNS 9,000 COWS. THE SECOND DAIRY WILL ADD ANOTHER 6,000. WITH THE EXPANSION, THE DAIRY PLANS ON HIRING 35 PEOPLE. IN COLORADO, 500 TONS OF HAY WENT-UP IN FLAMES IN WELD COUNTY. THE FIRE WAS LOCATED AT A DAIRY. ACCORDING TO THE GREELEY-TRIBUNE THIS IS THE SIXTH HAYSTACK FIRE IN THE PAST MONTH. POLICE ARE TREATING IT AS A CRIME SCENE. IN MISSOURI, THE STATE FARM BUREAU IS NOT HAPPY WITH CONSERVATION OFFICIALS WHO VOTED TO PROCEED WITH REINTRODUCING ELK IN THREE SOUTHERN COUNTIES. MISSOURI FARM BUREAU PRESIDENT CHARLIE KRUSE SAYS THE RELEASE OF WILD ELK COULD HARM THE LIVESTOCK SECTOR WITH THE RISK OF DISEASE TRANSMISSION, AND HARM TO PASTURES AND FIELDS. MISSOURI'S GOVERNOR SAYS REINTRODUCTION OF ELK IS IMPORTANT TO "THE STATE'S TRADITION OF SUCCESSFUL WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT."

LINDSAY:
IN AGRIBUSINESS SHARES IN LINDSAY CORPORATION JUMPED 9% TUESDAY AFTER THE IRRIGATION EQUIPMENT MAKER UNVEILED A NEAR-TRIPLING IN EARNINGS. THE GROUP POSTED REVENUES OF 87-MILLION DOLLARS FOR THE JUNE-TO-AUGUST PERIOD, A GAIN OF 19% FROM LAST YEAR. LINDSAY'S CEO ATTRIBUTED THE GROWTH IN IRRIGATION EQUIPMENT SALES TO THE GROWTH IN FARM PROFITABILITY PROMISED BY SOARING CROP PRICES.

MARKETING RALLY:
WITH CROPS COMING OUT OF THE FIELD SO QUICKLY, YOU'LL HAVE TIME THIS YEAR FOR THE SECOND ANNUAL FARM JOURNAL MARKETING RALLY. WE'VE ASSEMBLED 16 OF THE TOP GRAIN MARKETING MINDS IN THE COUNTRY UNDER ONE ROOF, INCLUDING TODAY'S GUEST - - MARK GOLD OF TOP THIRD AG MARKETING. THE EVENT TAKES PLACE IN EARLY DECEMBER IN SUBURBAN CHICAGO. REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN AT WWW.MARKETINGRALLY.COM .

ANALYSIS:
MARK GOLD

IN THE COUNTRY; BOW HUNTING:
DO YOU HAVE FAMILY OR FRIENDS WHO ENJOY BOW-HUNTING? WELL, THEY MAY NOT BE IN TOUCH FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS. FOR MANY STATES, BOW SEASON IS UPON US. WHITE-TAIL DEER ARE MOVING TOWARD THE PEAK OF THE "RUT". IN THIS REPORT PROVIDED BY THE IOWA DNR, JOE WILKINSON SAYS ANXIOUS DEER HUNTERS ARE SPENDING EVERY MINUTE THEY CAN IN THE WOODS. JOE SAYS DROWNED-OUT SPOTS IN CORN FIELDS WILL DISRUPT DEER PATTERNS. MANY CORN-GROWERS IN THE MIDWEST HAD THAT PROBLEM IN THEIR FIELDS THIS YEAR. SO HUNTERS NEED TO FACTOR THAT IN WHEN PLACING THEIR STANDS. HUNTERS ARE ALSO REMINDED TO GET PERMISSION BEFORE WALKING ONTO FARMER'S LAND. STILL TO COME, FIXING BLOCKAGES NEAR THE HEART BY GOING THRU THE WRIST! DETAILS IN AG FOR YOUR HEALTH.

AG FOR HEALTH:
WHEN DOCTORS NEED TO FIX BLOCKED ARTERIES NEAR THE HEART, IT USUALLY REQUIRES A HOSPITAL STAY. BUT A NEW PROCEDURE IS ALLOWING THE SURGERY TO BE CONSIDERED "OUT PATIENT". CLARK POWELL SAYS DOCS ARE NOW GOING THRU THE WRIST. THE ARTERIES USED IN THIS TECHNIQUE ARE SMALLER, ABOUT THE SIZE OF A COFFEE STIR STICK. SO GOING THRU THE WRIST IS NOT FOR EVERYBODY. THE ARTERY IN THE THIGH -- WHERE DOCTORS USUALLY GO IN -- IS ABOUT THE SIZE OF A MARKER.

 


 

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