2021 | April 9 GMP E Newsletter
Georgia Milk Producers Weekly Enews
Georgia’s Mountain Fresh Creamery Serves Milkshakes And Slow-Churned Ice Cream Galore
By Marisa Roman, Only in Your State

Looking for some of the greatest ice cream around? Do you have a sweet tooth that needs satisfying and you don’t know where to go? Well, the good news is that we have the perfect spot for farm-fresh ice cream in Georgia, situated right on a huge dairy farm. Mountain Fresh Creamery in Georgia is one part dairy farm, one part ice cream shop, one part incredible day trip for the family. Get ready for home-spun ice cream and milkshakes galore! Read more here>>>
20 States Back Challenge to the Constitutionality of California’s Prop 12
By Jennifer Shike, Drovers

The governments of nearly half the U.S. states are in agreement of the North American Meat Institute’s petition challenging the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 12 (Prop 12).
On Monday, 20 states filed an amicus curiae brief with the U.S. Supreme Court supporting the petition filed by the North American Meat Institute (Meat Institute). 

“If California is allowed to apply its laws to conduct in other states, a single state will dictate policies in all others, encouraging a patchwork of regulations and threatening the free flow of interstate commerce,” says Meat Institute President and CEO, Julie Anna Potts.

The brief was filed by Indiana, joined by Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming. Read more here>>>
April 2021 Dixie Dairy Report
By Calvin Covington

In this report:
  • Dairy product prices
  • Milk production
  • Southeastern orders Class I sales
  • Milk Prices
  • Blend Prices
  • Over 2,500 dairy farms left dairying last year

Big Sandy Creek Dairy Live Chat
Join Farmer Katelin from Madison, GA for a tour around their farm to wrap up this year's Adopt A Cow Program.

In addition to the tour, we will be spending a lot of time with the adopted calves Frosty, Pumpkin, Fiesta, and Stella! Feel free to use the chat feature to ask questions about the calves or the farm while Farmer Katelin joins us live. Watch Video Here>>>
Check out what dairy youth are up to in GA this Spring!

Enjoy reading about the many things our dairy kids are up to this season in the 2021 Spring GDYF Emoos

Class III Futures Continue to Soar
From Dairy Herd Management

Butter regained yesterday’s losses and more in the CME Cash Dairy Product Trade, adding 3 cents to $1.8450/lb. Block cheese was up ¾ of a penny to $1.8075/lb. Barrels inched half a penny higher to $1.5850/lb. Grade A Nonfat Milk ended up 1.25 cents to $1.2025/lb. Dry Whey lost 2 cents to $.64/lb.   

Class III futures trended higher once again. April gained 7 cents to $17.62/cwt. May milk surged 24 cents to $19.42/cwt. June exploded 34 cents higher to $19.61/cwt. July jumped 22 cents to $19.42/cwt. Class IV futures settled 10-25 cents higher in second half 2021, ranging from $16.70-$17.25/cwt. Read more here>>>
UGA Dairy Science Club Hosts Virtual Dairy Fun Week

What more could you ask for than a chance to learn about cows, teach about cows and possibly win a prize in celebration of cows!
The UGA Dairy Science Club invites you all to participate in our Virtual Dairy Fun Week. A new event for the club and open to all youth from preschool to high school, we hope you all will join us in having a little fun next week. We look forward to an opportunity where we all might explore as well as celebrate the wonderful dairy industry! You may compete as a team or an individual.
To find out more information, please click the link here: 
If you have any questions please feel free to email Audri Crew at Audrianna.crews@uga.edu.
GA Dairy Managers Series on Dragline Fundamentals in May

This workshop will cover team roles and responsibilities, along with safety considerations for manure application operators. These include how to safely operate equipment, handle the lay-flat hose, operate the dragline in the field and how to remain conscious of environmental concerns when pumping. Those attending will receive two continuing education hours for Animal Feeding Operator/Planner Certification. This meeting is open to dairymen, managers, and industry - free of charge and will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Limited seats are available and please preregister for lunch by calling our office at 706-310-0020. Click here for more information>>>
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GA Dairy Classifieds


Seeking fulltime farm worker at heifer replacement farm in Eatonton, GA. If interested, please contact Mike Rainey at 706-473-0730.

Seeking Beef and dairy crossed bullcalves/heifers bottled or weaned. Please contact Victoria Rowland at 404-922-0938 or 423-946-5869

Will Raise Heifers for GA Dairy Farms: Hello we are located in Southern Illinois and have an abundance of pasture and cheap feed available looking to contract with a dairy to grow heifers for them, out location offers mild climate and we are just 558 miles from Montezuma Ga. Please contact 817-528-6645 very reasonable daily rates.

For Sale- DeLaval 84 Vacuum Pump on Stand, Oil Reclaimer, 10 HP- 3 Phase Electric Motor. New Bearings, New Oil Seal, New Belts. $2000
For more Information Call Tony Strickland , 229-254-6871; deepsouthai@gmail.com

For sale - Please contact Archie Felder for more information at 803-682-3426:
  • Dairy Tech Bay Pasturizer - $4,000
  • Tidenberg Hydraulic Hoof Table (like new) - $5,000
  • Claas Silage Choppers - 960 1875 cutterhead hours, 4WD, 600 orbis, HD300 PU - $180,000
  • Koomin John Deere Corn Header adapter for Claus Silage Chopper Used - $6,000
WANTED: Peter's Cattle Co. will buy any dairy, beef, and cross, bottle or weaned, bulls, heifers or free martins. Pick up weekly 7 days a week. Chris- 470-255-8515
Bull Calves WANTED:  Competitive pricing with 6 day a week pickup. Brandon Mason Cattle Company 912-632-4490

FOR SALE :  We have a continuous selection of fresh and springing heifers.   Call William at   (706) 768-2857  or visit our website at   crumpdairyreplacements.org  
Farmer to Farmer Support Program Available for SE dairy farmers
Farmers across the Southeast are experiencing uncertain times like never before. All aspects of agriculture have been hit by market losses due to COVID-19, but dairy has reached a level of uncertainty that many have never experienced.

As we navigate through these next few months, dairy producers across the Southeast have come together to introduce the "Farmer to Farmer Support Program." If you find that you need support or would like to talk to a fellow farmer or industry friend, they have several volunteers that are willing and able to help. Georgia Milk Producers has also put together a packet on the program that you can access by clicking here. 

For more information on the program, please reach out to Farrah Newberry at gamilkproducers@gmail.com