2019 | Nov 15 GMP E Newsletter
Georgia Milk Producers Weekly Enews
Georgia Ag Commissioner on Timeline for Disaster Block Grants
From Southeast AgNet
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced last week that it will make available $800 million to Southeast agricultural producers affected by hurricanes Michael and Florence. The state block grants are part of a broader $3 billion package to help producers recover from 2018 and 2019 natural disasters. Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black explains that while information is out that signup for the block grants will be ready by Thanksgiving, that is not really the case. Listen to Interview with Commissioner Black here>>>
Congratulations! UGA Dairy Dawgs Represent GA Well at NAILE

Way to go UGA Dairy DAWGS!!! First place Holstein team at the
North American International Livestock Exposition !!! Congrats to team (Alyssa Rauton, Dawson Fields, Hunter Swartz, and Abby Smith) and coach
(Dr. Bill Graves) !
A Milk Giant Goes Broke as Americans Reject Old Staples
By David Yaffe-Bellany, New York Times
When Samuel E. Dean Sr. founded his milk company at a processing facility in Illinois, milkmen still delivered pints to homes all over the United States and children dutifully drank three glasses a day.

That was 1925. Nearly a century later, milk is quickly going out of fashion and Dean Foods — which is now the largest milk company in the United States — has found itself unable to compete as plant-based and lactose-free dairy alternatives rise in popularity.

Saddled with debt and struggling to adjust to changing consumer habits, Dean Foods  filed for bankruptcy protection  on Tuesday, signaling another grim chapter in the recent struggles of the dairy industry. The company, whose portfolio of brands includes TruMoo and Lehigh Valley, said it was in talks to sell itself to Dairy Farmers of America, a marketing cooperative that sells milk from thousands of farms. Read more here>>>
A HUGE first step will take place in the Dean Foods Chapter 11 Bankruptcy proceedings.
Dairy Farmers will get their payments for milk delivered in the month prior to the date of the Bankruptcy Filing, an almost unprecedented event. This news was confirmed by a Dean Foods source familiar with the situation on the evening of Thursday, November 14th. Read more here>>>
November 19, 2019
SE Dairy Stewardship - 5th Module
Please join us for an educational program addressing communications and training to comply with F.A.R.M. requirements and 3rd party auditors. Participants will receive a certificate upon completion of the program. Program is designed for owners, managers, and personnel responsible for training and communications. Completion of this program will count towards annual animal care employee training required within the NMPF’s National Dairy FARM Program.” Read more here>>>
Milk Prices Continue to Increase - Now $18.72
By John Geuss, MilkPrice Blog
Class and Component milk prices continued their climb in October. The Class and Component price announcement can be reached at  this link .

Charts I and II below show the movement of prices of Class III milk, components, and the commodities that are used to calculate dairy prices. Chart I compares October prices to the prior month and Chart II compares the October prices to the prior year. Both show very similar patterns. Butterfat is down, milk protein is up, "Other Solids" are significantly down. and Class III milk is up. In the commodities that are used to price producer milk, cheese is up, Butter is down, dry whey is down, and nonfat dry milk is up.

The biggest influence on the Class III and milk protein prices is the price of cheese. See the  recent post  for detail on the link between the price of Class III milk and the NASS cheese price. The NASS cheese price drives the Class III milk.

Cheese is up 25.6 percent vs. the prior year. That is a huge change considering that inventories have changed minimally.  Read more here>>>
Second Round of Trade Assistance Coming Soon
From John Newton, American Farm Bureau Federation
Following nearly two years of unfair retaliatory tariffs that have roiled U.S. commodity markets and disrupted supply chains, USDA recently  signaled  that the second of three rounds of Market Facilitation Program payments, i.e., payments that were tentative to be paid in November 2019, will be available to producers in late November or early December. The first round of trade assistance, announced in July 2019, authorized up to $14.5 billion in direct payments to farmers who had been impacted by the tariffs ( USDA Announces Details Behind the New Trade Aid Package ). USDA data suggests that, so far, the department has sent $6.8 billion in payments to farmers. Read more here>>>
Good and Bad News in CDC’s 2019 Antibiotic Resistance Threats Report
By John Maday, Dairy Herd Management
U.S. fatalities associated with antibiotic-resistant pathogens have declined, but threats remain as resistance emerges in previously susceptible organisms.
Those mixed results come from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which this week release its  2019 Antibiotic Resistance Threats Report . The most recent previous report was issued in 2013, and CDC officials outlined progress over the past six years during a Nov. 13 news briefing.

During the briefing, CDC Director Robert R Redfield, M.D., and Michael Craig, MPP, with the CDC’s Antibiotic Resistance Coordination and Strategy Unit, noted that antibiotic-resistant (AR) bacteria and fungi cause more than 2.8 million infections and 35,000 deaths in the United States each year. Read more here >>>
Dairy Protein Completes Plant-based Foods
By Donna Berry, Berry on Dairy Blog
During the past three months I have given numerous presentations around the world regarding the power of U.S. dairy ingredients, providing the audience with innovative uses of dairy ingredients—everything from pizza crust to puffed chick peas. While I enjoy emphasizing that “cheese makes plants taste better,” cheese on plants is not new. Think about the broccoli cheddar casserole and parmesan-encrusted Brussel sprouts that may be part of your upcoming Thanksgiving feast.

What we often overlook is that while dairy makes many foods more delicious, and a bunch of nasty-tasting foods palatable, dairy, namely whey and casein proteins, brings valuable nutrition to many foods. Please repeat this a few times—dairy protein completes plant-based foods--and then start getting creative.

Let’s face it, too often dairy marketers take the conservative road when it comes to promoting their products. Dairy Pure was the best Dean Foods could do for fluid milk, and it was not enough, as we see in its bankruptcy filing this week. Read more here>>>
While oatmilk was an obvious category to enter for Quaker, a trusted brand synonymous with oats, Quaker Oat Beverage has been discontinued less than a year after launch. So what, if anything, does this tell us about what works and what doesn't in the burgeoning category?

Other Stories to Check Out This Week >>>
Meet one of our Tuesday session Speakers, Dr. David Reid!! David A. Reid, DVM, owns and operates Rocky Ridge Dairy Consulting, LLC based in Hazel Green, Wisconsin. Dr. Reid has 44-years of experience as a practicing dairy veterinarian and dairy consultant and 8 plus years as an industry consultant. He specializes in quality milk production management. Dr. Reid has spent most of his time evaluating milk systems on dairy farms in all areas of the U.S. and has consulted with dairy producers and practitioners in Canada, Mexico, Hungary, Brazil and England. To learn more visit our website at http:// gadairyconference.com #2020GDC
Univ. of Florida Seeking
Dairy Manager
The Department of Animal Sciences, University of Florida, is looking for candidates for the position of manager of its Dairy Unit.
Where to apply:
Applications close:  November 4, 2019 (or later until the position has been filled)
More information:
Dr. Audy Spell Dr. Albert De Vries
Operations Manager Professor and Associate Chair
251-656-6972 cell phone 352-474-3412 office phone
352-294-1059 office phone devries@ufl.edu
Upcoming Events >>>

Dec. 8-10 - GA Farm Bureau Annual Meeting, Jekyll Island

GA Dairy Classifieds

UPDATED 10/4/19

The following are FOR SALE from Archie Felder. For more information call 1-803-682-3426 :
Dairy Tech Bag Pasturizer - $4,000
Tidenberg Hydraulic Hoof Table (like new) - $5,000
Hall stall sand leveler skid steer (never used) - $1,000
Mench Sand Trailer - $14,000
McLanahan 20 x 20 sand seperator - $25,000
Chiller Drake 24 hp, dual 12 hp scroll tank pumps, 3 phase - $10,000
Fans 3-phase w/brackets:
54" - $225/ea (18 available)
48" - $125/ea (20 available)
36" - $100/ea (20 available)
3000 Mueller Milk Tank - $5,000
20 springers 7 1/2 - 8 mos. pg - $1,450/ea (24,000 2x herd average)

Bull Calves WANTED:  Competitive pricing with 6 day a week pickup. Brandon Mason Cattle Company 912-632-4490

For Sale: Custom manure application and Dryhill manure equipment sales.  Contact Edwin @ 478-299-0717 with Agboys Custom Services LLC -  New 8"x52' lagoon pump with outriggers $24,000 (Pictured right)

FOR HIRE : Custom Silage Harvesting. Late model JD chopper. Will travel. Let me put your quality forage up! Nic Haynes, Muddy H Farms, 678-617-3379.

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