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Dairy Prices
 Over the years some confusion surrounding the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) Dairy Products Prices (DPP) program and the use of these data in the class price formulas. Why are NASS’s DPP reports used in the Agricultural Marketing Service’s (AMS) class price formulas?  How are the NASS reports compiled?  Is there a magic formula used to generate the NASS DPP reports? What prevents manufacturing plants from misreporting or manipulating the prices?

Missouri 4-H Dairy Judging Team Excels in Scotland
The Missouri 4-H Dairy Judging Team continued their tradition of excellence by placing second in two international dairy judging contests as a part of the International Dairy Youth Tour.

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Missouri Dairy Grazing Conference
Registration is open! Mark July 7-8, 2015 on your calendar and register for the Missouri Dairy Grazing Conference in Springfield. This year's conference will be a great opportunity for dairy graziers to network with other producers and industry professionals. See emerging research and how different systems are performing and evolving to deal with challenges such as drought and changing cost structures.

Nixon Signs Dairy Revitalization Act
The Missouri Dairy Association (MDA) applauds Governor Jay Nixon for signing the Missouri Dairy Revitalization Act of 2015 into law.  

The Governor signed the Act at Edgewood Dairy, near Purdy, Missouri, owned by MDA member Charles and Melissa Fletcher, before a crowd of 200 dairy producers, local FFA students and industry representatives.

“We thank the Governor for recognizing the needs of maintaining a local milk supply for all Missouri consumers and our processing industry by helping Missouri’s dairy farmers with their risk management program,” says MDA President Lloyd Gunter, a dairy farmer from Conway, Missouri. “This represents an accumulation of work over the last eight years by MDA to educate our state’s elected  leaders and gain the support of many of Missouri’s mainstream agriculture organizations."

2015 Missouri Dairy Profit Seminars
Sponsored by the Missouri Dairy Association and the University of Missouri

Download selected presentations from the Missouri Dairy Profit Seminars. The one-day seminar featured presentations on accellerating growth, reducing disease, equipment innovations, cow comfort, transitioning, grazing vs. confinement and more. Workshops were offered in Sedalia, Springfield, Mountain Grove, Jackson and Union. Available presentations: How to Reduce Costly Calf Hood Disease through Immune SupportAccelerated Feeding of Calves and Use of Grazing vs. Confinement for Growing Post-Weaning Heifers.
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Missouri Dairy Association
David R. Drennan - Executive Director 
1954 Sumter Ridge Court
Chesterfield, MO 63017 
Phone: (636) 519-9300 
Fax: (636) 519-1403


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