Dairy Cattle Milk Marketing

Dairy September 27, 2018 Print Friendly and PDF


An understanding of the complex topics of milk marketing and dairy policy can help dairy producers make informed business plans and decisions. In addition, producers who wish to take leadership roles in the dairy cattle industry need to understand these issues in depth as they seek to improve the industry’s overall conditions. For on-farm processors, being able to present the products of a dairy cattle operation effectively, whether cheese, farm-bottled milk, or other niche products, can contribute to the profitability of dairy cattle operations. Producers can turn to the following resources on dairy markets and policy for assistance.

Dairy Market News

Dairy Policy – How MILC changes the Dairy Support Price

Do I need Livestock Gross Margin Insurance?

National Dairy Product Sales Report

USDA Economic Research Service: Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook

USDA Dairy Market News Portal







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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.