2011 I-29 Dairy Conference

Sustaining Our Dairy Families, Farms and Rural Communities: A Focus on Animal Well-being

Photo Temple Grandin

February 9-10, 2011 Ramkota Sioux Falls, SD
Keynote Speaker:  Temple Grandin
"How to Implement Animal Well-being Auditing Programs"
For more information visit
2011 I29 Agenda


Milk Futures from the Chicago Board of Trade

Co-Product Prices (updated weekly by the University of Missouri Extension)

Outlooks and Budgets

2010 Dairy Outlook by Dr. Robert Cropp, University of Wisconsin and Robert Tigner, UNL Extension Educator, Chase County Extension

September 2010 Dairy Budget and Breakeven Costs (Excel file, 64 KB) by Robert Tigner, UNL Extension Educator, Chase County Extension

October 2010 Dairy Budget and Breakeven Costs (Excel file, 64 KB) by Robert Tigner, UNL Extension Educator, Chase County Extension

August 2010 Dairy Outlook by Robert Tigner, UNL Extension Educator, Chase County Extension

May Dairy Outlook (pdf file, 254 KB)
by Robert Tigner, UNL Extension Educator, Chase County Extension

June Dairy Outlook (pdf file, 259 KB)
by Robert Tigner, UNL Extension Educator, Chase County Extension

Dairy Organizational Links

I Love Cheese!
Cheese information, recipes, and fun!


Butter is Better
Complete recipes using butter, cooking tips and the latest food trends.

Check off programs--Scholarship Information
Describes DMI programs with links to dairy industry news, the checkoff programs, milk,
cheese, and whey research, local organizations and links, and dairy scholarship information. 


 Why Milk?
Milk provides us with 9 essential nutrients.  Find out why you should drink milk daily, about the milk mustache campaign, and more on this website.

 Dairy Product and Technology Transfer
This site is designed for dairy processors, coops and food manufacturers who want information on
dairy research and technology. The site also lists information on researchers, pilot plants and
facilities at various universities.
    National Dairy Council
Directed to health professionals and the media, this site holds the Dairy Council Digest and the
Calcium Counseling Research. Up to date dairy research will be posted immediately.


Nutrition Explorations
Nutrition Explorations is a great new site for nutrition educators. 


Real Seal Management Site
Real Seal management site for dairy processors, food manufactures and consumers. 

U.S. Dairy Export Council
Dairy export program information and resources. 


World Wide Dairy Links

These links take you to some of the best sites available for different topics related to the dairy industry.


Nebraska Department of Agriculture

State of

Weather Information
Up-to-date weather information. Simply indicate your zip code.

University of Minnesota Dairy Extension 
Information from MN also containing Extension Publications

eXtension is an interactive learning environment delivering the best, most researched knowledge from the smartest land-grant university minds across America.

Kansas State Web Site
Information on KSU also contains all of the KSU Extension Publications
 Penn State --Dairy Outlook Web Site---Jim Dunn
This site will give you the up to date Dairy Forecast and other pertinent dairy information on future pricing and weekly Market commentary.

Mark Varner's Professional Home Page
Site maintained by University of Maryland faculty and contains link to Dairy-L and numerous other useful sites. This is a web site you will want to book mark.

American Dairy Science Association (ADSA)
This site contains information from the Amercian Dairy Science Association.

MSU Dairy Science
This site links to an outstanding Dairy newsletter published by Michigan State University.

National Institute of Food and Agriculture
USDA page maintained by Basil Eastwood. Links to many valuable Dairy and Ag-related web sites.

National Agricultural Statistics Service
Contains all of the National Agricultral statistics from the USDA.

The National Milk Producers Federation 
A farm commodity organization representing most of the dairy marketing cooperatives serving this nation.
National Dairy Database
This site links to the National Dairy Database which contains cutting-edge management information from across the U.S.
World wide dairy management list serve that you can join to have your questions answered.
Oklahoma State Web Site
Information on Oklahoma Animal Science Dept.
Farm Journal Today
Contains major articles printed by the Farm Journal Publications.
Information on how to get to any location in the US
Need directions to any location in the US--this is the place for you.
World Dairy Expo
Whether you milk 5,000 cows or 50 cows, there is only one place every year where more than 600 companies and 2,000 head of the world's best dairy cattle gather together. See it all in one trip. The place is Madison-the event is the World Dairy Expo-where the dairy industry meets.