By Tim Kowols
State legislators have asked researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison to find more ways to use milk. Prices took a hit last week after Grassland Dairy terminated the contract of 75 of its producers due to a trade dispute with Canada, according to the Wisconsin State Farmer. Legislators hope new ways of using milk can help drive prices up. Luxemburg farmer Dave Jauquet says expanding the usage of milk could be good for everyone, even those outside of the walls of a dairy farm.
According to Hoard’s Dairyman, March Class III milk, often used for cheese, was down $1.07 per hundred weight over the previous month. That, however, is up over two dollars from a year ago.