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June Milk Production Up 1.3 Percent in Vermont
Milk production in Vermont in June 2016 totaled 229 million pounds, up 1.3 percent from June 2015, according to Gary Keough, State Statistician of the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, New England Field Office. Production per cow averaged 1,750 pounds in June, 40 pounds more than June 2015. The average milk price received by Vermont farmers in May 2016, at $16.00 per hundredweight, is down $0.40 April 2016 and down $2.00 from May a year ago.
NYSERDA Offers No-Cost Energy Audits
The New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA) launched the Agriculture Energy Audit Program (AEAP) in March 2016 and AEAP offers farms and on-farm producers no-cost energy audits that provide recommendations for energy efficiency measures. The AEAP offers three different types of audits based on differing needs of New York farms. Request an application at 1-800-732-1399 or apply directly at Agriculture Energy Audit Program.
DCC Waterbeds Earn DLG APPROVED Seal for Cow Comfort
DCC Waterbeds (Dual Chamber Cow Waterbeds) have been awarded the DLG Technology and Farm Input Test Center’s DLG APPROVED seal for performance in cow comfort.