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Read the signs about milk components


Why do milk components matter? During the March Hoard’s Dairyman webinar, the University of Illinois’ Mike Hutjens reviewed several reasons why it pays to improve component production.


Boosting milk components is one way for dairy farmers to add more value to the milk they produce, especially in markets that pay based on pounds of fat and protein or in areas where farmers are under volume restrictions. In addition, there can be some transportation cost savings when shipping denser milk.


The professor emeritus also pointed out that consumers are eating their dairy products as opposed to drinking them. With dairy demand switching from fluid milk to other products, milk components have become even more valuable.



March 23, 2023

Abby Bauer


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