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Kenny Burdine

The Unique Qualities of the Southern Milk Marketing Orders
9/1/2017 (new)

Milk is a heavily regulated commodity, and therefore there are a large number of rules that pertain to its production and processing. These regulations are enforced within regional boundaries called federal milk marketing orders. Most milk marketing orders have similar regulations, but the Appalachian, Florida, and Southeast Orders are somewhat unique when it comes to diversion limits, transportation credits, and delivery day requirements. This publication will highlight these distinctive qualities of Southern milk marketing orders and how those qualities can influence production and processing in those orders. | AEC-ES-2017-12
web only | 10 pages | - | 9 downloads | PDF: 551 kb

The History and Class Pricing of the Federal Milk Marketing Orders
9/1/2017 (new)

The regulation of milk is an important part of the development of the milk industry and an understanding of the history of milk regulation is critical to understanding the pros and cons of the current industry. Additionally, to understand milk pricing it is important to understand the history of the federal milk marketing orders. This publication will provide information on how milk became regulated and how the class pricing system works. | AEC-ES-2017-13
web only | 11 pages | - | 2 downloads | PDF: 283 kb

The Margin Protection Program for Dairy in the 2014 Farm Bill
9/15/2014 (new)

The Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy) was authorized in the Food, Farm and Jobs Bill, aka "2014 Farm Bill." The new program was established in August 2014 and will run through December 31, 2018. The bill effectively repeals the Dairy Export Incentive Program and the Milk Income Loss Contract (MILC) program while establishing the new MPP-Dairy program and a Dairy Product Donation Program (DPDP). Producers are permitted to participate in the new program, or the previously existing LGM-Dairy program, but not both at the same time. The purpose of this publication is three-fold, (1) provide an overview of how MPP-Dairy works, (2) provide some historical perspective on how a similar program might have worked had it been available over the last several years, and (3) help frame the participation decision that dairy producers will make in the coming years. |
web only | 5 pages | - | 20 downloads | PDF: 107 kb

Using the Futures Market to Predict Prices and Calculate Breakevens for Feeder Cattle
7/29/2013 (new)

The purpose of this publication is to show beef cattle producers how the feeder cattle futures market can be used to predict sale prices for cattle sold at a later date, and how those prices could be used to estimate what can be paid for calves placed into stocker and backgrounding programs. By using the futures market as a way to forecast prices, and by carefully considering expenses, a target purchase price can be estimated for calves placed into these programs. While there are many unknowns that producers must manage such as prices, gains, health challenges, death loss, etc, this type of breakeven analysis is crucial for anyone placing calves in today's market environment. |
web only | 13 pages | - | 39 downloads | PDF: 110 kb

Red and White Clover
5/28/2013 (minor revision)

Red and white (ladino) clovers are high quality forage legumes with excellent feed value and animal palatability. Red clover (Trifolium pretense), a tall-growing and short-lived perennial, is used for hay, pasture, silage, green chop, soil improvement, and wildlife habitats. While white clover (Trifolium repens), a low-growing perennial, is best suited for grazing, it can also be used for soil improvement and reclaiming disturbed land. | CCD-CP-39
web only | 2 pages | 731 words | 3 downloads | PDF: 512 kb

4/2/2013 (minor revision)

Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) has the highest yield potential and highest feeding values of all adapted perennial forage legumes. It is a versatile crop that may be used for pasture, hay, silage, green-chop, pellets, cubes, soil improvement, and soil conservation. | CCD-CP-21
web only | 3 pages | 998 words | 6 downloads | PDF: 426 kb

Using Futures Markets to Manage Price Risk for Feeder Cattle: Advanced Strategies
3/13/2013 (new)

This publication is a follow-up to AEC 2013-01, Using Futures Markets to Manage Price Risk for Feeder Cattle. The first publication provided an introduction to the futures' market and outlined the basic use of futures and options, while this publication will discuss some advanced strategies that are commonly used by cattle producers for price risk management. These strategies will all build upon those discussed in AEC 2013-01, so a basic understanding of futures and options is required. If the reader is unfamiliar with those basic strategies, they are encouraged to master those, before moving to the advanced strategies discussed here. |
web only | 11 pages | - | 2 downloads | PDF: 70 kb

Understanding the Impact of Horse Shows and Competitions in Kentucky
2/20/2013 (new)

While most think of Thoroughbred racing when they think about Kentucky's horse industry, few understand the incredible scope of the non-racing industry and the numerous industries that surround and support it. The objective of this publication is to help readers gain an understanding of Kentucky's non-racing horse industry, and in this case, specifically that of competitive shows and competitions. |
web only | 5 pages | - | 37 downloads | PDF: 600 kb

Using Futures Markets to Manage Price Risk for Feeder Cattle
2/20/2013 (new)

The purpose of this publication is to introduce cattle producers to the futures market as a risk management tool and provide an illustration of how hedging with this tool could provide them with downside price risk protection. |
web only | 10 pages | - | 58 downloads | PDF: 100 kb

Drought-Stressed Corn Silage Valuation, 2012
2/6/2013 (new)

Extended dry conditions have impacted the corn crop severely in many areas of the state this year. As the condition of the corn crop deteriorates, many have been forced to look at salvage options such as cutting corn for silage and possibly hay for some fields. Due to the extreme weather conditions this year, this publication will focus on valuing drought-stressed corn silage. | ID-205
web only | 6 pages | 4,213 words | 35 downloads | PDF: 445 kb

The Kentucky Agricultural Economic Outlook for 2012
12/1/2011 (new)

web only | 4 pages | - | 43 downloads | PDF: 153 kb

Profitability of Nitrogen Applications for Stockpiling Tall Fescue Pastures: 2011 Guide
10/5/2011 (new)

The concept of stockpiling is pretty straightforward, but the challenge each year is to determine the likelihood that this practice will be profitable given the economic and agronomic conditions present at mid-summer. This practice can yield significant benefits, but it also carries significant costs. These benefits and costs must be quantified and compared to assess the overall profitability of the practice. | ID-193
web only | 4 pages | 3,344 words | 29 downloads | PDF: 290 kb

Understanding USDA's Livestock Risk Protection Insurance Program for Feeder Catle
7/1/2008 (new)

web only | 7 pages | - | 28 downloads | PDF: 60 kb

Temporary Fencing for Horse Pastures
8/24/2007 (new)

| ID-165
500 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 37 downloads | PDF: 250 kb

2003 Research and Extension Beef Report
6/1/2004 (new)

| SR-2004-2
500 printed copies | 43 pages | - | 21 downloads | PDF: 481 kb

2003 Summary of the Five State Beef Initiative in Kentucky
5/30/2004 (new)

| ID-151
500 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 14 downloads | PDF: 309 kb

Understanding Beef Carcass Data Reports
11/15/2002 (new)

| ID-150
500 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 19 downloads | PDF: 90 kb