November 30, 2021: Dairy Week In Review

USDA released its Ag Prices report, showing that the All-Milk price increased $1.30 from last month to $19.70 per hundredweight in October, the highest price so far in 2021 but still 30 cents  lower than October 2020. Corn prices fell 43 cents from September to $5.02 per bushel, still $1.41 higher than a year ago….

November 23, 2021: Dairy Week In Review

Total milk production in the US fell a half percent from a year ago to 18.515 billion pounds, with cow numbers down 14,000 head from a year ago while milk production per cow was down 6  pounds for the month. The nation’s dairy herd has decreased by 100,000 head since June, when it reached its…

November 17, 2021: Dairy Week In Review

The average dairy price index on the latest Global Dairy Trade auction is up 1.9 percent to $4,287 per metric ton. All major dairy products posted increases in prices, with butter up 3.5 percent,  Cheddar cheese up 2.2 percent, skim milk powder up 1.4 percent, and whole milk powder prices up 1.9 percent. This is…

November 10, 2021: Dairy Week In Review

US dairy export volumes were up 16 percent to 186,020 metric tons in September, marking the ninth consecutive month in a row. Dairy export volumes are also increasing up nearly 28 percent  from a year ago to $655 million. If growth continues through the end of the year, 2021 will outpace the record value of…

October 27, 2021: Dairy Week In Review

The USDA updated August milk production and cow number data showing a larger shrinkage in cow numbers that led to even slower growth in milk production compared to what was originally  reported last month. After reporting an August herd size of 9.480 million head in September’s Milk Production report, the USDA revised that down 33,000…

October 19, 2021

Total cheese output, excluding cottage cheese, was up 4.4 percent from a year ago to 1.14 billion pounds in August, down 0.3 percent from July. American type cheeses were up 1.5 percent from  last year while Italian type cheese production was up 8.8 percent. Butter production was down, falling 1.7 percent from a year ago…

October 13, 2021: Dairy Week In Review

USDA raised forecasts for both corn and soybean production estimates in its latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report. The total estimated corn harvest was  increased by 23 million bushels from September’s forecast to 15.019 billion bushels. In contrast, industry grain analysts were calling for a 23 billion bushel reduction. USDA raised corn…

October 6, 2021: Dairy Week In Review

USDA announced the September Class III milk price at $16.53 per hundredweight, up 58 cents from August and up 10 cents from last September’s price. The Class IV price was announced at  $16.36 per cwt, up 44 cents from August and $3.61 above year-ago levels. Futures prices on the CME rebounded somewhat this week, with…

September 28, 2021: Dairy Week In Review

The dairy price index on the latest Global Dairy Trade auction increased 1 percent to $4,011 per metric ton, with a 2.2 percent and 0.9 percent increase in whole milk powder and skim milk  powder, respectively, driving the overall increase. This is the third session-to-session increase in a row. Prices for both butter and cheese…

September 22, 2021: Dairy Week In Review

Total milk production in US in August is up 1.1 percent from a year ago to 18.8 billion pounds. The nation’s dairy herd is up 106,000 head from last year to 9.48 million head in August, while  production per cow was down 1 pound from a year ago to 1,987 pounds for the month. Cow…