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…

September 15, 2021: Dairy Week In Review

USDA released its World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, increasing its corn production estimate from a month ago by 246 million bushels to 15 billion bushels and the  projected yield by 1.7 bushels to 176.3 bushels per acre. USDA also increased expected harvested acres of corn by 600,000 to 85.1 million acres. On the…

September 8, 2021: Dairy Week In Review

The Global Dairy Trade dairy price index jumped 4 percent to $3,927 per metric ton during the latest session, after more the ten sessions of staying flat or decreasing. The increase was driven by  increases in all products, with skim milk powder prices showing the greatest increase, up 7.3 percent from last session. Butter prices…

September 1, 2021: Dairy Week In Review

USDA announced the Class III and Class IV milk prices for August, with the basis between the two now at its closest in the past two years. The August Class III price was announced at $15.95 per  cwt., down 54 cents from July, down $3.82 from a year ago, and the second lowest Class III…

August 18, 2021: Dairy Week In Review

Milk production in the European Union and the United Kingdom totaled nearly 14 million metric tons, just below 31 billion pounds, according to preliminary data from Eurostate. European milk  collections were 0.8 percent higher than a year ago and up 1.8 percent from May. USDA estimates the European milk cow herd will average 22.4 million…

August 10, 2021: Dairy Week In Review

US dairy exports set a new record in June, up 5.7 percent from a year ago to 199,383 metric tons of milk solids sold overseas. The total export value was also up, increasing 14.7 percent to $670  million. Butterfat volumes exported grew by nearly 65 percent, while whey products also boasted significant increases. Cheese exports…

August 4, 2021: Dairy Week In Review

Feed costs are up nearly $2 per hundredweight since the beginning of the year, according to the latest USDA Ag Prices report. Corn prices were up $1.76 per bushel, while alfalfa hay was up $26  per ton. Soybean prices fell back from May and are down $61.06 from January. The all-milk price was announced at…

July 28, 2021: Dairy Week In Review

US total milk production grew 2.9 percent year over year to 18.955 billion pounds in June, down 900 million pounds from May. Milk per cow was up 1.3 percent, or 26 pounds for the month, while cow numbers were up 153,000 head from a year ago. However, this month marks the first month that the…

July 20, 2021: Dairy Week In Review

Milk prices continue to slide, with Class III prices for the last six months of 2021 now averaging $17.15 per hundredweight, down more than $1 since their peak this spring. Class IV prices are  averaging $16.06 per cwt for the last six months of the year, down nearly 50 cents since their peak.    …

July 14, 2021: Dairy Week In Review

The latest USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report kept projected 2021-22 corn yields at 179.5 bushels per acre, while the season-average corn price was lowered by 10  cents to $5.60 per bushel. The expected number of acres harvested was increased by 1 million acres, with total production expected to be about 15.165 billion…