August 7, 2019: Dairy Week in Review

The Dairy Price Index on the latest Global Dairy Trade Auction fell 2.6 percent, marking the fifth decline in the past six auctions. Butter and buttermilk posted the biggest declines at 5.5 and 5.6 percent, respectively. Cheddar cheese prices were down 2 percent, while skim milk and whole milk powders fell 1.6 and 1.7 percent,…

August 1, 2018: Dairy Week In Review

USDA released its July Agricultural Prices report. The June all-milk price was up 10 cents from last month to $18.10 per hundredweight, while the corn price was up 35 cents to $3.98 per bushel. The soybean meal price was up $27.53 to $324.75 per ton, while the blended alfalfa hay price fell $8 to $205…

July 25, 2019: Dairy Week In R

Total milk production in the US fell 0.3 percent year-over-year to 18.23 million pounds in June. Cow numbers fell 91,000 head, or 1.0 percent, from a year ago to 9.323 million head, falling 10,000 head from May. Milk production per cow was up 0.6 percent to 1,955 pounds per cow. Total milk production for the…

July 18, 2019: Dairy Week In Review

Milk production in the European Union is slowing, with May production levels at around 32 billion pounds of milk, up about 0.1 percent from a year ago. That is a shift from year-over-year increases of 1.7 and 1.5 percent, respectively, in March and April. Read More

July 11, 2019: Dairy Week In Review

USDA announced the June Class III milk price at $16.27 per hundredweight, down 11 cents from May but up $1.06 from a year ago. The Class IV milk price was announced at $16.83 per hundredweight, up 54 cents from a month ago and up $2.69 from a year ago. The June Class IV price was…

July 3, 2019: Dairy Week in Review

USDA released its planted acreage report at the end of last week, which shocked the market. USDA estimated planted corn acres at 91.7 million acres, up 3 percent from a year ago and well above trade estimates of 86.7 million acres. USDA projected soybean acres at 80 million acres, down 10 percent from a year…

June 27, 2019: Dairy Week in Review

USDA’s Cold Storage report has total natural cheese stocks falling 1 percent from a month ago to 1.396 billion pounds, still up slightly from May 2018 levels. Butter production was up 8 percent from a month ago to 313.9 million pounds, down 7 percent from a year ago.

June 19, 2019: Dairy Week in Review

Total milk production in the US was down 0.4 percent in May to 19.055 billion pounds, according to the latest USDA Milk Production Report. Total cow numbers fell 11,000 head from a year ago to 9.333 million head, increasing 5,000 head from last month. Milk production per cow was still up 12 pounds or 0.5…

June 13, 2019: Dairy Week in Review

USDA’s World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates reports estimates the US corn production in 2019/20 at 13.7 billion bushels, down 1.4 billion bushels from the 2018/19 harvest and driven down by unprecedented wet weather conditions. Bushels per acre were lowered to 166 bushels per acre and 3 million acres were removed from harvest estimates. With end use bushels…

June 6, 2019: Dairy Week in Review

USDA’s Dairy Products report shows that manufacturers produced 166.7 million pounds of butter in April, down 4.8 percent from a year ago and 3.9 percent below levels in March. Total cheese production was 1.08 billion pounds, up 0.2 percent above a year ago but 3.6 percent below March 2019. Production of both nonfat dry milk powder,…