November 21, 2022: Dairy Week In Review

Total US milk production was up 1.2 percent to 18.85 billion pounds in October. Cow numbers were up 31,000 head from a year ago and up 1,000 head from September to 9.418 million head in  the nation’s dairy herd. Production per cow was also up 17 pounds, or 0.8 percent, to 2,001 pounds for the…

November 16, 2022: Dairy Week In Review

Global food prices stayed flat from month to month in October, with the global Food Price Index down just 0.1 point from September to 135.9 in October, remaining 2.7 points, or 2 percent higher, than a year ago. The Food Price Index peaked in March 2022 at 159.7, falling 14.9 percent since then. The Dairy…

November 8, 2022: Dairy Week In Review

The US continues to send record volumes overseas, with September dairy exports up 7.7 percent from a year ago in volume. The total value of dairy exports in September was up 20.3 percent.  Whey powder exports were up 20.1 percent, with US prices compared to global prices helping to boost sales. US cheese exports were…

November 2, 2022: Dairy Week In Review

The September Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) margin was announced as $8.62 per hundredweight (cwt) and triggers indemnities at the $9.00 and $9.50 margin coverages. This is a 54 cents per  cwt improvement compared to August, driven by a slight increase in the milk price and a more significant decline in the DMC feed cost. After…

October 26, 2022: Dairy Week In Review

US total milk production was up 1.5 percent year over year to 18.282 million pounds in September. The increase was driven by 6,000 more head of cows and 27 pounds more milk per cow.  Although cow numbers were up from a year ago, they fell 2,000 head from August and were down 8,000 head from…

October 19, 2022:Dairy Week In Review

The average dairy price index on the latest Global Dairy Trade Auction fell 4.6 percent to $3,723 per metric ton, marking the second decrease in a row and the biggest decline since August. Whole milk prices fell 4.4 percent, while skim milk powder prices were down 6.9 percent. Cheddar cheese prices were down 3.9 percent,…

October 12, 2022: Dairy Week In Review

Last year total per capita dairy product consumption reached its highest level since 1959, despite a record decline in consumption of fluid milk. The latest Economic Research Services data shows  dairy consumption growing 12 pounds per person from the previous year to 667 pounds in 2021. That continues a 25-year continual increase in per capita…

October 5, 2022: Dairy Week In Review

US dairy exports remain strong. In August, 539.6 million pounds of product moved overseas, up 5.4 percent from a year ago and the highest on record for August. Year to date, export volumes are  up 3.2 percent. Cheese exports reached 84.6 million pounds, up 4.9 percent year over year. Whey exports were up to a…

September 28, 2022: Dairy Week In Review

At 1.48 billion pounds, cheese inventory was a record high for the month of August, according to the USDA Cold Storage report. This was 3.6 percent more than August 2021. July 2022 ending  cheese stocks, at 1.52 billion pounds, were an all-time high. The drawdown of 38 billion pounds of inventory from the end of…

September 21, 2022, Dairy Week In Review

US total milk production was up 1.6 percent year-over-year to 18.2 billion pounds in August, marking the first significant increase in year-over-year production since October 2021. Cow numbers  were still down 11,000 head from a year ago to 9.427 million head, up 8,000 head from July. Milk production per cow, however, jumped 34 pounds to…