June 3, 2022: Cream Supply and Butter Stocks

With the Spring Flush over in parts of the country and nearing the end in others, cream supplies are tighter than normal for this time of year. Production declines caused by year-over-year (YOY)  reductions in cow numbers and stagnating per cow output, coupled with warmer temperatures across the country, have further limited milk production and have amplified the cream shortage.  Most of the cream produced as a result of milk processing goes to butter churns. As such, butter production is down, and butter inventory is contracting. Read More