Fluid Milk and Cream Review - Central
USDA - Thu Jul 11, 8:35AM CDT
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     Fluid Milk and Cream - Central U.S.

     Report 28 - Released on July 11, 2019

     In the Midwest, spot milk is less available this week partly due to the heat. Milk prices
     have increased a bit. Some contacts mentioned that they can hardly find loads at $1 under
     Class. However, current milk price range within the Midwest is $1.75 under to $0.50 over
     Class. Surprisingly, spot offers were less than expected during the past holiday. This is
     most likely the result of a combination of lower milk output in the past weeks and higher
     milk requests. The expectation is that milk volumes will get tighter moving forward into the
     summer. Bottled milk sales are somewhat mixed. Nevertheless, several buyers report taking
     more loads this week. Cream is available to buyers, and multiples are slowly picking up
     after the holiday. Delayed and/or prevented planting, along with less than normal first crop
     yield on forages, remain a concern in the Midwest. As the result, more farmers are working
     with their crop insurance providers on alternative planting options to lower the risks
     related to prevented planting. The second cutting of alfalfa is taking place in some areas
     as many producers take advantage of the break from the recent rainy weather pattern. Row
     crop conditions are variable with corn heights ranging from less than 1 foot to over 3 feet
     tall. In the Upper Midwest, soybean acreage is developing slowly with incomplete canopies in
     many areas.

     National Retail Report Dairy � Fluid Milk Summary
     Advertised Prices at Major Retail Supermarket Outlets ending during the
     period of 7/05/19 to 7/11/2019

     Half Gallon, All Fat Tests                   Weighted Average Price
     National                          This Period       Last Week      Last Year
      Conventional                        $1.71            $1.97          $1.93
      Organic                             $4.33            $4.08          $4.14

     Regional (Conventional)            Wtd. Ave.           Low            High
     Hawaii                               $4.99            $4.99          $4.99
     Midwest                              $1.49            $1.49          $1.49
     Northwest                            $0.99            $0.99          $0.99
     Northeast                            $2.49            $2.49          $2.49
     South Central                        $1.89            $1.89          $1.89
     Southeast                            $0.88            $0.88          $0.88

     Regional (Organic)                 Wtd. Ave.           Low            High
     Hawaii                               $5.99            $5.99          $5.99
     Midwest                              $3.00            $3.00          $3.00
     Northeast                            $4.64            $3.99          $5.49
     South Central                        $3.99            $3.99          $3.99
     Southwest                            $3.99            $3.99          $3.99

     Gallon, All Fat Tests                        Weighted Average Price
     National                          This Period       Last Week      Last Year
      Conventional                        $1.95            $2.54          $2.65
      Organic                             $5.58            $5.00          $6.99

     Regional (Conventional)             Wtd. Ave.          Low            High
     Alaska                               $2.99            $2.99          $2.99
     Midwest                              $1.60            $1.29          $1.99
     South Central                        $3.88            $3.88          $3.88
     Southwest                            $1.99            $1.99          $1.99

     Regional (Organic)                 Wtd. Ave.           Low            High
     Northeast                            $5.99            $5.99          $5.99
     Northwest                            $5.00            $5.00          $5.00

     Price Range - Class III Milk; $/CWT; Spot Basis:   - 1.75  -  + 0.50
     Trade Activity: Moderate

     Midwestern U.S., F.O.B. Cream
     Multiples Range - All Classes:               1.2200 - 1.3200
     Price Range - Class II; $/LB Butterfat:      3.0544 - 3.1746
     Multiples Range - Class II:                  1.2700 - 1.3200


     Information for the period July 8 - 12, 2019, issued weekly

     Secondary Sourced Information:

     Dairy Products Report - Ice Cream, Regular, Hard
     Released July 3, 2019, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural
     Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

     Ice Cream, Regular (Hard) Production � States and United States: May 2018 and 2019
                                   Monthly Production (1000 pounds)    Percent Change from
     Total Cream, Regular (Hard          May    April       May            May    April
     Region                             2018     2019      2019           2018     2019
     United States                    64,551   64,091    64,865            0.5      1.2

     Atlantic                         14,810   13,927    13,833           -6.6     -0.7
       Pennsylvania                    3,623    3,649     3,360           -7.3     -7.9

     Central                          36,805   38,505    38,078            3.5     -1.1
       Missouri                        3,266    3,020     3,219           -1.4      6.6
       Ohio                            2,608    2,099     2,636            1.1     25.6

     West                             12,936   11,659    12,954            0.1     11.1
       California                      6,165    5,663     7,002           13.6     23.6
       Oregon                          1,449    1,464     1,500            3.5      2.5
       Utah                            3,109    2,218     2,222          -28.5      0.2

     Ice Cream, Regular (Hard) � Cumulative Production January - May
                                   Cumulative Production  Percent Change
                                        (1000 pounds)        from
     Report Month                       2018     2019        2018
     May                             300,056  300,076         -
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