Dry Whey - West
USDA - Thu Mar 08, 10:54AM CST

     Dry Whey - Western U.S.

     Report 10 - Released on March 08, 2018

     F.O.B prices for western dry whey are steady this week. According to some contacts, there is
     an uptick in current dry whey demand from the Southeast Asian market. Domestic demand is
     relatively stable. Dry whey output is ongoing following seasonal pattern. Stocks remain
     plentiful to meet all needs. Industry contacts feel that the weakness in the market for whey
     protein concentrates and isolates might negatively affect dry whey prices. The DMN monthly
     average of the mostly price series for West dry whey during February was $0.2416 compared to
     $0.2587 one month ago and $0.4938 a year ago.
     Prices for: Western U.S., All First Sales, F.O.B., Extra Grade & Grade A, Conventional, and
     Edible Dry Whey
     Price Range - Non-Hygroscopic; $/LB:                   .2100 - .3200
     Mostly Range - Non-Hygroscopic; $/LB:                  .2200 - .2800

     Information for the period March 5 - 9, 2018, issued weekly

     Secondary Sourced Information:

     NASS reports that January 2018 U.S. human dry whey production, 87.1 million pounds, is up
     9.1 percent from a year ago, and up 6.4 percent from December 2017. The Western region
     produced 24.6 million pounds of human dry whey during January, up 34.6 percent from last
     year, and up 17.3 percent from last month. Month ending stocks for U.S. human dry whey, at
     86.1 million pounds, are 28.6 percent higher than one year ago, but down 11.7 percent from
     December 2017.
     Published by:
     Dairy Market News - Madison, WI
     Florence Kone-Gonzalez, (608)422-8594
     Email: Florence.KoneGonzalez@ams.usda.gov

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