Fluid Milk and Cream Review - Central
USDA - Thu Feb 07, 10:32AM CST
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     Fluid Milk and Cream - Central U.S.

     Report 6 - Released on February 07, 2019

     Milk production has not retreated following the bitter cold weather of last week. As far as
     supplies into bottling and other production goes, milk has been readily available.
     Undoubtedly, some bottling plants unable to take on milk late last week due to weather-
     related and/or maintenance issues pushed extra milk into other outlets. Reported spot milk
     prices headed for cheese plants ranged from Class to $2 under, although a majority of cheese
     contacts suggested they are not looking to take on the extra loads. Although recent
     production is trending toward flush season, contacts suggest year-over-year production
     levels are down by notable percentages as more farmers exit the industry. Cream, like milk,
     is widely available and butter makers are clearing heavy cream loads as they prepare for
     spring/summer demand. Ice cream production remains slow, according to both hard-pack and
     soft serve producers.


     National Retail Report Dairy � Fluid Milk Summary
     Advertised Prices at Major Retail Supermarket Outlets ending during the
      period of 2/01/19 to 2/07/2019

     Half Gallon, All Fat Tests                Weighted Average Price
     National                                This Period     Last Week     Last Year
      Organic                                 $3.63           $3.98         $3.96
      Conventional                            $2.46           $1.00         $1.27

     Regional (Conventional)                 Wtd. Ave.       Low           High
      Alaska                                   n.a.            n.a.          n.a.
      Hawaii                                   n.a.            n.a.          n.a.
      Midwest                                  n.a.            n.a.          n.a.
      Northeast                                n.a.            n.a.          n.a.
      Northwest                                n.a.            n.a.          n.a.
      South Central                           $2.46           $1.89         $3.50
      Southeast                                n.a.            n.a.          n.a.
      Southwest                                n.a.            n.a.          n.a.

     Regional (Organic)                      Wtd. Ave.       Low           High
      Alaska                                   n.a.            n.a.          n.a.
      Hawaii                                   n.a.            n.a.          n.a.
      Midwest                                 $3.19           $2.79         $3.79
      Northeast                               $3.82           $3.49         $3.99
      Northwest                               $3.99           $3.99         $3.99
      South Central                           $3.80           $3.49         $4.29
      Southeast                               $3.83           $2.79         $4.78
      Southwest                               $3.33           $2.49         $3.99

     Gallon, All Fat Tests                     Weighted Average Price
     National                                This Period     Last Week     Last Year
      Organic                                 $6.01           $6.85          n.a.
      Conventional                            $2.65           $2.65         $2.88

     Regional (Conventional)                 Wtd. Ave.       Low           High
      Alaska                                   n.a.            n.a.          n.a.
      Hawaii                                   n.a.            n.a.          n.a.
      Midwest                                 $1.98           $1.98         $1.99
      Northeast                               $3.49           $3.49         $3.49
      Northwest                               $1.99           $1.99         $1.99
      South Central                           $3.78           $3.78         $3.78
      Southeast                                n.a.            n.a.          n.a.
      Southwest                               $2.49           $2.49         $2.49

     Regional (Organic)                      Wtd. Ave.       Low           High

      Alaska                                   n.a.            n.a.          n.a.
      Hawaii                                   n.a.            n.a.          n.a.
      Midwest                                  n.a.            n.a.          n.a.
      Northeast                               $6.99           $6.99         $6.99
      Northwest                               $5.00           $5.00         $5.00
      South Central                            n.a.            n.a.          n.a.
      Southeast                                n.a.            n.a.          n.a.
      Southwest                                n.a.            n.a.          n.a.

     Midwestern U.S., F.O.B. Cream
     Multiples Range - All Classes:               1.1000 - 1.2100
     Price Range - Class II; $/LB Butterfat:      2.5804 - 2.7630
     Multiples Range - Class II:                  1.1300 - 1.2100


     Information for the period February 4 - 8, 2019, issued weekly

     Secondary Sourced Information:

     Dairy Products Report - Ice Cream, Regular, Hard
     Released February 4, 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: 2017 and 2018
                                     Monthly Production (1000 pounds)    Percent Change from
     Total  Cream, Regular (Hard      November     October  November      November    October
     Region                               2017        2018      2018          2017       2018
     United States                      49,618      59,756    51,921           4.6      -13.1

     Atlantic                           12,541      14,815    13,072           4.2      -11.8
       Pennsylvania                      3,847       3,353     3,830          -0.4       14.2

     Central                            27,447      33,966    29,268           6.6      -13.8
       Missouri                          1,631       2,465     2,279          39.7       -7.5
       Ohio                              1,934       2,247     2,005           3.7      -10.8

     West                                9,630      10,975     9,581          -0.5      -12.7
       California                        5,238       5,367     4,468         -14.7      -16.8
       Oregon                              778       1,091       984          26.5       -9.8
       Utah                              1,701       2,316     2,130          25.2         -8

     Ice Cream, Regular (Hard) � Cumulative Production January - November
                                      Cumulative Production  Percent Change
                                       (1000 pounds)            from
     Report Month                          2017        2018     2017
     November                           716,142     689,157     -3.8
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