Dry Whey - Central
USDA - Thu Feb 07, 10:38AM CST
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     Dry Whey - Central U.S.

     Report 6 - Released on February 07, 2019

     The dry whey market in the Central region continues its divergent trajectory this week, but
     both brand-preferred and interchangeable spot loads are facing some downward pressure. As
     discounted milk loads head into cheese production, more whey is being produced in the
     region. Additionally, a number of end users have reported being stocked through the rest of
     February and longer in some cases. With increasing availability, slower domestic demand and
     a number of concerns regarding export markets, current dry whey market tones are bearish.
     Animal feed whey prices continue to falter, also. Feed whey inventories have become more
     available, and buyers are taking advantage of the downward price movements.
     Prices for: Central U.S., All First Sales, F.O.B., Extra Grade & Grade A, Conventional, and
     Edible Dry Whey
     Price Range - Animal Feed; $/LB:                       .3000 - .3800


     Prices for: Central U.S., All First Sales, F.O.B., Extra Grade & Grade A, Conventional, and
     Edible Dry Whey
     Price Range - Non-Hygroscopic; $/LB:                   .3600 - .5000
     Mostly Range - Non-Hygroscopic; $/LB:                  .4325 - .4800

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

     Secondary Sourced Information:

     Dairy Products Report � Whey Summary
     Released February 4, 2019, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS),
     Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).


     Dry Whey (Human) Production � States and United States
                     Monthly Production (1000 pounds)   Percent Change from
                          Nov.      Oct.       Nov.       Nov.     Oct.
     Region               2017      2018       2018       2017     2018
     United States      79,807    85,322     72,983       -8.6    -14.5

      Atlantic          20,238    20,621     20,623        1.9       -

      Central           39,459    33,678     31,610      -19.9     -6.1
       Wisconsin        27,446    24,097     22,588      -17.7     -6.3

      West              20,110    31,023     20,750        3.2    -33.1

     Dry Whey � Cumulative Production January - November
                     Cumulative Production   Percent Change
                         (1000 pounds)         from
     Dry Whey             2017      2018       2017
      Total1           950,880   933,456       -1.8
      Human2           932,879   915,995       -1.8
     1. Excludes all modified dry whey products.
     2. Values are calculated from Dairy Products report data.

     Manufacturers' stocks end of month3
                     End of month stocks (1000 pounds)  Percent Change from
                          Nov.      Oct.       Nov.       Nov.     Oct.
     Dry Whey             2017      2018       2018       2017     2018
      Human             98,453    72,140     63,938      -35.1    -11.4
      Animal             1,830     1,690      1,669       -8.8     -1.2
     Total             100,283    73,830     65,607      -34.6    -11.1
     3. Stocks held by manufacturers at all points and in transit.
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