USDA reports autumn orders for cheese are increasing; export demand is 'good'
Milk available for cheese making is tightening seasonally across much of the country.
CHEESE HIGHLIGHTS: Milk available for cheese making is tightening seasonally across much of the country. Limited spot milk loads for cheese production are available at premiums above Class. Cheese plants that want to run at highest efficiencies are looking for milk or additional solids to bolster production. Demand is good with fall orders increasing and plants are filling orders from stocks. Export demand is described as good and additional assistance from the CWT program is aiding sales for some cooperatives. Prices reported in the National Dairy Retail Report for advertised cheese were mostly higher from two weeks ago. CME Group prices for the holiday shortened week had barrels closing at $1.8000, with the weekly change up $.0300. Blocks closed Friday at $1.8100, with the weekly change up $.0275.