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National dairy report: butter prices are lower; cheese production steady; milk production varies by region

Some cheese plants are turning back some offered milk to better balance their inventories to match current demand.

Butter operators churned at mostly steady rates. Cheese production is mostly steady this week with many plants operating full schedules. As for milk, the USDA says production is steady to higher in the Midwest, steady in the Northeast and Pacific Northwest, and steady to declining in California.


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Red, white and blue cheese

Arla Foods makes blue cheese slices that fit perfectly on hamburgers

The Castello Burger Blue slices are made in Denmark by Høgelund Dairy.

Arla Foods USA, a division of the European giant Arla, is marketing the cheese as Castello Burger Blue. The company says the slices “are cut to be the perfect match for a standard burger.” Høgelund Dairy in Denmark is producing the cheese.


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Dairy Market News

Prices for blocks, barrels at the CME Group move below $2 for the first time this year

The lower prices have some buyers looking to increase orders and build their own stocks. Export demand has slowed as international prices are more competitive to our market.

USDA's Dairy Market News reports that cheese production across the U.S. is mixed. Some of the Southern regions are past peak milk production. The northern edge of the Central region is slow to show a spring flush this year, while much of the Midwest is experiencing increasing volumes. 


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The 170,000-square-foot facility on 48 acres in Brookings has the capacity of producing more than 22 million pounds of cheese annually. That is approximately 1.5 million Mini Babybel portions every day. It makes Original (a Gouda type cheese), Light and Mozzarella.

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