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Processors are shipping milk longer distances to find a home

Class I demand across the country has regained traction as most schools and colleges are in session.
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Milk production is steady despite colder and wetter conditions in the Southwest. Arizona milk supplies are heavy. In the Northwest, milk supplies are slowly increasing. Output trends in Utah and Idaho are about steady. Farm milk pickups are on the rise in the Midwest at higher than expected levels.

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Milk processors worked on reduced schedules last week

Milk supplies are heaviest in the Northeast, but more manageable compared to the holiday period.
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Milk supplies are heaviest in the Northeast, but more manageable compared to the holiday period. Processing plants in the rest of the country are working on reduced schedules as year-end milk supplies are worked through and other fluid handlers and smaller processors have resumed normal intakes.

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U.S. dairy suppliers were on track to ship $5 billion in exports in 2012

Through the first 10 months of 2012, the volume of major products increased a combined 5.5 percent to more than 2.8 billion lbs.
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Through the first 10 months of 2012, the volume of major products increased a combined 5.5 percent to more than 2.8 billion lbs. Although growth had softened in recent months, U.S. cheese and whey protein concentrate were poised to shatter volume records, and nonfat dry milk/skim milk powder was tracking at or near record levels. For the second consecutive year, U.S. export volume accounted for more than 13 percent of total milk solids produced in the United States.

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Chinese imports of UHT milk grew in 2012

New Zealand, Australia, Germany and France are shipping high-quality UHT milk to China.
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The top-end UHT milk products are mostly 100% foreign made and imported mainly from New Zealand, Australia, Germany and France. 

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Beverage trends

Dairy alternatives move beyond soy, states a new analysis by Innova

Nut milks, cereal-based beverages and blends are moving into the mainstream.
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The market for dairy alternative drinks is growing, fueled by its increasing popularity in the West, where it is moving out of the specialist heath food arena and into the mainstream.

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This week in dairy: surplus cream, increased cheese production, milk supply increases

Dairy Market News looks at butter, cheese, milk and powder markets in the United States and throughout the world.
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A combination of three factors: butter prices declining this week to levels last present during mid-July, cream offerings being heavy and expected to increase, and butterfat tests since July substantially above the last few years, all lead to one result - surplus cream

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Natural cheese slices its way to the top

Natural cheese sales and units continue to rise, especially in the grated and slice segments, while processed cheese products struggle.
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In the cheese aisle, it seems consumers are still reaching for that natural slice, chunk or shredded cheese option versus their processed cousins. With consumers becoming more health-conscious every day and more informed about their food, the natural cheese category continues to dominate.
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Cheese plants are working extra hours to meet demand, reports USDA

Fluid milk production is increasing throughout the country.
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Milk supplies available for cheese manufacturing have increased and cheese plants are working additional hours to accommodate the increased volumes Midwest farm milk production is increasing steadily, and California milk production is slowly building.

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Milk demand is strong, cheese prices are 'topsyturvey,' reports the USDA

A look at milk, cheese, butter and powder supply and demand.
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Class I demand continues to be very strong in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, limiting manufacturing milk supplies. California milk output trends continue to indicate steady to slightly higher gains. Processing plants are running at manageable levels and no issues are expected over the Thanksgiving holiday period. Conditions have been ideal for milk production across Arizona and total output is increasing on a weekly basis. 

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China's organic milk market is small, but potential is great

High costs and shoddy products are holding back development.
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The research firm Beijing Shenong says organic milk accounts for less than 1% of the total. Among the reasons: The cost of an organic farm is high. 

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