Organic whole milk sales for June were up 8.2% compared with June last year.
August 26, 2013
Total Organic Milk Products sales for June 2013, 179 million pounds, were up 5.8% from June last year. Organic Whole Milk sales for June 2013, 47 million pounds, were up 8.2% compared with June last year and up 8.9% year-to-date compared with last year.
As students head back to school, cheese sellers expect 'sharp increases' in demand; milk processors see increased activity.
August 12, 2013
Cheese shreds in 8-ounce packs were the most featured individual item this period, appearing in 12,755 ad features. The national price averaged $2.36, up 12 cents from two weeks ago. 8-ounce blocks, at $2.43, moved 7 cents higher from two weeks ago. Schools have reopened in the Southern tier of states across the nation sending an increasing number of milk loads to bottlers to meet the increased Class I demand.
Natural cheese continues to dominate the cheese aisle as the popularity of healthier products remains high with consumers. Meanwhile, most processed cheese products continue to miss the mark as sales drop.
Yogurt is a bright star in the dairy firmament, and brands are seizing the opportunity. Chobani took to the air with television ads during the Oscar ceremonies. Muller Quaker Dairy expands distribution into the Midwest and Southeast.
April 15, 2013
Everybody loves yogurt: dairy farmers, dairy processors, industry vendors, retailers and consumers. Yogurt production in the United States rose 4.2% from 2011 to 2012, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Cheese prices continued to push higher at the CME Group exchange; Some dry dairy markets regained confidence as news of higher international prices caught the attention of buyers and sellers.
March 25, 2013
Nonfat dry milk production remains heavy with producers holding inventories more confidently, according to the latest Dairy Market News by the USDA. Higher than anticipated volumes of milk are being directed to cheese plants across the nation. Despite increased inventories of cheese, manufacturers are reporting good sales and are mostly comfortable with the added production.
The USDA says U.S. cheese markets continue to look for a clear price direction.
March 4, 2013
Cheese markets across the U.S. continue to look for a clear price direction. Milk production in the East and Midwest is increasing, and Western milk supplies are building as Arizona and New Mexico near peak production.