Some cheese plants are turning back some offered milk to better balance their inventories to match current demand.
June 7, 2014
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.
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.
May 17, 2014
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.