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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.
September 7, 2013

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.


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Manufacturing milk supplies declined last week; cream prices 'gyrated' USDA says

Cream prices are gyrating ahead of the holiday. More offerings are being noted over the weekend with cream cheese manufacturers showing the greatest demand for cream.
September 3, 2013

Hot, humid weather conditions have accelerated milk production declines in Florida, Arizona and the Midwest. Manufacturing milk supplies have declined across most of the nation; due to milk production declines and Class I demand increases. 


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Specialty cheesemakers in Midwest react to lower milk volume by canceling or delaying orders

Just as football training camps begin seasonal activity, there are increasing reports from cheese manufacturers about buyers beginning to more actively consider inventory needs for the last quarter of 2013 and the first of 2014.
August 5, 2013

The USDA's Dairy Market News reports that that Process cheese sales are “strong” while Natural cheese sales are “off a little” in the Midwest. Overall, most manufacturers are “comfortable” with the current cheesemaking situation. 


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Butter buyers are looking for discounts, according to USDA report

Domestic demand for print butter into Western retail and club stores continues to be strong.
June 24, 2013

Western butter prices are steady to weak as increased butter in cold storage weighs on the market. Buyers are looking for discounts as an incentive to purchase more than immediate needs.


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Retail butter prices drop a half-dollar in 2 weeks; Greek yogurt prices up a penny in 12 months

Retail prices of regular yogurt drop compared to a year ago; shredded cheese is up 13 cents.
May 17, 2013

The retail price for a pound of butter is $2.53, a drop of 51 cents from two weeks ago. Shredded cheese, ice cream, regular and Greek yogurt prices rise.


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Where's the butter? Some inventories are close to zero. USDA also reports that extra milk for cheese is scarce

Cream demand is steady to higher into ice cream, whipping cream, cream cheese.
April 19, 2013

Some butter manufacturers find their inventories are close to zero but some have substantial inventories. Extra milk for cheese is harder to obtain, say some cheesemakers.


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Milk processors 'on active duty'; cheese production mixed, USDA reports

Milk supplies remain heavy in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.
April 8, 2013

Milk handling over the holiday weekend went along planned schedules with processing plants on active duty with auxiliary plants being brought into action. Cheese production levels across the country were mixed this week. Production in the Midwest remains strong as larger milk supplies and good component levels add to inventories.


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Nonfat dry milk production is heavy; milk is directed to cheese plants

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.
 


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Cheese markets are confused; milk processors prepare for Easter and Passover

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.


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Organic co-ops eye exporting UHT milk to Asia

The USDA says conventional bottled milk demand is slow to redevelop after the holidays, although some Southeast areas indicate say outdoor dining is augmenting demand.
February 22, 2013

Aseptically packaged UHT organic milk is currently being exported mostly by national processors, but now some smaller state and regional organic cooperatives want to negotiate export deals for UHT organic milk to Asian countries. 


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