Cheddar Cheese prices received for US 40 pound blocks averaged $1.76 per pound for the week ending October 1, 2011, a decrease of 4.2 cents from the previous week. Butter prices also dropped, according to  the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
 


Butter prices received for 25 kilogram and 68 pound boxes meeting United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Grade AA standards averaged $1.81 per pound for the week ending October 1, 2011. The United States (US) price per pound decreased 8.3 cents from the previous week.
Cheddar Cheese prices received for US 40 pound blocks averaged $1.76 per pound for the week ending October 1, 2011. The price per pound decreased 4.2 cents from the previous week. The price for US 500 pound barrels adjusted to 38 percent moisture averaged $1.73 per pound, down 4.2 cents from the previous week.
Dry Whey prices received for bag, tote, and tanker sales meeting USDA Extra Grade standards averaged 60.6 cents per pound for the week ending October 1, 2011. The US price per pound increased 0.5 cent from the previous week.
Nonfat Dry Milk prices received for bag, tote, and tanker sales meeting USDA Extra Grade or United States Public Health Service (USPHS) Grade A standards averaged $1.52 per pound for the week ending October 1, 2011. The US price per pound decreased 2.5 cents from the previous week.
 

All reports are available electronically on the NASS web site: http://www.nass.usda.gov