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May 20, 2020

Central Federal Order Dumps 23 Million Pounds of Milk in April

 |  By: Jim Dickrell

The Central Federal Milk Marketing Order reported today that more than 23 million pounds of milk was either dumped or used as animal feed under Class IV utilization in April.

That’s about 20 million pounds more milk than was dumped in March or in April 2019. That increase is likely due to milk being dumped as a result of dairy manufacturers unable to process milk due to supply imbalances brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Total producer milk in Class I fell about 38 million pounds in April compared to March, but was down just 6 million pounds compared to April 2019. Class II milk declined about 16 million pounds in April compared to March.

Class III milk shot up 177 million pounds in April over March 2019, but was down just 5 million pounds from a year ago.

For more detail, see the Federal Order 32 Statistical Summary for April here.