Dairy Farming Industry and Market News

09 Sep, 2019

Have We Left Low Prices Behind?

Risk Management | By: Robin Schmahl

Block cheese price has moved to a level it has not seen in nearly 5 years. There are various reasons it does not feel that way. It may take some time to feel confident low milk prices are behind us.

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05 Sep, 2019

Cheddar Blocks Rally, Milk Markets Mixed

Markets | By: Know Your Market

Cheddar blocks near $2 per lb. Thursday, hitting a price we have not seen since the Summer and Fall of 2014.

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03 Sep, 2019

Feed Prices Soften As Milk Markets Gain Strength

Markets | By: Know Your Market

Feed prices continued to soften Tuesday after being closed for Labor Day Monday.

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01 Sep, 2019

Dairy Markets Transition Into Fall Season

 | By: Know Your Market

Labor Day weekend marks the end of summer and beginning of school for many parts of the US. As we transition into the fall buying season for holiday dairy product needs, we see some mixed movements in the CME spot product markets this last week…

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29 Aug, 2019

Milk, Grains Rally Higher

Markets | By: Know Your Market

The Class III milk market turned in a great day of trade following a rather lackluster move in the product market.

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27 Aug, 2019

Dairy Markets Mixed While Grains Sit In Waiting

Markets | By: Know Your Market

Butter bounced back on Tuesday on increased volume during the CME spot product trade.

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26 Aug, 2019

Livestock, Class III Markets Rally on Japan Trade Deal News

Markets | By: Know Your Market

Class III trade was favorable on Monday, while Class IV was the opposite.

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26 Aug, 2019

Is There A Normal Block and Barrel Spread?

Markets | By: Robin Schmahl

There has always been the observation made over the block/barrel spread and its impact on the cheese market. Historically, it was always indicated that a normal spread between blocks and barrels was 3 to 4 cents. That has changed. 

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21 Aug, 2019

Milk Futures Continue To Soften

 | By: Know Your Market

Class III and Class IV prices fell on Wednesday. 

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20 Aug, 2019

Cheddar Trumped By A Softer Market

Markets | By: Know Your Market

After the July production was released on Monday which showed cow numbers down an additional 9,000 head, Class III milk prices experienced weakness on Tuesday despite support in cheddar prices in the Global Dairy Trade Event 242.

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