CWT assists with 1.9 million lbs. of cheese, WMP export sales
Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) accepted five requests for export assistance to sell 277,782 lbs. of cheddar cheese and 1.587 million lbs. of whole milk powder (WMP) to customers in Asia, the Middle East, North Africa and South America.
The bids were accepted from CWT-member co-ops Dairy Farmers of America, Michigan Milk Producers Association and Tillamook County Creamery Association. The products will be delivered August through December 2014.
Year-to-date, CWT has assisted member cooperatives in selling 80.579 million lbs. of cheese, 48.051 million lbs. of butter and 19.877 million lbs. of WMP to 43 countries on six continents. These sales are the equivalent of 2.024 billion lbs. of milk on a milkfat basis.
Dairy replacement sales results from Turlock, Calif., on Aug. 8. Receipts on 792 head. Market on dairy replacements steady with a week ago. Weigh cows and bulls steady with a week ago. Prices $/head unless otherwise noted:
#1 Holstein: 2000-2750
#2 Holstein: 1400-1975
# 1 Jersey: 1800-2200
# 1 Jersey-X: 1500-2100
Weigh dairy cows
Top yielding: 100-120/cwt.
Medium yielding: 82-94/cwt.
Low yielding: 55-81/cwt.
Next sale Friday, Aug. 15. Special dairy heifer sale, expecting 500 springers, bred & open heifers.
Weekly Upper Midwest hay market demand and price report
Compiled by Ken Barnett, UW-Extension for the week ending Aug. 8. All hay prices quoted are dollars per ton FOB point of origin for alfalfa hay unless otherwise noted. The information presented in this report is compiled from public and private sales and reports in the Midwest.
Demand and sales activity
Compared to the previous week, small square bale prices were down 19%. Large square bale prices were down 8%. Large round bale prices were down 2%. Sales activity was very light to light.
For Nebraska, hay prices were $19.40 lower on limited alfalfa hay sales. The mostly light demand on all forage products are forcing producers to back up their selling price if they want to move product. Dairy hay is mostly steady. Scattered rain across some areas of the state continues to hamper hay production.
For Iowa, hay prices were steady on very limited alfalfa hay sales. There was very limited hay movement this week. Scattered rain showers in some reporting areas are making it very hard for producers to put up top quality hay. Some alfalfa in large squares is sold from $1.38-$1.45 per RFV point delivered to the buyer.