Dairy CPI: Mostly higher in September

September retail dairy product prices were mostly higher compared to month earlier, but all were up from a year ago, according to unadjusted monthly Consumer Price Index (CPI) data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Overall September 2014 retail dairy product prices were +0.5% compared to August 2014, and +4.9% compared to September 2013. That compares to retail prices for all food eaten at home, which was +0.4% compared to August and +3.2% compared to the year before.

 

September 2014 Consumer Price Index (dairy)

 

 

% change from

% change from

Product

Sept. 2013

Aug. 2014

Dairy & related products

+4.9

+0.5

Milk

+6.8

+0.7

Fresh whole milk

+8.7

+1.3

Fresh milk (other)

+5.8

+0.5

Cheese

+6.8

-0.4

Butter

+23.7

+3.5

Ice cream & related

+0.8

+3.6

Other dairy & related

+2.0

-0.2

All food at home

+3.2

+0.4

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

 

Weekly average California NFDM price

Week ending

Avg. price ($/ lb.)

7-day sales (lb.)

Oct. 17

1.5034

9,093,789

Oct. 10

1.4987

6,490,122

Oct. 3

1.6060

7,619,916

Sept. 26

1.4273

28,386,979

Sept. 19

1.5777

8,422,703

Source: CDFA

 

 

 

Weekly National Dairy Product Sales Report

Week ending Oct. 18, 2014

 

 

 

 

Change from

 

Ave. price

previous week

 

($/lb.)

(¢/lb.)

Butter

2.74

-18.5

Cheddar blocks

2.26

-7.9

Cheddar barrels

2.21

-11.5

Dry whey

0.652

-1.4

NFDM

1.51

1.9

Source: USDA Ag Marketing Service

 

 

Weekly ethanol production, corn use

Ethanol production data for the week ending Oct. 17:

Ethanol production: 37.6 million gallons/day. The four-week average for ethanol production calculates to an annualized rate of 13.7 billion gallons.

Corn used: 13.59 million bushels/day

DIstillers grains production: 88,544 metric tons/day

Source: Renewable Fuels Association

 

Sulphur Springs Dairy Auction

Dairy replacement sales results from Sulphur Spring, Texas, on Oct. 16:

Fresh cows: 2100-2950

Holstein Springers: 2000-2750

Breeding age heifers: 1125-1525

Small heifers: 600-1025

Heifer calves: 200-425

 

Mammoth Cave Dairy Auction

Dairy replacement sales results from Smiths Grove, Ky., on Oct. 21:

(Holsteins, price per head, unless otherwise noted)

 

Springers: 2-3 years old, 5-8 months bred

Supreme: 1900-2450

Approved: 1550-1725

Medium: 1275-1450

Common: 875-1150

 

Fresh Milking Cows: 2-4 years old

Supreme: 2075-2125

Approved: 1500

Medium: 1350-1450

Common: 975-1275

 

Short Bred: 2-3 years old, 1-4 months bred

Approved: 1575

Common: 775-1125

 

Open Heifers: (Supreme & Approved)

200-300 lbs. 375-525

300-400 lbs. 425-760

400-500 lbs. 650-725

500-600 lbs. 800-1035

600-700 lbs. 1000-1335

 

Holstein Heifers Calves: Small 110-190; Medium-Large 200-350.