June milk prices down slightly

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USDA’s preliminary estimate of the June 2014 U.S. all-milk price, at $23.30/cwt., was down 90¢ from May and the second consecutive month-to-month decline. Despite the drop, the average is still $3.80 more than June 2013.

Year-to-date, the 2014 average all-milk price stands at $24.40/cwt., up $4.87 from the same period in 2013.

Southeast dairy farmers continued to see the highest prices among major dairy states, at $29.30/cwt. in Florida and $26.20/cwt. in Virginia. In total, seven states saw average milk prices at $24.00/cwt. or higher, according to the USDA/NASS Ag Prices report.

Among the largest milk-producing states, California's June all-milk price averaged $22.10/cwt., unchanged from May. New York’s average, at $24.70/cwt., was down 80¢, while Wisconsin, at $23.50/cwt., was also down 80¢ from the month before. New Mexico, at $21.40/cwt., and Idaho, at $21.50/cwt., recorded the lowest monthly average prices in June.

Prices received for all milk, major dairy states and U.S. ($/cwt.)

 

June 2013

May 2014

June 2014*

Arizona

19.30

23.60

23.00

California

17.81

22.10

22.10

Colorado

19.60

24.30

23.30

Florida

23.50

29.40

29.30

Idaho

18.80

23.00

21.50

Illinois

20.00

24.80

23.60

Indiana

20.40

24.60

23.50

Iowa

20.10

24.90

23.50

Kansas

19.30

24.30

23.40

Michigan

20.20

24.50

23.30

Minnesota

19.90

24.80

23.60

New Mexico

18.00

22.40

21.40

New York

20.60

25.90

24.70

Ohio

20.80

24.80

23.70

Oregon

20.90

25.10

24.40

Pennsylvania

21.20

26.20

25.10

South Dakota

20.40

24.90

23.70

Texas

19.60

24.90

23.70

Utah

19.10

24.40

23.40

Vermont

20.80

26.20

25.00

Virginia

22.20

27.30

26.20

Washington

20.10

25.00

24.30

Wisconsin

19.90

24.70

23.50

United States

19.50

24.20

23.30

Source: USDA

 

 

 

* Preliminary

 

 

 



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