DHM Markets/Marketers: May Class I base up

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May Class I base price a record

The federal order May Class I base milk price is a record-high $24.47/cwt., up 82¢ from April 2014 and $6.71 more than May 2013.

Through the first five months of 2014, the Class I base average stands at $23.05/cwt., $4.97 more than the $18.08/cwt. average for the same period in 2013.

Source: USDA

 

Daily Cash Trading on Wednesday, April 23, 2014

 

CLOSE

CHANGE

 

($/lb.)

(¢/lb.)

CHEESE  BARRELS

2.2175

-1.25

CHEESE  40# BLOCKS

2.2100

-1.25

NONFAT DRY MILK  GRADE A

1.8575

n.c.

BUTTER  GRADE AA

1.8950

n.c.

 

California

 

 

NFDM Week Ending Average Price

 

Week Ending Friday

Avg. Price ($/ lb.)

7 day Sales (lb.)

April 18

1.9751

12,972,450

April 11

1.9798

16,664,692

April 4

2.0007

16,243,376

March 28

2.0262

17,642,788

March 21

2.0332

12,751,885

 

National Dairy Products Sales Report weekly highlights

USDA’s weekly National Dairy Products Sales Report indicated Grade AA butter prices averaged $1.96/lb. for the week ending April 19, down 1.6¢ from the previous week.

U.S. 40-lb. block cheddar cheese averaged $2.36/lb., down 5.5¢ from the previous week. The price for 500-lb. cheddar barrels, adjusted to 38% moisture, averaged $2.28/lb., down 6.2¢.

USDA Extra Grade dry whey averaged 67.9¢/lb., up 0.8¢.

USDA Extra Grade nonfat dry milk averaged $2.01/lb., 1.2¢ from the previous week.

 

Sulphur Springs Dairy Auction

Dairy replacement sales results from Sulphur Spring, Texas, on April 17:

Fresh cows: $1750-$3100

Holstein Springers: $1600-$3000

Breeding age heifers: $800-$1130

Small heifers: $425-$730

Heifer calves: $150-$420

 

Mammoth Cave Dairy Auction

Dairy replacement sales results from Smiths Grove, Ky., on April 22:

(Holsteins, supreme and approved, unless otherwise noted)

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

Supreme: 1600-2100

Approved: 1450-1550

 

Fresh Milking Cows: 2-4 years old 

Approved: 1500-1650

 

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

Supreme: 1500-1725

Approved: 1400

 

Open Heifers: (Supreme & Approved)

300-400 lbs.: 400-425

400-500 lbs.: 460-685

500-600 lbs.: 585-860

600-700 lbs.: 860-1010

700-800 lbs.: 1060-1135

800-900 lbs.: 1135-1250

 

Holstein Heifers Calves: Small 100-130; Medium and Large  190-330 per head.

 

Springfield Livestock Marketing Center

Dairy replacement sales results from Springfield, Mo., on April 22:

Demand good, supply moderate. Prices are for Approved & Supreme Holsteins unless noted otherwise. Prices per head.

 

Springer heifers (bred 7-9 months): $1575-$2125; Jerseys/Crossbreds $1400-$1725

Heifers (bred three to six months): $1400-$1950; Jerseys/Crossbreds $1100-$1600

Heifers (bred one to three months): $1360-$1725; Jerseys/Crossbreds $1190-$1400

Fresh cows: $1650-$1750; Jerseys/Crossbreds $1350-$1425

Open Heifers:

    200-275 lbs. 360-470

    300-400 lbs. 530-590, Crossbreds 460-640, Jerseys 460-770

    460-465 lbs. couple 690-700,

    445-500 lbs. Crossbreds 540-770

    500-570 lbs. 720-950

    500-600 lbs Crossbreds 700-820

    525-545 lbs. Jerseys 920-1000

    640-700 lbs. 900-1030

    650-700 lbs. Crossbreds 850-920

    740-755 lbs. 1080-1100

    700-765 lbs Crossbreds 890-960

    835-880 lbs. 1125-1270

Heifers calves: $200-$250

 

UDIM rebrands to reflect diversity, versatility of dairy

The United Dairy Industry of Michigan (UDIM) unveiled its new “Milk Means More” brand message on its website as part of a continuing commitment to raising awareness of the benefits of dairy products among multiple generations of Michigan residents. The re-branding reflects both the versatility of dairy products and the diversity of the people who consume them.

The effort resulted from the recent consolidation of its four specialty websites, Michigan Dairy News Bureau, Choose Chocolate Milk, Milk is Local, and UDIM.org. The websites have been consolidated into one, unified informational center at MilkMeansMore.org

UDIM has also integrated its two blogs. The dairy farming-based “Day on the Farm” and the nutrition-themed “Dairy Dish,” were combined and are now featured at MilkMeansMore.com.



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