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MADISON, WI.  June 04, 2014 (REPORT 23)                          



MIDWEST CHEESE:                                                  

                                                                 

Seasonally active cheese manufacturing is bolstered by strong milk intakes, 

increasing at some plants, in addition to some use of condensed skim to 

fortify vats.  Barrel interest remains active to higher, with some Midwest 

manufacturers being challenged in meeting increased recent demand.  This is 

viewed as a short term situation that can be handled with current milk 

availability and determination to maintain full production schedules.  

Mozzarella interest is seasonally lower, leading some manufacturers to more 

closely schedule manufacturing against shredding needs. This leads to more 

concentration of production to better attain cost efficiencies and maintain 

product quality.  Most packaging and processing operations are operating at 

normal June levels.  The Midwest cheese market is widely viewed as firm.  

Inventories are in good balance.  Wisconsin wholesale prices for 1,000 to 

5,000 pound mixed lots of process cheese decreased by $.0275, Swiss was 

unchanged, while the remaining varieties decreased by $.0025.  Barrel prices 

have moved up on CME Group trading this week through Wednesday, closing 

Wednesday at $1.9450 with 15 loads sold over three days.  Blocks closed 

Wednesday at $2.0300, with 5 sales for the week so far.



WISCONSIN WHOLESALE SELLING PRICES:  DELIVERED,                  

DOLLARS PER POUND (1000 - 5000 POUNDS MIXED LOTS)                

                                                                 

Process American 5# Loaf                   : 2.0575-2.4175       

Brick And/Or Muenster 5#                   : 2.3600-2.7850       

Cheddar 40# Block                          : 2.0650-2.4825       

Monterey Jack 10#                          : 2.3350-2.5400       

Blue 5#                                    : 2.6275-3.6150       

Mozzarella 5 - 6# (Low Moisture, Part Skim): 2.2050-3.1000       

Grade A Swiss Cuts 6 - 9#                  : 3.5675-3.6850    





1300CT eric.graf@ams.usda.gov

Dairy Market News, Madison, Wisconsin

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