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MADISON, WI.  June 18, 2014 (REPORT 25)                          



MIDWEST CHEESE:                                                  

  

Midwest milk production remains strong.  Partly this is a result of overall 

favorable milk production conditions.  A factor is recent additions to dairy 

herds by some larger producers.  Many cheese manufacturers are building 

inventory levels, using current milk supplies in addition to enhancing vats 

with condensed skim at favorable prices.  This is particularly true for 

cheddar.  A manager noted that beginning in August, milk supplies are 

expected to be down, leading to more cheese orders than available milk can 

fill.  Thus, building current inventories is a goal of some manufacturers.  

Some large food manufacturers using Italian varieties of cheese have altered 

or temporarily reduced production schedules enough to cause some lulls in 

demand for cheese.  This has occurred seasonally in recent years and is 

expected.  A result is some cheese manufacturers now offering discounts to 

"get product out the door."  Wisconsin wholesale prices for 1,000 to 5,000 

pound mixed lots of process cheese increased $.0150; Swiss is unchanged; 

while the remaining varieties increased $.0275.  Barrels closed Wednesday on 

CME Group trading at $2.0025 and blocks closed at $2.0300.



WISCONSIN WHOLESALE SELLING PRICES:  DELIVERED,                  

DOLLARS PER POUND (1000 - 5000 POUNDS MIXED LOTS)                

                                                                 

Process American 5# Loaf                   : 2.0650-2.4250       

Brick And/Or Muenster 5#                   : 2.4150-2.8400       

Cheddar 40# Block                          : 2.1200-2.5375       

Monterey Jack 10#                          : 2.3900-2.5950       

Blue 5#                                    : 2.6825-3.6700       

Mozzarella 5 - 6# (Low Moisture, Part Skim): 2.2600-3.1550       

Grade A Swiss Cuts 6 - 9#                  : 3.5650-3.6825       



1300CT eric.graf@ams.usda.gov

Dairy Market News, Madison, Wisconsin

Dairy Market News website: www.ams.usda.gov/dairymarketnews

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