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MADISON, WI.  September 10, 2014 (REPORT 37)                     



MIDWEST CHEESE:                                                  

                                                                 

Cheese sales remain good but increasing nervousness among buyers about the 

staying power of current high cheese prices is noted.  Cheese price 

increases during recent weeks have slowed.  CME Group cash trading Wednesday 

kept barrels at $2.3300 for the second consecutive day and blocks at $2.3500 

for the 7th consecutive day.  Most plants have maintained strong cheese 

production levels but some plants have recently reduced schedules slightly 

to match production to sales, especially plants with higher inventory than 

desired.  Other plants with interest in seeking additional spot loads of 

milk are not finding it at reasonable prices in terms of the economics of 

cheese production.  Wisconsin wholesale prices for 1,000 to 5,000 pound 

mixed lots of process cheese increased $.0175, Swiss prices declined $.1375, 

and the remaining varieties increased $.0500.  Dairy Products (NASS) reports 

total 2014 U.S. cumulative cheese production through July, 6,588.9 million 

pounds, leads last year through July by 2.7%. Cheese production through July 

this year compared with last for various types of cheese includes: American, 

+1.6%; cheddar, +1.8%; total Italian, +4.4%; mozzarella, +6.5%; and other 

Italian cheese types, +9,1%.  Central region total cheese production for 

July 2014, 430.9 million pounds, was up 4.6% from June this year, and up 

8.5% from July 2013; American cheese production was up 2.9% from June and up 

18.4% from July last year; cheddar cheese production was down 0.5% from June 

but up 20.8% from July last year;  Italian cheese production was up 3.2% 

from June but down 0.4% from July last year; and mozzarella cheese 

production was up 3.4% from June but down 1.1% from July last year.  



WISCONSIN WHOLESALE SELLING PRICES:  DELIVERED,                  

DOLLARS PER POUND (1000 - 5000 POUNDS MIXED LOTS)                

                                                                 

Process American 5# Loaf                   : 2.4225-2.7825       

Brick And/Or Muenster 5#                   : 2.7225-3.1475       

Cheddar 40# Block                          : 2.4275-2.8450       

Monterey Jack 10#                          : 2.6975-2.9025       

Blue 5#                                    : 2.9900-3.9775       

Mozzarella 5 - 6# (Low Moisture, Part Skim): 2.5675-3.4625       

Grade A Swiss Cuts 6 - 9#                  : 3.3400-3.4575       





100CT eric.graf@ams.usda.gov

Dairy Market News, Madison, Wisconsin

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

Dairy Market News database portal: www.marketnews.usda.gov/portal/da      

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