Retail Dairy Prices: Butter Reaches Year’s High, Cheese Rebounds

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September fresh, whole milk fell 2.5 cents to 3.28. Milk fell lower for the second month in a row, but remains 7 cents higher than this year’s average and a quarter above this year’s lowest point.

Butter jumped 33 cents to reach this year’s high of $3.57. September’s butter prices are 96 cents above this year’s low set last November and except for one month have steadily increased since setting the low.

American processed cheese increased 5 cents to $3.86, rising above the year’s low set in August. American cheese is 5 cents under this year’s average and 21 cents below this year’s highest price.

Natural cheddar cheese also improved, up 8 cents to $4.73. Cheddar cheese is up for the 3rd month in a row and at its highest point this year.

Pre-packaged ice cream fell 10 cents to $4.33, falling for the fourth month in a row, now 23 cents under this year’s high and 9 cents below this year’s average. Pre-packaged ice cream is only 3 cents below the 27-month average.


Retail Dairy Prices Board
 
PricesJuneJulyAug.Sep.ChangeReport
  Milk: Fresh, Whole3.2973.3133.3033.278-0.025Report
  Butter: Salted, Grade AA2.9533.1553.2423.5730.331Report
  Cheese: American4.0743.9563.8113.8640.053Report
  Cheese: Cheddar, Natural4.5254.6314.6504.7260.076Report
  Ice Cream: Pre-packaged4.5284.4324.4214.325-0.096Report


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