USDA’s preliminary estimate of the December 2014 U.S. average all-milk price, at $20.30/cwt., was down $2.70 from November’s revised estimate. It's the lowest since September 2013.

With the preliminary December estimate, the 2014 average all-milk price stands at $23.97/cwt., up $3.93 from the $20.04/cwt. average in 2013.

Just three of the 23 major dairy states saw average milk prices above $22.00/cwt. or higher in December, according to the USDA/NASS Ag Prices report. Compared to November, month-to-month declines of at least $3.00 were seen in Illinois, Minnesota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

 

Prices received for all milk, major dairy states and U.S. ($/cwt.)

 

Dec. 2013

Nov. 2014

Dec. 2014*

Arizona

21.50

21.80

19.80

California

20.81

20.53

17.90

Colorado

21.90

23.40

21.00

Florida

25.60

27.30

25.20

Idaho

21.00

22.40

20.40

Illinois

22.40

24.10

21.10

Indiana

22.60

23.50

21.20

Iowa

22.30

23.90

21.20

Kansas

22.30

23.40

20.90

Michigan

22.10

23.00

20.90

Minnesota

22.00

24.40

21.00

New Mexico

20.90

21.10

19.10

New York

23.20

23.80

21.00

Ohio

22.80

23.60

21.30

Oregon

23.20

24.90

22.60

Pennsylvania

23.70

24.30

21.60

South Dakota

22.90

24.50

21.40

Texas

22.80

23.90

21.40

Utah

21.50

23.80

21.30

Vermont

23.40

24.20

21.70

Virginia

25.20

26.30

24.00

Washington

22.90

22.70

20.70

Wisconsin

22.00

24.40

20.80

United States

22.00

23.00

20.30

Source: USDA