January 2015 FMMO Class I base tumbles

The January 2015 federal order milk marketing order Class I base milk price is $18.58/cwt., down $3.95 from December 2014, $2.90 less than January 2014, and the lowest since May 2013.

 

Weekly National Dairy Product Sales Report



Week ending Dec. 13, 2014


 


 

 

 

Change from

 

Ave. price

previous week

 

($/lb.)

(¢/lb.)

Butter

1.96

-2.6

Cheddar blocks

1.77

-11.5

Cheddar barrels

1.70

-12.7

Dry whey

0.585

n.c.

NFDM

1.26

-5.5


Source: USDA Ag Marketing Service

 


 

Dairy CPI: Mixed in November

November U.S. retail dairy product prices were mixed to mostly lower compared to month earlier, but all were up from a year ago, according to unadjusted monthly Consumer Price Index (CPI) data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Overall November 2014 retail dairy product prices were -0.2% compared to October 2014, but +5.0% compared to November 2013. That compares to retail prices for all food eaten at home, which was -0.2% compared to October and +3.4% compared to the year earlier.



November 2014 Consumer Price Index (dairy)

 

% change from

% change from

Product

Nov. 2013

Oct. 2014

Dairy & related products

5.0

-0.2

   Milk

4.4

-0.4

   Fresh whole milk

6.3

0.1

   Fresh milk (other)

3.8

-0.6

   Cheese

8.5

0.0

   Butter

27.2

-3.6

   Ice cream & related

1.3

0.2

   Other dairy & related

3.5

-0.4

All food at home

3.4

-0.2


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

 

Mammoth Cave Dairy Auction

Dairy replacement sale results from Smiths Grove, Ky., on Dec. 16.

796 head sold.

(Holsteins, price per head, unless otherwise noted)

 

Springers: 2-3 years old, 5-8 months bred

Supreme: 1825-2825

Approved: 1500-1725

Medium: 1275-1475

Common: 1000-1175

 

Fresh Milking Cows: 2-4 years old

Supreme: 2000-2450

Approved: 1525-1875

Medium: 1300-1450

Common: 1050-1225

 

Short Bred: 2-3 years old, 1-4 months bred

Supreme: 1650

Approved: 1525-1600

Common: 985

 

Open Heifers: (Supreme & Approved)

200-300 lbs.: 335-575

300-400 lbs. 450-650

400-500 lbs. No test

500-600 lbs. No Test

600-700 lbs.: 1200

700-800 lbs. No test

 

Holstein Heifers Calves: Small 70-180; Medium-Large 190-370.

 

 

Springfield Livestock Marketing Center

Dairy replacement sales results from a sale held at Springfield, Mo., on Nov. 16.

Demand was good, supply heavy. 765 head sold.

(Holsteins, price per head, unless otherwise noted)

 

Springer heifers (bred 7-9 mos)

Supreme: 2000-2425

Approved: 1650-1900; few crossbreds 1500-1525

Medium: 1300-1400

Common: 1075-1225

 

Heifers (bred 3-6 mos)

Supreme – 1875-2135

Approved – 1600-1800

Medium – 1250-1500; crossbreds 1300-1400

Common – 900-1125

 

Heifers (bred 1-3 mos)

Supreme: Ind 1600

Approved: 1400-1575

Medium: 1350-1375; few crossbreds 1350-1400

Common: 800-1200

 

Open Heifers

Approved

330-400 lbs: 635-685

403-480 lbs: 570-760;  crossbreds 530-740

524-585 lbs: 750-970; crossbreds 680-720

604-694 lbs: 850-1000; crossbreds 800-840

760-785 lbs: 950-1050; crossbreds 1010

810-885 lbs.: 1010-1300

922-997 lbs.: 1280-1390

1002-1038 lbs.: 1385-1410

 

Fresh cows

Supreme – 1975-2100

Approved – 1600-1825

Medium – 1475-1530

Common: 1200-1325; crossbreds 710-1300

 

Milking cows

Supreme – 1825-1875

Approved – 1530-1650

Medium – 1425-1475; crossbreds 1500-1550

Common: few crossbreds 1050-1300

 

Springer Cows

Supreme: Ind. 1925

Approved: Ind. 1760; few crossbreds 1625-1725

Medium: few 1400-1450

 

Bred Cows:

Approved: few crossbreds 1600-1775

Medium: 1375-1450

Common: few Jerseys 885-1375; few crossbreds 1380-1390

 

Baby Calves

Holstein heifers: scarce

Crossbred heifers: Ind. 250