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CME Dairy Market Recap: Nov. 26, 2014

The selloff continued in Class III futures on Wednesday as Dec – Jun contracts fell 9 to 47 cents. Spot cheese made new lows for the year and bearish sentiment has been building every day.

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Milk-feed price ratio dips

Lower milk prices combined with slightly higher corn and soybean costs, reducing USDA’s index of the relationship between the value of milk and dairy feed – the milk-feed price ratio.

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November milk prices lower

USDA’s preliminary estimate of the November 2014 U.S. average all-milk price, at $23.40/cwt., was down $1.50 from October’s revised estimate, as prices have begun their descent.

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Dairy markets: A state of flux

Class III milk futures saw red across the board, with futures settling anywhere from +1¢ to -20¢ on the day. Regardless of today’s move, futures’ trading has been range-bound, with the first-half pack trading within a 25¢ range since Nov. 1.  

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Minnesota corn silage trial results available

These trials were conducted across southeastern, central, and west-central Minnesota to provide unbiased and replicated information on the performance of numerous silage hybrids for growers and their advisors.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

The staff of Dairy Herd Management wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving.
Our offices will be closed Nov. 27-28. Dairy Herd Dairy e-newsletter will resume on Monday, Dec. 1.

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NY Organic Dairy Initiative seeks Dairy Profit Monitor participants

Dairy Farm Business Specialist Betsey Howland, with the Cornell University PRO-DAIRY Program, meets with a farmers discussion group in New York’s Southern Tier. The New York Farm Viability Institute is providing funding to start a Dairy Profit Monitor users discussion group for organic dairy producers.

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Dairy, livestock bright spots in 2014 USDA farm income forecast

Higher livestock receipts will be offset by lower crop income, cutting 2014 U.S. net farm income to $96.9 billion, down over 21% from 2013’s estimate of $122.8 billion, according to USDA’s latest farm income forecast, released Nov. 25.

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