January 2015 retail dairy product prices were mostly lower compared to December 2014, but all remained higher than a year earlier, according to unadjusted monthly Consumer Price Index (CPI) data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Also, daily and weekly dairy product price reports are summarized.
The Virginia Senate passed a bill allowing state residents to share ownership of milk-producing animals and consume raw milk. The bill now moves to the House Health and Human Resources Committee for consideration.
Weekly dairy cull cow slaughter continues to outpace year-ago levels and, while it’s still early in the year, is now ahead of year-to-date totals for 2012, when more than 3 million dairy cull cows were sold for beef. Texas, Kentucky and Pennsylvania dairy replacement auctions are summarized.