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November 2017 Dairy Situation & Outlook

Professor Bob Cropp’s 2017 November Dairy Situation & Outlook  full report is now available for download at UW Understanding Dairy Markets.  An exert follows below: Domestic sales of butter and cheese should continue to be favorable in 2018. But, a crucial factor in where milk prices end up will be dairy exports. For most of this year milk production […]

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October 2017 Dairy Situation & Outlook

Professor Bob Cropp’s 2017 October Dairy Situation & Outlook  full report is now available for download at UW Understanding Dairy Markets.  An exert follows below: Dairy exports have supported cheese and butter prices. Cheese exports for August were 35% higher than a year ago and up 24% year-to-date. August butterfat exports were 177% higher than a year ago and 12% […]

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September 2017 Dairy Situation & Outlook

Professor Bob Cropp’s 2017 September Dairy Situation & Outlook  full report is now available for download at UW Understanding Dairy Markets.  An exert follows below:  Forecasted milk prices for the remainder of the year have softened from what was expected earlier…The Class III price is driven by the price of cheese, dry whey and butter. The price of all three […]

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August 2017 Dairy Situation & Outlook

Professor Bob Cropp’s 2017 August Dairy Situation & Outlook  full report is now available for download at UW Understanding Dairy Markets.  An exert follows below:  …Slower growth in milk production, good domestic sales of butter and cheese and higher dairy exports strengthen dairy product prices which pushed milk prices higher in August.…U.S. dairy exports in the first half of the […]

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July 2017 Dairy Situation & Outlook

Professor Bob Cropp’s 2017 July Dairy Situation & Outlook  full report is now available for download at UW Understanding Dairy Markets.  An exert follows below:  Increased milk production this past spring resulted in higher cheese production that lowered cheese prices. Compared to a year ago, the production of cheddar cheese in May was 6.9% higher and total cheese […]

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