Dairy News appears in each of the 20 issues of Hoard's Dairyman. It details market prices and dairy industry happenings.

May 4 2015
As printed in our April 25, 2015 issue... AT $17.35 PER CWT., USDA HELD STEADY its All-Milk price forecast for 2015. However, the components of that forecast shifted a great deal in the past month as Class...
April 14 2015
As printed in our April 10, 2015 issue... THE NINE-MONTH BLEND OF CLASS III FUTURES FELL nearly 80 cents to $16.43 during a 30-day window dating back to February 27. May's $15.45 represented the low and...
March 17 2015
As printed in our March 25, 2015 issue... USDA INCHED DOWN its 2015 All-Milk price forecast to a $17.35 midpoint in March. That was 40 cents lower than one month ago and down $2.85 per hundredweight compared...
March 17 2015
As printed in our March 10, 2015 issue... MARGINS FELL to their lowest level since September 2013 as measured by the Milk-Feed-Price Ratio. January's 2.09 netted a $9.18 income-over-feed cost based on...
March 9 2015
As printed in our February 25, 2015 issue... CALIFORNIA'S THREE LARGEST CO-OPS submitted a proposal to create a Federal Milk Marketing Order that would supplant the existing state order. Groups have until...
Feb. 17 2015
As printed in our February 10, 2015 issue... A $17.04 ALL-MILK PRICE FOR 2015 was the latest projection by the University of Wisconsin's Bob Cropp. That would be $6.93 per cwt. lower than 2014. He further...
Jan. 27 2015
As printed in our January 25, 2015 issue... HALF OF ALL U.S. DAIRY PRODUCERS SIGNED UP for 2015 coverage in the new Margin Protection Program (MPP-Dairy). Of the 23,000 who enrolled, 12,000 bought up additional...
Jan. 19 2015
As printed in our January 10, 2015 issue... 2014 WENT INTO THE MILK-PRICE BOOKS as a record year with the first 11 months each posting watermarks for Class III prices. With an estimated $17.75 December...
Jan. 8 2015
As printed in our December 2014 issue... DECEMBER 19 SHOULD BE THE LAST opportunity for producers to sign up for the farm bill's Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy). Designed to protect milk...
Dec. 11 2014
As printed in our November 2014 issue... A RECORD 11 MONTHS OF $23-PLUS per hundredweight All-Milk prices should be complete once November's final numbers have been calculated. Prices ranged from $23.20...
Nov. 5 2014
As printed in our October 25, 2014 issue... CLASS III PRICES POSTED A NEW RECORD in September notching $24.60 per hundredweight for milk headed to the cheese vat. Strong domestic and international demand...
Oct. 9 2014
As printed in our October 10, 2014 issue... BUTTER PRESSED AHEAD and notched new market highs at $3.06 per pound in late September trading on the CME. Cheese blocks sold for $2.28 on the spot market while...
Sept. 17 2014
As printed in our September 25, 2014 issue... DAIRY EXPORTS HAVE SPUTTERED as U.S. dairy product prices traded well above global levels, which has made exporting slightly more difficult. Since April, the...
Sept. 14 2014
As printed in our September 10, 2014 issue... SPOT BUTTER PRICES POSTED A NEW RECORD at $2.82-1/4 per pound in late August trading on the CME. That price topped the September 1998 record. Butter inventories...
Sept. 14 2014
As printed in our August 25, 2014 issue... RULES FOR THE NEW MILK PROGRAM passed in the latest farm bill should be released shortly after Labor Day. Dairy producers then will have 90 days (September to...
July 30 2014
As printed in our August 10, 2014 issue... CANADA'S AGROPUR HAS EXPANDED RAPIDLY as it entered into three different business agreements this past July. The largest deal would have Agropur, Canada's largest...
July 3 2014
As printed in our July 2014 issue... MILK TRUMPED MEAT as dairy producers reduced culling by 11.5 percent from January through May (155,000 head) to capitalize on historically high milk prices and pass...
July 3 2014
As printed in our June 2014 issue... AS A SIGN PRICES MAY HAVE PLATEAUED, U.S. cheese was among the most expensive in the world while butter was selling higher than European and New Zealand counterparts....
July 3 2014
As printed in our May 25, 2014 issue... REPLACEMENT PRICES SHOT UP $370 per head since January to a $1,810 average, according to USDA. Arizona and Colorado topped the list at $2,000 per head; Idaho, $1,950...
May 8 2014
As printed in our May 10, 2014 issue... NATIONALLY, MARCH MILK WAS UP 0.9 PERCENT with Colorado and Texas leading the pack by growing output over 6 percent. California and its 1.78 million cows made 3.7...