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

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...
April 17 2014
As printed in our April 25, 2014 issue... SPOT CHEESE LOST GROUND in early April. Blocks fell by 25-1/4 cents to settle at $2.17 per pound by mid-month. Barrels dropped 17 cents to $2.08. Even so, USDA...
April 4 2014
As printed in our April 10, 2014 issue... AN ALL-MILK PRICE WITH A $21.70 midpoint was the latest projection for 2014 by USDA. That value grew by $1.60 since December's estimate. A RECORD UNIFORM PRICE...
March 11 2014
As printed in our March 25, 2014 issue... NEW MILK PRICE RECORDS were set for all four classes. The March Class I Mover was $23.64, up $1.62 from last month's watermark. The February Class II posted $23.73,...
Feb. 25 2014
As printed in our March 10, 2014 issue... THE ICONIC "GOT MILK?" CAMPAIGN was shuttered by the national Milk Processor Education Program, or MilkPEP, as it launched a new tagline, "Milk Life." First utilized...
Feb. 11 2014
As printed in our February 25, 2014 issue... THE FARM BILL BECAME LAW in just 10 days. On January 29, it passed the House on a 251 to 166 vote. Then, the Senate approved it, 68 to 32. The President signed...
Feb. 11 2014
As printed in our February 10, 2014 issue... U.S. MILK OUTPUT ROSE 0.4 PERCENT to reach 201.2 billion pounds in 2013 compared to the previous year, according to initial USDA estimates. COW NUMBERS WERE...
Jan. 13 2014
As printed in our January 25, 2014 issue... U.S. DAIRY EXPORTS SET A NEW RECORD with one month yet to be tallied in 2013. The 11-month total of $6.1 billion and 15.6 percent of total milk solids passed...
Jan. 13 2014
As printed in our January 10, 2014 issue... PAY PROJECTIONS STRENGTHENED through November and December trading as Class III futures rose over $1.80 to nearly an $18.70 average for January to June contracts....
Dec. 11 2013
As printed in our December 2013 issue... ECONOMIC INDICATORS ARE POINTING UP for most key dairy measures. December to May Class III milk futures climbed $1.10 from early November trading. Those six contracts...
Dec. 11 2013
As printed in our November 2013 issue... FARM BILL NEGOTIATIONS finally got out of the starting gate on October 30 as the Senate and House conference committees delivered public comments. The next step...