Milk Check Outlook is published 15 times a year—on the 10th and 25th of nearly every month. Hoard’s Dairyman works with industry experts from across the country to provide their perspective on everything from milk prices, the future of the dairy economy, and how to be a profitable producer. These columns are found in each Hoard’s Dairyman magazine and are also distributed by email. To receive these columns, please subscribe to the magazine or sign up to receive our weekly e-newsletter.

March 1 2023
Last year saw a record-high All-Milk price, with Class III and Class IV averaging $24 and $22 per hundredweight (cwt.), respectively. Overall, that $24 Class IV price was the highest on record
Feb. 8 2023
Dairy prices have already shifted lower with February and March Class III futures contracts consistently dropping into the $17 range, with Class IV not far behind. I’m worried that the market moveme
Jan. 25 2023
Based on milk prices alone, the past year or so has gone well for dairy producers. In May, USDA reported an All-Milk price of $27.30 per hundredweight (cwt.), the highest All-Milk price on record and