Fluid Milk and Cream Review - East
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     Fluid Milk and Cream - Eastern U.S.

     Report 33 - Released on August 14, 2019

     Milk production in the Northeast is flat to lower this week. Some Class I operations are
     receiving noticeably higher milk volumes, as educational institutions are rejuvenating their
     milk pipelines for the upcoming school year. Mid-Atlantic milk output is down. Balancing
     operations are not at capacity. When milk is available, loads are traveling to parts of the
     Southeast to meet immediate needs. Milk volumes off farms in the Southeast region are lower.
     Bottlers' orders are considerably higher compared to last week. Market participants are
     handling the current situation and are sourcing for additional milk loads for the coming
     weeks. There is little to no milk in manufacturing at this time. Florida milk production is
     still declining, but levels have not hit the bottom as of yet. Weather conditions are hot,
     with rain showers throughout the week. Class I sales are up with schools back in session.
     Milk continues to clear into Florida from other regions. There is more cream available this
     week, as milk separation has increased alongside Class I needs. Multiples are ranging 1.30-
     1.45. Some butter manufacturers purchased cream on the spot market. However, churning
     schedules are seasonally slower. Condensed skim supplies have tightened. Market participants
     continue to relay customers are paying current prices with little pushback.

     National Retail Report Dairy � Fluid Milk Summary
     Advertised Prices at Major Retail Supermarket Outlets ending during the
     period of 8/9/19 to 8/15/2019

     Half Gallon, All Fat Tests         Weighted Average Price
     National                    This Period   Last Week   Last Year
     Conventional                   $2.03        $2.27       $2.45
     Organic                        $4.07        $3.61       $3.89

     Regional (Organic)           Wtd. Ave.       Low         High
     Northeast                      $4.24        $3.69       $4.99
     Southeast                      $3.99        $3.79       $4.00

     Northeastern U.S., F.O.B. Condensed Skim
     Price Range - Class II; $/LB Solids:         0.75 - 0.85
     Price Range - Class III; $/LB Solids:        0.68 - 0.80


     Northeastern U.S., F.O.B. Cream
     Multiples Range - All Classes:               1.3000 - 1.4500
     Price Range - Class II; $/LB Butterfat:      3.0310 - 3.3807


     Information for the period August 12 - 16, 2019, issued weekly
     Published by:
     Dairy Market News - Madison, WI
     JESSICA MUELLER, 608-422-8589
     Email: jessica.mueller@usda.gov

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