Cheese - Midwest
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     Cheese - Midwestern U.S.

     Report 33 - Released on August 14, 2019

     Cheese demand reports remain mostly positive in the Midwest. Curd sellers report continued
     progress later into the summer. Cheddar, mozzarella, and specialty cheese makers are also
     relaying strong sales, as food service upticks are coming on with schools reopening. Spot
     milk prices are $.50 under to $1.50 over Class at this point in the week. Some cheesemakers
     say milk is in balance. Cheese manufacturers are not actively looking for it, and milk
     suppliers have little to offer regardless. Cheese stocks are in general balance regionally.
     Cheese market tones are steady. Midwestern wholesale prices are unchanged for Swiss cuts, up
     $.0025 for process and up $.0450 for all other types.

     National Retail Report Dairy � Cheese Summary
     Advertised Prices at Major Retail Supermarket Outlets ending during the period of 8/9/2019
     to 8/15/2019
     Cheese 8 oz. Blocks                Weighted Average Price
     National                 This Period      Last Week      Last Year
     Conventional                $2.14           $2.18          $2.39
     Organic                     $2.14           $2.18          $2.39

     Regional (Conventional)   Wtd. Ave.          Low            High
     Midwest                     $2.70           $2.28          $2.89
     South Central               $1.92           $1.88          $2.50

     Cheese 8 oz. Shred                 Weighted Average Price
     National                 This Period      Last Week      Last Year
     Conventional                $2.29           $2.22          $2.16
     Organic                      n.a.           $3.53          $3.17

     Regional (Conventional)   Wtd. Ave.          Low            High
     Midwest                     $2.17           $1.67          $2.99
     South Central               $2.17           $1.99          $2.50
     WISCONSIN WHOLESALE SELLING PRICES: DELIVERED
     DOLLARS PER POUND(MIXED LOTS (1000-5000 POUNDS))

     Blue 5 pounds                       2.5025-3.5725
     Brick 5 pounds                      2.2350-2.6600
     Cheddar 40 pound Block              1.9575-2.3575
     Monterey Jack 10 pounds             2.2100-2.4150
     Mozzarella 5-6 pounds               2.0350-2.9800
     Muenster 5 pounds                   2.2350-2.6600
     Process American 5 pound Loaf       1.7950-2.1550
     Swiss 6-9 pound Cuts                2.7925-2.9100


     Information for the period August 12 - 16, 2019, issued weekly

     Secondary Sourced Information:

     This week, a cooperative export assistance program accepted requests for export assistance
     on contracts to sell 1.065 million pounds (483 metric tons) of cheese. So far this year, the
     program has assisted member cooperatives who have contracts to sell 37.4 million pounds of
     American-type and Swiss cheeses and 3.6 million pounds of cream cheese in export markets.

     Published by:
     Dairy Market News - Madison, WI
     ISRAEL WEBER, 608-422-8601
     Email: israel.weber@usda.gov

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