Dairy Market News latest:
"Manufacturing milk supplies continue to tighten in the East due to increased Class I demand as more schools are opening or preparing to open soon. Seasonal declines in milk production are continuing in the Northeast with steeper declines noted in the Mid Atlantic and Southeast regions which have been affected by significant spells of heat and humidity. Schools have been back in session in the Southeast for over a week and trucking issues have lessened. Temperature issues however, remain and are causing some loads to be rejected. Class I pulls have increased in Florida as most schools are opening this week. Cream supplies remain very tight as milk production declines and components remain low. Demand for cream is very strong with cream cheese, ice
cream and butter makers vying for available supplies."
"Milk supplies are very tight and even bottlers are occasionally getting deliveries when they are available and not on their preferred schedules. For bottlers, it is not just calling up to get extra
volumes just when desired with just a phone call or two, as manufacturers are reluctant to let go of their supply. Finding a truck/trucker available is also a problem with spot loads. Class I demand was stronger again this week between retail feature activity in selected markets and increased volumes needed to fill the school milk pipeline."
"The possibility of getting extra manufacturing milk supplies in the upper Midwest is extremely unlikely, so there are not enough prices received to generate a spot price report. The current demand far exceeds the few if any loads offered."