DTN Closing Dairy Comments
Robin Schmahl DTN Contributing Analyst
Wed Aug 20, 2014 04:10 PM CDT

Bottling demand is steadily increasing as schools continue to open across the country. Higher bottling demand is limiting the availability of milk for manufacturing, but at the same time, milk supply is indicated as being sufficient for demand. The substantial increase in milk production for July should allow for sufficient supply to go around. The production per cow average of 1,911 pound in July was up 61 pounds from July 2013. The last time July per-cow average production increased this much from the previous year was in 2005. Of the top 23 states, the greatest gain in percent of ...

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