NEWS
DTN Closing Dairy Comments
Robin Schmahl DTN Contributing Analyst
Thu Dec 6, 2012 03:55 PM CST
Milk

January and February Class III futures closed with double-digit losses. January closed below $18.00, the lowest it has been since July 12. Traders continue to watch for a bottom in cheese, but none has yet been found. As a result, Class III futures continue to erode, keeping close with the underlying cash correlation. The Midwest is showing surprisingly strong milk production. Cows are doing well on the changes in rations due to effects of drought keeping production strong. Spot loads increased significantly this week in the region. The volatility in cheese prices has caused plants to limit purchases of ...

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