DTN Closing Dairy Comments
Robin Schmahl DTN Contributing Analyst
Thu Sep 5, 2013 03:51 PM CDT

Exceptionally hot weather is behind us for the most part, but not without taking a toll on milk production. Manufacturers are scrambling in their attempt to keep plants full. Milk is moving to bottling to cover school system needs, leaving limited excess milk available. Many plants are reluctant to pay upward of $2.25 per cwt to purchase extra loads of milk. Better weather is allowing for greater cow comfort, which should allow for milk production to bounce back to some extent. Federal Order milk prices for August increased in all categories. Class II price is $19.27, up 5 cents ...

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