DTN Closing Dairy Comments
Robin Schmahl DTN Contributing Analyst
Thu Sep 19, 2013 03:14 PM CDT

One benefit of reduced milk production is the opportunity for plants to take care of much-needed maintenance. Maintenance does need to be done periodically, but lower milk supply may not necessitate diverting milk to somewhere else in the mean time. Production is expected to improve over the next few weeks as cow comfort improves and rations become more stable. August milk production blew the socks off the market. Milk production in the top 23 states increased 2.7%. U.S. milk production increased 2.6%. Milk production totaled 16.835 billion pounds. This is the first time August milk production increased from July ...

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