DTN Closing Dairy Comments
Robin Schmahl DTN Contributing Analyst
Fri Mar 1, 2013 04:15 PM CST

The all-milk price for February declined 50 cents to average $19.40. This is a good price historically, but not enough to improve the milk/feed ratio. Feed prices continue to remain high making profitability limited or non-existent. Bottling and manufacturing plants are easily receiving required volumes and then some. Plants have been absorbing excess milk to keep operations full and to rebuild inventory. This may become a burden soon if milk receipts continue to remain strong at the same time demand slows. The March milk contracts fell below $17.00 over the past two days as declining cash prices are being ...

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