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DTN Closing Dairy Comments
Robin Schmahl DTN Contributing Analyst
Wed Oct 9, 2013 04:07 PM CDT
Milk

November and December Class III milk futures have reached the highest level they have been since late July. One could say this is due to increasing demand and higher cash prices. However, that is not necessarily the case. Cash cheese prices are very near the level they were back in July. The recent increase in futures prices is the attempt to move futures in line with the underlying cash. Milk price is not much better than it had been a few months ago, but profitability is better due to lower grain and hay prices. So, income-over-feed costs have improved ...

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