California Releases April Class 1 Prices

(March 9, 2012) California’s April Class 1 milk price was announced by the California Department of Food and Agriculture today at $17.21 per hundredweight for the north and $17.48 for the south.

Both are down 39 cents from March and $4.45 below April 2011. The northern price average for 2012 now stands at $18.30, down from $18.56 a year ago at this time and $16.37 in 2010.

The southern price average is $18.57, down from $18.83 a year ago, and $16.65 in 2010. The Federal order Class I base price is announced by the USDA on March 23.

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