(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.