October 2, 2012 — California’s September 4b cheese milk price was announced Monday by the California Department of Food and Agriculture at $17.50 per hundredweight, up 93 cents from August, $1.17 above a year ago, and equates to about $1.50 per gallon. It’s 2012 average now stands at $14.69, down from $16.48 a year ago and $13 in 2010.
The 4a butter-powder price was $16.62, up $1.22 from August and $2.67 below a year ago. Its average now stands at $14.88, down from $19.24 a year ago and $14.45 in 2010. Federal order prices are announced by USDA on Wednesday.
Courtesy the Mielke Market Weekly