March 1, 2013 — California’s comparable 4b cheese milk price is $15.41 per cwt., down 43 cents from January, $1.99 above a year ago, but $1.84 below the FO Class III price, even with the temporary price boast just approved by CDFA. Its two month average now stands at $15.63, down from $15.85 a year ago and $17.19 in 2011.
The 4a butter-powder price is $18.01, up 93 cents from January and $2.50 above a year ago. Its two month average is $17.55, up from 13.83 in 2912 and compares to $14.71 in 2011.
California’s April Class I prices are scheduled to be announced on Friday, March 8.
Courtesy of Mielke Market Weekly