Federal Order Class III, IV Slightly Lower

July 3, 2013 –  June 2013 federal order Class III & IV milk prices are down from May, but the Class II price is slightly higher. All are well above a year ago. June 2013 prices, compared to previous months and year, include:
• Class II: $19.14/cwt., up 71¢ from May 2013, and $4.82 more than June 2012. The 2013 Y-T-D  average is $18.63/cwt., up $2.48 from January-June 2012.
• Class III: $18.02/cwt., down 50¢ from May, but $2.39 more than June 2012. The 2013 Y-T-D Class III average is $17.74/cwt., up $1.84 from January-June 2012.
The June 2013 Class III price is $2.11 more than the comparable California Class 4b price, with the 2013 Class III Y-T-D average $1.69 more than the January-June 2013 Class 4b average.
• Class IV: $18.88/cwt., down 1¢ from May, but $5.64 more than June 2012. The 2013 Y-T-D average is $18.17/cwt., up $3.27 from the same period in 2012.

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