Farmer's Report

Dairy Trends - December 3, 2021

All dairy pricing trends are based on USDA and CME data as of December 1, 2021.


The USDA reports that butter prices have stabilized over the past 2½ weeks, with cold storage inventories remaining adequate despite solid demand.


CME block markets have remained unchanged due to supply chain concerns as we get closer to the holidays, according to analysts. CME Barrel markets were up for the second week in a row after a sell-off the previous month.  


According to Urner Barry, shell eggs are flat this week, indicating we have reached the top of the market for the holiday baking season.


The USDA reports domestic milk production is adequate, but the demand base remains solid, and cream prices have edged higher on tighter supply. 

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