Farmer's Report

Dairy Trends - January 22, 2021

All dairy pricing trends are based on USDA and CME data as of Jan 20, 2021.


The butter market has rebounded significantly, following continuous declines. However, the USDA continues to report lower domestic demand from restaurants, strong churn rates, and massive stocks in cold storage. Analysts are having difficulty making long-term predictions regarding market direction.


On the CME, blocks and barrels were down due to strong production and supply.


Strong retail and baking demand drove the Urner Barry markets up this week.


The USDA reports that fluid milk demand is steady to slightly higher. However foodservice orders are lighter than in previous years. The fairly mild winter weather has kept cow comfort at stable to good conditions, with cream being very abundant.

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