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Current Production Charts


Class III Price (for prices reflected January 2001 to the present)
(Dollars per hundredweight, 3.5% butterfat test)
Year
JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC
2001
9.99
10.27
11.42
12.06
13.83
15.02
15.46
15.55
15.90
14.60
11.31
11.80
2002
11.87
11.63
10.65
10.85
10.82
10.09
9.33
9.54
9.92
10.72
9.84
9.74
2003
9.78
9.66
9.11
9.41
9.71
9.75
11.78
13.80
14.30
14.39
13.47
11.87
2004
11.61
11.89
14.49
9.41
9.71
9.75
14.85
14.04
14.30
14.16
14.89
16.14
2005
14.14
14.70
14.08
19.66
20.58
17.68
14.35
13.60
14.30
14.35
13.35
13.37
2006
13.39
12.20
11.11
10.93
10.83
11.29
10.92
11.06
12.29
12.32
12.84
13.47
2007
13.56
14.18
15.09
16.09
17.60
20.17
21.38
19.83
20.07
18.70
19.22
20.60
2008 19.32 17.03 18.00 16.76 18.18 20.25 18.24 17.32 16.28 17.06 15.51 15.28
2009 10.78 9.31 10.44 10.78 9.84 9.97 9.97 11.20 12.11 12.82 14.08 14.98
2010 14.50 14.28 12.78 12.92 13.38 13.62 13.74 15.18 16.26 16.94 15.44
13.83
2011 13.48 17.00 19.40 16.87 16.52 19.11 21.39 21.67 19.07 18.03 19.07 18.77
2012 17.05 16.06 15.72 15.72 15.23 15.63 16.68 17.73 19.00 21.02 20.83 18.66
2013 18.14 17.25 16.93 17.59 18.52 18.02 17.38 17.91 18.14 18.22 18.83 18.95
2014 21.15 23.35 23.33 24.31 22.57 21.36 21.60 22.25 24.60 23.82 21.94 17.82
2015 16.18 15.46 15.56 15.81 16.19 16.72 16.33 16.27 15.82 15.46 15.30 14.44
2016 13.72 13.80 13.74 13.63 12.76 13.22 15.24 16.91 16.39 14.82 16.76 17.40
2017 16.77 16.88 15.81 15.22 15.57 16.44 15.45 16.57 16.36 16.69 16.88 15.44
2018 14.00 13.40 14.22 14.47 15.18 15.21 14.10 14.95 16.09 15.53 14.44 13.78
2019 13.96 13.89 15.04 15.96 16.38 16.27 17.55 17.60 18.31 18.72 20.45 19.37
2020 17.05 17.00 16.25 13.07 12.14 21.04 24.54 19.77 16.43 21.61 23.34 15.72
2021 16.04 15.75 16.15 17.67 18.96 17.21 16.49 15.95 16.53 17.83 18.03 18.36
2022 20.38 20.91 22.45 24.42 25.21 24.33 22.52 20.10

19.82

21.81 21.01 20.50
2023 19.43 17.78 18.10 18.52 16.11 14.91 13.77 17.19 18.39 16.84 17.15 16.04
2024 15.17 16.08 16.34                  

Dairy Product Production - February 2024
February 23 February 24 % Change YTD 2023* YTD 20243 % Change
Cheese
American types1 443,179 437,661 -1.2 941,825 910,742 -3.3
Cheddar 317,059 304,860 -3.8 670,980 635,434 -5.3
Other American 126,120 132,801 5.3 270,845 275,308 1.6
Blue & Gorgonzola 6,838 6,576 -3.8 13,201 13,207 0.0
Brick & Muenster 13,804 17,498 26.8 30,990 34,613 11.7
Cream & Neufchatel 93,812 100,355 7.0 189,015 199,271 5.4
Feta 10,059 12,561 24.9 20,116 23,861 18.6
Gouda 5,486 6,580 19.9 10,233 11,121 8.7
Hispanic 31,439 35,617 13.3 62,146 73,580 18.4
Italian types 458,867 478,978 4.4 958,771 989,526 3.2
Mozzarella 361,531 373,204 3.2 754,642 771,623 2.3
Parmesan 40,130 42,756 6.5 83,438 88,584 6.2
Provolone 27,805 31,021 11.6 56,599 61,326 8.4
Ricotta 19,210 19,864 3.4 42,907 42,744 -0.4
Romano 3,611 4,550 26.0 7,450 9,286 24.6
Other Italian 6,580 7,583 15.2 13,735 15,963 16.2
Swiss 24,660 25,584 3.7 54,721 54,294 -0.8
All other types 12,118 11,774 -2.8 24,581 23,886 -2.8
TOTAL CHEESE 1,100,262 1,133,184 3.0 2,305,599 2,334,101 1.2
Butter 187,200 197,619 5.6 388,547 414,866 6.8
Cottage Cheese - curd 30,400 33,472 10.1 61,515 67,060 9.0
Cottage Cheese - cream 29,357 32,417 10.4 58,251 65,235 12.0
Cottage Cheese - lowfat 24,320 28,155 15.8 50,430 57,690 14.4
Sour Cream 113,600 120,239 5.8 239,674 249,173 4.0
Yogurt (Plain & Flav.) 400,599 399,084 -0.4 792,236 796,707 0.6
Dry Whole Milk 8,441 10,115 19.8 17,790 19,996 12.4
NDM - Human 182,528 147,365 -19.3 357,481 285,661 -20.1
Skim Milk Powders2 37,199 36,240 -2.6 81,779 93,158 13.9
Dry Skim - Animal 664 633 -4.7 1,910 1,293 -32.3
Dry Buttermilk 13,113 14,503 10.6 27,581 32,662 18.4
Cond. Whey - Human 10,063 8,588 -14.7 18,459 18,168 -1.6
Dry Whey - Human 62,217 66,236 6.5 133,876 139,692 4.3
Dry Whey - Animal 4,607 5,895 28.0 9,661 10,163 5.2
Lactose - Human & Animal 82,682 87,453 5.8 171,641 176,905 3.1
WPC - Human 36,188 38,192 5.5 77,218 80,239 3.9
WPC - Animal 985 550 -44.2 1,472 1,198 -18.6
WPC 25.0-49.9 Percent 11,586 10,518 -9.2 26,968 22,743 -15.7
WPC 50.0-89.9 Percent 25,587 28,224 10.3 51,722 58,694 13.5
Protein Isolates 8,491 14,529 71.1 17,332 28,805 66.2
Ice Cream, hard 58,382 53,551 -8.3 111,345 103,170 -7.3
Ice Cream, lowfat, total 31,897 30,071 -5.7 60,915 56,664 -7.0
Frozen Yogurt 4,340 4,132 -4.8 7,807 7,409 -5.1
Notes: Production reported in thousands of pounds, except frozen products, which are reported in thousands of gallons.
Source: USDA. All production percentages are rounded.
1Includes, Cheddar, Colby, Monterey and Jack. 2Includes protein standardized and blends.


Milk Production — February 2024
February 23 February 24 Pct. Chg. YTD 2023 YTD 2024 Pct. Chg.
Arizona 388 404 4.1 798 821 2.9
California 3,273 3,360 2.7 6,806 6,900 1.4
Colorado 401 409 2.0 842 846 0.5
Florida 156 170 9.0 315 350 11.1
Georgia 169 161 -4.7 352 330 -6.3
Idaho 1,293 1,303 0.8 2,701 2,682 -0.7
Illinois 135 141 4.4 281 288 2.5
Indiana 349 355 1.7 731 735 0.5
Iowa 460 478 3.9 963 984 2.2
Kansas 329 328 -0.3 686 679 -1.0
Michigan 929 959 3.2 1,949 1,977 1.4
Minnesota 817 829 1.5 1,713 1,707 -0.4
New Mexico 547 493 -9.9 1,155 1,004 -13.1
New York 1,229 1,260 2.5 2,574 2,592 0.7
Ohio 436 453 3.9 909 934 2.8
Oregon 201 187 -7.0 419 386 -7.9
Pennsylvania 781 795 1.8 1,629 1,630 0.1
South Dakota 331 380 14.8 691 780 12.9
Texas 1,326 1,364 2.9 2,776 2,758 -0.6
Utah 159 163 2.5 336 337 0.3
Vermont 196 200 2.0 415 411 -1.0
Virginia 112 115 2.7 233 236 1.3
Washington 479 491 2.5 997 1,014 1.7
Wisconsin 2,457 2,559 4.2 5,156 5,270 2.2
24 STATE TOTAL 16,953 17,357 2.4 35,427 35,651 0.6
EST. U.S. TOTAL 17,718 18,105 2.2 37,026 37,185 0.4
Note: Production reported in millions of pounds. Source: National Agricultural Statistics Service. *YTD figures include preliminary current month plus revised previous months.

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