NorthEast Cheese

8/19/2013 3:00 PM

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MD DA810 Cheese - Northeast
MADISON, WI. August 14, 2013 (REPORT 33)
NORTHEAST WHOLESALE CHEESE:

Cool weather over the Northeast continues into another week. With concern
over filling the school milk pipeline still a couple of weeks ahead, the
pleasant weather has contributed to milk supplies at a comfortable level.
Coupled with the fluid milk demand situation not yet tightening to meet
school demand, this leaves some milk readily available for expanding cheese
production schedules. CME trading this week has kept the price spread
between blocks and barrels at $.0050, with blocks closing at $1.7700 and
barrels at $1.7650 Tuesday. Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has
accepted requests for export assistance to sell 2.698 million pounds (1,224
metric tons) of Cheddar, Gouda and Monterey Jack cheese. The product will be
delivered August 2013 through January 2014. Year-to-date, CWT has assisted
member cooperatives in selling 79.752 million pounds of cheese.
WHOLESALE SELLING PRICES: DELIVERED,
DOLLARS PER POUND (1000 - 5000 POUNDS MIXED LOTS)

Cheddar 40# Block : 2.1875-2.4725
Process 5# Sliced : 2.0100-2.4900
Muenster : 2.2075-2.5675
Grade A Swiss Cuts 10 - 14# : 3.5150-3.8375
100C eric.graf@ams.usda.gov



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