USDA: Winter Storms, Upcoming Super Bowl Affect Fluid Milk Market

February 5, 2010 05:00 AM
 

Source: USDA

 

Recent large winter storms blanketed central, northeastern and southern parts of the country, often leading to increases in retail fluid demand as consumers buy staples like milk, USDA said in its "Dairy Market News” this week.

 

Delays were common for milk deliveries to and from plants. School closings in selected areas, however, reduced institutional fluid needs, USDA added.

 

Fluid deliveries to and from plants were impacted and/or delayed with scattered instances of dumping where trucks could not reach producers.

 

Production of products such as dips and sour cream for the Super Bowl parties remained strong early in the week. Cream interest by ice cream remains sluggish, causing heavy volumes to continue to be churned.

 

Current milk production is increasing at least seasonally through most of the country, USDA reported.

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