Cheese production was mixed last week, with steady to higher production in the East, but steady to lower production in the West and Midwest, reports USDA’s Dairy Market News. Cheese manufacturers are often looking for additional milk or are fortifying cheese vats with nonfat dry milk or condensed skim to increase yields. Some Midwest producers are having increasing issues finding surplus milk. Domestic demand is good and some manufacturers are warning about possible delays in orders for August. Export demand has slowed in the West and stocks are increasing for domestic orders. As schools begin to prepare for the upcoming year, new orders are being placed for increased mozzarella needs.
Source: DairyBusiness Update