Feb 01 2021

Dave’s Weekly Market Update

Good afternoon,

Eggs:
The egg market continued its rapid rise this week. I’m hearing it should stop soon and turn around shortly thereafter.

Butter:
Burdensome inventories and lackluster demand are driving the market down. I am not sure how long it will stay this low or if it may drop more. Fun times!

Cheese:
It is kind of the same story for the cheese markets. When the Farms to Families Food Box Program was announced they called for $1.5 Billion in dairy purchases. This caused the rally a few weeks ago. The awarded amounts were somewhere in the range of $340 million. This was far less and the markets have been correcting since that was announced The US dairy prices are priced very low against the world markets and exports may absorb some of the excess inventories that are driving the markets down presently.

Cream:
The cream market rose slightly this month which is being reflected in next month’s pricing.

Butter Blends and Margarine:
After struggling for months with supply, AAK has been in better shape and we have both the Alpine Valley 60/40 butter blend and the regular lower cost blends available.
The oil market has surged as of late and it is causing dramatic rises in the costs of these items as well as mayonnaise. All manufactures have followed the market upwards and we are seeing prices we have never seen before in these commodities.

We all thank you for your continued business and hope you have a safe and relaxing weekend.