Dairy

The market undertone is mixed. Cream supplies are getting tight throughout the country. Competition for cream between various dairy processsors is increasing. Consequently, butter manufacturing is generally steady to lower. A few manufacturers are selling cream  instead of churning. However, many butter processors are content to hold stocks in order to cover upcoming needs. Demand for both foodservice and retailers is good. High summer temperatures are lowering dairy cow's  production in most regions of the country. However, milk output is steady in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. Cream supplies are getting tight throughout the country. Ice cream makers are pulling large volumes of cream.