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Global Dairy Trade index up again

The Global Dairy Trade index is up for a fifth straight trading session.  The index rose 4.2% with an average price of $3,571 per metric ton Tuesday morning. The butter market jumped 10.3% higher to $6,516 per metric ton or $2.95 per pound. Cheddar cheese... Read More.

Global Dairy Trade index up to start new year

The Global Dairy Trade index rose 1.2% in the first trading session of the new year Tuesday.  It’s the third straight trading event with a rise in the index. The average price  was $3,363 dollars per metric ton. Whole milk powder values rose 2.5% to... Read More.

Global Dairy Trade index holds steady 

The Global Dairy Trade index held steady Tuesday as the market saw gains in anhydrous milk fat, lactose, and whole milk powder balance losses in butter, Cheddar cheese, and skim milk powder.  Lactose prices were up 6.4% to $750 per metric ton, or $0.34... Read More.

Global Dairy Trade index has fourth straight gain

The Global Dairy Trade index rose for a fourth straight trading session.  Tuesday’s index was up 4.3% with an average price of $3,202 per metric ton.  All categories of dairy products saw price increases with anhydrous milk fat gaining 7.1% to $5,310 per metric ton,... Read More.

Mainstreet index forecasts weaker farm economy

The latest Rural Mainstreet Index (RMI) suggests the farm economy will weaken next year as interest rates continue to climb. Ernie Goss is an ag economist with Creighton University and says, “I think for the long term trend, the era of very cheap money... Read More.

Global Dairy Trade index has 7th straight fall

The Global Dairy Index has fallen for a seventh straight trading session, down 7.4% Tuesday. There was a rebound in the Cheddar cheese market, but all other products lost value. Cheddar cheese was up 5.8% to $4,127 per metric ton, or $1.87 per pound. Whole milk... Read More.

Global Dairy Index drops 4.3%

Dairy prices were mostly down on the world market as Tuesday’s Global Dairy Trading index fell 4.3%, the second-largest drop in the index since February. More than half of Tuesday’s trade was whole milk powder, which saw prices fall 8%.  Cheddar cheese and skim... Read More.

Global Dairy Trade Index drops 3.3% Tuesday

The Global Dairy Trade Index fell 3.3% in Tuesday’s trading session.  Prices for all products were down, but butter and buttermilk powder took the largest fall. Buttermilk powder was down 11.4% to just $2,189 per metric ton, or $0.99 per pound. Butter was down 10.3%... Read More.

Global Dairy Trade Index unchanged Tuesday

There was no change in the Global Dairy Trade index in Tuesday’s trading session, as the average dairy product price remained at $3,479 dollars a metric ton. Price increases for butter and anhydrous milk fat offset losses by Cheddar cheese and skim milk powder. Butter... Read More.

Global Dairy Trade index up Tuesday

The Global Dairy Trading Index rose for the second straight event.  The average price for dairy products was up 2.5% in Tuesday morning’s trading session to an average price of $3,506 per metric ton. Whole milk powder had the biggest price gain, up 5%... Read More.

Farmland values rise again in Rural Mainstreet Index

The latest Rural Mainstreet Index shows farmland prices have expanded 31 months in a row. Creighton University Economist Ernie Goss tells Brownfield ag land values rose in the April survey despite some signs of prices softening at the beginning of the year. “That’s a good... Read More.

Global Dairy Trade index has first increase since February

The Global Dairy Trade index went up for the first time since early February.  Tuesday’s index rose 3.2% with an average price of $3,362 per metric ton. None of the dairy commodities offered had a price decrease in Tuesday’s trading session. Skim milk powder was... Read More.