Fluid Milk and Cream - Western U.S.
In California, farm milk production has been so far strong this spring. This week, outputs are mostly steady to up. There remains a good balance between supplies and orders of milk. Class I sales are a bit higher. Manufacturing facilities are running at full schedules. Some are even running seven day shifts according to industry players.
Fluid milk requests are steady in Arizona. Milk yield is higher with the spring flush. Weather conditions remain favorable for cows' welfare and improved milk productivity. Handlers are preparing for the peak of the spring flush, but do not foresee anything they haven't seen in the past. Currently, intakes into Class IV are consistent with scheduled plans. There are a few maintenance/repair workloads that are disrupting normal schedules, but all the milk is being handled as soon as