Fluid Milk and Cream - Western U.S.

Milk production in California is still strong, but unchanged. According to industry contacts, milk output is below the level of last year. Fluid milk demand declined a bit due to schools' closures for the holiday. Balancing schedules are very active as some plants are functioning seven days a week to process the milk. 
Arizona milk production is slightly up this month compared to the previous one. However, this week, output is like that of last week. The weather has started to warm up, so dairy farmers expect milk yield to star dropping soon. Milk processing was busier this past weekend due to a reduction of Class I milk intakes. Nevertheless, manufacturing activities have returned to normal after the holiday. Current milk volumes are in good balance with demand.