Fluid Milk and Cream - Western U.S. Report 31
Milk production in California is down, partly caused by hotter climatic conditions. Temperatures in some areas have reached 100 degrees this week, creating discomfort for dairy cows. Although milk loads are adequate within the state, there are apprehensions that it could become insufficient if output continues to drop. Class I sales are generally flat while Class II requests are strong into ice cream plants.
In Arizona, the heatwave is ongoing, but cows get to recharge in the evening and early morning when the weather is a bit cooler. Therefore, milk production hasnśt drop much in recent days. Manufacturing plants are not working at full capacities. Nonetheless