Fluid Milk and Cream - Western U.S. Report 51

California milk production is stable this week. Bottled milk demand is starting to fade bit by bit as educational institutions prepare to close for the holidays. Plants are being operated close to full capacities. Processors are also preparing for next week increase balancing/churning. 
Arizona milk yield is slowly rising, but according to contacts, it     remains below last year levels. Out-of-state milk pulling has subsided, and handlers are filling their customers' orders with mostly in-state milk. Currently, some plant managers are keeping their churns at rest while they prepare for active churning during the holidays. Class I and II intakes are stable to declining.