For the first time since December 4th, the average price at the Global Dairy Trade auction declined. The Tuesday sale saw the overall average price decline 7.3 percent from the April 16th sale. Cheddar cheese was the only product that increased, up 3.4%. Butter milk powder declined 3.3%, anhydrous milkfat was 5.2% lower, butter declined 6.7%, skim milk powder was 9.5% lower and while milk powder dropped 10.2% from the last sale. There were no lactose or milk protein concentrate sales.
USDA reporting National Dairy Products Sales Report for the week ending April 27 cash cheese barrels averaged $1.78 per pound up 5.5 cents from the previous week. Blocks were 5.4 cents higher at $1.82, butter increased 2.8 cents to $1.72, dry whey slipped 1.2 cents to56.5 cents per pound and nonfat dry milk increased 5.4 cents to average $1.60 per pound.