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DAIRY prices


Minimum Class Price Letters
Minimum prices that milk processors must pay for five classes of milk.
Minimum Class Price Letters

Excel File of California Milk Prices
Historical Class prices and Pool prices by month. Assessment rates for dairy producers and dairy processors are also included.
Dairy Price (Excel File)
Pool Usage Percentage (Excel)

Minimum Class and Pool Prices from Dairy Information Bulletin
Minimum prices for Class 1, 2, 3, 4a, and 4b Market Milk F.O.B. Plant; Pool prices for Quota, Overbase, and Blend.
Minimum Class and Pool Prices (Excel)

Class Price and Pool Price Announcement Calendar
2015 Class Price Schedule (PDF)
2015 Class Price and Pool Price Announcement Calendar (PDF)

How to Calculate Prices
Step-by-step instructions for calculating minimum class prices, Class 4a and 4b price calculator, milk price formula diagrams.
How to Calculate Prices

Commodity Prices
Prices used in the Calculation of Class 1, 2, 3, 4A and 4B Prices.
Monthly Commodity Prices (Excel)

California Nonfat Dry Milk Prices
Average price received for nonfat dry milk by California processors.
CA NFDM Prices
Weekly Nonfat Dry Milk Sales Report
Monthly Nonfat Dry Milk Sales Report

A.C. Nielsen Average Retail Prices
Through May 2015, the Department contracted with A.C. Nielsen to provide the weighted average retail prices for whole, reduced fat, lowfat, and skim milks for 52 U.S. cities. This data is no longer be available.
Retail Prices
Previous Year Archive (2014-1999)

Fluid Milk Sales Container Survey
Fluid milk sales of market whole, reduced fat, lowfat, and skim milks, reported by container size, number of units sold and percent of total Class 1 Sales, annually, for the month of October.
Final Report to Industry (2014)
Final Report to Industry (2013)
Final Report to Industry (2012)

Monthly Mailbox Prices
Net prices received by dairy producers across the U.S. by state or marketing region.
Monthly Mailbox Prices
Milk Mailbox Prices Area Map

Minimum Pool Price Letters
Minimum prices that milk processors must pay for five classes of milk.
Minimum Pool Price Letters