California Department of Food and Agriculture

How to Calculate Prices

Detailed Instructions Used to Calculate Class Prices
A four-page document that explains the steps involved in calculating minimum prices for Classes 1, 2, 3, 4a and 4b.
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Class 1 and 4a/4b Price Calculator
Allows users to input butter, nonfat powder, Cheddar cheese and dry whey commodity prices and calculates the resulting Class 1 or 4a/4b prices.
Class 1 and 4a/4b Price Calculator

Diagrams of California Milk Pricing Formulas
Provides simplified diagramatic representations of the five class pricing formulas with explanatory notes.
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