Class IV Dairy Price as reported by Hoard's Dairyman
|Aug 31|| next update
August Class IV price was $14.65 — up $1.75 from last year
Class IV PriceAnnounced on August 31, the August Class IV (butter/powder) price was $14.65. The price per hundredweight was down 19 cents from the previous month.
The Class IV not only prices butter and powder but also affects the Class I mover. The Class I mover (based on "higher of" advanced Class III or Class IV skim milk price) plus the Class I differential for each order determines Class I skim milk price. The mover is equivalent to the Basic Formula Price (BFP) under the old pricing system. It equals (base skim milk price for Class I times 0.965) plus (advanced butterfat pricing factor times 3.5). The Class I mover is announced on or before the 23rd of the previous month.
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