December Calif. 4a/4b prices Decline
The December 2012 California Class 4a milk prices is $17.47/cwt., down 80¢ from November 2012, but 88¢ more than December 2011. It brings the 2012 average 4a price to $15.63/cwt., $3.19 less than 2011.
The December 2012 California Class 4b price is $16.30/cwt., down $2.18 from November, but $1.16 more than December 2011. The 2012 average 4b price is $15.54/cwt., down 83¢ from 2011.
Federal order December Class II, III & IV prices are announced Jan. 3.