Butterfat Boom: What is driving demand for this U.S. dairy product?

The dairy industry is experiencing a boom in butterfat consumption, driven by consumer trends favoring full-fat dairy products like butter.

This shift represents a significant opportunity for dairy farmers, as butter prices have been instrumental in supporting milk prices.
In total, the production of U.S. butterfat has increased by 27% in an eleven-year span.

California Ag Net check in with Cobank’s lead dairy economist to learn more about what is driving demand for butterfat.

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