*Predicted values based on Class III and Class IV futures regression (Gould, 2018).
Table 3: 24 month Actual and Predicted* Class III, Class IV, and Pennsylvania Average Mailbox Price ($/cwt)
*Italicized predicted values based on Class III and Class IV futures regression (Gould, 2018).
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Data sources for price data
All Milk Price: Pennsylvania and U.S. All Milk Price (USDA, 2018)
Predicted Class III, Class IV, and Pennsylvania Mailbox Price (average of the Eastern and Western PA mailbox Price) (Gould, 2018)
Alfalfa Hay: Pennsylvania and U.S. monthly Alfalfa Hay Price (USDA, 2018)
Corn Grain: Pennsylvania and U.S. monthly Corn Grain Price (USDA, 2018)
Soybean Meal: Feed Price List (Ishler, 2018) and average of Decatur, Illinois Rail and Truck Soybean Meal, High Protein prices, National Feedstuffs (Gould, 2018).
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