Feedstuffs is part of the Informa Markets Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Dairy products including milk, cheese, butter and yogurt displayed on white wood nevodka/iStock/Thinkstock

Economist explores dairy consumption data after bankruptcies

Overall dairy product consumption has trended higher during last four decades.

The downward trends in dairy consumption, mainly fluid milk, have been cited as a significant factor in the recent bankruptcy announcements by Dean Foods and Borden Dairy, but agricultural economist David Widmar recently explored the data and found that per capita dairy consumption in the U.S. since the mid-1990s has actually been higher. In addition, although consumption has plateaued in recent years, he said consumption in 2018 -- the most recent data point -- was the highest since 1975.

All access premium subscription

This content requires a subscription to Feedstuffs in order to access. If you are a paid subscriber, use your email and password to Log In now.


Current Feedstuffs Subscribers: Online and mobile access are now included at no charge to you. To read this article, use your subscriber email and password to log-in to your account (or contact us for assistance in updating your account.)


Not Currently a Subscriber: Subscribe NOW to Feedstuffs and receive our print and/or digital publications, enewsletters and premium online content. Visit Feedstuffs.com and click on Subscribe at the top of the page for more information.


SUBSCRIBE NOW https://circulation.feedstuffs.com/Publications.aspx


TO RENEW YOUR SUBSCRIPTION https://circulation.feedstuffs.com/SubscriptionOffers.aspx


Hide comments
account-default-image

Comments

  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Publish