Milk futures were higher in the near months and cash dairy prices were down except for cheese Thursday on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.
February Class III milk was up $0.11 at $18.32. March was up $0.21 at $18.16. April was up $0.15 at $18.35. May was up $0.15 at $18.70. June through December contracts range from one cent lower in August and September to six cents higher in October.
Dry whey was down $0.0175 at $0.3125. Seven sales were recorded from $0.3125 to $0.3225.