August nonfat dry milk production down from 2008

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WASHINGTON — August production of both nonfat dry milk and skim milk powders were down from a year ago, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said in its latest Dairy Products Report.

Nonfat dry milk production was 105,620,000 lbs, down 20% from July and down 8% from August 2008. Output of skim milk powders was 10,677,000 lbs, down 24% from July and down 60% from the previous year, the U.S.D.A. said.

Manufacturers’ shipments of edible nonfat dry milk in August were 144,083,000 lbs, down 5% from the previous month but up 46% from the previous year, while Aug. 31 stocks were 142,005,000 lbs, down 17% from last year.

Total dry whey production was 92,184,000 lbs, down 2% from July but up 3% from August 2008. Production of lactose was 62,417,000 lbs, up 2% from July but down 2% from August 2008. Production of whey protein concentrate totaled 34,676,000 lbs, down 1% from July and down slightly from the previous year. Dry buttermilk outturn was 5,099,000 lbs, down 11% from the previous month and down 9% from the previous year.

Total manufacturers’ stocks of dry whey on August 30 were 53,136,000 lbs, down 16% from the previous year, including 50,442,000 lbs for human use, down 11%, and 2,694,000 lbs for animal use, down 59%. Total lactose stocks were 54,043,000 lbs, down 42% from 2008. Whey protein concentrate stocks totaled 35,781,000 lbs, down 7% from a year ago. Dry buttermilk stocks were 5,024,000 lbs, down 53% from the previous year.

Butter production in August was 100,181,000 lbs, down 12% from July and down 14% from August 2008.

Cheese production in August totaled 849,531,000 lbs, up 1% from July and up 3% from August 2008.

Production of regular hard ice cream in August was 79,131,000 gallons, up slightly from the previous year. Low-fat ice cream production was 36,556,000 gallons, up 1% from the previous year.

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