September nonfat dry milk production up 24%

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WASHINGTON — September production of nonfat dry milk was up 24% from the previous year and production of skim milk powders was up 36%, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said in its latest Dairy Products Report.
Nonfat dry milk production was 108,925,000 lbs, down 9% from 119,562,000 lbs in August but up 24% from 87,808,000 lbs in September 2009, the U.S.D.A. said. Output of skim milk powders was 17,051,000 lbs, up 13% from 15,075,000 lbs in August and up 36% from 12,585,000 lbs in September 2009.

Manufacturers’ stocks of edible nonfat dry milk were 139,294,000 lbs, down 15% from August but up 14% from September 2009. September nonfat milk shipments were 129,299,000 lbs, down 13% from August but up 23% from September 2009.

Total dry whey production was 78,203,000 lbs, down 5% from August and down 1% from September 2009. Production of lactose was 76,136,000 lbs, down 4% from August but up 27% from September 2009. Whey protein concentrate production in September totaled 35,791,000 lbs, up 2% from August and up 3% from September 2009. Dry buttermilk outturn was 5,527,000 lbs, up 6% from August and up 4% from the same month of the previous year.

Total manufacturers stocks of dry whey on Sept. 30 were 42,713,000 lbs, down 18% from September 2009, including 38,038,000 lbs for human use, down 24%, and 4,675,000 lbs for animal use, up 129%. Total lactose stocks were 85,240,000 lbs, up 60% from the same month of the previous year. Whey protein concentrate stocks totaled 31,749,000 lbs, down 19% from a year ago. Dry buttermilk stocks were 8,809,000 lbs, up 118% from a year earlier.

Butter production in September was 110,467,000 lbs, up 9% from August and up 17% from September 2009. Cheese production in September was 878,557,000 lbs, up slightly from August and up 4% from September 2009. Production of regular hard ice cream totaled 74,040,000 gallons, down 2% from the previous month and down slightly from the previous year. Low-fat ice cream production was 33,337,000 gallons, down 17% from August but up 6% from September 2009.

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