August dry milk production up from year ago

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WASHINGTON — August production of both nonfat dry milk and skim milk powders were up from a year ago, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said in its latest Dairy Products report (click here to read report).

Nonfat dry milk production in August was 117,420,000 lbs, up 14% from August 2007, and output of skim milk powders was 26,649,000 lbs, up 49%.

Total dry whey production was 87,633,000 lbs, down 7% from last year’s levels. Production of lactose was 63,048,000 lbs, down 1%, and total whey protein concentrate production was 34,369,000 lbs, up 11% from August 2007, the U.S.D.A. said. Dry buttermilk outturn was 5,918,000 lbs, up 2% from a year ago.

Total manufactures’ stocks of dry whey on Aug. 30 were 63,576,000 lbs, down 13% from a year ago, and included 57,753,000 lbs for human use, down 12%, and 5,823,000 lbs for animal use, down 21%. Whey protein concentrate stocks totaled 40,241,000 lbs, up 49% from a year ago. Total lactose stocks were 89.545,000 lbs, up 64% from a year ago.

Butter production in August was 115,819,000 lbs, up 4% from August 2007 and up 1% from July 2008.

Cheese production in August totaled 821,271,000 lbs, up 3% from a year ago and up 1% from July 2008.

Production of regular hard ice cream in August was 78,621,000 gallons, down 1% from the previous year. Low-fat ice cream production was 36,730,000 gallons, down slightly from August 2007.

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