November nonfat dry milk outturn up from 2007

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WASHINGTON — November production of nonfat dry milk was up while production of skim milk powders was down, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said in its latest Dairy Products report.

Nonfat dry milk production in November was 134,801,000 lbs, up 35% from November 2007 and up 11% from October 2008. Output of skim milk powders was 16,477,000 lbs, down 16% from the previous year and down 6% from the previous month.

Manufacturers’ stocks of edible nonfat dry milk were 166,327,000 lbs, up 22% from the previous year.

Total dry whey production was 84,563,000 lbs, down 10% from the previous year. Production of lactose was 57,509,000 lbs, down 3%, and total whey protein concentrate production was 34,350,000 lbs, up 7% from November 2007, the U.S.D.A. said. Dry buttermilk outturn was 6,786,000 lbs, down 6% from a year ago.

Total manufacturers’ stocks of dry whey on Nov. 30 were 59,849,000 lbs, up 1% from the previous year, and included 56,469,000 lbs for human use, up 6%, and 3,380,000 lbs for animal use, down 41%. Whey protein concentrate stocks totaled 31,814,000 lbs, up 19% from the previous year. Total lactose stocks were 86,664,000 lbs, up 29% from the previous year. Dry buttermilk stocks were 10,642,000 lbs, down 24% from the previous year.

Butter production in November was 133,631,000 lbs, up 2% from November 2007 and up 3% from October 2008.

Cheese production in November totaled 825,985,000 lbs, up 1% from a year ago but down 2% from October 2008.

Production of regular hard ice cream in November was 57,892,000 gallons, up 3% from the previous year. Low-fat ice cream production was 21,631,000 gallons, down 7% from the previous year.

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