September nonfat dry milk production up sharply

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WASHINGTON — September production of nonfat dry milk powders was up sharply from a year ago while production of skim milk powders was down sharply, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said in its latest Dairy Products report (click here to read report).

Nonfat dry milk production in September was 90.3 million lbs, up 43% from September 2006, while output of skim milk powders was 14.9 million lbs, down 35%.

Total dry whey production was 88.1 million lbs, up 2% from last year. Production of lactose for human and animal consumption was 60.4 million lbs, up 3%, and total whey protein concentrate was 31.2 million lbs, down 10% from September 2006.

Butter production in September was 112 million lbs, which was 7% above September 2006 and 2% above August 2007.

Cheese production in September totaled 778 million lbs, down 1% from a year ago.

Production of regular hard ice cream was 70.9 million gallons in September, down 5% from the previous year. Low-fat ice cream production was 29.7 million gallons, down 4% from September 2006.

Total manufacturers’ stocks of dry whey on Sept. 30 were 67.8 million lbs, up 75% from a year ago and included 61.2 million lbs of dry whey for human use, up 64%, and 6.1 million lbs for animal use, up 389%.

Whey protein concentrate stocks totaled 26.8 million lbs, down 6.5% from Sept. 30, 2006. Total lactose stocks were 62.8 million lbs, up 43% from a year ago, the U.S.D.A. said.

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