October dry milk, butter outturn down from 2008

by Ron Sterk
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WASHINGTON — October production of nonfat dry milk and skim milk powders and butter was down from a year ago, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said in its latest Dairy Products Report.

Edible nonfat dry milk production was 91,524,000 lbs, up 6% from September but down 24% from October 2008. Output of skim milk powders was 10,174,000 lbs, down 19% from a month ago and down 42% from a year ago, the U.S.D.A. said.

Manufacturers’ shipments of edible nonfat dry milk in October were 115,513,000 lbs, up 9.5% from the previous month and up 2% from the previous year, while Oct. 31 stocks were 90,063,000 lbs, down 26% from September and down 47% from a year ago.

Butter production in October was 111,918,000 lbs, up 18% from September but down 14% from October 2008.

Total cheese production in October was 861,192,000 lbs, up 2% from September 2009 and up 1% from October 2008.

Dry whey production totaled 88,673,000 lbs, up 2% from September 2009 and up 1% from October 2008. Total manufacturers’ stocks of dry whey on Oct. 31 were 45,594,000 lbs, down 10% from Sept. 30, 2009, and down 28% from Oct. 31, 2008, including 44,045,000 lbs for human use, down 24% from last year, and 1,549,000 lbs for animal use, down 68%.

Total lactose production in October was 64,052,000 lbs, up 9% from September and up 7% from a year ago. Lactose stocks on Oct. 31 totaled 53,976,000 lbs, up 1% from a month ago but down 44% from Oct. 31, 2008.

Production of whey protein concentrate totaled 35,672,000 lbs, up 3% from September but down slightly from October of last year. Whey protein concentrate stocks on Oct. 31 totaled 35,513,000 lbs, down 9% from September but up 10% from a year ago.

Dry buttermilk outturn was 5,992,000 lbs, up 13% from the previous month but down 5% from the previous year. Dry buttermilk stocks on Oct. 31 were 3,763,000 lbs, down 7% from the previous month and down 62% from a year ago.

Production of regular hard ice cream in October was 70,220,000 gallons, down 1% from a year ago. Low-fat ice cream production totaled 28,815,000 gallons, up 6% from the previous year.
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