August nonfat dry milk production up 12%

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WASHINGTON — August production of nonfat dry milk was up 12% from the previous year and production of skim milk powders was up 41%, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said in its latest Dairy Products Report.
Nonfat dry milk production was 119,986,000 lbs, down 9% from 131,819,000 lbs in July but up 12% from 107,049,000 lbs in August 2009. Output of skim milk powders was 15,075,000 lbs, down 33% from 22,626,000 lbs in July but up 41% from 10,677,000 lbs in August 2009.

Manufacturers’ stocks of edible nonfat dry milk on Aug. 31 totaled 160,301,000 lbs, down 17% from July but up 16% from August 2009. August nonfat milk shipments were 150,576,000 lbs, up 40% from July and up 3% from August 2009.

Total dry whey production was 81,858,000 lbs, down 7% from July and down 1% from August 2009. Production of lactose was 78,666,000 lbs, up slightly from July and up 27% from August 2009. Whey protein concentrate production in August totaled 35,336,000 lbs, down 2% from July and nearly unchanged from August 2009. Dry buttermilk outturn was 5,201,000 lbs, down 9% from July but up 2% from the same month during the previous year.

Total manufacturers stocks of dry whey on Aug. 31 were 43,792,000 lbs, down 20% from August 2009, including 38,869,000 lbs for human use, down 26%, and 4,923,000 lbs for animal use, up 89%. Total lactose stocks were 82,586,000 lbs, up 59% from the same month of the previous year. Whey protein concentrate stocks totaled 34,171,000 lbs, down 8% from the previous year. Dry buttermilk stocks were 7,903,000 lbs, up 57% from a year earlier.

Butter production in August was 101,625,000 lbs, down 8% from July but up 1% from August 2009. Cheese production in August was 880,574,000 lbs, down slightly from July but up 4% from August 2009. Production of regular hard ice cream totaled 76,537,000 lbs, down 3% from the previous month and down 4% from the previous year. Low-fat ice cream production was 40,243,000 lbs, down 2% from July and up 11% from August 2009.

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