June nonfat dry milk production down 7%

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WASHINGTON — June production of nonfat dry milk was down 7% from the previous year but production of skim milk powders was up 95%, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said in its latest Dairy Products Report.
Nonfat dry milk production was 136,081,000 lbs, down 12% from May and down 7% from June 2009. Output of skim milk powders was 32,708,000 lbs, up 91% from May and up 95% from June 2009.

Manufacturers’ stocks of edible nonfat dry milk on June 30 totaled 174,814,000 lbs, up 18% from May but down 13% from the previous year. June nonfat dry milk shipments were 104,085,000 lbs, down 29% from May and down 28% from June 2009.

Total dry whey production was 85,790,000 lbs, down 4% from May and down 7% from June 2009. Production of lactose was 76,067,000 lbs, up 2% from May and up 26% from June 2009. Whey protein concentrate production in June totaled 34,306,000 lbs, down 4% from May and down 1% from a year earlier. Dry buttermilk outturn was 5,805,000 lbs, down 12% from May and down 7% from the same month of the previous year.

Total manufacturers stocks of dry whey on June 30 were 48,673,000 lbs, down 3% from June 2009, including 42,084,000 lbs for human use, down 14%, and 6,589,000 lbs for animal use, up 324%. Total lactose stocks were 76,137,000 lbs, down 19% from the same period of the previous year. Whey protein concentrate stocks totaled 36,245,000 lbs, down 3% from the previous year. Dry buttermilk stocks were 9,398,000 lbs, up 72% from the same period of the previous year.

Butter production in June was 118,335,000 lbs, down 9% from May and down 6% from June 2009.

Cheese production in June was 881,802,000 lbs, up slightly from May and up 5% from June 2009. Production of regular hard ice cream totaled 84,552,000 gallons, down 5% from the previous year. Low-fat ice cream production was 45,507,000 gallons, up 8% from June.

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