July nonfat dry milk production down 1%

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WASHINGTON — July production of nonfat dry milk was down 1% from the previous year but production of skim milk powders was up 61%, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said in its latest Dairy Products Report.

Nonfat dry milk production was 131,819,000 lbs, down 3% from 136,187,000 lbs in June and down 1% from 133,175,000 lbs in July 2009. Output of skim milk powders was 22,626,000 lbs, down 31% from 32,708,000 lbs in June but up 61% from 14,023,000 lbs in July 2009.

Manufacturers’ stocks of edible nonfat dry milk on July 31 totaled 193,613,000 lbs, up 11% from June and up 12% from July 2009. July nonfat dry milk shipments were 106,856,000 lbs, up 2% from June but down 31% from July 2009.

Total dry whey production was 87,538,000 lbs, up 2% from June but down 7% from July 2009. Production of lactose was 78,192,000 lbs, up 3% from June and up 28% from July 2009. Whey protein concentrate production in July totaled 34,937,000 lbs, up 2% from June but down 1% from the same month of the previous year. Dry buttermilk outturn was 5,736,000 lbs, up 1% from June but down slightly from the same month a year ago.

Total manufacturers stocks of dry whey on July 31 were 53,767,000 lbs, down 9% from July 2009, including 46,316,000 lbs for human use, down 20%, and 7,451,000 lbs for animal use, up 445%. Total lactose stocks were 81,893,000 lbs, down 40% from the same month of the previous year. Whey protein concentrate stocks totaled 36,585,000 lbs, down 1% from the previous year. Dry buttermilk stocks were 9,208,000 lbs, up 65% from a year earlier.

Butter production in July was 111,014,000 lbs, down 5% from June and down 3% from July 2009.

Cheese production in July was 882,284,000 lbs, up slightly from June and up 5% from July 2009. Production of regular hard ice cream totaled 79,000,000 gallons, down 6% from both the previous month and year. Low-fat ice cream production was 41,192,000 lbs, down 9% from June but up 6% from July 2009.

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