December nonfat dry milk production up 10%

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WASHINGTON — December production of nonfat dry milk was up 10% from the previous year and production of skim milk powders was up 20%, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said in its latest dairy Products Report.
Nonfat dry milk production was 139,500,000 lbs, up 20% from 116,653,000 lbs in November and up 10% from 126,720,000 lbs in December 2009. Output of skim milk powders was 27,184,000 lbs, up 42% from 19,205,000 lbs in November and up 20% from 22,601,000 lbs a year ago.

Manufacturers’ stocks of edible nonfat dry milk on Dec. 31, 2010, were 144,342,000 lbs, up 13% from 127,811,000 lbs in November and up 9% from 132,458,000 lbs in December 2009. December nonfat dry milk shipments were 118,304,000 lbs, up 9% from 108,865,000 lbs in November and up 20% from 98,808,000 lbs in December 2009.

Total dry whey production was 89,579,000 lbs, up 12% from 80,101,000 lbs in November and up 5% from 85,059,000 lbs in December 2009. Production of lactose was 79,960,000 lbs, up 8% from 74,270,000 lbs in November and up 23% from 64,977,000 lbs in December 2009. Whey protein concentrate production in December totaled 36,178,000 lbs, up 5% from 34,603,000 lbs in November and up 4% from 34,785,000 lbs in December 2009. Dry buttermilk outturn was 9,775,000 lbs in December, up 47% from 6,667,000 lbs in November and up 12% from 8,718,000 lbs in December 2009.

Total manufacturers stocks of dry whey on Dec. 31, 2010, were 46,438,000 lbs, up 7% from 43,400,000 lbs in December 2009, including 42,105,000 lbs for human use, up slightly, and 4,333,000 lbs for animal use, up 224%. Total lactose stocks were 80,484,000 lbs, up 45% from the same month a year ago. Whey protein concentrate stocks totaled 35,541,000 lbs, down 9% from the same month last year. Dry buttermilk stocks were 10,927,000 lbs, up 6% from a year earlier.

Butter production in December was 158,082,000 lbs, up 19% from November and up 5% from December 2009. Total cheese production in December was 904,382,000 lbs, up 2% from November and up 5% from December 2009. Production of regular hard ice cream totaled 52,317,000 lbs, up 1% from November and up 7% from December 2009. Low-fat ice cream production was 22,118,000 lbs, down 14% from November and down 4% from December 2009.

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