April nonfat dry milk production down 4%

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WASHINGTON — April production of nonfat dry milk was down 4% from the previous year, but production of skim milk powders was up 87%, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said in its latest Dairy Products Report.
Nonfat dry milk production was 146,242,000 lbs, up 16% from 125,876,000 lbs in March but down 4% from 152,945,000 lbs in April 2010. Output of skim milk powders was 27,008,000 lbs, down 35% from 41,788,000 lbs in March but up 87% from 14,463,000 lbs last year.

Manufacturers’ stocks of edible nonfat dry milk as of April 30, 2011, were 149,872,000 lbs, up 21% from 123,794,000 lbs in March and up 3% from 145,361,000 lbs in April 2010. March nonfat dry milk shipments were 113,601,000 lbs, down 8% from 122,851,000 lbs in March and down 26% from 152,516,000 lbs in April 2010.

Total dry whey production was 92,157,000 lbs, down 2% from 94,329,000 lbs in March but up 5% from 87,728,000 lbs in April 2010. Production of lactose was 80,250,000 lbs, down 5% from 84,844,000 lbs in March but up 10% from 73,319,000 lbs in April 2010. Whey protein concentrate production totaled 34,091,000 lbs, down 9% from 37,263,000 lbs in March and down 6% from 36,265,000 lbs in April 2010. April dry buttermilk outturn was 7,863,000 lbs, down 10% from 8,760,000 lbs in March but up 20% from 6,575,000 lbs in April 2010.

Total manufacturers stocks of dry whey on April 30, 2011, were 56,308,000 lbs, up 11% from 50,958,000 lbs in March and up 6% from 53,283,000 lbs in April 2010. Total lactose stocks were 77,404,000 lbs, up 4% from 74,441,000 lbs in March and also up 4% from 74,136,000 lbs in April 2010. Whey protein concentrate stocks totaled 32,370,000 lbs, up 7% from 30,317,000 lbs in March but down 16% from 38,515,000 lbs in April 2010. Dry buttermilk stocks totaled 16,828,000 lbs, up 4% from 16,189,000 lbs in March and up 114% from 7,882,000 lbs in April 2010.

Butter production in April 2011 was 158,819,000 lbs, down 4% from 164,934,000 lbs in March but up 19% from 133,056,000 lbs in April 2010. Total cheese production in April was 881,993,000 lbs, down 3% from 911,470,000 in March but up 2% from 864,070,000 lbs in April 2010. Production of regular hard ice cream totaled 75,467,000 gallons, up 1% from 74,616,000 gallons in March but down 4% from 78,372,000 gallons on April 2010.

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