May nonfat dry milk production down 5%

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WASHINGTON — May production of nonfat dry milk was down 5% from the previous year, but production of skim milk powders was up 108%, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said in its latest Dairy Products Report.
Nonfat dry milk production was 147,670,000 lbs, up 1% from 146,242,000 lbs in April but down 5% from 154,757,000 lbs in May 2010. Output of skim milk powders was 35,667,000 lbs, up 32% from 27,008,000 lbs in April and up 108% from 17,146,000 lbs last year.

Manufacturers’ stocks of edible nonfat dry milk as of May 31, 2011, were 166,166,000 lbs, up 11% from 149,872,000 lbs in April and up 12% from 148,818,000 lbs in May 2010. May nonfat dry milk shipments were 125,877,000 lbs, up 11% from 113,601,000 lbs in April but down 15% from 147,761,000 lbs in May 2010.

Total dry whey production was 91,532,000 lbs, down 1% from 92,067,000 lbs in April but up 3% from 89,255,000 lbs in May 2010. Production of lactose was 86,002,000 lbs, up 7% from 80,048,000 lbs in April and up 13% from 75,812,000 lbs in May 2010. Whey protein concentrate production totaled 36,614,000 lbs, up 7% from 34,102,000 lbs in April but down 1% from 36,811,000 lbs in May 2010. May dry buttermilk outturn was 8,283,000 lbs, up 5% from 7,863,000 lbs in April and up 26% from 6,596,000 lbs in May 2010.

Total manufacturers stocks of dry whey on May 31, 2011, were 50,676,000 lbs, down 10% from 56,355,000 lbs in April and down 6% from 53,977,000 lbs in May 2010. Total lactose stocks were 73,502,000 lbs, down 3% from 75,948,000 lbs in April and down 4% from 76,920,000 lbs in May 2010. Whey protein concentrate stocks totaled 31,774,000 lbs, down 2% from 32,395,000 lbs in April and down 17% from 38,483,000 lbs in May 2010. Dry buttermilk stocks totaled 17,692,000 lbs, up 5% from 16,882,000 lbs in April and up 126% from 7,836,000 lbs in May 2010.

Butter production in May 2011 was 155,946,000 lbs, down 2% from 158,811,000 lbs in April but up 18% from 131,878,000 lbs in May 2010. Total cheese production in May was 915,203,000 lbs, up 4% from 881,790,000 lbs in April and also up 4% from 880,876,000 lbs in May 2010. Production of regular hard ice cream totaled 75,118,000 gallons in May, up 1% from 74,088,000 gallons in April 2011 but down 6% from 79,640,000 gallons in May 2010. Low-fat ice cream production was 38,582,000 gallons, up slightly from 38,428,000 gallons in April 2011 and up 10% from 35,144,000 gallons in May 2010.

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