April nonfat dry milk production, stocks up from 2008

by FoodBusinessNews.net Staff
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WASHINGTON — April production of nonfat dry milk was up slightly and stocks were well above a year ago, while production and stocks of most other dry dairy products were below year-ago levels, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said in its latest Dairy Products report.

Nonfat dry milk production in April was 139,042,000 lbs, up 3.1% from April 2008 and up 2.8% from March 2009. Output of skim milk powders was 24,645,000 lbs, down 31.8% from the previous year, but up 0.9% from the previous month.

Production of total dry whey was 92,778,000 lbs, down 6% from April 2008. Lactose production was 58,491,000 lbs, down 8.3%, and total whey protein concentrate was 31,888,000 lbs, down 12.1%, according to the U.S.D.A. Dry buttermilk outturn was 5,366,000 lbs, down 16.8% from a year ago.

Total manufacturers’ stocks of nonfat dry milk for human consumption on April 30 were 177,717,000 lbs, up 23.9% from a year earlier, according to the U.S.D.A. Stocks of dry whey were 48,772,000 lbs, down 14.6% from the previous year, including 47,426,000 lbs for human use, down 11.2%, and 1,346,000 lbs for animal use, down 63.6%. Whey protein concentrate stocks totaled 34,664,000 lbs, down 17.5% from the previous year. Total lactose stocks were 75,548,000 lbs, down 7.3 % from a year ago. Dry buttermilk stocks were 3,969,000 lbs, down 57% from April 30, 2008.

Butter production in April was 144,086,000 lbs, down 3.9% from April 2008 and down 2.1% from March 2009.

Cheese production in April totaled 846,375,000 lbs, up 3.2% from the previous year but down 2.8% from the previous month.

Production of regular hard ice cream in April was 79,572,000 gallons, up 3.2% from the previous year. Low-fat ice cream production was 35,280,000 gallons, down 3% from a year ago.

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