Nonfat dry milk production in November was 134,801,000 lbs, up 35% from November 2007 and up 11% from October 2008. Output of skim milk powders was 16,477,000 lbs, down 16% from the previous year and down 6% from the previous month.
Manufacturers’ stocks of edible nonfat dry milk were 166,327,000 lbs, up 22% from the previous year.
Total dry whey production was 84,563,000 lbs, down 10% from the previous year. Production of lactose was 57,509,000 lbs, down 3%, and total whey protein concentrate production was 34,350,000 lbs, up 7% from November 2007, the U.S.D.A. said. Dry buttermilk outturn was 6,786,000 lbs, down 6% from a year ago.
Total manufacturers’ stocks of dry whey on Nov. 30 were 59,849,000 lbs, up 1% from the previous year, and included 56,469,000 lbs for human use, up 6%, and 3,380,000 lbs for animal use, down 41%. Whey protein concentrate stocks totaled 31,814,000 lbs, up 19% from the previous year. Total lactose stocks were 86,664,000 lbs, up 29% from the previous year. Dry buttermilk stocks were 10,642,000 lbs, down 24% from the previous year.
Butter production in November was 133,631,000 lbs, up 2% from November 2007 and up 3% from October 2008.
Cheese production in November totaled 825,985,000 lbs, up 1% from a year ago but down 2% from October 2008.
Production of regular hard ice cream in November was 57,892,000 gallons, up 3% from the previous year. Low-fat ice cream production was 21,631,000 gallons, down 7% from the previous year.