November nonfat dry milk production up sharply

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WASHINGTON — November production of nonfat dry milk powders was up sharply from a year ago while production of skim milk powders was down, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said in its latest Dairy Products report (click here to read report).

Nonfat dry milk production in November was 98.4 million lbs, up 28% from November 2006, while output of skim milk powders was 19.7 million lbs, down 26%.

Total dry whey production was 93.6 million lbs, up 9% from last year. Production of lactose for human and animal consumption was 58.8 million lbs, down 3%, and total whey protein concentrate production was 32.2 million lbs, down 3% from November 2006.

Butter production in November was 132 million lbs, which was 12% above November 2006 and 2% above October 2007.

Cheese production in November totaled 808 million lbs, 1% above a year ago.

Production of regular hard ice cream was 56.4 million gallons, down 4% from the previous year. Low-fat ice cream production was 24.2 million gallons, up 4% from November 2006.

Total manufacturers’ stocks of dry whey on Nov. 30 were 58.3 million lbs, up 62% from a year ago and included 52.6 million lbs of dry whey for human use, up 51%, and 5.7 million lbs for animal use, up 389%.

Whey protein concentrate stocks totaled 26.7 million lbs, down 4% from a year ago. Total lactose stocks were 62.2 million lbs, up 62% from a year ago, the U.S.D.A. said.

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