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04 October 2012

USDA Dairy Products - August 2012 HighlightsUSDA Dairy Products - August 2012 Highlights


Dairy Products Prices

Total cheese output (excluding cottage cheese) was 884 million pounds, 2.6 percent above August 2011 and 0.5 percent above July 2012.

Italian type cheese production totaled 370 million pounds, 1.9 percent above August 2011 and 0.5 percent above July 2012.

American type cheese production totaled 354 million pounds, 4.5 percent above August 2011 but 0.7 percent below July 2012.

Butter production was 129 million pounds, 3.5 percent below August 2011 and 3.1 percent below July 2012.

Dry milk powders (comparisons with August 2011)
Nonfat dry milk, human - 106 million pounds, down 7.8 percent.
Skim milk powders - 40.3 million pounds, up 4.3 percent.

Whey products (comparisons with August 2011)
Dry whey, total - 89.1 million pounds, up 11.8 percent.
Lactose, human and animal - 85.6 million pounds, up 3.0 percent.
Whey protein concentrate, total - 34.9 million pounds, down 0.9 percent.

Frozen products (comparisons with August 2011)
Ice cream, regular (hard) - 74.4 million gallons, down 5.5 percent.
Ice cream, lowfat (total) - 40.6 million gallons, down 6.0 percent.
Sherbet (hard) - 3.77 million gallons, down 13.7 percent.
Frozen yogurt (total) - 6.54 million gallons, down 1 percent.

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

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