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08 February 2013

USDA Dairy Products - December 2012 HighlightsUSDA Dairy Products - December 2012 Highlights


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December 2012 Highlights

Total cheese output (excluding cottage cheese) was 949 million pounds, 2.0 percent above December 2011 and 3.8 percent above November 2012.

Italian type cheese production totaled 409 million pounds, 0.1 percent below December 2011 but 6.4 percent above November 2012.

American type cheese production totaled 378 million pounds, 2.6 percent above December 2011 and 4.2 percent above November 2012.

Butter production was 173 million pounds, 4.4 percent above December 2011 and 20.9 percent above November 2012.

Dry milk powders (comparisons with December 2011)
Nonfat dry milk, human - 157 million pounds, up 4.7 percent.
Skim milk powders - 38.1 million pounds, up 4.3 percent.

Whey products (comparisons with December 2011)
Dry whey, total - 88.6 million pounds, up 6.6 percent.
Lactose, human and animal - 87.6 million pounds, up 3.1 percent.
Whey protein concentrate, total - 38.6 million pounds, down 1.9 percent.

Frozen products (comparisons with December 2011)
Ice cream, regular (hard) - 49.1 million gallons, down 2.9 percent.
Ice cream, lowfat (total) - 23.8 million gallons, down 12.5 percent.
Sherbet (hard) - 2.52 million gallons, up 5.5 percent.
Frozen yogurt (total) - 3.16 million gallons, down 22.0 percent.

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

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