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03 May 2012

USDA Dairy Products March 2012 HighlightsUSDA Dairy Products March 2012 Highlights


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Total cheese output (excluding cottage cheese) was 946 million pounds, 3.7 percent above March 2011 and 10.3 percent above February 2012.

Italian type cheese production totaled 405 million pounds, 1.4 percent above March 2011 and 10.4 percent above February 2012.

American type cheese production totaled 382 million pounds, 4.1 percent above March 2011 and 9.9 percent above February 2012.

Butter production was 176 million pounds, 6.4 percent above March 2011 and 3.9 percent above February 2012.

Dry milk powders (comparisons with March 2011)
Nonfat dry milk, human - 189 million pounds, up 49.9 percent.
Skim milk powders - 11.9 million pounds, down 71.5 percent.

Whey products (comparisons with March 2011) Dry whey, total - 90.2 million pounds, down 4.3 percent.
Lactose, human and animal - 89.9 million pounds, up 5.4 percent.
Whey protein concentrate, total - 38.9 million pounds, up 5.6 percent.
Frozen products (comparisons with March 2011)
Ice cream, regular (hard) - 72.5 million gallons, down 3.3 percent.
Ice cream, lowfat (total) - 39.6 million gallons, up 0.4 percent.
Sherbet (hard) - 4.08 million gallons, down 8.1 percent.
Frozen yogurt (total) - 5.67 million gallons, down 4.0 percent.

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

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