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30 April 2015

USDA Dairy Products Annual Summary - 30 April 2015USDA Dairy Products Annual Summary - 30 April 2015


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Annual Summary 2014

Total cheese production, excluding cottage cheeses, was 11.5 billion pounds, 3.1 percent above 2013 production. Wisconsin was the leading State with 25.4 percent of the production.

Italian varieties, with 4.95 billion pounds were 4.5 percent above 2013 production and accounted for 43.2 percent of total cheese in 2014. Mozzarella accounted for 79.3 percent of the Italian production followed by Provolone with 7.3 percent and Parmesean with 6.1 percent. California was the leading State in Italian cheese production with 31.6 percent of the production.

American type cheese production was 4.53 billion pounds, 2.6 percent above 2013 and accounted for 39.6 percent of total cheese in 2014. Wisconsin was the leading State in American type cheese production with 18.7 percent of the production.

Butter production in the United States during 2014 totaled 1.86 billion pounds, 0.3 percent below 2013. California accounted for 33.0 percent of the production.

Dry milk powders (2014 United States production, comparisons with 2013) Nonfat dry milk, human - 1.76 billion pounds, up 19.4 percent. Skim milk powders - 544 million pounds, down 13.8 percent.

Whey products (2014 United States production, comparisons with 2013) Dry whey, total - 870 million pounds, down 8.7 percent. Lactose, human and animal - 1.13 billion pounds, up 8.9 percent. Whey protein concentrate, total - 538 million pounds, up 8.1 percent.

Frozen products (2014 United States production, comparisons with 2013) Ice cream, Regular (total) - 872 million gallons, down 2.8 percent. Ice cream, Lowfat (total) - 412 million gallons, up 2.7 percent. Sherbet (total) - 45.7 million gallons, down 1.0 percent. Frozen Yogurt (total) - 66.8 million gallons, down 10.4 percent.

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

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