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06 May 2015

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Dairy Products Prices

March 2015 Highlights

Total cheese output (excluding cottage cheese) was 987 million pounds, 1.8 percent above March 2014 and 11.3 percent above February 2015.

Italian type cheese production totaled 433 million pounds, 1.5 percent above March 2014 and 9.7 percent above February 2015.

American type cheese production totaled 388 million pounds, 1.7 percent above March 2014 and 10.6 percent above February 2015.

Butter production was 162 million pounds, 3.0 percent below March 2014 but 3.5 percent above February 2015.

Dry milk powders (comparisons with March 2014)

  • Nonfat dry milk, human - 182 million pounds, up 8.7 percent.
  • Skim milk powders - 37.2 million pounds, down 14.1 percent.

Whey products (comparisons with March 2014)

  • Dry whey, total - 82.8 million pounds, up 15.8 percent.
  • Lactose, human and animal - 93.2 million pounds, down 6.9 percent.
  • Whey protein concentrate, total - 42.6 million pounds, down 5.3 percent.

Frozen products (comparisons with March 2014)

  • Ice cream, regular (hard) - 70.7 million gallons, up 3.5 percent.
  • Ice cream, lowfat (total) - 38.8 million gallons, up 10.1 percent.
  • Sherbet (hard) - 3.81 million gallons, down 6.2 percent.
  • Frozen yogurt (total) - 6.18 million gallons, down 5.4 percent.

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

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