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01 June 2012

USDA Dairy Products April 2012 HighlightsUSDA Dairy Products April 2012 Highlights

Total cheese output (excluding cottage cheese) was 903 million pounds, 2.1 percent above April 2011 but 4.7 percent below March 2012.
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Italian type cheese production totaled 381 million pounds, 0.8 percent below April 2011 and 5.9 percent below March 2012.

American type cheese production totaled 372 million pounds, 3.5 percent above April 2011 but 2.7 percent below March 2012.

Butter production was 170 million pounds, 7.2 percent above April 2011 but 3.3 percent below March 2012.

Dry milk powders (comparisons with April 2011)
Nonfat dry milk, human - 192 million pounds, up 31.1 percent.
Skim milk powders - 17.5 million pounds, down 35.4 percent.

Whey products (comparisons with April 2011)
Dry whey, total - 86.0 million pounds, down 6.6 percent.
Lactose, human and animal - 87.2 million pounds, up 8.3 percent.
Whey protein concentrate, total - 37.1 million pounds, up 6.9 percent.

Frozen products (comparisons with April 2011)
Ice cream, regular (hard) - 69.5 million gallons, down 2.6 percent.
Ice cream, lowfat (total) - 41.1 million gallons, up 2.7 percent.
Sherbet (hard) - 3.88 million gallons, up 5.0 percent.
Frozen yogurt (total) - 5.62 million gallons, up 5.3 percent.

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

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