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11 April 2016

USDA Dairy Products - February 2016USDA Dairy Products - February 2016


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February 2016 Highlights

Total cheese output (excluding cottage cheese) was 956 million pounds, 7.8 percent above February 2015 but 4.7 percent below January 2016.

Italian type cheese production totaled 431 million pounds, 9.2 percent above February 2015 but 1.0 percent below January 2016.

American type cheese production totaled 368 million pounds, 4.9 percent above February 2015 but 8.2 percent below January 2016.

Butter production was 171 million pounds, 9.6 percent above February 2015 but 2.5 percent below January 2016.

Dry milk powders (comparisons with February 2015)

  • Nonfat dry milk, human - 145 million pounds, down 3.9 percent.
  • Skim milk powders - 39.9 million pounds, up 23.1 percent.

Whey products (comparisons with February 2015)

  • Dry whey, total - 74.6 million pounds, down 4.3 percent.
  • Lactose, human and animal - 82.7 million pounds, up 2.9 percent.
  • Whey protein concentrate, total - 36.9 million pounds, down 5.1 percent.

Frozen products (comparisons with February 2015)

  • Ice cream, regular (hard) - 60.1 million gallons, up 2.5 percent.
  • Ice cream, lowfat (total) - 29.6 million gallons, down 6.3 percent.
  • Sherbet (hard) - 3.15 million gallons, down 3.3 percent.
  • Frozen yogurt (total) - 6.40 million gallons, down 2.1 percent.

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

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