2013 per capita milk production
We've all heard about per capita milk consumption – how many pounds of dairy products we consume annually on a milk equivalent basis. Hint: It's about 600 lbs. per person in the United States.
But what about per capita milk production? The Central federal milk marketing order administrator's office tracks per capita milk production annually, identifying states producing enough milk within their borders to meet the needs of their population. When compared with population estimates, the information helps reflect the aggregate supply and demand balance for individual states and regions throughout the U.S.
According to the Central order's February Marketing Service Bulletin, 18 states produced enough milk in 2013 to meet the needs of their state residents. Six of the top 10 milk production states are also in the top 10 in per capita production: California, Idaho, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico and Wisconsin. Others included Vermont, South Dakota, Iowa, Kansas, Washington, Pennsylvania, Utah, New York, Arizona, Oregon, Colorado and Nebraska.
The leader in per capita production was Idaho, which produced 8,331 lbs. of milk for each resident in 2013. Idaho produced about 6.7% per the U.S. milk supply in 2013, but had just 0.51% of the U.S. population.
Wisconsin was second, at 4,801 lbs. It produced 13.7% of total U.S. milk, but had just 1.8% of the U.S. population.
Nationally, U.S. per capita production for 2013 was 636.5 lbs., down 2.4 lbs. (-0.4%) compared with 2012. However, U.S. per capita production growth has been outpacing population growth, up 12.3 lbs. (+2.0%) between 2008 and 2013.
Saputo’s Joan of Arc® earns package design award
Saputo Cheese USA Inc. has been granted a 2014 American Package Design Award from Graphic Design USA magazine for the redesign of its Joan of Arc® brand.
The Joan of Arc® cheese line – imported since 1918 – features a variety of French and French-style favorites. The redesign was first introduced on the brand’s brie cheeses in 2013; the award-winning look will be rolled out to the brand’s remaining offerings this spring.
Graphic Design USA magazine has sponsored national competitions for five decades, recognizing graphic designers. This year’s competition received 1,800 entries, placing Saputo’s winning entry among the best designed and most innovative packaging in the food and beverage industry.