Total cheese output (excluding cottage cheese) was 893 million pounds, 3.5 percent above October 2009 and 1.6 percent above September 2010.

Italian type cheese production totaled 369 million pounds, 3.1 percent above October 2009 and 0.9 percent above September 2010.

American type cheese production totaled 364 million pounds, 4.1 percent above October 2009 and 2.8 percent above September 2010.

Butter production was 122 million pounds, 7.5 percent above October 2009 and 6.8 percent above September 2010.

Dry milk powders (comparisons with October 2009) Nonfat dry milk, human - 115 million pounds, up 24.2 percent. Skim milk powders - 17.5 million pounds, up 72.2 percent.

Whey products (comparisons with October 2009) Dry whey, total - 79.0 million pounds, down 3.3 percent. Lactose, human and animal - 74.0 million pounds, up 15.8 percent. Whey protein concentrate, total - 35.4 million pounds, down 1.3 percent.

Frozen products (comparisons with October 2009) Ice cream, regular (hard) - 61.3 million gallons, down 10.7 percent. Ice cream, lowfat (total) - 27.9 million gallons, down 1.6 percent. Sherbet (hard) - 3.03 million gallons, down 9.4 percent. Frozen yogurt (total) - 4.43 million gallons, down 25.5 percent.