Dairy Product Prices: Total Cheese Up, Butter Down

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Total cheese output (excluding cottage cheese) was 890 million pounds, 2.3 percent above March 2009 and 14.8 percent above February 2010.

Italian type cheese production totaled 380 million pounds, 5.8 percent above March 2009 and 15.1 percent above February 2010.

American type cheese production totaled 362 million pounds, 0.6 percent below March 2009 but 13.1 percent above February 2010.

Butter production was 141 million pounds, 4.3 percent below March 2009 but slightly above February 2010.

Dry Milk Powders: (comparisons with March 2009) Nonfat dry milk, human --- 138 million pounds, up slightly. Skim milk powders --- 27.6 million pounds, up 13.1 percent.

Whey products: (comparisons with March 2009) Dry whey, total --- 93.6 million pounds, up 13.1 percent. Lactose, human and animal --- 74.4 million pounds, up 24.5 percent. Whey protein concentrate, total --- 36.3 million pounds, up 3.0 percent.

Frozen products: (comparisons with March 2009) Ice cream, Regular (hard) --- 79.8 million gallons, up 5.5 percent. Ice cream, Lowfat (total) --- 40.6 million  gallons, up 13.3 percent. Sherbet (hard) --- 4.93 million gallons, down 2.5 percent. Frozen Yogurt (total) --- 6.54 million gallons, up 1 percent.



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