February Cheese Production up From Last Year, Down From January

The latest Dairy Products report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows cheese production is on the rise from last year, but down from the previous month. 

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The latest Dairy Products report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows cheese production is on the rise from last year, but down from the previous month. 

Total cheese output (excluding cottage cheese) was 982 million pounds, 4.2 percent above February 2017 but 10.5 percent below January 2018.

Italian type cheese production totaled 424 million pounds, 4.3 percent above February 2017 but 10.6 percent below January 2018.

American type cheese production totaled 397 million pounds, 6.1 percent above February 2017 but 8.5 percent below January 2018.

Butter production was 169 million pounds, 4.7 percent above February 2017 but 7.4 percent below January 2018.

Dry milk products (comparisons in percentage with February 2017)

  • Nonfat dry milk, human - 159 million pounds, up 12.1 percent.
  • Skim milk powder - 36.5 million pounds, down 8.9 percent.

Whey products (comparisons in percentage with February 2017)

  • Dry whey, total - 89.4 million pounds, up 14.6 percent.
  • Lactose, human and animal - 86.8 million pounds, up 2.3 percent.
  • Whey protein concentrate, total - 39.9 million pounds, up 10.7 percent.

Frozen products (comparisons in percentage with February 2017)

  • Ice cream, regular (hard) - 55.5 million gallons, down 5.8 percent.
  • Ice cream, lowfat (total) - 35.2 million gallons, up 3.5 percent.
  • Sherbet (hard) - 2.88 million gallons, up 6.4 percent.
  • Frozen yogurt (total) - 4.62 million gallons, down 9.8 percent.

The full Dairy Products report can be read here

 
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