September nonfat dry milk output down 10%

by Laura Lloyd
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WASHINGTON — September production of edible nonfat dry milk was 76,368,000 lbs, down 28.6% from August and down 9.6% from September 2012, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said in its latest Dairy Products report.

Manufacturers’ stocks of edible nonfat dry milk were 146,711,000 lbs, down 24.6% from August but up 24.1% from September 2012. September shipments were 110,983,000 lbs, up 3.3% from August and up 37% from a year earlier.

The latest Dairy Products report takes the place of a report that was to be released in early October but was cancelled because of a partial government shutdown from Oct. 1 through Oct. 16.

Output of skim milk powders was 54,234,000 lbs, down 1.5% from August but up 24.3% from September 2012.

Total dry whey production was 69,084,000 lbs, down 5.5% from August and down 6.9% from September 2012.

Production of lactose was 85,961,000 lbs, down 0.5% from 85,433,000 lbs in August but up 0.8% from September 2012. Whey protein concentrate production was 37,156,000 lbs, down 4% from April and up 3.6% from September 2012. Dry buttermilk outturn was 6,596,000 lbs, down 13% from August and down 1.9% from September 2012.

Total manufacturers’ stocks of dry whey on Sept. 30 were 56,733,000 lbs, down 8.6% from August but up 29.7% from September 2012. Total lactose stocks were 87,361,000 lbs, down slightly from 81,423,000 in August but up 6% from September 2012. Whey protein concentrate stocks totaled 46,624,000 lbs, down 7.8% from August and down 16.4% from September 2012. Dry buttermilk stocks totaled 8,732,000 lbs, down 9.7% from August but up 19% from last year.

Butter production in September was 133,681,000 lbs, down 1.6% from August and down 1.9% from September 2012.

Total cheese production was 891,777,000 lbs, down 4.7% from August but up 2.3% from September 2012.

Production of regular hard ice cream in September was 63,895,000 lbs, down 11.7% from August but up 6% from 60,133,000 lbs in September 2012. Low-fat ice cream production was 32,314,000 lbs, down 14.4% from August and down 8.5% from September 2012.
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