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Dairy Products report: More cheese, less butter & powder

September Dairy Products report: More cheese, less butter & powder
September 2013 U.S. milk production was up 1.1% compared to a year ago. That translated into small increases in cheese, but lower butter output and lower powder production, according to USDA’s monthly Dairy Products report, issued this afternoon.
September 2013 dairy product output, compared to September 2012 and year-to-date (Y-T-D) estimates included:
Total cheese: 891.8 million lbs., up 2.3%; Y-T-D 8.3 billion lbs., up 2.2%.
Total Italian cheese: 385.0 million lbs., up 4.5%; Y-T-D 3.5 billion lbs., up 2.3%.
Mozzarella: 300.0 million lbs., up 4.7%; Y-T-D 2.7 billion lbs., up 2.0%.
American-type cheese: 347.1 million lbs., down 0.3%; Y-T-D 3.3 billion lbs., up 2.6%.
Cheddar: 240.6 million lbs., down 1.2%; Y-T-D 2.4 billion lbs., up 2.6%.
Butter: 133.7 million lbs., down 1.9%; Y-T-D 1.4 billion lbs., up 1.4%.
Dry milk powders – Nonfat dry milk, human, 76.4 million lbs., down 9.6%, Y-T-D 1.2 billion lbs., down 16.0%; and skim milk powders, 54.2 million lbs., up 24.3%, Y-T-D 453.9 million lbs., up 80.0%.
Dry whey (total): 69.7 million lbs., down 6.9%; Y-T-D 705.9 million lbs., down 7.1%.
Yogurt: 424.7 million lbs., up 6.0%; Y-T-D 3.6 billion lbs., up 5.8%.
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