Butter inventories jump; cheese stocks fairly steady

February 25, 2013 — January 31 butter stocks totaled 206.6 million lbs., up 35% from Dec. 31 and 21% more than January 2012, according to USDA’s latest Cold Storage report. Total cheese stocks, at 1.032 billion lbs., were up 1% from both December 2012 and January 2012. American cheese, at 643.5 million lbs., was up 1% from December 2012 but unchanged from January 2012.

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