Dairy Products Report: More Cheese, Plenty of Butter

October 21, 2013 — There is more cheese and plenty of butter according to USDA’s monthly Dairy Products report, issued Oct. 21, 2013, and the first resurrected USDA dairy report from the USDAgovernment shutdown, shows dairy product output, compared to August 2012 and year-to-date (Y-T-D) estimates:

Total cheese: 926.1 million lbs., up 3.9%; Y-T-D 7.37 billion lbs., up 2.1%.
Total Italian cheese: 386.2 million lbs., up 3.8%; Y-T-D 3.14 billion lbs., up 2.1%.
Mozzarella: 296.2 million lbs., up 3.6%; Y-T-D 2.44 billion lbs., up 1.6%.
• American-type cheese: 381.2 million lbs., up 7.9%; Y-T-D 2.98 billion lbs., up 3.0%.
Cheddar: 269.9 million lbs., up 7.6%; Y-T-D 2.17 billion lbs., up 3.1%.
• Butter: 135.6 million lbs., up 4.7%; Y-T-D 1.28 billion lbs., up 1.7%.
Dry milk powders – Nonfat dry milk, human, 106.7 million lbs., up 0.6%, Y-T-D 1.1 billion lbs., down 16.5%; and skim milk powders,  55.1 million lbs., up 36.5%, Y-T-D 399.7 million lbs., up    91.7%.
Dry whey (total): 73.1 million lbs., down 6.3%; Y-T-D 636.8 million lbs., down 7.1%.
Yogurt: 422.0 million lbs., up 9.1%; Y-T-D 3.16 billion lbs., up 6.0%.

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