Released May 1, 2014, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
March 2014 Highlights
Total cheese output (excluding cottage cheese) was 964 million pounds, 1.0 percent above March 2013 and 13.3 percent above February 2014.
Italian type cheese production totaled 427 million pounds, 3.5 percent above March 2013 and 14.2 percent above February 2014.
American type cheese production totaled 379 million pounds, 1.4 percent below March 2013 but 11.3 percent above February 2014.
Butter production was 165 million pounds, 9.0 percent below March 2013 but 0.7 percent above February 2014.
Dry milk powders (comparisons with March 2013)
Nonfat dry milk, human - 163 million pounds, up 11.0 percent.
Skim milk powders - 42.6 million pounds, down 10.4 percent.
Whey products (comparisons with March 2013)
Dry whey, total - 65.8 million pounds, down 24.9 percent.
Lactose, human and animal - 100 million pounds, up 12.2 percent.
Whey protein concentrate, total - 46.2 million pounds, up 10.8 percent.
Frozen products (comparisons with March 2013)
Ice cream, regular (hard) - 69.3 million gallons, down 3.6 percent.
Ice cream, lowfat (total) - 34.8 million gallons, down 38.4 percent.
Sherbet (hard) - 4.19 million gallons, down 6.0 percent.
Frozen yogurt (total) - 6.19 million gallons, down 19.8 percent.
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