July 7, 2021: Dairy Week In Review

The latest US Dairy Products Report shows total cheese output up 5 percent from a year ago and up 1.8 percent from last month to 1.16 billion pounds in May. American-type cheeses were up 7.2  percent from a year ago, while Italian-type cheeses were down 0.2 percent. Butter production was up 7.6 percent from a year ago to 185 million pounds, up 0.9 percent from last month. This was  the most butter manufactured for the month of May since 1943. Combined production of nonfat dry milk and skim milk powder were up 12.7 percent from a year ago to a total of 241 million pounds. Despite the increase in powder production, manufacturer’s stocks of nonfat dry milk increased only 2.7 percent from a year ago to 347.8 million pounds at the end of May. Read More