March 10, 2021: Dairy Week In Review

Butter production climbed 7 percent year over year to 207 million pounds in January, marking the largest January butter production ever. Cheese production was also strong, with total cheese production during the month topping 1.1 billion pounds, up 0.5 percent from a year ago and also a record for January. Cheddar cheese production increased 5.7 percent from a year ago, while Mozzarella production was down 1.9 percent. Nonfat dry  milk production reached a new record at 197 million pounds. Skim milk powder production was at 37 million pounds, down 8 percent from a year ago. Read More