U.S. cheese, butter production up in March
U.S. dairy product production was mixed during March.
The USDA says cheese production totaled 1.197 billion pounds, up 8.%3 from February and 1.1% from March 2021. That included a 2.1% year-to-year jump in Italian type cheeses, which canceled out 1.4% decline for American type cheeses.
Butter production was 202.584 million pounds, an increase of 10.4% on the month and 1.5% on the year.
Dry milk product production was lower than last year, whey product production was mostly higher, and ice cream production was down.