Dairy product production sees slight declines

Dairy product production sees slight declines

The USDA says July dairy product production is waning alongside reduced milk supplies.

Total cheese production was nearly 1.2 billion pounds, down less than one percent from last year and the prior month. Italian cheese production was down 1.5 percent on the year and slightly above June while American cheese was up fractionally for the year and month.

Butter production totaled 157 million pounds, up 3.5 percent from the prior year but down more than three percent from the last month.

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