U.S. Dairy Plants Made a Billion Pounds of Cheese in July
USAgNet - 09/02/2016
For just the fifth time this year, U.S. cheesemakers churned out over one billion pounds of cheese in a single month. The National Ag Statistics Service reports that total cheese production during July totaled 1.02 billion pounds, 1.4 percent above July 2015 and
2.6 percent above June 2016.
Italian type cheese production totaled 444 million pounds, 3.2 percent above July 2015 and 2.3 percent above last month. American type cheese output was 398 million pounds, up 0.2 percent for the year and 2.2 percent more than June.
Butter production was 144 million pounds, 6.0 percent above July 2015, but 5.1 percent below June 2016.