California Ranked #2 in Total Cheese Production

Dan Commodity Report, Dairy & Livestock

Dairy products collection

June 2014 Highlights

Total cheese output (excluding cottage cheese) was 916 million pounds, 0.5 percent above June 2013 but 5.2 percent below May 2014. California ranked second in the nation only behind Wisconsin for total cheese production with 195,290,000 pounds. California total production was 4.7 percent less than May 2014 and .1 percent more than June 2013 total.

Italian type cheese production totaled 409 million pounds, 4.4 percent above June 2013 but 1.2 percent below May 2014. California ranked number 1 in the nation for Italian type cheese production with 125,579,000 pounds. California total production was 5.9 percent less than May 2014 and .2 percent more than June 2013 total.

American type cheese production totaled 349 million pounds, 3.8 percent below June 2013 and 10.8 percent below May 2014. California ranked second in the nation only behind Wisconsin for American type cheese production with 50,304,000 pounds. California total production was 3.3 percent less than May 2014 and 1.3 percent less than June 2013 total.

Butter production was 140 million pounds, 0.2 percent below June 2013 and 15.0 percent below May 2014. California totaled 48,537,000 pounds in June 2014, 15 percent less than May 2014 and 3.9 percent less than June 2013.

Dry milk powders (comparisons with June 2013)
Nonfat dry milk, human – 148 million pounds, up 13.1 percent. California totaled 55,658,000 pounds in June 2014, 9.9 percent less than May 2014 and 11.5 percent more than June 2013.
Skim milk powders – 51.8 million pounds, down 11.1 percent.

Whey products (comparisons with June 2013)
Dry whey, total – 79.1 million pounds, down 0.6 percent.
Lactose, human and animal – 99.9 million pounds, up 12.6 percent.
Whey protein concentrate, total – 43.7 million pounds, up 5.4 percent.

Frozen products (comparisons with June 2013)
Ice cream, regular (hard) Р73.1 million gallons, down 6.0 percent. California totaled 12,901,000 gallons in June 2014, 14.3 percent more than May 2014 and .2 percent more than June 2013.
Ice cream, lowfat (total) – 42.0 million gallons, down 5.6 percent.
Sherbet (hard) – 4.28 million gallons, down 7.3 percent.
Frozen yogurt (total) – 6.79 million gallons, down 22.4 percent.

View the full USDA Dairy Products Report here. (.pdf)