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December cheese, butter production up on year

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U.S. cheese and butter production during December 2023 were up on the year.

The USDA says total cheese output climbed nearly 1% from December 2022 to 1.21 billion pounds, with fractional gains for both Italian and American type cheeses, at 509.533 million and 488.063 million pounds, respectively, and a 19.7% jump for Hispanic type cheeses, trying to meet demand expectations.

Butter production shot 4.4% higher to 196.32 million pounds as retailers looked to refill their coolers after the winter holidays and ahead of the spring holidays.

December cheese, butter production up on year

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