Friday, October 2, 2009
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Today, October 2, 2009 USDA’s “Dairy Products” report was released for dairy product production in August 2009.
Many point to the cheese production or the butter production with knowing clucks. One item which seems to go unnoticed is yogurt production. So far, the cumulative increase in yogurt production this year is 6.8% above last year.
“Commercial Disappearance “ calculations not only do not account for imported dairy proteins, but also, ignore yogurt.
For certain yogurt is not made to be aged. Yogurt is pretty much made to order. So, if the numbers are to be believed, the public, it seems, is consuming a great deal more dairy products than is generally reported.