Milk forecasting forum

Updated 23 September 2020

Milk production is a fundamental driver of market dynamics in Great Britain. We hold a milk forecasting forum twice a year, where representatives from across the industry debate, analyse and discuss the key factors influencing production. Here you can find the latest information shared with the group.


The AHDB Milk Forecasting Forum (MFF) met on the 1 September to discuss the factors impacting on future GB milk production. These included:  

  • Recent trends in herd size and milk yields
  • The impact of some farmers reducing milk production through lockdown
  • How feed supplies are shaping up for the winter

To find out more, please download the milk forecasting forum information pack below.  

The GB milk production forecast will be updated in late September.

Milk forecasting forum information pack

GB milk production forecast - September 2020

According to our September forecast, GB milk production is expected to reach 12.50bn litres in 2020/21, down 0.2% on 2019/20. This includes revisions to actual production figures made in October 2020.

GB milk solids production forecast - April 2020

While the milk production forecast was for no change year-on-year, our milk solids forecasts predicts a marginal (0.2%) increase in solids (fat + protein) production, based on long-term genetic improvements. However, this does not account for the potential impacts of coronavirus on milk production. For more information, read our article here