Milk forecasting forum

Updated 20 September 2023

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 20 September to discuss the factors impacting on future GB milk production. The main points of conversation were focussed around:

  • Recent trends in herd size and milk yields.
  • How declining milk prices could impact production post-flush.
  • The potential longer-term impact of environmental legislation on herd size and structure.
  • The impact of financial challenges such as increased tax commitments and interest rates on cash flows.

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

Our 2023/24 forecast will be published later this month (September 2023). In the meantime, our July  forecast update can be found below.


Milk forecasting forum information pack

Updated 28 September 

GB milk production forecast - September 2023

GB milk production for the 2023/24 season is forecast to reach 12.32 bn litres, 0.5% less than the previous milk year, according to our September forecast update. 

Please read the forecast update article.

Additional information

March forecast update article

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