Milk forecasting forum

Updated 2 September 2021

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
  • Whether silage quality and high feed costs could impact production
  • What high youngstock numbers will mean for the age and size of the future herd

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

We will be updating our production forecast later this month (September 2021)

Milk forecasting forum information pack

GB milk production forecast - June 2021

According to our June forecast, GB milk production is expected to reach 12.58bn litres in 2021/22, up 0.3% on 2020/21.

GB milk production forecast - 3 year projection

In March 2021 we extended our milk production forecast out for three years, to March 2024. Read the article for more information on how we arrived at these projections. 

Fat and protein forecast

In April 2021 we produced a fat and protein content forecast for the upcoming 2021/22 season. Read the article for more information on how we arrived at these projections. 

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