UK producer numbers
Updated 3 February 2020
This information shows changes in the number of dairy producers in England and Wales on a monthly basis, according to data from the Food Standards Agency (FSA).
- According to data from the FSA, the number of dairy producers in England and Wales has fallen by 773 in just 16 months.
- This may not be a true reflection of the rate of farmers exiting the industry, as the FSA are currently updating their database. The data should be therefore be treated with caution.
- Our survey into producer numbers of major milk buyers in October 19 suggested there are an estimated 8,820 dairy producers in Great Britain.
England – by region
Wales – by region
Figures include buffalo, goat and sheep’s milk producers, as well as cows’ milk. Any producer selling milk for human consumption must be registered with the FSA – regardless of herd size. The FSA figures represent the number of processed forms received each month – and this is subject to time lags.