GB milk production running in line with 2018

Tuesday, 10 March 2020

By Chris Gooderham

After six weeks of stagnation from the start of 2020, GB milk production increased during the last two weeks of February. Despite the rise, production is running 3% down on last year and 2% down on where we expected it to be when we published our forecast in December.

It is worth noting that 2019 saw an exceptional increase in milk production from the beginning of February. In fact, milk production this year has tracked in line with the trend recorded in 2018. Although, that correlation will be temporarily interrupted over the next couple of weeks, because of the impact the ‘Beast from the East’ had on milk collections in early March 2018.

Our milk production forecast will be updated later this month, taking into consideration up-to-date milk collection data.

Chris Gooderham

Head of Market Specialists - Dairy & Livestock

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