GB milk production shows early peak

Tuesday, 25 May 2021

By Bronwyn Magee

GB milk deliveries dropped back on forecasted levels in the week ending 15 May, averaging 37.49ml. This was 0.4% below forecasted volumes and 0.3% below the previous week, signalling that we have passed the peak.

Current figures indicate that deliveries peaked on 28 April at 37.93ml, with the 7-day rolling average peaking on 29 April at 37.77ml. These figures may be subject to revision.

Dry weather sees yields drop back

Milk yields have been impacted by prolonged dry weather seen throughout April, with grass growth rates much lower than last year in the build up to the peak. The latest Forage for Knowledge grass growth data shows an a large increase in grass growth for the week ending 22 May, with growth rates now exceeding those seen last year. If this continues it could aid milk production in coming weeks.


Sign up for regular updates

You can subscribe to receive Dairy market news straight to your inbox. Simply fill in your contact details on our online form and select the information you wish to receive.

Visit the Keep in touch page

While AHDB seeks to ensure that the information contained on this webpage is accurate at the time of publication, no warranty is given in respect of the information and data provided. You are responsible for how you use the information. To the maximum extent permitted by law, AHDB accepts no liability for loss, damage or injury howsoever caused or suffered (including that caused by negligence) directly or indirectly in relation to the information or data provided in this publication.

All intellectual property rights in the information and data on this webpage belong to or are licensed by AHDB. You are authorised to use such information for your internal business purposes only and you must not provide this information to any other third parties, including further publication of the information, or for commercial gain in any way whatsoever without the prior written permission of AHDB for each third party disclosure, publication or commercial arrangement. For more information, please see our Terms of Use and Privacy Notice or contact the Director of Corporate Affairs at info@ahdb.org.uk  © Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board. All rights reserved. 

Sectors:

Tags:

×