Milk production drops back again

Monday, 23 August 2021

By Bronwyn Magee

Average GB daily milk deliveries declined in the week ending 14 August, dropping back 0.6% week-on-week. Average deliveries for the week stood at 32.30 million litres per day, 1.1% less than the same week last year, and 1.6% below forecasted volumes.

Cooler weather and rainfall have impacted milk deliveries in recent weeks. Grass growth rates dropped below the five-year average at the end of July, although have since improved. As such, volumes have flattened off recently, having rapidly declined from the peak in spring, with production currently following a similar trend to what we saw in 2018. 

 

We will be updating our forecast in early September following its regular review. This will give an indication of where we expect production will head over coming months.  


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. 

×