Slow milk production growth continues

Monday, 4 May 2020

By Kat Jack

GB daily milk deliveries for the week ending 25 April averaged 36.55 million litres per day, up 0.5% on the previous week. This is low growth for the time of year and is the second consecutive week at this level. Our pre-coronavirus forecast expected volumes to rise by around 1.6%. Subsequently, production is now running 3.2% behind the same time last year, and 1.6% behind the forecast.

The calls from some processors for their farmers to reduce production seem to be having an effect, with a significant flattening of the production curve. There are also still reports of some skim milk being dumped by processors.  

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Katherine Jack

Analyst - Dairy

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