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Where Has The Extra Milk Gone?

01 November 2010

UK - As the country heads into the seasonal production trough, the UK milk production continues to remain well above the previous year.

DairyCo is asking that with daily milk deliveries running at approximately six per cent above the previous year and almost the same compared to a three year average, where has all the extra milk gone?

DairyCo said that the latest UK product production figures may point to the answer.

While liquid milk has shown little growth year-on-year and with butter production only increasing recently (albeit on small volumes), it appears that the majority of the extra milk delivered is going into cheese production.

Latest production figures from Defra show that cheese production in August stood at 32,619 tonnes, an increase of 1,997 tonnes (6.5 per cent) compared to the previous year.

While production in the 12 months ending August 2010 was down on the corresponding period in 2009, the difference was only 423 tonnes (0.1 per cent).

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