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Global Milk Production Gradually Declining

10 May 2016

GLOBAL - Global milk production across the key dairy exporting nations fell between October 2015 and January 2016, according to a report from UK levy board AHDB Dairy.

The daily milk equivalent (calculated by adjusting milk production for seasonal differences across the world) reduced by 1.6 per cent, with production dropping across all of the five main regions. These regions are the EU, New Zealand, Australia, US and Argentina.

This suggests low milk prices are starting to impact production levels in many regions, not just in New Zealand.

However, there was a slight uplift in deliveries again in February, creeping up 0.3 per cent overall. This was driven by increases across all regions except Argentina.

A small increase for a single month should not give too much cause for concern, given that a similar one-off rise was seen between September and October last year. However, AHDB Dairy said EU data is currently only available up until February and the biggest volume contributors, the EU and US, are now into their peak production months.

TheCattleSite News Desk


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