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UK Milk Statistics

15 May 2014

Usage of Milk by Dairies in England & Wales – March 2014Usage of Milk by Dairies in England & Wales – March 2014

This release shows the latest monthly information on the volume of milk used by dairies in England and Wales for the production of a range of liquid milk and milk products. This data covers around 90% of all milk available for processing.
UK Milk Statistics Reports

The key results for March 2014 are given below:

  • 961 million litres of milk were used by dairies, a 10% increase on March 2013 due to increased milk production and, hence, availability. Milk production has been higher because of stronger milk prices, lower feed costs and improved weather conditions.

  • Of this, 50% was used for liquid milk production, 25% for cheese production and 2% were used for butter production.

Section 1: Availability & usage of milk by dairies in England and Wales

Table 1 shows the volume of milk reported in the survey which was used by dairies in England and Wales during March 2014. The majority of milk is used to make liquid milk and cheese, with small amounts being used for cream, yogurt and other milk products.

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