Milk production rose 1.6% YOY in May as production was flat in Victoria, while NSW and Tasmania’s output jumped. According to Dairy Australia, the rise marks the first lift in YOY production since November 2021, taking season to date production 5.3% below the prior year with just a month left.
In Victoria, May output was down marginally 0.3% YOY, bringing season to date output 6.4% behind the prior comparable. In Gippsland, milk output grew 0.1% YOY and in Western Vic output rose 3.5% YOY for the month, the positive trends were offset by a fall of 4.5% YOY in Northern Vic output. Meanwhile, production in NSW rose 4.3% YOY for the month, taking seasonal production 8.6% below the prior comparable. In Tasmania, production continues to rise significantly, with May output jumping 14.5% YOY with seasonal output 3.2% ahead of the prior year comparative.