Irish milk growth slows

by | Aug 11, 2021 | Global, Volume trends

Irish output rose 3.7% YOY in June, but that was the slowest expansion since February, with SMP output just below the prior year comparable. Italy also had another stellar month, with milk output up 5% YOY, although Eurostat figures vary widely from the industry reported AGEA series. Dutch production rose 0.4% YOY, following six consecutive monthly falls.

According to the most recent data, French milk production fell 2.2% YOY in week 30 (ending 1 August 2021), the seventh consecutive weekly contraction. German supply fell 2.5% YOY in week 29 – in both Germany and France, trends in supply have worsened since late June despite improving pasture growth conditions. AHDB reports UK production fell 1.1% YOY in July after increasing 1.3% YOY in June.