NZ milk production edged higher in March

by | Apr 26, 2023 | Global, Volume trends

NZ milk production barely rose in March, up 1.0% YOY on a solids basis and 0.3% on a volume basis, taking season to date production 0.9% behind the prior season.

March output was probably a little less than expected given the dry period that cut into production in the prior season, but remained lower than 2020/21 production and 0.5% below the 5-year average. The March milk solids % was 0.13% higher in absolute terms than the average of the past 5 years.