Early peak and milk production falling in UK
According to the figures recorded by AHDB up to 27 May, GB milk production peaked on the 29April this year. This is the earliest peak recorded for 10 years, and 9 days earlier than last year.
As a result of the early peak, milk production in GB is currently tracking 1.5% below the same time last year, and 3% below the AHDB tracker.
If production continues to track 3% below the tracker for the remainder of the month then GB milk deliveries in May will come out at 1,083m litres.
This would be 1.3% below May last year and the lowest May total since 2013. This is not a forecast, but a projection based on current levels and historic trends. ■