There was a downturn in Nice Britain’s every day milk deliveries within the week ending Might 13, suggesting the height has handed.
That is in response to dairy and livestock senior analyst with the Agriculture and Horticulture Improvement Board (AHDB), Freya Shuttleworth.
In response to the newest information, Shuttleworth mentioned the very best milk deliveries every day determine was 37.46m litres on Might 5, alongside the seven-day rolling common which peaked at 37.18m litres.
The “spring flush” has up to now seen volumes at an analogous stage to final yr, with the height day solely 0.2% above the very best particular person day in 2022, Shuttleworth mentioned.
That is down 0.9% from AHDB‘s March forecast, as cooler and wetter climate restricted grazing alternatives because of saturated floor.
“This meant farmers couldn’t absolutely capitalise on good grass development in April and Might,” Shuttleworth defined.
“Whereas the peak of the height is one issue, how lengthy these larger volumes final for additionally impacts the supply of milk.
“In 2022, we noticed a speedy fall from the height which lowered summer time volumes, nevertheless larger milk costs, teamed with beneficial autumn climate circumstances, inspired manufacturing development within the autumn and winter.”
With farmgate milk costs persevering with to ease, enter prices remaining traditionally excessive and costs for cull cows persevering with to climb, decrease milk manufacturing is “prone to be a specific concern this season”, Shuttleworth mentioned.