European Milk production in the second quarter of the year has been below year ago levels. The seasonal growth in April owing to the spring flush wasn’t strong enough. Milk collection in Poland edged up in the quarter but the same cannot be said of Germany and France. The rising cost of feed, replacement heifers, labour and fuel cost is seen to be impacting milk production in Europe. Production in April was down 186 thousand mt to 12.7 million mt.
Part I - Quarterly Issues
Part II - Quarterly Summary