June milk production has risen over 20% in New Zealand compared with this time 12 months ago. By: Anthony Jordan
New Zealand’s milk production for June totalled 178,000t in June 2017, up from 147,000t 12 months previous.
Total milk production in New Zealand so far this year is 8.6m tonnes, almost 200,000t ahead of the same point last year.
New Zealand dairy exports also rose 11% in June compared to the same time last year, with cheese, butter and milk powder exports all rising.
Confidence and demand are growing across New Zealand at the moment, highlighted by Fonterra increasing its milk price to almost 30c/l last week.
Source: Irish Farmers Journal