Milk production up 2.4 percent from previous season

June 28, 2019

BY Alexander Kalis

Milk production up 2.4 percent from previous season

Milk production for the New Zealand dairy season just ended was up by more than 2.4 percent on the season prior.

Figures from the Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand shows national production from 1 June 2018 to 30 May 2019 lifted to 1,883,559 tonnes of milk solids.

An analyst from from the dairy insight group of NZX, Robert Gibson, said it was up about 1.5 percent compared to the five-year average.

“The last season was predominantly a strong spring, that’s helped to offset any dry conditions that we had in the second half of the season… so [there were] very very good weather conditions at the start of the season right up until December which sort of fed through into milk production, even to the start of January,” Mr Gibson said.

Mr Gibson said the so far outlook for the 2019/2020 season was looking positive.