Global supplies fall further to May/June 2019
Global milk supplies to May were estimated by Ornua at -0.3%, with May output down 0.4%.
Chief influencers were weak to negative supply growth in Oceania, South America and the US, and only very modest growth in the EU (+0.6%) over the period.
Polish milk output, which has been almost as strongly dynamic as Ireland’s, was back 0.5% for June (note, this is their first year-on-year negative result since October 2016!). A heatwave in June and another in July, accompanied by low precipitations, have also affected European milk production.
Germany has seen an estimated 1.5% fall in May, and 1.4% in June. France has suffered from record temperatures in June, and milk output has fallen back 0.2% for that month, after a 1.6% reduction in May.
Dutch milk output, still moderated by herd reduction, is down 2.7% for the January to May period.
Meanwhile, UK milk production for January to June was up 2.8% (+1.3% for June, so a slowing trend), and Ireland’s up 10%.
In the US, June output was down 0.3%, continuing the subdued trend of recent months.
In New Zealand, where the new season 2019/20 has started, June milk solids output was up a whopping 13.4% following four consecutive months of reduced production.
Finally, in South America, Argentinian milk output is down 6.3% for the Jan-June period.