June 10, 2016


EU foresees slower production of milk for remainder of 2016



The pace of EU's milk output could dipped, specifically in main production regions, and is likely to continue towards the end of 2016, the European Commission reported in its latest forecast.


Revised figures stated that production in the nine-month period of April-December will drop 0.4% volume-wise from 2015, a percentage that translates to about 350 million



Milk production among member states differs according to the rates of cow slaughtering in each countries.


Lower numbers of slaughtering were seen in Italy and Denmark during the first three months of the year. The slowdown in output could likely be marginal for both countries.


The Netherlands will witness a decline in herd numbers with the allocation of phosphate rights. Slaughtering did not rise in the first quarter of 2016.

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