June 25, 2012


Estonia's May milk purchase price down 10% on year



Estonia's May average purchase price of raw milk was EUR296.42 (US$372) per tonne, down 9.9% than in May 2011, Statistics Estonia reports.


Compared to April, the milk purchase price came down by 5.4%.


Dairy companies bought 57,100 tonnes of milk from farmers last month, 4.2% more than in April and 2.1% more than in May 2011.


The production of drinking milk totalled 7,200 tonnes, of sour milk 3,700 tonnes, of cream 2,100 tonnes, of cheese 2,100 tonnes, and of curds 1,500 tonnes in May.

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