June 30, 2014
Ireland's milk intake increases by 7% for May 2014
Ireland's milk intake, by creameries and pasteurisers, was estimated at 784.4 million litres for May 2014, Agriland reports.
The figure is 7% above the corresponding 2013 figure.
Comparing the May 2014 milk produce figures with those for May 2013 shows that total milk sold for human consumption increased by 5.8% to 43.4 million litres. In addition, butter production was up 7.6% to 21,300 tonnes.
The May results follows a bumper month for milk intake in April which was estimated at 694.9 million litres for April 2014. This was 22.2% above the corresponding 2013 figure according to the Central Statistics Office.
In the UK, daily deliveries, for the two weeks ending June 14, averaged 41.4 million litres/day, 4.1% higher than the same period last year. Daily deliveries for this period were 3.6% higher compared with the three-year average.