GB production on trend despite weather

Published 20 July 18

Although hot and dry weather is currently challenging the dairy industry, the latest GB daily deliveries show that production is yet to drop notably below seasonal expectations. Average daily production for the week ending 14 July was 1.4% below the previous year, but only a marginal 0.4% below the AHDB forecast for that week.

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With some farmers having to replace lost grazing with feed intended for autumn and winter, it may be that the real impact is being pushed back to hit later in the year. If farmers do manage to maintain production, it could prove costly