US milk production forecast cut as Western drought bites

Published 14 April 15

The USDA has cut its 2015 US milk production forecast as dry conditions are hampering yields in some Western states. The forecast now stands at around 92.5 billion litres, down 0.5% from last month’s prediction. As a result, expected year-on-year growth has fallen to 1.9% from 2.5%.

  US milk production
2013 2014 (est.) 2015 (Mar proj.) 2015 (Apr proj.)

Production

(bn litres)

88.6 90.7 93.0 92.5
y-o-y change   2.4% 2.5% 1.9%

 Source: USDA