In November 2017 the quantity of cows’ milk collected from farms increased by 2.6% compared to November 2016. Dairies produced more than 330 tons of butter (almost 40% more than in November 2016). Production of other milk products decreased compared to previous month.
The quantity of cows’ milk increased compared to November 2016
In November 2017 around 45,200 tons of cows’ milk was collected. This was 2.6% more than in November 2016 and 4.1% less than in the previous month.
Higher fat and protein content of cows’ milk collected in November
The percentage of fat and protein in cows’ milk collected in November 2017 was higher than in the previous month and also higher than in November 2016. Milk collected in the first eleven months of 2017 contained more fat and less protein than milk collected in the same period a year before.
Compared to previous month dairies produced more butter; production of other milk products decreased in November 2017
Dairies produced more than 330 tons of butter (almost 21% more than in previous month). Production of other milk products decreased: of cream by almost 13%, of drinking milk by more than 4% and of acidified milk and cheese by around 3%.
With the exception of cream and milk powder, higher production of milk products than last year
Compared to November 2016, dairies increased the production of butter by more than 39%, of cheese by almost 6%, of acidified milk by almost 4% and of drinking milk by almost 1%. Production of cream decreased by almost 6%.
Also cumulative production in the first eleven months of 2017 was higher than in 2016: the production of acidified milk increased by almost 26%, of drinking milk by almost 13%, of butter by more than 17%, of cheese by almost 10% and of cream by almost 1%.
Milk on the international market
We invite you to have a look at the data on the »EU Milk Market Observatory« site, where you can find the latest data on the prices and quantity of milk and milk products. In the first nine months of this year dairies collected 0.8% more cows’ milk than in the same period last year. Compared to last year the quantity of collected cows’ milk has been increasing in recent months. In the first ten months of 2017 dairies in the EU produced 2.5% less butter, 0.9% less drinking milk and 1.7% more cheese. Average price of raw milk in the EU increased and almost reached EUR 0.38 per kg in November 2017.
Cow’s milk collected from farms, Slovenia
Sources: SURS, SCCIS – CAFE
Average fat and protein content of milk collected by Slovene dairies, Slovenia
Sources: SURS, CCIS – CAFE, ARSAMRD
Net production of milk products in Slovene dairies, Slovenia
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Sources: SURS, CCIS – CAFE