In December 2017 the quantity of milk collected from farms increased by 2.4% compared to December 2016. Dairies produced almost 16,800 tons of drinking milk and more than 330 tons of butter, which is the highest production in more than ten years. Production of acidified milk and cheese declined.
The quantity of cows’ milk increased compared to December 2016
Around 47,500 tons of cows’ milk was collected in December 2017. This was 2.4% more than in December 2016 and 5.2% more than in the previous month.
Higher fat content of cows’ milk collected in December
The percentage of fat in cows’ milk collected in December 2017 was higher than in the previous month and also higher than in December 2016. Milk collected in 2017 contained more fat and less protein than milk collected in 2016.
Dairies produced almost 16,800 tons of drinking milk and more than 330 tons of butter in December 2017
Dairies increased the production of drinking milk by more than 30% compared to the previous month and by more than 13% compared to December 2016. Butter production exceeded 330 tons for the second consecutive month and was not this high for more than ten years. Daires produced almost 5% more butter than in December 2016 and about 1% more than in November 2017.
Lower production of acidified milk and cheese
Compared to December 2016, dairies decreased the production of acidified milk by more than 9% and of cheese by 1%. Compared to November 2017, the production of acidified milk decreased by more than 15% and of cheese by more than 6%.
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 eleven months of 2017 dairies collected 1.5% more cows’ milk than in the same period of 2016. Compared to 2016 the quantity of collected cows’ milk has been increasing in recent months. In the first eleven months of 2017 dairies in the EU produced 0.9% less butter, 0.7% less drinking milk and 2% more cheese. Average price of raw milk in the EU decreased slightly but was still almost EUR 0.38 per kg in December 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