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More than 46,000 tons of cows’ milk was collected from agricultural holdings in October 2019. Dairies increased the production of all milk products.
In October, too, more milk collected from farms than a year ago
For the third month in a row the quantity of collected milk was higher than 12 months ago (by 1.2%). In October 2019 more than 46,000 tons of cows’ milk was collected from agricultural holdings, which was 2.7% more than in September 2019. However, in the first ten months of this year 1.8% less cows’ milk was collected than in the same period a year ago.
Higher share of fat and protein in milk collected in October 2019
Both shares were higher than in the previous month and also than in October 2018. Milk collected in the first ten months of 2019 contained more proteins and slightly less fat than milk collected in the same period a year ago.
Increased production of all milk products in October 2019
In October 2019 dairies increased the production of all groups of milk products. Compared to production in the previous month, they produced almost 10% more drinking milk, around 7% more cream and butter, and around 5% more cheese and acidified milk.
Compared to production in October 2018, dairies produced 8% more cream, around 4% more acidified milk and drinking milk and around 2% more butter. Only cheese production was almost 2% lower than in October 2018.
Despite higher production in October 2019 cumulative production of main milk products was lower than last year
In the first ten months of 2019 dairies produced more than 3% more acidified milk products. Cream production was almost the same as last year, while butter production decreased by almost 5% and the production of drinking milk and cheese by almost 3%.
The production of milk powder is higher this year (and in recent months) than last year. High indices are mostly due to low last year’s production.
Milk on the international market
We invite you to have a look at the »EU Milk Market Observatory« site with the latest data on the prices and quantity of milk and milk products. Average price of raw milk in the EU increased by 2.3% in September 2019. It was EUR 0.344 per kg and is expected to decrease slightly in October 2019.
Cow’s milk collected from farms, Slovenia
Sources: SURS, SCCIS – CAFE, ARSAMRD
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