Quantity of milk collected from farms increased also in April 2020
In April 2020 around 49,600 tons of cows’ milk was collected from agricultural holdings, which was 1.1% more than in April 2019 and 2% less as in previous month. Slovene dairies collected more than 76% of this milk.
In April 2020 the fat content of milk decreased and protein content increased compared to April 2019
Milk collected in April 2020 contained 4.17% of fat and 3.42% of protein. Compared to milk collected in previous month both shares decreased, while compared to milk collected in April 2019 fat content in milk decreased and protein content increased.
Compared to previous month dairies decreased production of milk products in April 2020
In April dairies increased only production of milk powder, while production of other milk products decreased compared to previous month. The production of fresh milk products decreased the most: dairies produced around 10% less drinking milk, almost 16% less cream and almost 8% less acidified milk. Also production of butter and cheese decreased by around 1%.
Compared to April 2019 decreased production of fresh milk products and increased production of other groups of milk products
Also compared to April 2019 production of fresh products decreased: dairies produced around 5% less drinking milk and acidified milk and more than 7% less cream. Production of other milk products groups increased: dairies produced more than 4-times more milk powder, 22% more butter and more than 4% more cheese.
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. Dairies in EU collected 2.8% more cows’ milk in first three months of 2020 compared to the same period in 2019 and also increased production of milk products. Average price of raw milk in the EU
decreased in March 2020 (by 2.2%). It was EUR 0.344 per kg and is expected to decrease also in April 2020.