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New Zealand: 2015 milk production to drop 2% on year

October 15, 2015

New Zealand: 2015 milk production to drop 2% on year

The US agricultural attaché estimates New Zealand to produce 21.4 mln t of milk in calendar year 2015 which is a decline by 2.3% from the 21.9 mln t produced in 2014. In 2016, production is forecast to drop by a further 3% to 20.8 mln t. The number of dairy cows as of January 2015 amounted to 5.2 (previous year 5.2) mln head. Domestic milk use in 2015 is estimated at 21.2 (21.8) mln t, thereof industrial use at 20.7 (21.2) mln t.

(USDA, Oct. 15, 2015)

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