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Bad weather across Europe hits spring milk flush

The effect on the markets could be the ’silver lining’ in the cloud of a delayed spring.

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Weather hits spring milk flush

Spring flush volumes have been held back across Europe by bad weather, which could offer a ‘silver lining’ for producers.

 

Snow and rain across the UK has led to many cows being housed longer than usual, alongside a fodder shortage, and European farmers, including those in Ireland and France, have faced similar challenges.


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AHDB figures showed GB milk production in the 2017-18 milk year was up 349 million litres year-on-year.

 

The levy board highlighted this year was hampered by terrible weather conditions, with an estimated 19m litres uncollected in February and early March due to snow.

 

While spring does now seem to be arriving for most of the UK, it has limited the spring flush across Europe. According to AHDB, production across the EU 28 had been up 4 to 6 per cent year-on-year since September.

 

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John Allen, consultant at Kite Consulting, said: “The weather has been quite benign for dairy markets. It has probably taken about 2 per cent off year-on-year growth, across the whole of Europe as well as the UK.

 

“European output is up by about 2 per cent year-on-year. We are in a relatively good place. It has meant global growth has slowed a little bit.”

 

And while Mr Allen acknowledged individual farms had been hit particularly hard by the poor weather, he highlighted the weather had provided a boost as far as markets were concerned.

 

“For the majority, despite having to keep the cows in for three or four weeks longer, this is the silver lining in the cloud,” he added.

 

He added he expected the spring flush could peak in the third week of May rather than the first or second.

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