Significant increase in EU milk production not expected in 2015

Published 11 March 15

A recent European Commission (EC) report suggests that 2015 EU milk production will only increase by 1% compared to 2014. The EC expects milk production to further contract in the first quarter of 2015 for the final months of quota, keeping volumes lower than 2014. However, from April production is expected to recover somewhat with good forage availability, low feed prices and an eventual expected recovery of farmgate prices.