Aust dairy production down 8.2 per cent

10 Mar, 2017 02:52 PM
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But Queensland continues to grow with production up 1.8 per cent in January and 2.3 per cent year to date.
Tasmania has started to reverse its trend with January production up 1.4 per cent.
But Queensland continues to grow with production up 1.8 per cent in January and 2.3 per cent year to date.

Dairy production in Australia fell 5.9 per cent in January compared with the previous year, according to the latest figures from Dairy Australia.

Year-to-date production was down 8.2 per cent - a slight decrease on the position at the end of December, when production was down 8.5 per cent of the previous year.

Northern Victoria remains the hardest hit area with production down 17.2 per cent in January and 17.5 per cent year to date.

NSW (down 8.4 per cent in January, 6.6 per cent year to date) and South Australia (down 7.5 per cent in January, 10.8 per cent year to date) were also hard hit.

But Queensland continues to grow with production up 1.8 per cent in January and 2.3 per cent year to date.

Tasmania has started to reverse its trend with January production up 1.4 per cent but year-to-date production down 6.6 per cent.

Gippsland (down 1.7 per cent for January and 5.2 per cent year to date) and Western Victoria (down 2.2 per cent for January and 6.4 per cent year to date) have not been as badly affected as the northern parts of the state.

Western Australian production was down 1.8 per cent for January and 0.9 per cent year to date.

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