Australian milk production up 3.5%

25 May, 2018 12:10 PM
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Australian milk production for this season compared with the last season. Source: Dairy Australia
The figures reveal April production was up 4.5 per cent compared with last year.
Australian milk production for this season compared with the last season. Source: Dairy Australia

Australian milk production to the end of April is up 3.5 per cent on the same time last year, according to the latest figures from Dairy Australia.

The figures reveal April production was up 4.5 per cent compared with last year, with increases in all states except Queensland.

Tasmania led the growth with production up 19.6 per cent for April, followed by South Australia, where production was up 8.6 per cent.

Victoria, which accounts for 64 per cent of Australia's production, was up 3.2 per cent.

Queensland was down 9.1 per cent.

Year to date SA is the big mover, up 8.2 per cent, followed by Tasmania, up 7.8 per cent, and Victoria, up 3.7 per cent.

Queensland is the only state to show a decline, with production down 5.6 per cent year to date.

In Victoria, northern Victoria has led the recovery, with production up 11.1 per cent for April and 8.7 per cent year to date.

But Western Victoria production has stagnated - down 3.1 per cent for April and 0.3 per cent year to date.

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