Milk production bounces back

07 Sep, 2017 11:02 AM
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The increase was led by Victoria, up 4.8 per cent, and NSW, up 3.0 per cent.

Australian milk production has bounced back, according to the latest figures from Dairy Australia.

Production was up 2.7 per cent Australia wide in July compared with the same time last year.

The increase was led by Victoria, up 4.8 per cent, and NSW, up 3.0 per cent.

But milk production in South Australia took a big hit in July, down 14 per cent on last July.

Northern Victoria showed the biggest increase with production up 8.6 percent on July 2016, while Gippsland and Western Victoria production lifted 3.5 per cent and 3.1 per cent respectively.

Tasmanian production was up 1.3 per cent.

Western Australia (down 2.1 per cent) and Queensland (down 0.7 per cent) bucked the national trend.

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