UK Milk Production Hits 34 Year Low

UK wholesale milk deliveries totalled 982.2m litres, 31.8m litres down on last year and the lowest level November 1974, according to latest Rural Payments Agency figures.

Cumulative production for 2008/09 now stands at 8,635m litres, 229m litres down on November 2007.

"It's a harsh reminder of the pressures and lack of confidence on dairy farms at the moment," NFU chief dairy adviser Hayley Campbell-Gibbons commented.