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New Zealand milk production falls to 2010 levels

Milk production during the month of April 2013 was only marginally above volumes produced during April 2010.

When compared to a year ago, production this April was 33% down.  This was the result of the late summer drought which meant a large number of dairy cows were dried off much earlier than usual.  The drought severely impacted the northern half of the North Island and to a lesser degree also affected production in the southern North Island and parts of the South Island.  

On a cummulative basis production for the season from 1 June 2012 to 30 April 2013 is -0.4% less than it was in the previous season.  Data for the month of May is expected to be show a similar deficit in percentage terms to the April data.


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