According to the State Statistics Service, in January agricultural enterprises increased milk production by 0.4%. – INFAGRO
Agricultural enterprises also showed an increase in sales of raw milk for processing by 4.2% compared with January 2019. The share of extra-class milk in total volume of milk production and average cow productivity indicator have increased. This indicates that inefficient and operators are withdrawing from the market. The operating margin for milk production remains high, from 20 to 40%.
As of February 1, total number of cows, including both categories of milk producers – agricultural enterprises and households, decreased by 6.4% YOY amounting 1.79 mn.
In general, according to official data, in January all categories produced 545 thousand tons of milk, which is 2.5% lower than in January last year.