Tuesday, 11 January 2022 11:49

Fonterra revises milk collection forecast

Written by  Staff Reporters
Fonterra has revised its forecast milk collection for the 2021/22 season. Fonterra has revised its forecast milk collection for the 2021/22 season.

Fonterra has revised the forecast for its 2021/22 New Zealand milk collections to 1,500 million kgMS, down from its opening forecast of 1,523 million kgMS.

Fonterra chief executive Miles Hurrell says varied weather and challenging growing conditions across many parts of the country earlier in the season saw actual milk collections down on the same period last year.

“We were expecting conditions to improve over the Christmas-New Year period, but this has not evaluated.

“As a result, we have revised our 2021/22 forecast down 1.6% to 1,500 million kgMS.”

In response to the lower milk supply, Hurrell says at this stage no change is needed to the volume of product the co-op is offering on the Global Dairy Trade (GDT) platform.

“Due to the high demand for off-GDT sales, we had already reduced the volume we were offering on the GDT platform earlier in the season,” Hurrell says.

He says the co-op will continue to monitor the situation and carefully manage its sales both on and off-GDT.

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