May 2020 milk supply is up for all milk processors on the back of ideal grazing conditions and adequate grass supply.
Milk supply is up by between 1% and 6% for the big processors in the south and east of the country compared to the same month in 2020.
The CSO reported May 2019 figures at 1.1 billion litres, a 10% lift on the 2018 figure. Our tally this week suggests the 1.1 billion will be up another 30 to 40m litres for May 2020.
Our survey this week of May 2020 supply estimates shows the relatively dry month and rising cow numbers have pushed on supply relative to 2019.
If our survey estimates are verified for May, it will mean May supply will once again exceed the one billion litre monthly milk supply.
Glanbia estimates suggest milk supply is up approximately 4% for April
Actual figures for April are not yet confirmed, but it is expected they will fall just shy of the one billion litres for last month. At the end of last month we estimated April 2020 volumes to be 30 to 40m ahead of the April 2019 figures.
Glanbia estimates suggest milk supply is up approximately 4% for April.
Dairygold estimates May supply will be up 2%.
Lakeland expects to be up 5% for May 2020.
The west Cork co-ops are up between 3% and 6%.
Kerry Group estimates are slightly behind the rest, but are still likely to be up 1% for May 2020.