The United Kingdom wholesale milk deliveries totalled 1,246.6 million litres in March figures published by the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) show. At the same time last year this figure was 1,111.6 million litres.
The cumulative total for the year is now 13,669.9 million litres. At the same point in 2013 this figure was 12,974.1 million litres. The wholesale delivery figures have not been adjusted for butterfat content and all figures are provisional.
RPA relies on individual purchasers to provide the data, which is supplied ‘subject to confirmation’ and may be amended. Two purchasers failed to submit a return.