The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) has received details from milk purchasers of the amount of milk produced for delivery in July 2013. The United Kingdom wholesale milk deliveries totalled 1,141.5 million litres in July, the fourth month of the milk year. At the same time last year the figure was 1,116.0 million litres.
The cumulative total for the year is now 4,664.7 million litres. At the same point in 2012 this figure was 4,758.2 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.