Australia's dairy production down 8.2 percentStaff Writer | March 13, 2017
Dairy production in Australia fell 5.9 percent in January compared with the previous year, according to the latest figures from Dairy Australia.
Australia Queensland continues to grow
Northern Victoria remains the hardest hit area with production down 17.2 percent in January and 17.5 percent year to date.
NSW (down 8.4 percent in January, 6.6 percent year to date) and South Australia (down 7.5 percent in January, 10.8 percent year to date) were also hard hit.
But Queensland continues to grow with production up 1.8 percent in January and 2.3 percent year to date.
Tasmania has started to reverse its trend with January production up 1.4 percent but year-to-date production down 6.6 percent.
Gippsland (down 1.7 percent for January and 5.2 percent year to date) and Western Victoria (down 2.2 percent for January and 6.4 percent year to date) have not been as badly affected as the northern parts of the state.
Western Australian production was down 1.8 percent for January and 0.9 percent year to date. ■