Milk intake decreases

Domestic milk intake by creameries and pasteurisers was estimated as 563.6 million litres for August 2007. This was 0.5 percent below the corresponding 2006 figure. Comparing the August 2007 milk produce figures with those for August 2006 shows that total milk sold for human consumption decreased by 3.2 percent to 45.4 million litres. Butter production was up 4.8 percent to 15,400 tonnes.