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Cow milk collected by processing units on decline

The amount of cow milk collected by processing units from collecting centres was down 8.5 per cent in May, to 83,146 tons from the year-earlier period, but rose 24 per cent from April, according to data released by the National Institute of Statistics (INS), Mediafax reports. Cheeses registered the greatest production decline, 503 tons, or 6.8 per cent, to 5,360 tons, followed by sour cream, down 0.3 per cent, to 3,720 tons. The production of butter, milk and fermented milk (yoghurt, yoghurt drink and others) fell by 106 tons, 15. per cent), to 867 tons, 1,514 tons (8.5 per cent), to 19,488 tons, and 909 tons, 7.1 per cent, to 10,492 tons respectively. In May, the amount of cow milk collected by processing units rose 19.955 tons, 24 per cent, from that in the previous month.

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