Germany's milk supply is now in a period of consistent decline as monthly figures paint a picture of a slowing production. In June, German dairy farmers pumped out just over 2.6bn litres of milk – down more than 2% on the same month last year.

In May, German milk production was down 1.5% year-on-year, while April milk collections were back almost 1%. These latest figures bring cumulative milk collections in Germany for the first six months of 2019 to 15.9bn litres, which is 1% behind the same period last year.