The monthly milk and milk products inquiry is a census of all creameries and pasteurisers.
Whole milk purchased by creameries and pasteurisers from domestic producers through collection depots and separating stations including whole milk obtained from herds owned by the creameries and pasteurisers. The fat content of the whole milk is also collected. To convert milk intake from million litres to ‘000 tonnes use the following formula:
1 tonne liquid milk = 971.164 litres.
Milk with less than or equal to 0.3% fat content.
Milk with between 1.5% and 1.8% fat content.
Milk powder with not more than 1.5% milk fat content.
The cheese figures are not adjusted to a calendar month basis.
Raw milk imports and imported milk for processing on contract. This does not include milk already packaged for retail sale.