Output of territorial cheeses was similarly affected with a 9% cutback over the two-month period.
Output of blue cheese, mainly Stilton, avoided the milk supply problems and 9% more milk was used.
Butter production, mainly
based on surplus cream from liquid milk production, continued to grow with a year-on-year expansion of 27% in January and a 45% growth in February.
Output of skim milk powder, however, fell back by 15% over the January to February period.