Demand for milk is on the rise

Demand for milk is on the rise
Demand for milk is on the rise

Milk production saw an increase in 2023 in Quebec, while the trend was more downward in recent years.

According to figures provided by the Producteurs de lait du Québec, production increased by 2.15% in the province between 2022 and 2023. Farmers sense a renewed interest.

Farmers are feeling a renewed interest. This is the case of Pierre-Yves Tremblay, a producer from Jonquière who did not hesitate to invest huge sums on his dairy farm.

“I am confident that in the future we will continue to see growth in demand for dairy products. We are working to make our investment more and more profitable by purchasing quotas,” he explained.

The traditional glass of milk is less in consumer habits.

Plant-based drinks have gained market share, such as those based on soy or oats.

However, the sale of certain milk-derived products is increasing.

“We have seen a decline for several years. Consumers consume differently. Less milk to drink, but on the other hand, more cheese, yogurt or processed milk,” noted the vice-president of the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean milk producers, Martin Frigon.

It is also in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region that we note the greatest increase in milk production; an increase of 3.07% for the year 2023.

The territory’s climate would not be fertile for certain types of crop production, such as corn or soybeans.

That of milk is the most profitable due to the more northern conditions of the region.

Even if producers are on a good path, they are concerned about the importance of certain products such as cheeses from Europe.

They call on consumers to continue to encourage local.

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