Producing and distributing food – collection

The Milk Quota Scheme

This document collection was withdrawn on 16 May 2016

The Milk Quota Scheme ended on 31 March 2015.

Find out about milk quotas, what they cover and who can apply for a milk quota.


Milk quotas were introduced by the EU as a way of limiting milk production across member states.

Every EU member state has its own national milk quota. The national milk quota is made up of all individual quotas from within a member state.

Monthly statistics

The Rural Payments Agency publishes cumulative figures on UK wholesale milk deliveries for each month.