Today’s US prices illustrate the sharp contrast between continued domestic strength in cheese and butter – and the less happy fortunes of export-oriented powder businesses.
Higher returns from consumer cheese and butter lifted the performance of one of the UK’s largest dairy companies after a disappointing export year.
There is some encouraging upwards movement in Polish and Czech skimmed milk powder (SMP) prices this week.
Irish dairy commodity prices have fallen for a tenth month in a row, the latest tracker index reveals.
Improved seasonal conditions and low grain prices are raising the prospect of more skimmed milk powder (SMP) and butter from California.
European dairy prices “as bad as I can recall” said one market observer as a perfect storm of global economic uncertainty and oversupply fuels a bearish market.
The French government is seeking “allies” among EU member states to put pressure on the European Commission to take new intervention measures to help ...
Fonterra is putting the brakes on its milk production venture in China until economic and oversupply conditions improve.
EU butter prices appear to be heading in the same direction as skimmed milk powder (SMP).
Farmers supplying the country’s biggest milk buyers have suffered the most in the present crisis, according to a new report. But over-production is ge...
El Niño has had some impact on Australian milk output. But although this is beginning to ease, the Big Dry is continuing to affect dairying regions.
Milk from pasture-fed cows is attracting premium payments – especially if the end product is premium or value-added products such as infant milk formu...
The slump in dairy imports from China has not slowed down demand for value-added products such as cheese – and liquid milk.
EU government aid for the dairy sector has taken an apparent new turn. A palm oil tax in France may put EUR300 per tonne on shipments from next year.
EU private storage aid (PSA) schemes for both butter and skimmed milk powder (SMP) are being extended to September 30. And the European Commission is drawing up a proposa...
The mass movement of millions of Chinese for Chinese New Year celebrations is already under way as workers make the journey to their home towns across China.
Lower global prices have revealed some interesting growth trends in world markets. Which are the countries that are driving growth? The answer, in some categori...
Companies are putting a brave face in the current dire dairy environment, and in the case of Arla Foods amba, streamlining their operations.
The full text of the EU-Vietnam free trade deal – which will give European exporters greater access to its population of 90 million – has been published.