French over-production depresses milk prices

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 generally blamed for the problems of the sector.

France fights for EU step-up in dairy farm aid

The French government is seeking “allies” among EU member states to put pressure on the European Commission to take new intervention measures to help struggling farmers, at an upcoming Farm Council meeting next...

Daily Price Update 08/02/2016: EU butter prices weaken

EU butter prices appear to be heading in the same direction as skimmed milk powder (SMP).

Fonterra setback in China dairy farms venture

Fonterra is putting the brakes on its milk production venture in China until economic and oversupply conditions improve.

French palm oil tax - mixed benefits for dairy

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.

Daily Price Update 05/02/2016: bubbling under

Cheese and butter prices still glide along at high levels, but today’s US prices don’t reveal the whole story.

Australia's El Niño eases, but dairies still face Big Dry

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.

Dairy companies update: adjusting to tougher times

Companies are putting a brave face in the current dire dairy environment, and in the case of Arla Foods amba, streamlining their operations.

Daily Price Update 04/02/2016: China celebrates, IMF boost

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...

Grass-fed leads to bigger gains in New Zealand

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...

Dairy trade potential as full EU-Vietnam deal published

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 publish...

Milk powder hits another low at global auction

The global auction is turning into a wake for the dairy sector – prices once again headed south, with whole milk powder (WMP) unloaded on the market f...

Cheese and milk fuel Chinese dairy import growth

The slump in dairy imports from China has not slowed down demand for value-added products such as cheese – and liquid milk.

Daily Price Update 03/02/2016: EU's low prices, higher stocks

European milk prices are unlikely to improve much before July at the earliest. This is the gloomy  prognosis of some observers.

France fights for EU step-up in dairy farm aid

The French government is seeking “allies” among EU member states to put pressure on the European Commission to take new intervention measures to help struggling farmers, ...

Japan's growing reliance on foreign butter, SMP

Japan’s decision to introduce negative interest rates is only one indication of an economy in trouble. From a dairy viewpoint, Japan has been lurching from cris...

French goats to help plug Russia cheese gap

Russia is turning to goat’s cheese production in one attempt to plug the gap in domestic supplies.

Longer EU storage aid and cheese quotas to be shared out

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...

Lower prices spark growth in preserved milk markets

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...

Dairy companies update: a thirst for success

Two US global food and beverage giants are venturing further into developing markets, while a Middle East dairy leader is looking to the US to help satisfy its ...

France fights for EU step-up in dairy farm aid

The French government is seeking “allies” among EU member states to put pressure on the European Commission to take new intervention measures to help struggling...

French palm oil tax - mixed benefits for dairy

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.