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Chinese market open for UK organic dairy imports

A British organic dairy cooperative has broken into the one of the world’s most lucrative markets after being awarded the UK’s first licence to export organic products to China....

Average GDT dairy commodity price down for third auction running

Dairy commodity prices fell 7.9% at the latest Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction - the third decrease in average prices on the platform in a row.

Permeate market will 'explode into life' once Codex standard set: Arla Foods Ingredients

The market for dairy permeate powder will “explode into life” once a Codex Alimenatarius standard is adopted, says Arla Foods Ingredients. 

Global Dairy Trade average price falls for first time since early August

The Global Dairy Trade (GDT) Price Index declined by 3.1% today - the first fall in the average price on the platform since the beginning of August.

Global Dairy Trade commodity prices increase fourth auction running

Commodity prices on the Global Dairy Trade (GDT) platform rose 9.9% yesterday - the fourth increase in a row. 

Global Dairy Trade commodity prices rise third auction in a row

Dairy commodity prices rose today the third time running on the Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction platform. 

Global Dairy Trade commodity prices climb for second auction running

Dairy commodity prices rose nearly 11% earlier today on the Fonterra-owned Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction platform.

Global Dairy Trade commodity prices increase after five-month freefall

Prices on the Fonterra-owned Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction platform rose today for the first time since March.

Euronext extends dairy futures fee holiday in a bid to 'trigger' interest

Euronext has extended a trading fee waiver on its dairy commodity futures by an extra three months in a bid to "trigger" interest. 

Dairy commodity futures offer post-quota Europe a milk price 'safety net': Euronext

Dairy derivative futures can provide the European dairy sector a post-quota price "safety net," says Euronext.

Euronext to launch post-quota dairy commodity futures

Euronext will launch three dairy commodity futures contracts within two weeks of yesterday's abolition of the European Union (EU) milk quota system.

News in brief

Arla Foods to expand country-specific BMP and SMP offering on GDT

Arla Foods is expanding its offering of country-specific dairy ingredients on the GlobalDairyTrade (GDT) online auction platform.


Is 'anticipation of reduced demand' for cheese behind Class III milk price fall?

"Anticipation of reduced demand" for cheese appears to be behind the fall in the price of Class III milk, says's US commodities expert, John Geuss.


Where's that missing Red Tractor? FFA slams Muller Wiseman for lack of milk quality logo

UK lobby Farmers for Action has hit out at UK milk processors including Muller Wiseman for not including a Red Tractor logo on milk containers to signal British quality –...


How does the US milk producer payment system work?

To kick off 2015,'s US commodities expert, John Geuss, explains how American milk component prices are devised.

Milk quota abolition will leave GDT auction more 'attractive' to dairies

 GlobalDairyTrade (GDT) will become more "attractive" to dairies as a result of the European Union (EU) milk quota abolition in 2015 , the auction platform believes.


US dairy exports 'falling significantly' as value of the dollar rises

With the value of the dollar rising, US dairy exports are falling.'s US dairy commodities expert, John Geuss, explains why...


Why are US butter prices 'dropping like a rock' after record highs?

After reaching an all time high in September 2014 US butter prices are now "dropping like a rock," says's US dairy commodities expert, John Geuss.


International factors 'most important element' influencing US milk prices's US dairy commodities expert, John Geuss, examines the increasing influence of international factors on domestic prices.


Will US dairy sector pursue 'proven' butter export market?

The US dairy sector will likely invest in additional churning capacity to meet demand from the now "proven" export market for butter, says commodities expert, John Geuss....

Data Blog: The figures behind Russia’s food ban

Russian sanctions could cost EU industry more than €5 billion in exports

In this data blog FoodNavigator takes a look at the trade figures behind the recent Russian trade sanctions - to reveal which countries and categories will be worst hit, and...

Tate & Lyle miss first-quarter profit target

Ingredients giant Tate & Lyle has said that group operating profit from Q1 fell below expectation after it was hit by poor weather and exchange rates.


US dairies dealing with 'new and different' SMP pricing dynamic

US skim milk powder (SMP) prices are now determined by global movements, not domestic events - a change our commodities expert John Geuss describes as "a new and different dynamic." ...


Amino acid balancing 'targets...the best paying components in milk''s US dairy commodities expert John Geuss explains why the amino acid balancing of feed is "one of the most impactful emerging technologies" in the dairy sector.

FAO outlook: Climate and politics impact to food markets but 2014 stocks remain adequate

Challenging weather conditions in various countries, coupled with continuing political tensions in the Black Sea region have made food markets more volatile, according to the FAO's first major forecast for 2014.

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