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February milk prices drop as cheese inventories remain high - Part three

US butter and butterfat prices fell in February 2013 on the back of rising US butter inventories - a build up that has been attributed to increased production and flat...

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February milk prices drop as cheese inventories remain high - Part two

Cheese inventories remained high going into February as a result of an exports slowdown at the end of last year. Stocks must be depleted before milk prices can improve. But...

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February milk prices drop as cheese inventories remain high - Part one

Class III milk and milk protein prices suffered in February 2013 as cheese inventories remained at near record highs going into the month. US dairy commodities expert and MilkPrice  blogger, John Geuss, gave DairyReporter.com a...

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Milk supply contract is Code of Best Practice compliant - Arla

Arla Foods is claiming a UK first – a milk supply contract that is fully compliant with all the aspects of the Dairy Industry Voluntary Code of Best Practice on...

UK dairy processors facing fresh FFA milk price protests

Farmers for Action (FFA) has threatened a fresh wave of processor-targeted demonstrations across the UK if efforts are not made to increase farm gate milk prices.

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January prices decline as exports weaken, inventories grow - Part two

In part two of his January 2013 US dairy commodities breakdown, MilkPrice blogger John Geuss gives DairyReporter.com the latest on falling cheese and butter prices, and a look ahead to...

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January prices decline as exports weaken, inventories grow

Inventories of butter and cheese grew in January as supply outweighed export demand - causing prices to decrease. Is this a bad omen for 2013, or will exports recover quickly?...

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Dairy prices down, but US market looking 'healthy' - Part two

In part two of his December 2012 US dairy commodities breakdown, MilkPrice blogger John Geuss gives DairyReporter.com the latest on whey, cheese and butter prices, as well as the "positive" impact of...

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Dairy prices down, but US market looking 'healthy'

US dairy commodity prices dropped in December 2012, but low inventories and high exports have left the market still looking "healthy." US commodities expert and MilkPrice blogger John Geuss gave...

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November prices remain high, but cheese suffers 'unusual' drop - Part Two

In part two of his November 2012 US dairy commodities breakdown, MilkPrice blogger John Geuss gives DairyReporter.com the latest on whey, butter and "rapidly" falling cheese prices, as well as a look...

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November prices remain high, but cheese suffers 'unusual' drop

US cheese prices remain high at more than $2 per pound (lb), but are 'falling rapidly' - an unexpected result considering October's 'tight inventories.' US commodities expert and MilkPrice blogger John Geuss...

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Milk protein prices jump 13% in October - Part Two

In part two of his October dairy commodities breakdown, MilkPrice  blogger John Geuss gives DairyReporter.com the latest on cheese and butter demand and quick look ahead to November, December and the coming...

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Milk protein prices jump 13% in October

US milk protein prices increased by 13% in October. But does the price  increase have the momentum to carry milk protein prices to the "exceptional highs" of 2008? US commodities expert and MilkPrice  blogger John Geuss gave...

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US milk price increase continues - Part two

In part two of his September dairy commodities breakdown, MilkPrice  blogger John Geuss gives DairyReporter.om the latest on cheese, butter and milk solids demand and a look ahead to October....

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US milk price increase continues

Milk prices have continued to increase in the US, hitting $19 per hundredweight in September. But will the positive impact on dairy sector cash flow outweigh the long term negative...

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August milk prices show significant increases - Part two

In part two of his August US dairy commodities breakdown, MilkPrice  blogger John Geuss gives DairyReporter.com the latest on cheese demand and a look ahead to September and beyond....

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August milk prices show significant increases

As a result of increased and unexpected US demand for cheese and butter in recent weeks, milk prices in the country have jumped by more than a dollar per hundredweight....

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Commodities expert John Geuss on July: All Milk Producer Prices are Up!

The Federal Milk Marketing Order July  announcement of Class and Component Prices showed expected increases. What was unusual was that every parameter was up.  

Milk Link CEO predicts 'sharp' fall in dairy commodity prices

Milk Link CEO Neil Kennedy says market conditions for the next year will likely remain challenging with dairy commodity returns ‘sharply down’ in comparison with historical prices in the short...

M&A and commodity hikes shake up top-20 dairy list

Two big acquisitions shook up the annual list of the biggest global dairy companies from Rabobank, and could encourage others to pursue M&A opportunities.

Danone ups guidance for 2011 but warns of commodity price hike

Danone has upped its sales revenue guidance for 2011, encouraged by a positive pricing performance in the last quarter. But the French dairy giant warned of a 6-9 per cent...

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Unilever Q4: Sales up 5.1%; but operating margins hit by commodity price hikes

Unilever has beat analysts' expectations with a 5.1% rise in underlying sales in the fourth quarter, but said operating margins were dented by commodity price hikes.

Drought in New Zealand tipped to push up dairy commodity prices

Drought in New Zealand and continued strong buying from Russia and China are expected to keep international dairy commodity prices buoyant in early 2011, according to Rabobank.

Commodities to rise but you’ll cope, analyst tells industry

European food manufacturers will experience commodity inflation in the second half of 2010 but it will be more manageable than it has been in the past, predicts an analyst.

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FrieslandCampina moves away from commodities

Multinational dairy company FrieslandCampina has revealed its strategy for the coming decade in which it plans to expand globally and shift its focus to three specialised product categories.

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