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Milk quota penalties could impact supply - EDA

European Commission (EC)-issued milk quota penalties could impact the production of milk and leave dairy processors short, according to the European Dairy Association (EDA).

Danone must cut prices to compete with private label brands – analyst

Danone must cut the prices of its branded dairy products significantly in parts of Europe to compete with lower-price private label brands, French banking giant Societe Generale has claimed.

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Arla Milk Link increases milk price to 27.5ppl

Arla Foods has announced that the Arla Milk Link milk price will increase by 0.5 pence per litre (ppl) from 1 November 2012.


US milk price increase continues - Part two

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


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...

Global dairy market headed for ‘supply scarcity’ repeat - Rabobank

The global dairy market appears to be headed into another period of milk “supply scarcity” in the next 12 months as production growth begins to slow in the world’s major export...

Fonterra posts profits drop, cites global dairy price fall

Fonterra has reported a drop in net profit for the 2012 season and cut its final payout to farmers - citing the negative effect of record breaking milk production on...

FrieslandCampina introduces organic milk price to reflect growing demand

FrieslandCampina has proposed the introduction of an independent milk price for organic dairy farmers – in line with growing European demand for organic dairy products.

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First Milk announces October milk price increase

UK dairy processor First Milk has announced an increase in the standard price it pays to its milk suppliers.

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Co-op Dairy Group announces one pence milk price increase

Dairy farmer members of the Co-operative Dairy Group will receive a one pence per litre (ppl) increase on their August 2012 rate.

UK milk price increases not milestones, just PR – analyst

The recent UK milk price increases announced by processors should not be considered a recovery milestone, but a well-timed PR opportunity, a European dairy analyst has claimed.

Robert Wiseman promises ‘substantial’ milk price increase

Müller Dairy UK and Müller-owned Robert Wiseman Dairies have promised a “substantial increase” in the price they pay to their dairy farmer suppliers for milk.

Swiss consider Emmental production quotas in price boost effort

The Swiss government is considering implementing production quotas across the Emmentaler supply chain, in an effort to keep manufacturers of the iconic cheese and their milk suppliers afloat.

Dairy Crest confident of delivering higher milk prices

Dairy Crest has expressed confidence in delivering higher milk prices for its farmers in coming months – the latest move by British dairy processors to regain dairy farmer trust following...

Will capacity surge put pressure on prices as big guns invest in the Greek yogurt boom?

The rush to build new capacity in the US yogurt sector - largely driven by the Greek yogurt boom - could put pressure on prices in the short term, although...

Ice cream prices rise, volumes decline, says Mintel

Ice cream prices have risen by more than a quarter over the past five years and sales volumes have declined, but most Europeans still consider ice cream an affordable treat,...


August milk prices show significant increases - Part two

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


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....

Arla increasing UK milk prices in confidence rebuild effort

Arla Foods UK has increased the standard price it pays to dairy farmers for milk and adopted a new, more transparent milk pricing and sourcing model in an effort to “build...

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Fonterra revises milk price forecast for 2012/13 season

Fonterra has announced a revised payout forecast range for the 2012/13 season, including a lower farm gate milk price (FGMP) of $5.25 per kilogram of milk solids – down from $5.50.

Initiative will boost milk pricing transparency – Robert Wiseman Dairies

Robert Wiseman Dairies has launched an initiative with dairy farmers to increase the transparency of how it determines its farm gate milk prices (FGMP).

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Arla in milk price crisis talks with Swedish farmers

Danish dairy co-operative Arla Foods has been involved in crisis talks with Swedish farmers following a number of milk price cuts in the country.

‘The worst is behind us’: Milk prices in recovery - European Dairy Association

Recent months have seen images of protesting farmers, tractors blockading dairy plants and retailer boycotts – all as a result of UK processor plans to reduce the price they pay...


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.  

Saputo blames falling US cheese price for Q1 profits drop

Canadian dairy giant Saputo has reported a profit decrease of more than CAD$6m for Q1 fiscal year (FY) 2013, attributing the result to a fall in the average price of...

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