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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...

Dairy Crest Dairies restructuring efforts ‘overlooked’ – Panmure Gordon

The “scale and scope” Dairy Crest’s current efforts to restructure its lagging Dairies and Spreads businesses has been “overlooked”, according to stock brokerage Panmure Gordon.

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Fonterra increases 2012/13 pay-out forecast

Fonterra has announced a revised pay-out forecast range for the 2012/13 season of NZ$5.50 per kilogram of milk solids – an increase of 25 cents on the previous forecast.


Yogurt culture ensures taste and texture throughout shelf life - DSM

DSM has developed a new yogurt culture - DelvoYog Very Mild - which delays the onset of post acidification, assuring “optimal taste and texture” throughout the shelf life of yogurt products....

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Milk price increases demonstrate dairy farmer support – First Milk

UK dairy processor First Milk has announced further milk price increases for all of its dairy farmer suppliers.

European Parliament hit by 'cost of milk production' protests

More than 3,500 farmers staged a two-day protest at the European Parliament in Brussels in an effort to call attention to low milk prices - which they claim do not...

Muller Wiseman milk price increase welcomed by farmers

Müller Dairy and Müller-owned Robert Wiseman Dairies will increase their farm gate milk price to 30.5 pence per litre (ppl) by February 2013 in an effort to meet the rising...

US dairy coops to face ‘herd retirement’ price fixing lawsuit

A US lawsuit alleging that the practice of killing cows to increase the price of milk – known as ‘herd retirement’ – violates anti-trust laws will go to court after...


Milk protein prices jump 13% in October - Part Two

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


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...

Milk price talks cannot continue alongside farmer protests – Müller Wiseman

Milk price talks cannot take place against the continuing backdrop of militant dairy farmer protests, UK dairy processor Müller Wiseman has claimed.

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...

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