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Tough market conditions drive down milk prices

Arla Foods has blamed declining volumes in the Danish and Swedish markets and lower world market prices for its failure to meet its forecast result.

Processors paying the price for push to renewable energy

The promotion of renewable energy is adding significantly to processing costs, according to an industry body that represents major energy consumers such as food packagers and chemical processors.

A global issue for farm gate prices?

UK farming union pleas calling on dairy companies and cooperatives not to talk down the market may fall on deaf ears, as indicators from Australia suggest the global economy is...

US producers hit by increased milk price

The increase in milk prices in the US - has been spurred by a storm of factors across the country. Analysts are blaming low production on the discovery of Canadian...

Italy awaits milk price change

Uncertainties over milk purchasing levels and payments caused by the financial crisis at dairy giant Parmalat is forcing southern European farmers into a race to secure guaranteed sales that may...

Overproduction undermining price-war

Farmers in the UK have again been urged to cut the level of milk production by the milk year-end in March or face a 'super-levy' from the European Union.

First Milk price rise

First milk, the 4,000 strong farmer owned co-operative, has received a 0.9 pence per litre increase on milk that farmers within the group produce. This move brings the standard production...

Dairy Crest: 2 pence milk price increase

The ongoing heated debate in the UK that addresses the issue of growing multiple retailer power in terms of milk pricing reached an agreement for many farmers last night.

UK Government intervenes in milk price crisis

The debate over UK milk prices last week took a step up in intensity. The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee announced its plans to carry out an inquiry aimed...

First Milk promises milk price increase

First Milk, the UK co-operative, intends to secure an increase of milk prices for dairy farmers. The group said that it will deliver an 'ardent...

Welsh farmers could revolt over milk prices says MP

An MP from North Wales has urged the government to take note of angry Welsh dairy farmers who he says will take to the streets...

NFU pushes for price rise

Members of the National Farmers Union in the UK this week demonstrated outside Dairy Crest cheese manufacturing and distribution sites to call for a 2p...

Price fixing under the spotlight

Practices used by Scottish milk market leader Robert Wiseman Dairies to attract new custom are once again under investigation by the Office of Fair Trading...

NFU demands milk price hike

The National Farmers' Union (NFU) has said that the whole milk supply chain must demand price increases from its customers if farmers are to receive...

Glanbia settles over price fixing

Irish dairy group Glanbia has reached a settlement with the Irish competition authority over allegations concerning the fixing of the retail price of milk. Glanbia,...

Xanthan gum price hike

World leader in high-end hydrocolloid products CP Kelco has lifted the price of xanthan gum in response to market conditions. Starting from August 2003, the...

Dairy Crest to reduce commodity ingredients production

Dairy Crest, the UK's leading chilled dairy foods company, has announced plans to significantly reduce its commodity dairy ingredients business with the closure of part...

Xanthan gum price increase

RhodiaFood, part of French speciality chemicals company Rhodia, recently announced that it would hike up the price of its Rhodigel food grade xanthan gum by...

Migros cuts dairy product prices

Migros, the Swiss co-operative retailer, is to cut the prices of a number of dairy products, the company has announced. Migros said it was cutting...

Poor dairy prices point to falling profits

In Ireland weak dairy prices are pointing to falling profits for the Irish Dairy Board this year, even though the company grew sales in all...

Australian drought impacts global dairy prices

The price of dairy products across the globe are expected to rise moderately over the course of the next few months due to the prolonged...

Spanish dairy sector severely hit by price slump

A 15 per cent drop in milk prices is taking a major toll on the Spanish dairy sector, which has lost some €300 million this...

Supermarkets praised for milk price hike

Two of Britain's leading supermarket groups raised the price of milk earlier this week by two pence a litre in a move designed to help...

Food manufacturers demand freeze in milk prices

In a bid to provide a wide range of dairy products at competitive prices, food manufacturers in Canada are demanding a freeze on the price...

Dairy commodity prices deteriorate

The outlook for international dairy commodity prices has deteriorated since the September 11 terrorist attacks on the US and may be slow to recover, according...

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