Commodities

US government shutdown masks reason for cheese inventory decrease

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US government shutdown masks reason for cheese inventory decrease

By John Geuss

US cheese inventories are finally showing signs of a return to "historical levels." According to MilkPrice blogger, John Geuss, this can almost certainly be attributed to an increase in exports, but the unavailability of export data as a result...

Simon Coveney, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH IRISH AGRICULTURE MINISTER

Irish minister commits to growing dairy production by 50% in 5 years

By Fiona Barry

Enda Kenny, Ireland’s Prime Minister, and Simon Coveney, the Irish Minister for Agriculture said the country will take advantage of changes to Europe’s CAP (Common Agricultural Policy) which will allow increased dairy production.

CAOBISCO talks dairy shortages after this week's European Commission conference

CAOBISCO concerned over dairy shortages

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

Forecast butter and milk powder shortages could limit the EU’s ability to keep up with domestic and global demand, according to chocolate and confectionery trade group CAOBISCO.

US cheese price climbs despite continuing 'historic' stock highs

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US cheese price climbs despite continuing 'historic' stock highs

By Mark ASTLEY

Despite US cheese inventories remaining "above historic levels", cheese prices, and as a result milk protein prices, increased in August. But why? DairyReporter.com's US dairy commodities expert and MilkPrice blogger, John Geuss, explains.

What's so special about milk protein?

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What's so special about milk protein?

Protein development is "very important" for the economic health of the US dairy producer, according to MilkPrice blogger, John Geuss. In this, the final installment of his four-part special on US dairy commodities, Geuss discusses the importance...

What's that got to do with the price of cheese in America?

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What's that got to do with the price of cheese in America?

By John Geuss

Do you know what drives the price of cheese in the US? Domestic consumption? Export demand? In this, the second installment of his four-part special on the US dairy commodities system, MilkPrice blogger John Geuss examines the factors that determine the...

The US milk payment system...How do they control the moooovements?

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The US milk payment system...How do they control the moooovements?

By John Geuss

Do you know your advanced pricing from your component pricing? In this, the first installment of a four-part special on the US milk payment system, MilkPrice blogger John Geuss explains the huge role played by the US government in controlling the country's...

Class III milk price suffers as US cheese, butter stocks remain high

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Class III milk price suffers as US cheese, butter stocks remain high

By John Geuss

High US cheese and butter stocks continued to impact commodity prices in July 2013, driving down the cost of milk protein, milk fat, and Class III milk. Until these inventory levels are reduced, the price of the affected commodities will continue to suffer,...

US cheese and butter inventories put pressure on future prices

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US cheese and butter inventories put pressure on future prices

By John Geuss

US cheese and butter inventories remained high last month, driving down the overall price of the commodities. If not reduced, these stocks will "weigh heavily" on future dairy prices, US dairy commodities expert and MilkPrice blogger John Geuss...

'Escalating' US cheese prices push Class III milk prices to year high

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'Escalating' US cheese prices push Class III milk prices to year high

By John Geuss

Class III milk prices hit their highest point of the year so far in May 2013 on the back of "escalating" cheese prices. US dairy commodities expert and MilkPrice blogger, John Geuss, has warned, however, that milk prices will drop if high cheese,...

Cheese price 'escalation' drives April Class III milk price increase

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Cheese price 'escalation' drives April Class III milk price increase

By John Geuss

Class III milk prices jumped in April on the back of a "significant escalation" in NASS cheese prices. US dairy commodities expert and MilkPrice blogger, John Geuss, gave DairyReporter.com an update of US dairy price movements...