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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...

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.

Reality of ‘botulism scare’ only understood once it is put in context

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Reality of ‘botulism scare’ only understood once it is put in context

By Katherine Rich, CEO of the NZ Food & Grocery Council

Julian Baggini is one of my favourite thinkers, and his entertaining and thought-provoking book, Do They Think You Are Stupid: 100 Ways Of Spotting Spin And Nonsense From The Media, Pundits And Politicians, is an excellent resource for anyone in the food...

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 stopping US dairy becoming the #1 export contender?

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What's stopping US dairy becoming the #1 export contender?

By John Geuss

The US is well positioned to become a major player in the global dairy market, but according to MilkPrice blogger John Geuss it has a number of "obstacles" to overcome before it can challenge the likes of New Zealand and the European Union (EU). In...

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...

Paint it black: Do coloured pots only appeal to women?

No boys allowed: What’s so girly about yoghurt?

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

There’s a marketing experiment going on in the yoghurt aisle. Two yoghurt brands recently have positioned themselves as ‘yoghurt for men’. Is ordinary yoghurt really so girly?

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...

US milk prices continue to decline as cheese inventories remain high

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US milk prices continue to decline as cheese inventories remain high

By John Geuss

Class III milk prices continued to fall in March 2013 despite a slight decrease in US cheese, dry whey, and butter inventories during the month. According to US dairy commodities expert and MilkPrice blogger, John Geuss, any "real recovery" in...

US dairy commodities blogger, John Geuss.

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

By John Geuss

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 export growth. But there is a solution.... US commodities expert and MilkPrice blogger,...

US dairy commodities blogger, John Geuss.

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

By John Geuss

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 how long will that take? US commodities expert and MilkPrice blogger, John Geuss,...

US dairy commodities blogger, John Geuss.

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

By John Geuss

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 breakdown of price movements...