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
quickly put pressure on milk prices.
The University of Maryland is embarking on a tour of the
Netherlands and Denmark to discuss some of the problems that may
face the users of milking machines that are designed to boost milk
production while improving animal welfare.
Lactimilk, the subsidiary of Spanish group Ebro Puleva which
produces the Leyma, Ram and El Castillo brands, is to invest
between €36 and €45 million over the next three years in
relaunching all three brands.
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 price
offered for milk up to 18.43 pence per...
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 at bridging the
gap between retail prices and production prices...
A group of scientists from the Dutch National Institute of Public
Health and the Environment, have found that young children who eat
products which are high in milk fat are less likely to develop the
chronic condition asthma.