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

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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,...

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

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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...

Saputo eyes further efficiencies following flat Q3 results

Saputo eyes further efficiencies following flat Q3 results

By Mark Astley

Canadian dairy giant Saputo has announced plans to pursue “additional efficiencies and decrease costs” across its business after announcing only marginally improved profits for the last three months of 2012.

January prices decline as exports weaken, inventories grow

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January prices decline as exports weaken, inventories grow

By John Geuss

Inventories of butter and cheese grew in January as supply outweighed export demand - causing prices to decrease. Is this a bad omen for 2013, or will exports recover quickly? US commodities expert and MilkPrice blogger John Geuss gave DairyReporter.com...

Dairy prices down, but US market looking 'healthy' - Part two

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Dairy prices down, but US market looking 'healthy' - Part two

By John Geuss

In part two of his December 2012 US dairy commodities breakdown, MilkPrice blogger John Geuss gives DairyReporter.com the latest on whey, cheese and butter prices, as well as the "positive" impact of the recent 'fiscal cliff' deal.

Dairy prices down, but US market looking 'healthy'

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Dairy prices down, but US market looking 'healthy'

By John Geuss

US dairy commodity prices dropped in December 2012, but low inventories and high exports have left the market still looking "healthy." US commodities expert and MilkPrice blogger John Geuss gave DairyReporter.com a breakdown of US dairy commodity...

November prices remain high, but cheese suffers 'unusual' drop

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November prices remain high, but cheese suffers 'unusual' drop

By John Geuss

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 gave DairyReporter.com...

Muller Wiseman milk price increase welcomed by farmers

Muller Wiseman milk price increase welcomed by farmers

By Mark Astley

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 cost of milk production.

Milk protein prices jump 13% in October - Part Two

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Milk protein prices jump 13% in October - Part Two

By John Geuss

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

Milk protein prices jump 13% in October

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Milk protein prices jump 13% in October

By John Geuss

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 DairyReporter.com...

Milk quota penalties could impact supply - EDA

Milk quota penalties could impact supply - EDA

By Mark Astley

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).

US dairy commodities blogger, John Geuss.

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US milk price increase continues

By John Geuss

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 effect on consumption? US commodities expert and MilkPrice blogger, John...

Dairy Crest confident of delivering higher milk prices

Dairy Crest confident of delivering higher milk prices

By Mark Astley

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 this year’s milk price protests.

Ice cream prices rise, volumes decline, says Mintel

Ice cream prices rise, volumes decline, says Mintel

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Ice cream prices have risen by more than a quarter over the past five years and sales volumes have declined, but most Europeans still consider ice cream an affordable treat, according to new research from Mintel.

US dairy commodities blogger, John Geuss.

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August milk prices show significant increases - Part two

By John Geuss

In part two of his August US dairy commodities breakdown, MilkPrice blogger John Geuss gives DairyReporter.com the latest on cheese demand and a look ahead to September and beyond.

US dairy commodities blogger, John Geuss

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August milk prices show significant increases

By John Geuss

As a result of increased and unexpected US demand for cheese and butter in recent weeks, milk prices in the country have jumped by more than a dollar per hundredweight. US dairy commodities expert and MilkPrice blogger, John Geuss gave DairyReporter.com...

Arla increasing UK milk prices in confidence rebuild effort

Arla increasing UK milk prices in confidence rebuild effort

By Mark Astley

Arla Foods UK has increased the standard price it pays to dairy farmers for milk and adopted a new, more transparent milk pricing and sourcing model in an effort to “build confidence in the British dairy industry.”