While the availability of whey and lactose products continue to climb during 2008, price volatility has managed to hamper hikes in profitability of the segment as manufacturers hunt for cheaper ingredients, says a new report.
A barrage of tractors have descended upon the latest meeting of EU agriculture ministers to drive home dairy farmers’ calls for what they claim are the basic conditions required to ensure a ‘fair’ price for their products.
UK supermarket Tesco has announced that it is drastically reducing the price of organic produce by up to 25 per cent, in response to feedback from consumers who are feeling the effects of the credit crunch.
UK and Italian farmers Unions are joining forces to push their
claims that higher prices for agricultural products are at the root
of alleviating current concerns over supply sustainability and food
A leading US dairy cooperative has denied any wrongdoing over
allegations that it may be involved in price fixing for some of its
products, as yet another country finds its dairy markets under
The food crisis is neither new nor sudden. The several underlying
causes have been independently, steadily gathering speed and have
collided in a perfect storm not seen for generations. It is going
to take a coordinated, long-term...
Fonterra is launching a new online sales channel for its dairy
commodities which will allow it to respond more quickly to price
changes - and may spur the development of an international dairy
futures or derivatives market.
Dairy commodity costs have surged in the space of just one month to
cap off huge rises in the prices being paid out by processors over
the last year, according to recently published data by DIN