Prices for a number of key food ingredients in Russia have risen in
January and February, according to a recent survey, and supply
difficulties are expected to keep costs high for the foreseeable
future, reports Angela Drujinina.
Global cheese prices rose to new highs last year and are expected
to remain firm this year, backed by strong demand in consuming
regions and stagnant output among exporting countries such as
Australia, reports Anand Krishnamoorthy.
Arla Foods UK, the UK subsidiary of Danish-Swedish dairy
co-operative Arla Foods, announced yesterday that it is to put its
milk prices on hold - a move which will appease British dairy
farmers and also temporarily heal a long-running...
Against the backdrop of soaring prices for locust bean gum, getting
the best price for the customer is a challenge hydrocolloid
producers must meet if they want to ensure ongoing contracts,
reports Lindsey Partos.
The United Nations' food agency has singled out burgeoning demand
in Asia as contributing to the overall international price increase
of dairy products, but remains confident that prices will begin to
stabilise in 2005, Tom Armitage...
Robert Wiseman Dairies announced earlier this week that it is to
provisionally slash the amount it pays for UK dairy farmers' milk,
a move which will undoubtedly lead to further price skirmishes in
the UK milk market, as Tom...
Brazil, a leading exporter of soybeans and key competitor with the
US, is worried that rising production costs for soybeans could eat
into local farm profits next season, while global stocks rise,
according to fresh figures from the...
Rising commodity and ingredients prices continue to hit the global
food chain with US food giant Kraft the next in line to be hit by
price pressures suggesting that despite reasonable fourth quarter
figures, the soaring costs are...
UK farming union pleas calling on dairy companies and cooperatives
not to talk down the market may fall on deaf ears, as indicators
from Australia suggest the global economy is dictating farm gate
The increase in milk prices in the US - has been spurred by a storm
of factors across the country. Analysts are blaming low production
on the discovery of Canadian BSE, the high price of animal feed and
even the revolution of low-carb...
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.