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.
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...
First Milk, the 4,000 strong UK co-operative, intends to secure an
increase of milk prices for dairy farmers. The group said that it
will deliver an 'ardent push' which it hopes will result in an
increase of two pence per...