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23.05.2017

4th European Fair Milk Conference in Germany

Invitation to the conference on 14 June 2017 in Würzburg, Bavaria

15.05.2017

335 euros as honest price threshold for intervention milk powder

(Brussels, 15/05/17) There was too much milk powder in the past and still the milk market cannot cope with it: there are currently some 350,000 tons of skimmed milk powder stored in intervention, and in view of the tense situation in the EU milk market that volume lies as heavy as lead in the stomach. Although at present raw...

10.05.2017

Newsletter May online!

Butter is expensive and milk powder is cheap. On this basis, dairies pay low settlement prices that have remained practically unchanged. The price difference between protein and fat is abnormally high and  the large EU intervention stock is immediately blamed for the low powder price. Is this correct? Read more

09.05.2017

EU Parliament Agricultural Committee votes in favour of volume reduction programme

Brussels, 09.05.2017: The first step towards the creation of a legal framework for a permanent crisis instrument in the Common Market Organisation has been taken. Last week, the European Parliament's Committee on Agriculture voted on the so-called "Omnibus proposal", thereby officially expressing their support for an...

28.04.2017

Demo in Switzerland: “No more milk sleaze!”

Yesterday (27.4.) the farmers’ organisation Uniterre carried out a symbolic demonstration with “ghost busters” outside the head office of the Swiss milk producer organisation SMP. “With its current composition the SMP producer organisation is incapable of fulfilling its duty of representing dairy farmers in the milk market. We...

18.04.2017

Only 77 per cent of production costs in the German dairy sector covered by the farm-gate price

(Brussels, 18.04.2017) As shown by the latest cost study drawn up by the German Office for Agriculture and Agricultural Sociology (Büro für Agrarsoziologie & Landwirtschaft, BAL), in January 2017 the average price of 33.76 cents for a kilo of milk covered only 77 per cent of the costs (43.74 cents). The study,...

05.04.2017

Newsletter April online!

In Spring 2016, there were many challenges facing the Irish agri-food sector - particularly the dairy sector - but a threat to our single largest export market wasn’t one of them. One year later, that threat is a reality and much of our government’s planning and policymaking takes place in the shadow cast by ‘Brexit’. ...