flag de flag gb flag fr
Legal notice     European Milk Board ASBL | Rue de la Loi 155 | B-1040 Bruxelles

News Details

PDF-Icon Icon-Print

25.11.2009

Blocades of milk laboratories in France - 60 % of french milk volume cannot be delivered

Especially in the western part of France milk laboratories are actually blocked by a large number of dairy farmers.  According to the french dairy farmers' association "Association des producteurs de lait indépendants (APLI)" about 60% of the french milk volume won't be delivered. With this action farmers want to dispose the branch organisation "Interprofession" to discuss the already defined price of December on one hand and to decide fair prices for the months of January to March 2010 on the other hand. Also dairy farmers demand the attendance at price discussions not only of representatives of the conservative National Farmers' Union, but also of the dairy farmers' basis. 

"The protests of dairy farmers have been organised by the french dairy farmers' associations, Organisation des Producteurs laitiers (OPL),  CONF, which represent interests much more than the farmers' association Fédération Nationale des Producteurs de Lait (FNPL), who attends negotiations of the branch organisation", says a spokesman of APLI. These organisations, which are very close to the basis, have to have a big influence at decisions concerning the milk price .

As reported by APLI, representatives of dairies as well as politics are ready to accept these demands. Problematic is the position of FNPL. Until now it does not show any willingness to integrate the dairy farmers' organisations of the basis into their discussions. 


More News

20.07.2017

Dairy farmers’ appeal to the EU Council, Parliament and Commission:

Adopt the Parliament's proposal regarding the “Omnibus” Regulation!

17.07.2017

Current milk production costs for Germany: 42 cents/kilo of milk

Price not covering costs: should high-quality work really be remunerated with deficits?

14.07.2017

Sale of milk powder from intervention prevents milk price recovery

The European Milk Board calls on Agriculture Commissioner Hogan to stop selling storage stocks at junk prices

12.07.2017

Newsletter July online!

Almost a year ago, EU policymakers decided to award a financial incentive to dairy farmers who voluntarily reduced their production in the fourth quarter of 2016 up to January 2017. This decision contributed significantly to a change in trends on the flooded dairy market. Read more

30.06.2017

"A narrow perspective is something we absolutely cannot afford"

The International Pooling Commission of Milk Producers calls on EU policymakers to stop ignoring important aspects of the dairy sector