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13.07.2018

Newsletter July online!

As newly elected member of the Executive Committee of the European Milk Board, I would like to draw your attention in my editorial on current issues in Ireland. Angers mounts as Ireland’s biggest Co-op underpays on May milk price.

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19.10.2018

Newsletter October online!

What is the cost of producing milk? In our sector, numerous spokespersons have the bad habit of taking the milk price as a starting point for looking at the dairy market. A short-sighted vision, because for dairy farmers the cost of production is as important as farm gate prices. In economic terms, it is impossible to consider...

15.10.2018

Milk production costs still not covered in Germany

(Brussels, 15/10/2018) The quarterly cost figures for Germany show that only 80% of production costs were covered in July 2018, while in April it was 78% and 88% in January. Production costs in July amounted to 43.28 cents; however, producers only received 34.56 cents for their product.Milk prices and production costs are still...

10.10.2018

Milk cost study shows: There is a gap between production costs and producer prices

Overview published with the latest figures from France, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands

20.09.2018

Milk strike 2009 - Nine years and counting!

Milk strikes were and continue to be the only radical solution to obtain cost-covering milk prices (45 cents per litre). This was a way for us to show our solidarity in the face of technocrats, politicians, the dairy industry and cooperatives. We saw it as an investment in a better future for milk production. The strike did...

14.09.2018

Newsletter September online!

The whole of Europe suffered consequences of this summer's drought. The dry weather affected pastures, hay and silage as well as cereal and straw production. As a result of the drought, milk producers are missing key, self-produced feed. Read more

07.09.2018

Irish dairy farmers feel financial squeeze from drought

September on Irish dairy farms would normally be a time when we would be enjoying the fruits of our Summer and preparing for the Autumn and Winter ahead. Bills incurred during the Spring would be paid and farmers would look with pride and reassurance on high rows of bales and full silage pits. The long winter of 2017/18 meant...

22.08.2018

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