With the US dairy industry now it in its fifth year of low prices and third year of trade wounds, president and CEO of the National Milk Producers Federation in the US, Jim Mulhern looks at what could come next.
The largest milk powder producer in the US, DairyAmerica is coming back to Global Dairy Trade (GDT), re-launching skim milk powder on July 16.
New Zealand milk will be used for a new certified organic grass-fed infant formula offering by Bubs Australia Ltd.
Canadian dairy giant Saputo is continuing its global buying spree, stitching up a deal to buy the listed UK company Dairy Crest.
Australian dairy farmers are pleading for supermarket chains Coles and Aldi to join Woolworths in ending the sale of fresh milk for just $1/litre.
With the UK’s Brexit scheduled for April 1, 2019, discussions in Ireland are centred on tariffs, with a general call for a ‘soft’ Brexit that would allow present cross-border agreements to apply in the foreseeable future.
Milk processors in Australia, including Fonterra, could soon be slapped with a mandatory code of practice.
A large Australian dairy processor may soon be broken up and sold.
As you read this, the factors affecting the outlook for global commodity markets are finely balanced, with much swinging on the weather – so there’s nothing new.
With feed costs almost doubling, one drought-stricken Australian dairy farmer has been deciding to regularly sell livestock. He would like the government to provide rate relief for farmers affected by drought.
There is now a 50:50 chance Britain will crash out of the European Union without any sort of deal concluded, says a recognised Irish commentator.
Farmers in New South Wales are digging in to survive as the drought worsens.
The new dairy season has just begun and there is already plenty to keep track of for Australian dairy farmers.
Australian dairy farmers produced an estimated 650 million litres in March, an increase of 2% on March 2017.
The growth of Australia’s dairy industry is now down to the two main players Fonterra and Saputo, says dairy analyst Steve Spencer.
Listed Australian dairy processor Bega Cheese attracted an extra 100 million litres of milk during the second half of last year.
Canadian processor Saputo, on the verge of becoming Australia’s largest dairy player, looked at investing in New Zealand 16 years ago.
Dairy Australia senior industry analyst John Droppert chaired a panel discussion on volatility in the dairy industry. Here are excerpts:
Australian dairy farmers supplying milk to Fonterra say any proposal to them on ownership options must have a sound economic rationale.
Fonterra says its launch of Farm Source in Australia is another way of growing its partnership with farmer suppliers.
Australia's new dairy kingpin is urging co-ops in Europe and New Zealand to rein in milk production and help stamp out price volatility.
European dairy co-op Arla Foods will spend $850 million this year to expand its business.
More European dairy farmers are warming to the idea of grazing cows outdoors.
While overall dairy exports from New Zealand and Australia are declining, the European Union is showing strong export growth, says Fonterra’s November Global Dairy Update.