John Droppert, Dairy Australia.

Dairy Australia senior industry analyst John Droppert chaired a panel discussion on volatility in the dairy industry. Here are excerpts:

Arla is growing its global business.

European dairy co-op Arla Foods will spend $850 million this year to expand its business.

The infant formula market in China continues to grow.

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.

Saputo committed to Oz dairy

Canadian dairy company Saputo says its acquisition of Murray Goulburn will add to and complement the activities of its dairy division in Australia.

Eamon O’Cuiv.

An Irish politician is blaming the inflexibility and hardline tactics of the European Union (EU) on the UK voting to leave the bloc.

Southern German dairying practice of keeping cows indoors 24/7 makes a convincing argument for getting cows out of winter cold -- or mid-summer heat -- and explaining why more cow barns are springing up in the south of New Zealand.

Milk production in Wales has changed dramatically in the last 30 years: in 1984 the country had 6500 producers; now it has 1730 achieving the same production.

Given that the average farm size in northern Italy is 9.8ha, the operation run by Dario Soresina and his family at Crema, just south of Begamo, makes him a slightly different type of dairy farmer.


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