Butter and whey prices have taken a hit across the EU, according to latest Commission figures.

Low milk prices likely to continue, say EU analysts

The average EU farmgate milk price in May was 8% below the average of the past five years and the downward trend is set to continue for at least the rest of 2015.

Dairy Companies Update: better together

News that FrieslandCampina is opening a sustainable dairy zone in Vietnam comes on top of a report exploring multi-sector collaboration in Southeast Asia.

Daily Price Update 01/07/2015: buyer stand-off continues

The start of Ramadan has reduced demand from Muslim countries – leading to a generally flat milk powder market throughout Europe.

Daily Price Update 02/07/2015: biggest losers

Russia is among the biggest losers in an analysts' growth forecast – and looking at today’s price round-up it’s easy to see why.

Clash over Italian mozzarella leads to high-level EU talks

A law designed to protect the Italian domestic dairy industry has led to a row with the European Commission and within the national sector itself.

Down again: milk powder prices plunge further at global auction

The predicted ‘floor’ for milk powder prices has collapsed – with both skimmed and whole milk prices down with a bump again at the latest global aucti...

Lower imports, but milk gap will grow say Chinese experts

The growth in Chinese dairy imports will slow significantly over the next decade, says a national industry body. But it also expects China’s ‘milk gap...

Domestic sales, export diversity lifts Australian dairy sector

Australians say they have the answer to dairy market volatility: a diverse range of markets and products, along with a buoyant domestic market.

Putin extends Russia dairy embargo to August 2016

Russia is to extend its food embargo for another year – effectively shutting the door on dairy exports from the EU until at least August 6 2016.

NZ aims for China dairy boost in talks to improve trade deal

New Zealand is in preliminary talks with China to renegotiate a safeguard mechanism, which at present limits the volume of dairy products that can be ...

New Zealand maintains edge in SMP sales to China

Late 2013 and early 2014 were periods of intense buying by China. The panic purchasing led to huge stockpiles, with a catastrophic effect on prices wo...

Greek crisis prompts stocks action by Dutch co-op

FrieslandCampina has built up its stocks in Greece of condensed milk and infant milk formula in anticipation of stockpiling by consumers.

Daily Price Update 29/06/2015: UK whey ahead

Cheddar and whey powder are two high spots this week in an otherwise quiet UK market.

Dairy islanders appeal to EU for global crisis aid

The drum beat for dairy sector support in the face of falling world prices is growing louder. The latest to call for EU action is the Portuguese milk sector whose post-qu...

Daily Price Update 30/06/2015: auction expectations

Futures trading has been subdued in generally flat markets, as the world waits for the latest results from the GlobalDairyTrade event tomorrow (July 1).

Daily Price Update 26/06/2015: US cheese slips

A bearish world market is finally bearing down on cheese prices in the United States.

Brazilian trade deficit widens as dairy needs grow

Imported milk powder is proving more attractive to Brazilian food manufacturers than domestic supplies.

Daily Price Update 25/06/2015: Chinese IMF recalled

The recall this week in China of batches of domestically produced infant milk formula has not so far had a major impact on the market.

Dairy Companies Update: exit from Uruguay

A US dairy company is quitting Uruguay, citing poor export sales and a weak global market.

Dairy islanders appeal to EU for global crisis aid

The drum beat for dairy sector support in the face of falling world prices is growing louder. The latest to call for EU action is the Portuguese milk sector who...

Uruguay looks to crisis measures as dairy export earnings plunge

The value of Uruguay’s dairy exports nose-dived in the first five months to USD264.65 million - down 31% from the same period last year - signalling a serious o...