Daily Price Update 03/09/2015: whey still higher

Whey prices are slipping in Eastern Europe, but the product is still trading above other EU markets.

Beef option for hard-hit New Zealand dairy farmers

Falling global prices have put New Zealand’s once dominant dairy industry on the back foot – and the dairy herd is set to shrink for the first time in a decade.

Daily Price Update 02/09/2015: more SMP into intervention

French processors are about to sell “significant” volumes of skimmed milk powder (SMP) into EU intervention, Dairy Markets understands.

Tesco cheese price boost for UK milk suppliers

The UK’s biggest retailer Tesco has raised the price it pays for the milk that goes into its own-label cheeses.

Fats take off and powder recovery continues at global dairy auction

The dairy price rally has continued - with 11%-plus rises all round for the major commodities at the latest globalDairyTrade event today (September 1).

Arla focuses on brands as revenues and profits suffer

Arla Foods has mitigated falling global commodity prices by switching volumes into branded products, but it admits that both revenue and profit have suffered in the current global climate.

Dutch dairy boost from foreign sales and weaker euro

One of Europe’s biggest dairy cooperatives met challenges at home with growth in its overseas operations.

Daily Price Update 28/08/2015: big stocks, bargain buys

US prices are beginning to weaken as large stocks of cheese and butter continue to unbalance the domestic market.

Dairy companies update: Indian future

One of India’s fastest growing dairy companies is said to be revolutionising the sector with innovative new products.

EU cheesemakers closing gap on embargo losses

EU traders are reaching new markets for European cheese, despite the Russian embargo, with overall output in the bloc at roughly the same level as a y...

Daily Price Update 27/08/2015: WMP prices slip

Skimmed milk powder (SMP) is holding its own in Eastern Europe – buoyed by recent advances at the global auction.

Analysis: don’t count on swift China dairy bounceback

It is not devaluation that threatens to put the brakes on a return to greater Chinese dairy demand, but the country’s own rising milk production.

Chinese dairy demand still growing, despite year-on-year falls

Chinese import demand is still growing strongly, despite disappointing year-on-year sales by foreign companies.

Intervention? Storage? Our FAQ guide to EU dairy supports

The current low prices for dairy commodities have thrown a fresh spotlight on the EU’s various market support mechanisms for butter and skimmed milk p...

Dairy farmers on the march as ministers lobby for more EU aid

Spain is providing direct aid to dairy farmers who claim they are having to sell milk at below break-even levels.

Dairy companies update: looking tense Down Under

Australia is the new battleground for competing milk interests, with both Fonterra and the Chinese vying for a stronger foothold in the market.

Daily Price Update 26/08/2015: sellers 'wait and see'

Germany sold its first batch of skimmed milk powder (SMP) into intervention last week as prices continue to bump along at rock-bottom levels.

Not just prices: why post-quota German milk growth has slowed

German milk production was expected to take off after the end of quotas. But production is currently down year-on-year.

Big losses shake China IMF sector – but imports rise

As growth in China’s infant milk formula (IMF) sector slows, China’s largest domestic IMF makers had one thing in common in the first half of 2015 – big falls i...

Dairy companies update: big in the USA

More than a third of the processors in a list of America’s top 100 companies have annual revenues of USD1 billion or more, according to a new survey.

Dairy farmers on the march as ministers lobby for more EU aid

Spain is providing direct aid to dairy farmers who claim they are having to sell milk at below break-even levels.

Russian embargo latest: trade maps; cheese seized

Police in Russia have seized contraband cheese worth RUB2 billion (EUR27.5 mln) in the latest official crackdown on embargo busters.