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Dryness is reducing the quality of forage in Argentina [News South America n°1/2020]

Period: December 9, 2019 – January 3, 2020 In the past couple of weeks, hotter climate conditions prevailed in Argentina, causing dryness in several dairy areas, reducing the volume and quality of forage. However, grain stocks remain broad throughout the

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Extreme weather conditions: Australian Milk production impacted [News Oceania n°1/2020]

Period: December 9, 2019 – January 3, 2020 Milk production in Australia continues the seasonal decline. During November, milk production was 3.4 percent below November last year. High heat records were broken in the last weeks in Victoria. Melbourne record

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World Corn production expected to decrease

World Production World Corn production for the 2019-20 season, which began on September 1, 2019, is estimated at 1108.62 Mio Tons, +0.6% from November outlook.  Production is expected to decrease by 1.4% compared to the previous season. The two main

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Dairy farmers’ marginality supported by contained feed costs [News South America n°16/2019]

Period: November 25 – December 6, 2019 Milk production in Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay is decreasing seasonally. However, milk volumes are enough to meet most of the food processing industry needs. According to the latest figures, milk volumes have recently

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Milk Powders prices on the rise [News Oceania n°23/2019]

Period: November 25 – December 6, 2019 Milk production in Australia during October was 5.5% below October last year. The current season milk production through October is 5.8% lower than July-October 2018. The fires burning in Australia for weeks continue

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Heat stress on dairy cows is rising in Argentina [News South America n°15/2019]

Period: November 11 – 22, 2019 Daytime temperatures continue to rise in South America, boosting heat stress on dairy cows and diminishing farm milk production, particularly in Argentina, Chile and Uruguay. In other countries of the continent such as Brazil,

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China’s import: EU is the main SMP supplier [China's dairy import update]

The European Union is increasing its exports of skimmed milk powder (SMP) to China: in October it is the leading exporter of SMP to China, surpassing New Zealand, which has been the main supplier in the period January – October

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New Zealand: Milk Production decreasing [News Oceania n°22/2019]

Period: November 11 – 22, 2019 Extremely hot and dry weather in Northern Australia has adversely impacted hay production, adding to costs for dairy producers. Hay from Southern Australia and Victoria is trucked North to help meet demand. Rumours of

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Soybean consumption worldwide continues to grow

World production Global Soybean production for 2019/20 season, which began on October 1st, is forecast at 336.56 Mio Tons, -6% compared to the 2018/19 season. Soybean total use is constantly growing, and given the lower expected production, ending stocks should

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Prices of SMP and WMP shifted higher [News South America n°14/2019]

Period: October 28 – November 8, 2019 After reaching the peak of the spring flush, farm milk production is generally stable. Over the past two weeks, spotty showers helped to increase the quality of pastures, which in turn aided producers

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