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United States: Corn used for ethanol is lowered

World production World Corn production for the 2019-20 season, which began on September 1, 2019, is estimated at 1104.01 Mio Tons, lower from the record level anticipated in the recent forecasts. Production is expected to decrease by 1.7% compared to

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New Zealand: freshwater management may lead to a reduction in the dairy herd [News Oceania n°19/2019]

Period: September 30 – October 11, 2019 Milk production in Australia during August 2019 was -5.9% from August last year. Drought and water laws adversely impact production and expectations. Some wildfires have been burning since September due to sparse rainfall

Posted in News Oceania EN, Oceania_

Milk production is improving [News South America n°11/2019]

Period: September 16 – 27, 2019 South America transitions from winter to spring season and milk production is generally improving. Temperatures are becoming more comfortable to dairy cows, boosting their milk yields. According to several dairy farm operators, farm prices

Posted in News South America, South America

Weather and Water: the factors behind the milk production in Australia [News Oceania n°18/2019]

Period: September 16 – 27, 2019 Milk production in Australia depends on weather and water. There is some evidence of cows being moved from northern regions to southern regions with less need for irrigation. Milk pay prices are at a

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China’s thirst for milk

What is the milk self-sufficiency rate in China? Do Chinese people have a sufficiently structured supply chain to meet the needs of domestic consumption of more than 1.4 billion people? These are two questions that arise in light of the

Posted in Cheese, China, Dairy export, EU

Mozzarella production is very active, as milk deliveries grow [News South America n°10/2019]

Period: September 2 – 13, 2019 Milk production continues to improve as South America transitions from winter to spring season, and Butterfat volumes are seasonally improving, too. Demands within the dairy industry and food processing sector is strong. Cheese production, especially mozzarella, is very

Posted in News South America, South America

Changing thinking about packaging

Next year (2020), the United Nations sponsored Paris Agreement will come into effect. It sets out to reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases and to fulfil a longer-term objective of curbing the rise in global temperatures. European Union has then

Posted in Sustainability

U.S. Soybean exports recover

World production Global Soybean production for 2019-20 season, beginning on October 1, is forecast at 341.39 Mio Tons, -5.4% compared to the 2018-19 season. Soybean total use record a continuous increase and, given the lower expected production, ending stocks should

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New Zealand: environmental standards and animal welfare [News Oceania n°17/2019]

Period: August 19 – September 13, 2019 Australia milk production in the season 2018-19 was 8.8 billion litres, -5.7% from previous year. July 2018 milk production is -8.4% from July 2018. High cull rates following the 2019 drought, farm retirements

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Consumption of some dairy products is weak in South America [News South America n°9/2019]

Period: August 5 – 16, 2019 Milk production in South America has improved lately, principally because cooler temperatures have increased productive yields of dairy herds. However, poor pasture conditions are keeping milk volumes below expectations in Uruguay and a few dairy basins of Argentina.

Posted in News South America, South America