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Cream supplies are tight in South America [News South America n°3/2019]

Period: February 4 – 15, 2019 In Argentina and Uruguay the sunny weather helped to minimize muddy and flood conditions in several dairy farms. Showers intensified over central Brazil, while dryness persisted in the southern region of the country. Higher summer temperatures

Posted in News South America, South America

Argentina: higher Corn supplies boost the export [Corn and Soybean - n°1/2019]

Global Corn production for 2018-19 is estimated at 1099.61 Mio Tons, unchanged compared to the December outlook. The expected decrease in the United States (-1.4%) is offset by higher yields in China (+0.5%), EU-28 (+0.5%) and Argentina (+8.2%), with abundant

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EU-28 consolidates its leadership in Cheese and SMP exports

With an acceleration of 3.5% in quantity and 2% in value in December, the dairy export of the European Union recovered in 2018, which marks +0.5% in quantity, but slows down in value (-2.4%). The Skimmed Milk Powder (SMP) drove

Posted in Cheese, EU

Dairy prices moved higher [News Oceania n°4/2019]

Period: February 4 – 15, 2019 In Australia, the extreme temperatures noted two weeks ago are less intense. Victoria and Tasmania have benefited from rain. Western Australia tends to have the best hay growth. Drought related government subsidies continue to

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El Niño dampened milk production in Argentina [News South America n° 2/2019]

Period: January 7 – February 1, 2019 El Niño dampened milk production in Argentina. Floods have harshly impacted dairy farmers: several numbers of milking cows have died and sanitary measures have been lifted, while milk hauling has been a major issue.

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WMP Buyers are eager to lock in future supplies [News Oceania n°3/2019]

Period: January 21 – February 1, 2019 Heat in Australia is generating wildfires, dust storms, power outages. Feed is getting harder to find, poorer quality and more expensive. Some dairy producers are having great difficulty getting enough water to cows.

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China’s dairy imports grow: the EU gains market share (even in cheese)

Chinese dairy imports continue to grow: 2018 ended with an increase of +7.8% in volume and +14.5% in value. Regarding the political situation between Beijing and Washington, the tensions on tariffs slow down dairy exports from North America to China, with

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Dairy prices firmed [News Oceania n°2/2019]

Period: January 7 – 18, 2019 Central and southeast Australia continue to suffer under intense temperatures, which in some areas reach 116°F (≃ 47°C). Cows and pastures are suffering and the disappointingly low milk production is crimping manufacturers’ schedules. New

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Brazil milk production expected to grow throughout 2019 [News South America n°1/2019]

Period: December 10, 2018 - January 4, 2019 In Argentina, heavy rain maintained adequate moisture for corn and soybean crops’ growth. Nevertheless, in some farms greater sanitary measures were required at the time of milking because of the muddy soil, and some roads

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Fonterra introduces the Fixed Milk Price [News Oceania n°1/2019]

Period: December 10, 2018 – January 4, 2019 Australian dairy market activity is very thin this period due to various holidays. Recent rain in parts of Australia has increased hope for less struggle to produce milk. However, some areas of

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