Blog Archives

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

Posted in News Oceania EN, Oceania_

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

The demand for Cheddar and WMP is very good [News Oceania n°16/2019]

Period: 5 – 16 August, 2019 In Australia there is a limited amount of hay available and many Producers are concerned that obtaining good quality hay will be difficult as the season progresses. Even with relatively low early milk season

Posted in News Oceania EN, Oceania_

A higher milk price to encourage milk production in Australia [News Oceania n°15/2019]

Period: July 22 – August 2, 2019 In Australia competition among processors for milk has resulted in upward movement in milk pay prices for the new season. The higher price is intended to encourage more milk production and it includes

Posted in News Oceania EN, Oceania_

Fewer farms and higher yields per cow: the trends in the U.S.

U.S. farm indicators

The number of farms in the United States continues to shrink, while the farm size is becoming larger. The number of farms in the United States for 2018 is 2,029,200, down 12,800 farms from 2017 and down 70,100 from 2013.

Posted in Farming, Herd, United States

Buyers’ interest pushes prices upwards [News Oceania n°14/2019]

Period: July 8-19, 2019 In Australia, weather conditions are mixed. Southwest and northern areas are very wet following heavy rains. This limits new season hay availability. Parts of New South Wales and Gippsland are very dry and crops are struggling

Posted in News Oceania EN, Oceania_

EU and Italian dairy export keeps on improving in 2019

EU dairy export increased in January-Mary 2019 both in quantity (+8.4%) and in value (+8.8%), supported by a significant increase in May (+14.5% in value). Infant milk formula, mainly destined for China, Hong Kong and Saudi Arabia, and Cheese, which

Posted in Cheese, Dairy export, EU

Yili to take over Westland [News Oceania n°13/2019]

Period: June 24 – July 5, 2019 Australia milk production, in the month of May 2019, decreased by 13.6% compared to the same month of the previous year. The overall trend of the season, negative in all the States of

Posted in News Oceania EN, Oceania_

Lower temperatures and feed costs prompted Milk production in South America [News South America n°8/2019]

Period: June 10 – 21, 2019 During the last summer season high temperatures and constant flooding in several dairy basins kept milk output in Argentina and Uruguay below the previous year levels. Then starting from May the drier climate improved development and quality of

Posted in News South America, South America

More Butter and WMP in storage [News Oceania n°12/2019]

Period: May 27 – June 21, 2019 In Australia, cooler weather and frost have moved into some areas. Dairy Producers secure hay and feed to last through the winter. Available hay supplies are especially tight in Southern and Western Australia.

Posted in News Oceania EN, Oceania_