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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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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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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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The demand of WMP supports the prices [News Oceania n°21/2019]

Period: October 28 – November 25, 2019 In Australia, milk production of September 2019 has registered a decrease of 4.5% compared to September 2018. July-September 2019 milk production is -6% compared to the same period last year. October milk production

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New Zealand: most plant schedules are very full [News Oceania n°20/2019]

Period: October 14 – 25, 2019 Milk production in Australia is near the seasonal peak. It is considered quite unlikely for seasonal results to match last season. Northern Australia has limited hay availability, due to dry conditions. Manu dairy producers

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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

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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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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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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

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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

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