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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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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

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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

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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.

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Drought crimps Fonterra’s milk production [News Oceania n°11/2019]

Period: May 13 – 24, 2019 Milk production in Australia, in the month of April 2019, decreased by 13.7% compared to the same month in 2018, due to the continuous drought and the high costs of inputs. The overall trend

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Lower demand from China may impact New Zealand export [News Oceania n°10/2019]

Period: April 29 – May 10, 2019 Milk production in Australia decreased by 10.6% in March 2019 y-o-y. On a cumulative basis, production recorded -6.7% in the first nine months of 2018-19 season. Some analysts are not terribly optimistic that

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