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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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Butter and Cheddar prices moved higher [News Oceania n°9/2019]

Period: April 15 – 26, 2019 Limited supplies of new season hay are available in Northern and Southern Australia. More expensive hay is still being transported from other regions. Government subsidies remain available to help producers through this difficult period.

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Strong Butter, SMP and Cheese demand [News Oceania n°8/2019]

Period: April 1 – 12, 2019 February 2019 Australia milk production is 12.6% lower than February 2018. Seasonal milk production July 2018 through February 2019 is -6.5% than last year. Australia is already in the first month of autumn and

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WMP price level generates good profits [News Oceania n°7/2019]

Period: March 18 – 29, 2019 Australia’s growing population and good demand for milk and dairy products are expected to result in lower dairy exports over the next year. The trend of dairy herd reductions continues among many Australian dairy

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Buying interest continues [News Oceania n°6/2019]

Period: March 4 – 15, 2019 Seasonal Milk production in Australia, July 2018 – January 2019, was -5.8% than last year. January 2019 was -11% compared to January 2018. In the 2018-19 season the States most affected by the lowest

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SMP and Cheddar prices strengthened, driven by good demand [News Oceania n°5/2019]

Period: February 18 – March 1, 2019 In Australia, many Milk Producers continue to shrink herd size to cope with current drought and water needs. The data for the first half of the 2018-19 season recorded a production lower by

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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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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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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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