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Brazil: milk sales increase in retail, but fall in food-service [News South America n°6/2020]

Period: March 16 – 27, 2020 In South America, milk production is seasonally increasing. During the past weeks, lower temperatures and scattered showers have helped boosting dairy cows’ yields and soil moisture in several corn and soybean farming areas. Compared

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Growing demand of drinking milk and cream [News South America n°5]

Period: March 2 – 13, 2020  The climate in Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay has been mainly dry and warm during the last weeks, promoting the growth of second-crop corn in southern Brazil and improved the development of summer grains in

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Climate ‘guide’ the market [News South America n°4/2020]

Period: February 3 – 14, 2020 During the end of 2019 and the beginning of 2020, the southeast region of Brazil suffered of dry weather, which reduced the volume and quality of fodder in many dairy farms. As a result,

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SMP prices increase [News South America n°2/2020]

Period: January 6 – 17, 2020 After several weeks of dryness, moderate to heavy rains returned to the central/southern regions of South America. In general, these showers were beneficial to several corn and soybean plantation areas, increasing soil moisture. However,

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Dryness is reducing the quality of forage in Argentina [News South America n°1/2020]

Period: December 9, 2019 – January 3, 2020 In the past couple of weeks, hotter climate conditions prevailed in Argentina, causing dryness in several dairy areas, reducing the volume and quality of forage. However, grain stocks remain broad throughout the

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Dairy farmers’ marginality supported by contained feed costs [News South America n°16/2019]

Period: November 25 – December 6, 2019 Milk production in Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay is decreasing seasonally. However, milk volumes are enough to meet most of the food processing industry needs. According to the latest figures, milk volumes have recently

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Heat stress on dairy cows is rising in Argentina [News South America n°15/2019]

Period: November 11 – 22, 2019 Daytime temperatures continue to rise in South America, boosting heat stress on dairy cows and diminishing farm milk production, particularly in Argentina, Chile and Uruguay. In other countries of the continent such as Brazil,

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Prices of SMP and WMP shifted higher [News South America n°14/2019]

Period: October 28 – November 8, 2019 After reaching the peak of the spring flush, farm milk production is generally stable. Over the past two weeks, spotty showers helped to increase the quality of pastures, which in turn aided producers

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Argentina encourages consumption: 0% VAT on liquid milk and yogurt [News Sud America n°13/2019]

Farm milk production continues going up in South America, coming close to the peak of the year. Milkfat and protein components in the milk are steadily improving. Although in Brazil the milk production is higher compared to the previous couple

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Brazil: high farm-gate milk price due to the competition for milk [News Sud America n°12/2019]

Period: September 30 – October 11, 2019 Milk production in South America grows as the spring approaches. In Brazil, rainfalls are spurring pasture quality. While farm milk supply is improving seasonally, farm-gate prices remain relatively high mainly due to the

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