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Brazilian dairy farmers are waiting to see lower feed prices soon [News South America n°7/2019]

Period: April 1 – 12, 2019 Milk production in Argentina and Uruguay remain below last year levels. As a consequence, cheese and milk powders production is limited. Fluid milk demand is fair to good, while cream supplies are reported as tight

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Milk production below last year in Argentina and Uruguay [News South America n°6/2019]

Period: March 18 – 29, 2019 For the moment El Niño impact has been minimal for the agricultural sector in South America, according to climate experts. The temperature has been favorable for crops and grass quality, and many milk producers

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The butterfat supplies are not enough to cover demand in South America [News South America n°5/2019]

Period: March 4 – 15, 2019 Milk production is steady to slightly up in South America, as temperatures remain high. Sporadic rains maintained favorable general conditions for forage and the second harvest of maize and cotton in key agricultural areas. Fluid and UHT

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Will milk producers benefit from a better corn harvest? [News South America n°4/2019]

Period: February 18 – March 1, 2019 The climate has been favorable in the main dairy basins of Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and Brazil. Nevertheless, some meteorologists predict that El Niño could hit hard again in the coming months, causing floods and droughts across

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Cream supplies are tight in South America [News South America n°3/2019]

Period: February 4 – 15, 2019 In Argentina and Uruguay the sunny weather helped to minimize muddy and flood conditions in several dairy farms. Showers intensified over central Brazil, while dryness persisted in the southern region of the country. Higher summer temperatures

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El Niño dampened milk production in Argentina [News South America n° 2/2019]

Period: January 7 – February 1, 2019 El Niño dampened milk production in Argentina. Floods have harshly impacted dairy farmers: several numbers of milking cows have died and sanitary measures have been lifted, while milk hauling has been a major issue.

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Brazil milk production expected to grow throughout 2019 [News South America n°1/2019]

Period: December 10, 2018 - January 4, 2019 In Argentina, heavy rain maintained adequate moisture for corn and soybean crops’ growth. Nevertheless, in some farms greater sanitary measures were required at the time of milking because of the muddy soil, and some roads

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WMP export prices rebound in South America [News South America n°23/2018]

Period: November 26 – December 7, 2018 In Argentina, the good quality of pasture and an improvement on farm gate prices are helping to maintain milk production at high levels. A few small farmers, without capacity for economies of scale, continue to go out of business

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WMP supply is above customers’ demands in South America [News South America n°22/2018]

Period: November 12 – 23, 2018 Milk production is steady to slightly down in South America, as temperatures continue increasing as the summer season approaches. However, in Brazil, Perú, and Ecuador, cows’ milk output is still growing while the highest seasonal peak is close

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Not enough truckers to meet all milk hauling needs [News South America n°21/2018]

Period: October 29 – November 9, 2018 Recent rain showers improved pasture quality and conditions for emerging corn and soybean in South America. To some dairy farmers across the continent, this could represent a reduction of feed costs in the short term. However, most

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