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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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An excess of milk without a processing destination [News South America n°20/2018]

Period: October 15 – 26, 2018 Milk production continues to increase in South America. At this point, there is an excess of milk without a processing destination, since some manufacturing plants are closing, while others are in transition of ownership and/or

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The higher milk production weighs on farmgate prices [News South America n°19/2018]

Period: September 17 – October 12, 2018 Farm milk production is robust in South America. Weather experts stated that, compared to a few years ago, the effects of el Niño are expected to be much less aggressive for the rest of the spring

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SMP and WMP export prices are stable in South America [News South America n°18/2018]

Period: September 3 – 14, 2018 Milk production continues improving as comfortable temperatures support cows’ yield throughout South America. Milk requests from cheese, milk caramel, yogurt, and fluid milk processors are very active. Cheese production, especially mozzarella, is ongoing with good demands from

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Abundant milk production: milk powders supply is above demand [News South America n°17/2018]

Period: August 20 – 31, 2018 Dairy cows in South America are steadily producing abundant milk volumes with adequate protein and fat levels. Regional milk and cream volumes are more than enough to meet most processing needs. In particular, cheese manufacturing and butter

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Will higher farm gate milk prices support production in Brazil? [News South America n°16/2018]

Period: August 6 – 17, 2018 Milk production in South America has been trending slightly down due to cooler temperatures hampering milk yields. Nevertheless, milk supply is enough to cover most manufacturing needs. Demand for bottled and UHT milk is firm, from

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Dairy market steadily improving in Argentina [News South America n°15/2018]

Period: July 23 – August 3, 2018 Milk production has been variable in South America, mainly driven by mixed climate conditions, but still suitable to meet most manufacturing needs. Market conditions in Argentina are reported as steadily improving, and new

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