Mixed feelings as EU ends 30 years of milk quotas

Wednesday, 01 April 2015 16:47 Published in News & Updates

Europe's dairy farmers are preparing for the end of three decades of milk quotas on Wednesday with a mixture of excitement and foreboding, with critics fearful the move will destroy a key tenet of the EU’s agricultural policy. Farmers in the EU’s 28 member states will be allowed to churn out as much milk as they want as of April 1,.. Read more

New products aim to milk the dairy industry

Wednesday, 01 April 2015 16:41 Published in News & Updates

Milk may do the body good, but the volatility of the market shows no overall consensus on the matter. In 2014, U.S. milk sales reached record highs alongside record-high milk prices due to the increasing global demand dairy farmers struggled to keep up with. However, in 2015, those same industry results may not be the case.. Read more

Milking it: what’s in store for the Irish dairy industry when quotas end

Monday, 09 March 2015 08:19 Published in News & Updates

Ireland - Ralph Haslam makes the universal sign for crazy by tapping the side of his head with his finger when asked what his neighbours make of his farming methods. We’re standing on Mossfield Farm, six miles outside Birr, Co Offaly, looking out to the misty Slieve Blooms.This is one of a handful of organic dairy farms in the country..Read more

Ireland gets ready for deregulation

Monday, 09 March 2015 08:15 Published in News & Updates

Ireland - Billions of euro and thousands of jobs will flow from the historic deregulation of Europe’s dairy sector, a string of Irish ministers promised at the opening this week of a vast new plant to make dried milk for developing markets. However, elsewhere in the EU, many farmers are less sanguine, fearing their liberation..Read more

Don’t go to HK just for milk powder, urges Shandong governor

Monday, 09 March 2015 08:09 Published in News & Updates

China - BEIJING, March 8 — The governor of China’s Shandong called on those from the province not to go to Hong Kong for milk powder, so popular with Chinese tourists concerned about food safety that it’s sparked anger among the city’s residents who say local supplies are being sapped..Read more