MPs urge action on milk price cuts

Wednesday, 21 January 2015 16:28 Published in News & Updates

UK - More needs to be done to protect dairy farmers from falls in milk prices - including new powers to fine supermarkets over disputes, MPs say. The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee said farmers were being forced out of business every week by factors beyond their control..Read more

Price drop in imported milk powder threatens China's dairies

Friday, 16 January 2015 16:55 Published in News & Updates

China - China's domestic dairy farms have taken a hit from a sharp drop in the prices of international raw milk products which have halved the cost of imported milk against milk produced domestically and forced local dairy suppliers to dump their products, Shanghai's China Business News reports..Read more

China dairy farmers dump milk due to falling milk prices

Monday, 12 January 2015 15:58 Published in News & Updates

China -BEIJING: In an unprecedented campaign, scores of Chinese farmers dumped tonnes of milk and killed their own cows to protest against falling milk prices, prompting authorities to intervene and take steps to support the dairy industry. "A tonne of milk has to be discarded each day," ..Read more 

 

Dairy farmers in China hit by cheap imports

Wednesday, 07 January 2015 16:11 Published in News & Updates

China - Dairy farmers in China's Shandong province have reportedly been putting down their cattle and dumping milk at the start of 2015 after the country saw milk prices plummet in the past year, the Chinese-language Securities Times reports. One dairy farmer in Shandong's Weifang City told the newspaper that..Read more 

 

Strong supply holds milk prices steady

Monday, 05 January 2015 15:53 Published in News & Updates

Australia - DAIRYFARMERS should not expect too much to change in the first few months of 2015, according to Dairy Australia senior analyst Norman Repacholi. Mr Repacholi said increased milk supply from the United States and the European Union meant there would be little impact on the international prices in the short-term..Read more