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Outlook for EU dairy market: Growth in milk production falling

Friday, 10 April 2015 13:58 Published in News & Updates

Erhard Richarts is Chairman and CEO of IFE (Institute of Food Economics) in Kiel, Germany, where they continue to deliver neutral market and policy analysis for the dairy market. The expert dairy analyst was head of ZMP, Germany, before setting up IFE, where his analysis and predictions are always worth a closer look. Read more

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

Lifting of milk production quota in EU sparks debate

Wednesday, 01 April 2015 16:43 Published in News & Updates

VIENNA/WARSAW, March 31 (Xinhua) -- The lifting of the European Union quotas on milk production, to become effective on April 1, has sparked a debate in EU member states regarding its consequences. The Farmer's Union in Austria called the removal of the upper ceiling on production an "opportunity,".. 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