Expert’s opinion

VASYL VINTONYAK, Director Infagro Analytical Agency: high purchase price of milk in Ukraine is set only due to its low supply in the market, as well as active exports of butter and cheese product

In September, the most popular topic discussed in dairy circles of Ukraine was the rise in milk prices. In general, over the past three months high-quality raw milk price has grown by 18%. Unfortunately, this growth was not due to the growth of the purchasing power of the domestic consumer. Sales of most dairy products […]

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ROLAND SOSSNA, Editor International Dairy Magazine: Good news for the industry. The EU export business is set grow significantly

According to the recent OECD/EAO Agricultural Outlook, the share of commodities in EU dairy exports will grow from 24% in 2016 to 28% in 2026. Total EU dairy exports are to increase by 37% in that period. Cheese exports alone will be up by 26% to almost one million tons and 8MP exports will grow […]

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AGNIESZKA MALISZEWSKA, Director Polish Chamber of Milk, Chair Management Board of First Communications: Dairy Cooperatives Forum – the opportunity for exchange of information and experience

It was a special year for the dairy industry, not only in Poland. The crisis caused by the Russian embargo and overproduction across the European Union, led to a sudden collapse of the market, including prices for milk collection. All these problems, faced by the dairy industry require mobilization and looking for new solutions. For […]

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ROBERT SCHORSIJ, Managing Director Greenmark Dairy Ingredients: if the EU does not sell PI SMP now, then when?

In about four weeks’ time, the EU intervention program for Skimmed Milk Powder will end and it is doubtful the public intervention period will be extended as farm gate prices for June 2017, as reported by LTO, were in average € 33,69/100 kgs compared to € 25,14/1000 kgs in the same month last year. An […]

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VADYM CHAGAROVSKY, Board Chairman Dairy Union of Ukraine: how Ukrainian dairy co-operatives can be successful

Before the talk about Ukrainian dairy co-operatives, I would like to briefly recall what the world dairy co-operation looks like. 75% of the world’s dairy industry constitutes co-operatives, and these co-operatives are successful. In New Zealand there is a powerful co-operative Fonterra, in Europe Arla and FrieslandCampina can be taken as examples, in the USA […]

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ROLAND SOSSNA, Editor International Dairy Magazine: recovery will take more time. The US market is better off that that in the EU

The latest and recent intervention of SMP in Europe was in effect unable to clear the milk protein markets from oversupply. Admittedly, product has gone on stock so that it needn’t be sold into markets at once. But that same SMP that is already in storage or is going  into storage, will return one day. […]

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ORYSYA NIMCHENKO, Manufacturing Senior Manager, Dairy at “Wimm-Bill-Dann Ukraine” PepsiCo: Warranty of safety and quality of dairy products

First of all, our company plans its business on a long-term horizon. PepsiCo announced its strategy “Performance with Purpose” to reach Product, People and Planet goals for 2025. It means that we have already been working on expanding our new food products portfolio. We understand that competition will become tougher. Therefore reputation in the dairy […]

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VADYM CHAGAROVSKY, Board Chairman Dairy Union of Ukraine: what the ban of the second grade milk means

In my opinion, the talks about the ban of the second grade milk are just media hype. Such talks – on how to ban the second grade milk that does not meet European standards – has been periodically raised since 2010-2012. There have been several active periods of discussion, when the theme of the cancellation […]

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