Expert’s opinion

OKSANA NOVOKHATNYA, Deputy Head of Directorate on Food and Forage Safety, Head Dept on Food Safety, State Service of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumer Protection: On safety and quality of butter

The Law of Ukraine “On the State Control of Compliance with Law Concerning Foodstuff, Forages, By-products of Animal Origin, Health and Wellbeing of Animals” (effective since April 4, 2018) changes approaches to the control measures undertaken by the state. According to the current Law of Ukraine of April 5, 2007, No. 877 “On Quality and […]

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MAXYM FASTEYEV, Lead Analyst Infagro: Milk purchase prices in Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, Poland and Russia

First of all let me provide some information about the sources of data on the prices and specifics of the recalculation: prices for Ukraine, Belarus and Russia are the data of large agricultural enterprises; Poland and Lithuania – prices according to Eurostat. All the price trends are represented in terms of European fat and protein […]

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VADYM CHAGAROVSKY, Chair Board of Directors, Dairy Union of Ukraine: ideas, people and money in dairy industry

I would like to start with some figures that eloquently testify on the way Ukrainian milk processing has passed since 1990. If in 1990, 24 million tons of milk were produced, of which 18.5 million tons were recycled, in 2017 the total milk production in Ukraine amounted to 10.3 million tons. The plants processed only […]

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LIRA ZHOLAMANOVA, Purchasing Director Danone: on the long-term contracting of milk purchase for dairy processing

In Ukraine Danone has been working for 20 years, of which 11 it has been engaged in local manufacturing of dairy products. More than 80% of milk suppliers have been cooperating with Danone for more than five years. In cooperation with their suppliers Danone constantly gives priority to high quality of the purchased milk. That […]

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LYUDMYLA KRYVOKHAT’KO, Deputy Director Infagro, Analyst: How the prospects of the global dairy market look like at the beginning of the year

Although after a fairly long lull in the world dairy market some recovery can be observed, it is still too early to talk about fundamental changes. In Oceania, where production is still seasonally active now, prices have strengthened. But this happened not because of improvement of the market situation, but because of the expected worse […]

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ANDRIY POPOV, Lead Technologist on Milk Production, Ukrainian Agrarian Holding: on the prospects of providing dairy processors with quality milk

Providing dairy processors with sufficient volume of quality raw milk is an important issue to all dairy market operators, both producers and processors of milk. In  recent years in dairy farming there has been a persistent trend of increasing cows’ productivity and growth in the number of livestock on farms demonstrating stable profitability of milk […]

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VASYL VINTONYAK, Director Infagro: Milk produced in private households will be banned, but not quite and not immediately

Since last September, officials and experts have been speaking a lot about the prohibition of industrial use of second-grade milk starting the New Year, January 1, 2018. And the reason was not the low-quality of the milk which is sometimes even dangerous, but because some time ago somebody introduced this requirement to the Association Agreement […]

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