Expert’s opinion

MAXYM FASTEYEV, Lead Analyst Infagro: On the prospects of milk production and processing in Ukraine in 2019

Just like last year, the key factor in production and processing of milk in Ukraine will be not price, but the weather. Production It is too early to give a precise forecast of milk production for the year. For now, assumptions are based on the trends that have been observed in Ukraine for more than […]

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VASYL VINTONYAK, Director Infagro: Both production and consumption of condensed milk are shrinking in Ukraine

Both production and consumption of condensed milk are shrinking in Ukraine. In 2012 domestic dairies produced 105.1 thousand tons of condensed milk, in 2018 only 72 thousand tons. “The crisis and its consequence – the decrease in the purchasing power of the population, has nothing to do with it. Consumer preferences are changing. Young people […]

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NATALIA VEREMCHUK, Marketing Director of Loostdorf Dairy: on the plant-based milk and the prospects of non-dairy alternatives

Infagro: When Loostdorf was planning production of the “Ideal Nemoloko”, were you concerning the consequences, the threat of the adversely impact the image of Loostdorf, which is known for high quality of its dairy products? Or, on the contrary, did you think that the launch of production of a non-dairy product by dairy company would […]

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ROBERT SCHORSIJ, Managing Director Greenmark Dairy: how much did the EU intervention of the dairy surpluses cost?

EU Intervention, 22 Jan, 2019 tender saw 18,514 mt sold at a minimum price of € 1,585. -/mt, leaving only 3,651.-/mt for the next tender #32 on 5th February. It has, after all, been a relatively swift exercise to sell the product back to the market. Last week when asked for comment, EU’s Agri Commissioner […]

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ANDRIY YARMAK, economist FAO (TCIN): compliments and greetings to dairy farmers and processors

In 2018, those Ukrainian professional milk producers who were unable to increase production efficiency became 14.1% poorer. This assessment takes into account only losses from changes in feed prices and lower prices for milk – these are the two factors we use to calculate the Ukrainian Milk Index (UMI). But in 2018 UMI is by […]

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OLGA KOZAK, IFCN Representative in Ukraine, Lead Researcher NSC “Institute for Agrarian Economics”: Large dairy farms 500+ are becoming the main suppliers of raw milk for processing

One of the features of the modern world agriculture development is the growth of concentration and specialization of the agri-food production. In dairy industry, this process is expressed primarily in reducing the number of dairy farms in the world and increasing the size of the average farm. Over the past 10 years, the number of […]

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VADYM CHAGAROVSKY, Board Chairman Dairy Union of Ukraine: Why the situation on Ukrainian dairy market is now better than it was last year

Speaking at the DAIRY BUSINESS-2018 conference on November 15 in Kyiv, Vadym Chagarovsky expressed shared his thoughts on general situation on Ukrainian dairy market. He also analyzed the reasons why the situation on the dairy market is now better than last year. Why do we have a better dairy market this year? The first reason […]

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ROLAND SOSSNA, Editor International Dairy Magazine: If all works fine, we will soon have 300 million tons more of milk

IFCN, the International Farm Comparison Network, has recently issued a very positive fore­cast for the future of the global dairy industry The organisation is positive that growth in demand will outstrip that of milk supply which. in turn, will strengthen the current positive level of farm gate milk prices Currently, the global milk price that […]

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