Expert’s opinion

MYRON PUNDOR, coordinator of Dutch projects to support & develop the dairy industry in Ukraine, research consultant of the IFCN: Milk processors can stimulate quality changes in the dairy industry by creating demand for quality raw milk with significantly higher fat and protein content

The purchase price of milk is something that milk producers and processors are always debating. Usually, only the volume of supply and the price of milk are discussed. The fat and protein content of the milk that will be processed are of little concern to processors. This is wrong. After all, the outcome of the […]

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OLGA KOZAK, IFCN representative in Ukraine, Dr. of Econ. Sc., Lead Researcher, NSC IAE: The full-scale invasion of the russian federation into Ukraine affects the world milk market

The war in Ukraine affects the global milk market.  This was the opinion expressed by the participants of the 24th IFCN International Dairy Conference “Energy crisis dairy world: challenge or opportunity?”. Olga Kozak, Doctor of Economics, Chief Researcher of the National Research Center “Institute of Agrarian Economics”,   is informing about the event at which […]

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VITALIY BASHYNSKY, Head of the Public Council under the State Production and Consumer Service of Ukraine, International FAO Expert: On food quality and safety and state control in the dairy industry

Vitaly Bashynsky, Head of the Public Council under the State Production and Consumer Service of Ukraine, International FAO Expert on Veterinary Medicine and Food Safety, shared his thoughts on the quality control of raw milk and dairy products, analyzed the reasons for the existence of falsification on Ukrainian dairy market and expressed his vision of […]

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ARSEN DIDUR, Executive Director of Dairy Union of Ukraine: Ukrainian dairy industry should become a full-fledged part of the European dairy market

Dairy Policy Conference, organized be European Dairy Association, was held on 8 Match in Brussels. The Union of Dairy Enterprises of Ukraine was represented by Arsen Didur, Executive director of the Union, and Valentyn Zaporoshchuk, the Union Board member. What are your impressions on general atmosphere of the event? Why did you decide to participate? […]

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ALICE O’DONOVAN, Policy & Legal Adviser to Eucolait: World dairy markets: tendencies, prices, prospects, impact of Ukraine

2022 has been an eventful year for world markets, as a perfect storm of inflation, fluctuating production, the hangover from COVID and the secondary consequences of the illegal and unprovoked Russian aggression combine and influence buying and selling. Globally, dairy trade declined year on year during the first half of 2022, although there is evidence […]

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VASYL VINTONYAK, Director Infagro: The war is changing milk balances – course towards exports

In the pre-war 2021, many analysts claimed that Ukraine had already become a net importer of dairy products, significantly reducing exports and increasing imports. It was even stated that dairy imports were of 1 million tons of raw milk equivalent. At the same time, Infagro analysts were not so pessimistic at the time (exports were […]

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VASYL VINTONYAK, Director Infagro: Ukrainian dairy industry is confidently holding its “front” bringing the Victory closer

In Febrary russia’s brutal attack on Ukraine changed everything in our lives, and the plans of Ukrainian dairy farmers and processors were also destroyed.  The enemy occupied the territories where dairy farmers had peacefully worked and dairy plants were successfully functioning.  Thanks to the heroism of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, part of the territory of […]

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ARSEN DIDUR, Executive Director SMPU: Why our retail chains do not feel like to start working European style?

The strained relationship between food suppliers and retail chains has recently become even more acute than ever. Retailers for years have been ignoring dissatisfaction of their suppliers with neglecting their rights. Recently they noticed that this dissatisfaction has transformed into action, namely, the active participation of food producers’ associations in preparation of the bills aimed […]

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ROLAND SOSSNA, Editor International Dairy Magazine: Global Dairy Trade 24/7/365. Just a small step for a platform, but a leap for commodity trade?

With the entry of NZX and EEX as shareholders, Global Dairy Trade (GDT) evolves from an export sales tool of more or less only a single nation, namely New Zealand, into a much more worldwide ac-tive auction platform. At least, this is what Fonterra and the two stock exchanges seem to think. But is the […]

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ARSEN DIDUR, Executive Director Union of Dairy Enterprises of Ukraine: On the future of Ukrainian dairy industry

The war that russia started against Ukraine and the entire civilized world continues.  For two months of hostilities there has been caused enormous damage to economy of our country, including agriculture.  The sown areas have been shrunk, the seaports through which the main flow of food exports had been passing were blocked.  The world began […]

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