Expert’s opinion

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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ROLAND SOSSNA, Editor International Dairy Magazine: Prices will decrease. But there are no early signs of yet another catastrophe

Another year is about to end.  2017 was, all in all, a much better dairy year than 2016, for sure. Product prices increased as did milk prices and, hopefully, the margins of the dairy businesses have improved as well. Having been a visitor to the various trade shows addressing the dairy industry, IDM witnessed considerable […]

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Dr. JAN MAARTEN VRIJ: Why it is important for Ukrainian dairy to join the Dairy Declaration of Rotterdam

The Dairy Declaration of Rotterdam is a joint declaration signed by IDF and FAO on 19 October 2016 in Rotterdam. The Dairy Declaration of Rotterdam describes the crucial role dairy plays in the world in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. The Declaration has already been signed by 20 IDF National […]

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ROBERT SCHORSIJ, Managing Director Greenmark Dairy Ingredients: EU milk: the price of freedom. How the EU dairy industry faired after the abolition of the milk quota

On the first of April 2015, EU abolished the Milk Quota that had been in place for 30 years, since 1984. The reason why Milk Quota were implemented for every member state of the EU was to manage the yearly recurring misbalances between Supply & Demand. The milk quota system has beensuccessful in terms of […]

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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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