Expert’s opinion

ROLAND SOSSNA, Editor International Dairy Magazine: Months are lost. World dairy trade will continue to suffer

At the moment this commentary is being written, everything revolves around how the world, people and, above all, economy can return to normal life from the rigidity of pandemic containment without causing further damage. A further lockdown, which would undoubtedly be imposed if the infection figures were to flare up again, would in all probability […]

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VASYL VINTONYAK, Director Infagro: Ukrainian cheese market changing from export to import oriented

Very soon Infagro analytical agency will present a new report containing detailed analysis of Ukrainian cheese market.  In this comment there is a brief cheese market overview. Ukrainian cheese market is prone to constant changes and, unfortunately, most of them cannot be called positive for Ukrainian cheese makers.  There is a number of both external […]

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VADYM CHAGAROVSKY, Board Chairman Dairy Union of Ukraine: Ukraine has an acute shortage of raw milk

According to official statistics, milk production in Ukraine is about 9 million tons, but we donot have such volume.  In fact, we have no more than 6 million tons. There has never been no such low production, processing and consumption of milk in Ukraine for last hundred of years. For example, in 1991-1995, we were […]

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OLGA KOZAK, IFCN representative in Ukraine, Leading Researcher, NSC IAE: Imports of all types of dairy products in 2019 increased 1.7 times

Shortage of raw milk in Ukraine, as it was predicted by scientists of the Institute of Agricultural Economics, in 2019 led to the growth of imports of all types of dairy products. Global food market has adequately and promptly responded to a shortage of raw milk in Ukraine and filled it with ready-made dairy products […]

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VADYM CHAGAROVSKY, Board Chairman Dairy Union of Ukraine: What to do to save the country’s dairy industry

In 2019, production of domestic dairy products decreased by 5-6%.  The reason is a set of crises in the dairy industry. The current crisis is the predicted result of our government’s inaction in the years of independence.  Support for dairy cattle breeding in our country was minimal.  To stop the decline in milk production and […]

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ROLAND SOSSNA, editor International Dairy Magazine: Why is cheese hit, of all things?

Life is full of disappointments and injustices, which is especially true for business life. The dairy industry may find it extremely unfair to be directly involved in the war of subsidies between the US aircraft manufacturer Boeing and its European counterpart Airbus. After all, what has the A320 got to do with cheese other than […]

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ALEXANDER ANTON, Secretary General of the European Dairy Association: Ukraine may take a significant niche in the global dairy market

At the DAIRY BUSINESS – 2019 conference in Kyiv, in a comment given to Latifundist, Alexander Anton, Secretary General of EDA, expressed opinion that Ukraine has all the necessary conditions to become one of the major players in the global dairy market. “In Ukraine, it is necessary to create a competitive environment for milk producers.  […]

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OLGA KOZAK, IFCN Representative in Ukraine, Lead Researcher NSC “Institute for Agrarian Economics”: On the investment attractiveness of agricultural dairy enterprises

Over the past 10 years, agricultural enterprises have demonstrated positive results in dairy business, deepening their specialization and concentrating production to develop into large scale producers. Despite the fact that these enterprises are actively increasing milk production, the overall trend in the country moves downward and, according to the forecasts of the NSC “Institute of […]

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OLGA KOZAK, IFCN Representative in Ukraine, Lead Researcher NSC “Institute for Agrarian Economics”: Forecast of milk production in Ukraine until 2030

According to calculations made by the scientists of the NSC “Institute for Agrarian  Economics”, milk production in Ukraine will continue to decline providing the existing trends in dairy industry remain the same. In 2018 the volume of milk production amounted to 10,064.0 thousand tons. By 2030 the volume may decrease by 12.3% – down to […]

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ROLAND SOSSNA, Editor International Dairy Magazine: The limits of growth. The big players will become fellow actors

Speaking in May at this year’s Dairy Industry Newsletter conference in London, lFCN-boss Torsten Hemme said that most milk production growth will be from local production, destined for local consumption. But yet, the world’s milk market keeps on growing on the background of an increasing global milk production. Over the past 20 years, worldwide milk […]

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