Expert’s opinion

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 Dairy Industry 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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MICHAEL MISHCHENKO, Director of the Dairy Market Research Center: In Germany the state is not engaged in introducing traceability in dairy business

After visiting German farm owned by brothers of Torsten Hemme, well known analyst and IFCN Managing Director, Mikhail Mishchenko shared his impressions on dairynews.ru: First of all, there is no anything like Russian “Mercury” traceability system there.  In Germany, they have not heard about introducing traceability by the state. There is no such thing and […]

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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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