Expert’s opinion

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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TARAS VYSOTSKY, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Food of Ukraine: How Russia’s Attack on Ukraine Will Affect the World’s Food Security

Two months of Russia’s war on Ukraine have already caused tens of thousands of deaths among the military and civilians, ruined cities and lives of millions of Ukrainians. But Ukrainians are not the only nation that will feel the impact of this war. And not only Russians will feel it due to the pressure of […]

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ARSEN DIDUR, Executive Director of the Union of the Dairy Enterprises of Ukraine: The dairy industry of Ukraine has resumed stable work

The second month of the war. The shock of the first days is over. We can say that our dairy companies have re-established all logistic ties, except for exports. The state lent a hand by introducing the purchase of dairy products – cheese, butter, milk powder, condensed and UHT milk. Currently, 30% of dairy products […]

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VADYM CHAGAROVSKY, Chairman of the Dairy Union of Ukraine: I do not share optimism about the growth of consumption of dairy products in the country this year

Ukrainian milk prices are the third highest in Europe after Cyprus and Malta.  This was stated by Vadym Chagarovsky, Chairman of the Dairy Union of Ukraine. “Currently, Europe has accumulated a surplus of raw milk, and Ukraine is lacking it,” he said. “I do not share the optimistic forecast that consumption of dairy products this […]

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VASYL VINTONYAK, Director Infagro analytical agency: Ukrainian cheese market is in crisis

Ukrainian cheese market is subject to constant changes and unfortunately most of them are not positive.  There are several reasons for such a pessimistic assessment of the state of Ukrainian cheese-making industry, both external and internal. The domestic reasons comprise the  significant shortage of raw milk, and therefore high prices of raw milk.  In addition, […]

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VASYL VINTONYAK, Director Infagro: The shortage of raw milk has dramatically changed the balance in foreign dairy trade

Previously, Ukrainian dairies had significant surpluses of raw milk in the summer and could use it for exports aimed production.  This year the situation has radically changed.  As early as in mid-summer, exports of dairy products began to fall sharply despite the relatively high prices on the world dairy market.  At the same time, there […]

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VASYL VINTONYAK, director Infagro analytical agency: Ukraine can painlessly do without the mass dairy imports only when milk production in the country significantly increases

Ukrainian dairy producers are now summing up the results of their half-year activities.  Few of them can boast of excellent results.  The profits of dairy farmers who had decent earnings in previous years, this year are very modest.  This is unusual for them and they almost do not increase production.  As expected, village households continue […]

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OLEG DYMAR, Ph.D., professor: Belarusian dairy, most likely, can find its way to EU either as cheap raw materials for processing, or for resale through special sales channels

In his exclusive interview to agrolive.by Oleg Dymar, Ph.D, Professor, shared his views on the stateof Belarusian dairy. In particular, he spoke on the possibility of supplyof Belarusian dairy to EU. Speaking on the international dairy trade, Oleg Dymar said that the so called “ dairy wars” between Belarus and Russia would go on and […]

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VASYL VINTONYAK, Director Infagro: Polish dairy has actively entered Ukrainian market, Belarusian dairy will also come soon

The expected growth in dairy imports may leave no chance to Ukrainian dairy producers to revive the industry. Ukraine is now less dependent on foreign markets – Ukrainian dairy producers actually have nothing to sell.  But at the same time, the influence of imports is increasing.  The prices for dairy products in Ukraine remain quite […]

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