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Friday 23rd October 2015.
Alice Mitchell - Editor

Alice Mitchell

MSD Animal Health

EU Milk Quotas Exceeded by Over Two Million Tonnes

Twelve countries will be paying surplus levies totalling roughly €818 million after they overshot their milk quota in the last year of the restrictions.

The nations exceeded their national milk quotas for deliveries in the 2014/2015 quota year by a total of 2,938,000 tonnes.

In addition, Belgium and the Netherlands overshot their direct sales quota respectively by 529t (1.6 per cent) and 1,990t (2.6 per cent) and face an additional levy of respectively €147,000 and €554,000 – read more.

Latest Global Dairy Trade Auction Breaks Firming Trend

The latest Global Dairy Trade auction registered a 3.1 per cent drop in the GDT Price Index from the previous event on 6 October.

The average price of the index at the event was $2,735/MT.

The results broke a trend of the previous four events, which all showed increases in the price index, with the biggest increase coming on 15 September at 16.5 per cent.

Skim milk powder and whole milk powder registered falls of 4.5 and 4.6 per cent respectively, compared to the last auction's results of 13.4 and 12.9 per cent increases respectively.

Meanwhile, butter displayed the biggest fall out of all the products at 11.1 per cent – read more.

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This Week's Articles and Analysis

Mycotoxins in Dairy - Facts, Figures & Solutions
Dairy cows are known to have some capacity to protect themselves against the harmful effects of mycotoxins.

How Do We Value the Natural World?
Dr Bob Carling writes about the influential ideas of economist Nicholas Stern on the value that we place on biodiversity.

Company News

Merck Animal Health to Sponsor 2015 FFA National Convention & Expo
US - Merck Animal Health today announced its sponsorship of the 2015 National Future Farmers of America (FFA) Convention & Expo, which will be held Oct. 28-31 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky
Market Reports

USDA Cold Storage - 23 October 2015
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Global Dairy Industry News

   United States

Tips for Pasture Improvement
US Milk Producers Say Export Growth Limited by Foreign Subsidies
Subway Announces Transition to Zero Antibiotics for All Meats
US Pledges $87 million to Combating Global Animal Disease Threats
The Scoop on Poop – Why Manure Matters
Dairy Groups Urge Compliance on COOL Issues

   New Zealand

Fonterra's Credit Rating Slips with Another Agency Downgrade

   European Union

European GM Opt-Out Would Put Rural Jobs at Risk
Last EU Milk Quotas Exceeded by Over Two Million Tonnes
Germany Gets Lion's Share of EU Farm Aid Package


Agriculture Must Embrace Technology, Rabobank Says
Latest Global Dairy Trade Auction Breaks Firming Trend
Could Satellites Change Systems for Farming and Aquaculture?
Appeals to End Hunger, Support Farmers Mark World Food Day

   United Kingdom

Feed Grain Markets Grow in a Shrinking World
Hopes for Stability as Müller's Dairy Crest Purchase Approved
Study Makes Progress on Ways to Improve Liver Fluke Control
Views Sought on Migrant Labour in British Dairy
UK Cattle Herd Registers Small Increase


TPP Recognised as Opportunity for Mexican Cattle Genetics


Zambian Dairy Farmers Disappointed with Milk Taxation


Romanian Backyard Cattle Victims of Latest Bluetongue Outbreaks


Farmers Disappointed with Glanbia Milk Price Move


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