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Friday 8th July 2016.
Alice Mitchell - Editor

Alice Mitchell

MSD Animal Health

Cost of Milk Production Study Shows Losses in Denmark, Netherlands

Latest figures for the cost of production for milk in Denmark and the Netherlands mean that large farms are not necessarily the solution to the crisis in the dairy sector, according to the European Milk Board.

Denmark and the Netherlands are often touted as countries with robust production and large farm structures. Such large farms theoretically compete well in the market, as large volumes efficiently produced allow them to cover their costs.

However, the EMB said the new report suggests the opposite, as it shows a pattern of high losses in both countries that matches wider trends in the industry – click here to read more.

In market news, Tuesday’s Global Dairy Trade auction showed a decrease in the price index of just 0.4 per cent. This follows no change at the previous auction, and a rise in dairy prices at two May and June auctions before that.

The UK’s National Farmers’ Union this week said that more money should now be coming back to the farm gate as market indicators show further positive moves.

NFU dairy board chairman Michael Oakes said prices remain far below sustainable levels, and processors need to ensure there are not unnecessary delays in passing improved returns back to farmers - read more.

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This Week's Articles and Analysis

Jersey Breed Popularity Growing due to Higher Milk Solids
There has been an increase in the number of dairy farmers getting into the Jersey breed, following the removal of milk quota, that’s according to Kevin Brady – chairman of the Jersey Society of Ireland. Eoin McCarthy reports for TheCattleSite.

Company News

Trich Prevalence, Impact Discussed at World Buiatrics Congress
GLOBAL — Today’s World Buiatrics Congress (WBC) workshop focused on new bovine trichomoniasis (trich) research identifying prevalence in Mexican breeding bulls, the disease’s reproductive and economic impact, the role diagnostics play in disease management and diagnostic requirements for interstate movement of bulls in the US.
MSD Animal Health Announces 2016 Gustav Rosenberger Memorial Fund Scholarship Winner
UK - MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the USA and Canada) is proud to support the award of the Gustav Rosenberger Memorial Fund Scholarship to Dr. Guilherme Rizzoto, a veterinarian from Brazil, at The World Buiatrics Congress in Dublin, Ireland, on July 3, 2016.
Market Reports

USDA National Dairy Products Sales Report - 30 June 2016
UK Price, Volume and Composition of Milk - May 2016

Global Dairy Industry News


Latest Bluetongue Outbreaks: Further Spread in France


Canadian Farmers More Stressed, Study Shows


Researchers Find Gene Mutation Behind Juvenile Mortality in Calves


Average Global Dairy Farm Looks Different Than You Might Think
Awards Recognise Dairy Welfare Progress
Global Food Prices Expected to Remain Flat in Coming Decade

   European Union

Promising Progress on Vaccine Against Fascioliasis
Cost of Milk Production Study Shows Losses in Denmark, Netherlands


Researchers Solve Mouse Milk Allergy with Dead Bacteria


Will Ireland Have an Autumn Cattle Glut?
Irish Farmers Concerned Over German Post-Brexit CAP Reduction Ideas

   United States

CME: Analysts Discuss Trends in Foodservice, Retail
US Dairy Farmers Get More Assistance to Protect Margins

   United Kingdom

Farmers Need to See Better Returns from Dairy Price Rises
UK Dairy Industry 'Open for Business' After Brexit Vote


Australian Dairy Farmers Rewarded for Top Quality Milk

   Russian Federation

Putin Signs Extension for Russian Food Import Ban


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