- news, features, articles and disease information for the cattle industry


Polish Dairy Potential Could Lie in Partnerships

27 February 2014

POLAND – Plenty of potential lies in Poland’s dairy sector but it may have to be limited to partnerships with domestic companies, a new Rabobank report concludes.

Post-quota expansion is one of the foremost reasons to invest in Polish dairying, according to the publication Poles Apart which listed cheap labour, low land and feed costs and grassland potential as strengths.

However, producers and consumers are suspicious of foreign investment and alien branding.

Rabobank has suggested dairy players partner with domestic companies to support consolidation, technological advances and knowledge-sharing.

The report added that, with Poland’s decreasing milk consumption, Poland could be a supply base for external processing, as opposed to a market to develop.

As one of the European Union’s biggest dairying nations, grassland development potential is also high because grassland is free from urban pressures further west.

TheCattleSite News Desk

Top image via Shutterstock

Our Sponsors


Seasonal Picks

Charismatic Cows and Beefcake Bulls