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Friday 25th November 2016.
Alice Mitchell - Editor

Alice Mitchell
Editor


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EU Releases Milk Powder from Intervention Stocks as Recovery Continues

European dairy markets are showing signs of recovery, with an increase of about 10 per cent of the average price paid to producers in the last 3 months, so EU authorities have decided to release some of the skimmed milk powder (SMP) held in intervention stocks.

A tender procedure to release the first amounts (22,150 tonnes) of SMP out of public intervention stocks opens today following a vote by Member States on the Commission's proposal.

Commenting on the decision, EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan said: "I am pleased to say that we are seeing something of a recovery in those hardest-hit markets, though we all know how fragile recovery can be in agricultural markets.

"Sustaining this recovery and working towards balance in the dairy market remains a priority. Reflecting the fragile nature of the recovery, the Commission will act with appropriate caution and the tender process will be under constant reassessment to prevent any unnecessary disruption." – Click here to read more.

In other news, a three-pronged approach has been proposed to the Dutch government to reduce phosphate production from 2017, according to UK levy board AHDB Dairy.

At present, the Dutch phosphate limit is 172.9m kg (million kilograms), which has been exceeded for the past three years. Phosphates form a major component of animal manure.

The plan would see a reduction in the dairy herd (with compensation), penalties for those producing more milk than a predetermined reference quantity and reducing the levels of phosphorus in compound animal feeds - read more.


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Global Dairy Industry News

   United States

EU Releasing Some Milk Powder from Intervention Stocks

   European Union

EU Report Reveals Case for More Dairy Producer Organisations

   United Kingdom

Dairy Council Highlights Milk's Health Benefits Shown in Recent Studies
Researchers to Improve Foot and Mouth Vaccines with £1.5 Million Funding Boost
Chief Vets Highlight GB Cattle Health, Welfare Progress
Huge Milk Data Release to Contribute to Cattle Breeding
Future of UK Dairy Exports Relies on Brexit Negotiations
Over Sixties Offer Opportunities for Dairy Market Growth

   Netherlands

Dutch Plan to Cull Cows to Reduce Phosphate Production

   Bangladesh

Urban Cattle Rearing in Bangladesh Needs More Regulation, Say Researchers

   Austria

Further Decrease in Antibiotics Use Needed in Austrian Dairy Cows, Researchers Say

   Canada

More Cases Confirmed in Canadian Bovine TB Investigation

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