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

TheDairySite Newsletter - 04 December 2015

You are receiving this email as you are a subscriber of TheDairySite.com
The home of premium international dairy news and information.
Is this email not displaying correctly?
View it in your browser.
TheDairySite
Friday 4th December 2015.
Alice Mitchell - Editor

Alice Mitchell
Editor


MSD Animal Health

Global Dairy Trade Auction Sees Price Upswing

In market news this week, the Global Dairy Trade (GDT) price index showed a 3.6 per cent increase from the previous trading event, at an average price of $2,419 (USD/MT, FAS).

Skim milk powder increased in price by 3.2 per cent, whilst whole milk powder increased by 5.3 per cent at the auction on Tuesday.

The Irish Farmers' Association National Dairy Committee Chairman, Sean O’Leary, said the auction should be read in the context of a slow rebalancing of dairy markets.

He said auction results were improved by the low volumes of dairy products going through, as New Zealand production falls, and the US, Germany and France show almost static supply levels.

However, he cautioned: “It is important to remain realistic: even if prices remain unchanged, milk receipts to farmers will disimprove over the coming months because of lower volumes and constituents, and it will be some time before we see an upswing in farm gate prices.” – Click here to read more.

A new report from economists at Teagasc in Ireland said this week that overall family farm incomes declined by 9 per cent in 2015.

Income levels increased across most farm systems, and buoyant beef and lamb prices boosted incomes on livestock farms, but the average farm income still decreased due to the effect of the falling milk price.

“This demonstrates the growing importance of the dairy industry to Irish farming," said Thia Hennessy, one of the report’s authors.

The report suggested that family farm incomes could be up by 5 per cent in 2016.

The removal of the milk quota has seen dairy cow numbers rise sharply in Ireland in recent years, so further expansion in milk production is expected in 2016. This, coupled with a modest improvement in milk prices, should see dairy farm incomes continue to recover next year, the economists concluded - read more.


OV Digital

Book of the Week

The Veterinary Book for Dairy Farmers

How to Become a First-Generation Farmer

This book is written for the First-generation farmer and will give readers the information they need to commit themselves to a farming life even if they lack experience and finance.

Order Now

Market Reports

USDA National Dairy Products Sales Report - 3 December 2015

Global Dairy Industry News

   United States

Climate Change Puts Food Security Progress At Risk, USDA Says

   Australia

Concern Over Make-Up of Australian Animal Welfare Committee

   Zambia

China to Help Zambia Set Up Livestock Vaccine Laboratory

   United Kingdom

Welsh Badger Vaccination Halt Labelled a "Farce"
Dairy Farmers Adapting to Volatile Markets
How Can Food Be Produced in the Face of Climate Change?
Wales Stops Badger TB Vaccination Following Shortage
Farmers Notice Increase in Severe Weather Events
Researchers Given £10m Boost to Aid Plight of Tropical Farmers
How Can Risk be Managed in Volatile Markets?
Northern Ireland to Introduce Compulsory BVD Testing
Thousands of British Farmers to Receive BPS Payments on 1st Dec
Dairy UK Wants Climate Agreements to Continue

   Ireland

Replacing Beef Herd with Trees "Nonsense Ideology", IFA Says
Higher Beef Incomes on Irish Farms, but Dairy Incomes Down
Irish Farmer BVD Supports to Continue in 2016

   European Union

"Concrete Proposals Needed" from US in EU Market Access Talks

   Colombia

Colombia to Import Breeding Cattle from US

   Global

Hand-in-Hand Approach Needed to Address Hunger and Climate Change
Rabobank Outlook 2016: Bearish Grains, Stable for Cattle
Global Dairy Trade Auction Sees Price Upswing

   New Zealand

NZ Farmers "Shocked" Over Undercover Calf Video

Events/Promotions

swinecast-your-connection-at-your-convenience
The Drost Project - A Visual Guide to Porcine, Pig Reproduction.
Antimicrobial Resistance
UgAgro_2015

Partners

More on VIROCID - The Global Disinfectant
Zoetis - For Animals. For Health. For You.
Biomin - The Natural Way
Life Technologies



The Pig, Poultry, Beef, Fish, Dairy, Meat, Cattle, Crop & Bioenergy Sites From 5M Publishing From 5M Publishing

unsubscribe from this list | update subscription preferences

Our Sponsors

Partners


Seasonal Picks