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Friday 23rd September 2016.
Alice Mitchell - Editor

Alice Mitchell
Editor


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Milk Processors Urged to Pass On Improving Milk Prices to Farmers

Tuesday’s Global Dairy Trade auction saw dairy price indices rise by 1.7 per cent, the fourth auction in a row in which prices have risen.

Prices of Skimmed Milk Powder rose by 3 per cent, but prices of Whole Milk Powder fell by 0.2 per cent.

The Welsh National Farmers Union, NFU Cymru, has said that in the light of the improved market outlook, more money should now be flowing back to farmers from processors, and that processors are clearly ‘dragging their feet’ in this respect.

NFU Cymru Milk Board Chairman, Aled Jones, said: “The gap between most producer prices and commodity prices is now quite significant.

“This all points to the conclusion that processors are very slow to respond to market improvements. When the market takes a downturn, farm-gate prices respond immediately and processors reduce their price overnight. We need to see a similar reaction when the market turns upwards.” – Click here to read more.

Together with improving financial results for dairy company Fonterra, this has been a positive week for the industry, according to New Zealand’s Federated Farmers.

Federated Farmers dairy group chair Andrew Hoggard says although the announcements don’t mean farmers will be seeing “cheques in the mail” any time soon, it does mean they can have confidence in the direction of the industry.

“Fonterra’s profits are eventually returned to farmers, and are spent in the New Zealand economy, so this is positive news for all of us,” Mr Hoggard said – read more.


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This Week's Articles and Analysis

Is the United States Ready for New Rules on Antibiotics?
Antimicrobial use on farms is about to change for animals across the US, writes Rachel Lane.


Market Reports

National Dairy Products Sales Report - 15 September 2016

Global Dairy Industry News

     United States

Glowing Bacteria Could Improve Food Safety
Selective Dry Cow Therapy - Is It Right for Your Dairy?
US Milk Production Forecast to Increase

     United Kingdom

Liver Fluke Control Plans Essential as Weather Creates High Risk
Migrant Labour Shortage Post-Brexit Could Mean Structural Change for Farming
Cash Flow Warnings as Northern Ireland's Cattle Forced Indoors After Bad Weather
Next Generation of Dairy Farmers Getting Involved with Policy Work
Top Performing Dairy Farms Earning Hundreds of Pounds More Per Cow
UK Government Sets Targets to Cut Antibiotic Use in Farming

     New Zealand

Fonterra Results Positive News for New Zealand's Dairy Farmers
NZ Dairy Farmers Urged to 'Lock In' Price Gains with Good Pasture Use

     Global

World Leaders Agree Action to Fight Antimicrobial Resistance
Milk Processors Urged to Pass On Improving Milk Prices to Farmers
Data Sharing Needed to Improve Dairy Industry for Future
Bayer, Monsanto Agree to Merge

     Australia

Australian Beef Exports Set to Fall with Supply Limited

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