Prices of whole milk powder are increasing slightly. This tendency is being met very positively by New Zealand farmers as whole milk powder strongly influences the price of milk paid to farmers by large processing companies.
Skimmed milk powder prices are also rising. This is due to the widespread perception that
In August this year imports of the following dairy products increased in volume compared to the same month the previous year: cheese (+63.9%), infant formula (+34.8%), butter (+34.6%), whey powder (+31.9%), milk and cream (+30.5%) and whole milk powder (+20.6%). However, skimmed milk powder decreased (-18.9%).
If we consider the first eight months of this year (January-August), the largest increases
Not many people know much about whey. Everyone knows it exists but only a few people know what it is used for and why it is good for you.
First and foremost, whey has purifying and detoxifying properties, it is easily digestible and it helps keep the gut healthy. It is
The dairy sector seems to be slowly recovering even if the economic crisis requires one to stay alert. To stabilise and stimulate this recovery, the European Union has presented a second package of measures to protect the industry, but will it be enough? This aid can be doubled by the
Plastic packaging for food may soon be replaced by film made from milk protein – and it is even edible. We're talking about a new generation of biodegradable, edible and non-polluting packaging that has been developed by the US Department of Agriculture and presented at the National Meeting & Exposition of
The milk market is in turmoil. After months of protests, objections and outcries from trade associations (see clash between French farmers and the dairy giant Lactalis, which has even had consequences in Italy with Coldiretti), the price of milk has finally started to rise again. Merit for this should be
In times of crisis and price volatility the threat of import duties looms; this volatility is having a heavy impact on world milk production. Farmers who are seeing an unsustainable drop in the price of milk are blaming milk and dairy imports from countries where production costs are lower. No
Not always do free trade agreements signify open and receptive markets. One only need look at the Chinese steel and New Zealand milk case. In 2008 China and New Zealand signed the China-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (FTA). Recently China has threatened to reduce imports of milk and fruit from
The SheepToShip LIFE project is underway. Sardinia is transforming itself into an experimental laboratory on the eco-sustainability of farming systems in Europe. Its objective is ambitious: to identify and implement innovative solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the meat industry and Sardinian dairy sheep industry in order to improve
The new season has not started in the best of ways in Oceania’s two main countries and Australia is in a decidedly worse position than New Zealand. This year milk production in July was down by 10.3% compared to the same month the previous year. And the forecast is not rosy