Dairy

Ireland/EU: IRISH MILK DELIVERIES UP 28% IN MARCH

Irish milk deliveries are estimated at 582.5m litres for March, according to latest figures from the CSO, 28.3% higher than in March last year. Comparing the March 2016 milk produce figures with those for March 2015 shows that total milk sold in Ireland for human...

Ireland: ORNUA SUSPEND MONTHLY FARMER LEVY

Ornua, the Irish Dairy Board, are suspending their monthly 0.14c/litre milk levy from May 1 “in recognition of the on-farm challenges currently experienced by Irish dairy farming families”. The milk levy contributes to the Kerrygold brand and the marketing development of Irish dairy products abroad. ...

Ireland: MILK IMPORTS FROM NORTHERN IRELAND SOAR

The volume of milk moving from Northern Ireland to the Republic of Ireland has increased 50% in the past 5yrs to well over 500m litres in 2015. This milk is for sale as liquid milk, mainly in Dublin, and for processing by Irish dairy co-ops....

Ireland: DECEMBER MILK DELIVERIES UP 31%

Irish milk deliveries for December were up 31% to 185,000 tonnes, according to latest data from the  Irish Central Statistics Office. This is 25% ahead of the 3-year average. Cumulative deliveries for the 2015 calendar year total 6.60m tonnes, up 13.4% from 2014. Irish SMP production...

EU: TOTAL 225,000t HELD OFF MARKET IN 2015

In total, 224,525t of dairy products were temporarily stored last year in EU-funded intervention or private storage aid schemes. A total 40,280t of SMP was offered into public intervention. The highest volume came from Belgium (16,664t), followed by Lithuania (8,914t), Poland (4,423t) and France (3,041t)....

UK price indicators: MILD CHEDDAR NOW UNDER £1,800/tonne?

AHDB Dairy have for the third month in succession published no average wholesale price for cheese for January. But they have published an average MCVE (milk-for-cheese-price) for January of 17.7ppl, down 6.3% on the December price and 14.5% less than the October MCVE when the...

GLANBIA LAUNCH NEW €35.6m MEMBER PRICE SUPPORT

The board of Glanbia Co-op announced on Wednesday 27th Jan the creation of a “2016 Member Support Package” worth at least €35.6m. This is in addition to the estimated €30m support paid to members for 2015. Chairman of Glanbia Co-op, Henry Corbally, said: “The current weak...

Netherlands: THIN AUCTION SEES PRICES EASE SLIGHTLY

A total 120t were sold at Tuesday’s Netherlands-based Dairy Auctions Online, out of 974t offered, with 100t of whey powder achieving €525/t (down €12 from last week) and 20t of Dutch 40% cream averaged €3010/t (-€9...

Ireland: MORE CO-OPS HOLD THEIR PRICES FOR DEC SUPPLIES

Carbery Co-op are holding their December price at 26.9c/litre and Dairygold are holding theirs at 25.5c/litre for December supplies. Aurivo are holding their December milk price at 25.0c/litre, the fourth consecutive month that they have left their farmgate milk price unchanged...

Netherlands: WHEY POWDER PRICES STABLE

A total 250t of whey powder averaged €537/t at Tuesday’s Netherlands-based Dairy Auctions Online, up €9 from last week. A total 70t of Dutch 40% cream averaged €3,024/t, down €176. The auction sold 320t of dairy products out of 1,067t offered...