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- UK milk production confusion
- GB dairy herd helps produce more beef animals
- Struggling milk supplies to fuel 2017 price rises
- Just 40 tonnes of SMP sold in first tender
- Cheddar retail market down £50m
- Dairy producers are beefing up
- EU farmgate prices more responsive to falling markets than rising
- General inflation is leaving dairy behind
- Continued growth in EU outlook for dairy
- Irish milk production to continue on upward trajectory
- GDT continues up – can European prices follow?
- US in pole position for market advantage
- The impact of Brexit on protected food names
- Calls for EU Milk Package to be extended (1)
- Non-Holstein breeds see little change in position
- Jerseys and Holsteins vie to lead spring calving ranking
- Father and son head AHDB Dairy’s new Holstein bull rankings
- Young sires increase the genetic gap with proven Holsteins
- Calf to calving event shines spotlight on areas for improvement at Dorset farm
- Optimise Herd Housing to Optimise Health and Production
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- Christmas review of 201622 December 2016
As 2016 draws to an end we can finally look back on a downturn in prices that ended up lasting more than two years, and look forward with a sense of optimism for 2017.
- UK milk production confusion21 December 2016
The current Defra UK milk production figures are causing some confusion in the industry. After queries from AHDB, Defra has investigated their September and October figures and acknowledged these values are too high. Revised figures for both months will be published by Defra on 5 January. AHDB undertakes a daily deliveries survey each week, covering approximately 66% of UK milk deliveries. This survey gives us an indication of what the monthly milk production figures are likely to be. Those daily deliveries suggest production in September was around 1,075m litres and October was around 1,111m litres.
- Optimise Herd Housing to Optimise Health and Production21 December 2016
When it comes to optimising both milk production and animal welfare, dairy farmers should look to optimise their current facilities, before making substantial investments in new sheds or parlours.
- GB dairy herd helps produce more beef animals20 December 2016
Following the article looking at the amount of beef calves born to dairy dams, this article looks at what beef breeds have seen the largest increase in popularity among dairy producers.
- Struggling milk supplies to fuel 2017 price rises20 December 2016
Dairy prices are expected to continue to rally into the New Year due to struggling global milk production volumes, according to Rabobank’s latest quarterly report.
- Calf to calving event shines spotlight on areas for improvement at Dorset farm20 December 2016
Since taking part in AHDB Dairy’s Calf to Calving initiative, Dorset producer Peter Hunt has seen a marked reduction in calf losses
- Just 40 tonnes of SMP sold in first tender19 December 2016
The first sales of Skimmed Milk Powder (SMP) from intervention resulted in just 40 tonnes of SMP being sold, of the 22k tonnes on offer. Twenty tonnes were sold in Germany and 20 tonnes in the UK. The European Commission only selected bids that met a minimum selling price of €2,151 per tonne. This was set at a level above average market prices, which for November were €2,000 per tonne.
- Cheddar retail market down £50m14 December 2016
For the 52 week period ending 6 November 2016, the average GB retail price for cheese stood at £6.25/kg down 3.7% on the previous year.
- Dairy producers are beefing up14 December 2016
According to BCMS data, between January and June 2016 664k dairy cows calved, compared with 660k cows during the same period in 2015.
- EU farmgate prices more responsive to falling markets than rising14 December 2016
On average, EU-28 farmgate prices were more responsive to European commodity prices during the recent period of falling markets, than they were when markets were rising. When markets rose, EU-28 farmgate prices rose by €0.4 for every €1 movement in AMPE. When markets fell, the impact increased to €0.6.