Dairy Markets

Market analysis: European dairy gains end but Irish exports ‘generally strong’

Market analysis: European dairy gains end but Irish exports ‘generally strong’

The recent support for European dairy commodity prices tailed off this week with both butter and skim milk powder’s (SMP’s)...

October 1, 2020

Dairy analysis: European markets continue to grind higher

Dairy analysis: European markets continue to grind higher

European dairy commodity markets continued to grind higher over the last few weeks, according to multi-national financial services firm StoneX (formerly...

September 17, 2020

Dairy market analysis: Slight lift for butter and powders

Dairy market analysis: Slight lift for butter and powders

After six consecutive weeks of price stability, the European butter quotation finally made a move, albeit small, to the upside...

August 31, 2020

Dairy market analysis: Some price weakness in SMP but butter holds stable

Dairy market analysis: Some price weakness in SMP but butter holds stable

The last couple of weeks have seen some price weakness creep into skim milk powder (SMP) markets while butter prices...

August 13, 2020

Analysis: European dairy prices level off amid ‘semblance of equilibrium’

Analysis: European dairy prices level off amid ‘semblance of equilibrium’

European dairy commodity prices levelled off somewhat over the last couple of weeks as the supply and demand situation found...

July 23, 2020

Market analysis: Butter prices continue rise…but still below pre Covid-19 levels

Market analysis: Butter prices continue rise…but still below pre Covid-19 levels

European butter prices have continued to trend higher in recent weeks, with the European butter quotation gaining a further 8%...

July 9, 2020

Strong powder performance sees GDT index soar in latest auction

Strong powder performance sees GDT index soar in latest auction

The latest Global Dairy Trade (GDT) event has finished with a strong boost to the index, for a fourth consecutive...

July 7, 2020

Analysis: European dairy markets continue to trend higher

Analysis: European dairy markets continue to trend higher

European dairy commodity markets continued to trend higher in recent weeks with butter and skim milk powder (SMP) prices seeing...

June 17, 2020

Latest GDT concludes with marginal rise in index

Latest GDT concludes with marginal rise in index

The latest Global Dairy Trade (GDT) event finished with a marginal rise in index, building on a previous slight increase...

June 2, 2020

Analysis: Dairy markets continue to trend higher despite strong production

Analysis: Dairy markets continue to trend higher despite strong production

Dairy markets continued to trend higher in recent weeks, according to multi-national financial services firm INTL FCStone. Both physical/spot quotations...

May 20, 2020

Market analysis: European dairy commodity prices find stability

Market analysis: European dairy commodity prices find stability

After weeks of declining prices, European dairy commodity prices finally found stability over the past fortnight, according to multi-national financial...

May 5, 2020

2020 ‘to be a tough year’ for dairy farmers – but tide will turn

2020 ‘to be a tough year’ for dairy farmers – but tide will turn

2020 is shaping up to be a “tough, tough year” for Irish dairy farmers – but there are glimmers of...

April 20, 2020

Global impact of Covid-19: What does it mean for Irish dairy?

Global impact of Covid-19: What does it mean for Irish dairy?

The impact of Covid-19 on global markets has resulted in far-reaching consequences for the Irish dairy sector, according to senior sector...

April 20, 2020

FarmLand 16th April 2020

FarmLand 16th April 2020

On this week’s FarmLand: we talk to DII’s Conor Mulvihill on dairy markets and milk processing amidst the Covid-19 pandemic,...

April 16, 2020

Grim prospects on the horizon for Irish dairy as Covid-19 bites

Grim prospects on the horizon for Irish dairy as Covid-19 bites

The impact of coronavirus Covid-19 on international dairy markets is resulting in difficult market conditions and a downward pressure on...

March 20, 2020

‘EU dairy is seeing extreme volatility’ as prices move sharply lower

‘EU dairy is seeing extreme volatility’ as prices move sharply lower

Similar to almost every other market at the moment, EU dairy is seeing extreme volatility as prices have moved sharply...

March 18, 2020

Commentary: Dairy commodity prices and global milk supply

Commentary: Dairy commodity prices and global milk supply

Over the last couple of weeks, the European dairy quotations have seen the recent trend of firmer butter and skim...

December 13, 2019

Difficult year ahead for EU dairy prices – report

Difficult year ahead for EU dairy prices – report

Although there has been some recovery in EU dairy prices over the past year, the European Commission’s EU Agricultural Outlook...

December 21, 2017