Milk Price Volatility

Could futures contracts solve the problem of milk price volatility?

Could futures contracts solve the problem of milk price volatility?

Dairy industry leaders this week debated the pros and cons of using futures contracts to solve the problem of milk...

November 3, 2017

ICMSA believes Government must tackle volatility challenge in Budget 2017

ICMSA believes Government must tackle volatility challenge in Budget 2017

The introduction of a Farm Management Deposit Scheme remains the ICMSA’s key Budget requirement, according to the organisation’s President John...

October 11, 2016

‘A number of dairy farmers are going to go bankrupt in 2016’

‘A number of dairy farmers are going to go bankrupt in 2016’

Ireland is only 12 months post-quota and unfortunately, a number of our dairy farmers are going to go bankrupt in...

May 5, 2016

ICOS launches new plan to counter dairy income volatility

ICOS launches new plan to counter dairy income volatility

ICOS, the umbrella body for the co-operative movement, has launched a new proposal aimed at combating extreme income volatility in...

February 10, 2016

IFA Dairy committee to meet co-ops this month on behalf of farmers

IFA Dairy committee to meet co-ops this month on behalf of farmers

The IFA National Dairy Committee is to start a series of meetings this week with all the dairy co-ops, on behalf of...

January 7, 2016

Dairy farmers can look forward to ‘volatility proof’ EU loans

Dairy farmers can look forward to ‘volatility proof’ EU loans

Dairy farmers can look forward to ‘volatility proof’ loans, according to the European Commissioner for Agriculture Phil Hogan. Speaking at...

November 4, 2015

‘Dairy farmers could face solvency issues if the current milk price remains low’

‘Dairy farmers could face solvency issues if the current milk price remains low’

It doesn’t take a genius to understand that below cost milk production is not sustainable, according to the President of...

November 3, 2015

EU milk prices decline at lowest rate since February

EU milk prices decline at lowest rate since February

EU milk prices are expected to decline by 0.2% in September; the lowest rate since February, the latest Milk Market...

October 6, 2015

Talking down 2016 milk prices is ill-advised and damaging – IFA

Talking down 2016 milk prices is ill-advised and damaging – IFA

Talking down milk prices is ill-advised and damaging in a world of global and instant communication, IFA National Dairy Committee...

August 28, 2015

‘Milk prices are putting a pinch on the purse-strings of farmers’

‘Milk prices are putting a pinch on the purse-strings of farmers’

Current milk prices are putting a pinch on the purse-strings of a lot of farmers, according to former Macra na...

August 26, 2015

‘Collaborative approach needed to address milk price concerns’

‘Collaborative approach needed to address milk price concerns’

The dairy sector needs a collaborative approach to address milk prices concerns, according to the North’s Agriculture Minister, Michelle O’Neill....

August 9, 2015

Farming unions in UK to hold summit over low prices

Farming unions in UK to hold summit over low prices

Farming unions in the UK are to hold an urgent summit to discuss the problems facing the sector and in...

August 8, 2015

McGuinness calls for special meeting to deal with falling prices

McGuinness calls for special meeting to deal with falling prices

MEP Mairead McGuinness has called for a special meeting of the EU Agriculture Committee to debate the the falling prices...

August 5, 2015

Video: Belgian farmers dump manure and milk in latest protest

Video: Belgian farmers dump manure and milk in latest protest

Belgian farmers have blocked roads, dumped manure and emptied tankers of milk in protest against the low prices they are...

July 31, 2015

Fonterra chief says milk prices to improve in second half of year

Fonterra chief says milk prices to improve in second half of year

Milk prices should improve in the second half of the year, according to Fonterra Chief Executive, Theo Spierings. He told the...

July 30, 2015

FrieslandCampina cuts August milk price to 27.55c/L

FrieslandCampina cuts August milk price to 27.55c/L

FrieslandCampina has cut its guaranteed milk price for raw milk for August to €28.50 per 100kg of milk which is the...

July 30, 2015

UK farmers following the French; stage tractor protest

UK farmers following the French; stage tractor protest

UK farmers staged a rolling tractor road block last week on the A50 in Staffordshire, UK, in protest about falling...

July 27, 2015

Arla UK cuts milk price for third consecutive month

Arla UK cuts milk price for third consecutive month

Arla Foods has cuts its UK milk price for August by 1c/kg – 0.8p when applied to the UK standard...

July 24, 2015