Austria: various amounts people spend for dairy products

In Austria an average family spends 44 euro per month for milk and dairy products. Of this is 17.7 euro for cheese and eight euro for milk. Of the in stores bought fresh milk 40 percent is organic, of all bought milk and dairy products 15 percent is of organic origin. Glass bottles make a revival with current a market share of 13 percent.

Germany: raw material or compound value of milk May/April

In Germany in May compared to April 2022 the raw material or compound value of milk at farm decreased 0.9 eurocent to 66.6 eurocent per kilogram milk with 4.0 percent fat and 3.4 percent protein (exclusive VAT). This is 29.4 eurocent more than in the same month one year before. The highest future price of milk for the next 18 months on the Kieler Börsenmilchwert European Energy Exchange is the price for June 2022 at 66.6 eurocent. The lowest future price is the price for December 2023 at 57.9 eurocent.

Germany: figures 2020/2021

In Germany
-in the milk year 2020-2021, red-and-white dairy cows achieved a productive lifespan of 40.0 months when carried off. That is 1.6 months more than black-and-white cows.
-in the milk year 2020-2021 black-and-white Holstein Friesian cows produced an average of 31074 kilograms of milk when carried off. That is 1000 kilograms more than one year before.
– there was in 2021 a number of 7929 black and white Holstein Friesian cows and 670 red and white HF cows that had produced more than 100000 kilogram milk.
-in 2021 of the Brown Swiss dairy cows 15.4 percent had produced more than 50000 kilogram milk, of the black and white HF dairy cows 15.0 percent, of the red and white HF herd 13.4 percent and of the Fleckvieh herd 9.6 percent.
-in 2021 the five most used red and white Holstein Friesian sires where genetically hornless. Of the 15 most used black and white HF sires were six genetically hornless.

Germany: Arla opened new milk powder plant

In the German Pronsfeld, in the state Rheinland-Pfalz, the Denmark headquartered dairy cooperative Arla has opened a new milk powder plant with a capacity of processing 685 million kilogram milk into 90000 tons milk powder. The investment in the new plant was 190 million euro. Pronsfeld is Arla’s worldwide biggest site of 55 hectare and almost 1000 employees. Last year, about 1.5 billion (10*9) kilograms of milk were processed into long-life dairy products such as drinking milk, cream, mixed milk drinks, condensed milk, sour cream, milk powder and butter.

The Netherlands: analysis of farms by accountancy Flynth

In Holland an analyse of the accountancy Flynth of farms with more than 250 cows, 100 till 200 cows and less than 100 cows shows that the balance per kilogram milk in the farms with more than 250 cows was 21.2 eurocent per kilogram milk which is two eurocent less than on the two groups of smaller farms. This is mainly caused by a lower milk price because of lower fat and protein percentages, a lower milk price because of less pasturing cows and higher feed costs because of buying more feed.

The Netherlands: Rabobank pilot – discount for dairy farms

In Holland after last year in a pilot Rabobank gave 500 dairy farms with a loan of more than one million euro and the highest durability score a discount on their interest of 0.2 percent now all dairy farms with a loan of more than one million euro and the highest durability score can get a discount on their interest of 0.2 percent.

The Netherlands: Royal FrieslandCampina accepts new member dairy farms

The Holland headquartered dairy cooperative Royal FrieslandCampina will accept new member dairy farms in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium. In order to facilitate joining through partnership with an existing member, the criterion pertaining to the duration of the partnership has been reduced from five years to three. In addition, the cooperative will be opening up to new members starting out or currently supplying another buyer. To make joining easier, the joining fee has been reduced from 15.00 to 5.00 euro per 100 kilogram of milk. A 2.00 euro discount per 100 kilogram of milk on the joining fee is given to loyal suppliers within the cooperative sphere. Financing options are offered to help with payment of the joining fee. On top of the joining fee, new members as well as existing members are required to purchase milk certificates for 8.00 euro per 100 kilogram. New members must satisfy the requirements set by Foqus planet, FrieslandCampina’s quality and sustainability programme. New members’ dairy cows should also have free-range throughout the year, so no be housed in tied barns.

The Netherlands: claims by environmentalists regarding cattle grazing

Dutch judges have upheld claims by environmentalists that permits for cattle grazing may be necessary. In protest against this, on Monday May 30th, many Dutch dairy farmers did not send their cows out to pasture but kept them inside. Normally, 84 percent of the dairy farms in the Netherlands is pasturing their dairy cows.

Great Britain: farmers get automated mastitis reports

In Great Britain Dairy farmers can now access automated mastitis reports about their herd from their milk recording. Somatic cell count and clinical mastitis treatment records will be analysed and the results made available to farmers after each milk recording. The reports allow farmers and their vets to identify the pattern of mastitis in their herd and control measures to be focused on where they are most effective.

Ireland: conditions of derogation permit

In Ireland dairy farmers that got a derogation permit are not allowed to plough grassland after May 31. This is one of the conditions that were made by the European Commission to give nitrate derogation to Ireland. Farmers that have derogation are allowed to use 250 kilogram nitrogen out of manure per hectare. Without derogation this would be 170 kilogram.

Denmark: increasing emissions from livestock expected

The Danish Energy Agency has published a report that shows that the emissions from livestock are expected to increase from 4.1 million tonnes of greenhouse gases in 2020 to 4.4 million tonnes in 2030. This is due to „an expected increase in the population of special dairy cattle“ as well as an „increased milk yield“ from the cows, according to the projection. However: the Danish dairy farmers organization LDM after deeper analysing the projection got exactly the opposite result.