MADISON - Aug 20/15 - SNS -- Dairy market conditions in western and eastern Europe were reviewed in the latest report on the sector released by the USDA today.
WESTERN AND EASTERN EUROPE WESTERN OVERVIEW: With the elimination of the quota system, there have been antidotal suggestions that farm level production is up, while waiting for published statistics. Commodity price drops are leading to farmgate level prices paid out declining. The droughts in Western Europe have affected production some, but it is still above year ago levels. Most manufacturers are choosing to make cheese with available milk, due to better returns. EASTERN OVERVIEW: Production is growing as the temperatures have dropped. Most commodities are readily available, but cream supplies have tightened. As the cooler weather sets in, the demand for fluid milk is increasing. 0930c Tara.Hebrst@ams.usda.gov 608.557.7007 USDA/AMS/Dairy Market News, Madison, Wisconsin Dairy Market News website: http://www.ams.usda.gov/market-news/dairy Dairy Market News database portal: http://www.marketnews.usda.gov/mnp/da-home
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