European Dairy Market Summary
MADISON - Jan 7/16 - 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: Northern Europe continues to have a milk winter, which is helping to keep milk production higher. Many areas have experienced no frost. In fact, production has been so strong that some proposals to incentivize producers to lower milk output are circulating. Many expect milk production in 2016 to increase 1.3%. SMP continues to be offered into intervention. From December 14-20, 2015, 2,616 MT entered the program. Quantities in metric tons were offered from the following countries: Belgium, 1,398; France, 500; Lithuania, 393; and Netherlands, 325. Total volumes for the period were up from 1,886 MT the previous week, December 7-13, 2015. Public intervention is scheduled to remain available until September 30, 2016. EASTERN OVERVIEW: Milk production in Poland during 2015 was particularly strong. For the period January- November, production increased 2.4%. 0930c Eric.Graf@ams.usda.gov 608.557.7005 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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