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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.

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%.
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