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EU Cheese Production to Increase 660,000 Metric Tons by 2020
Wednesday, April 01, 2015 (828 reads)

According to a U.S. Dairy Export Council analysis, the end of EU milk quota limits on April 1st will lead to 660,000 more metric tons of EU cheese on the market in 2020 than 2013. The finding comes from a new USDEC Executive Brief, "5 Data-Based Forecasts about the end of EU Milk Quotas." The brief is free to subscribers of the U.S. Dairy Exporter blog. 

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CWT Assists with 4.1 Million Pounds of Cheese and Butter Export Sales
Wednesday, April 01, 2015 (710 reads)

Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has accepted 18 requests for export assistance to sell 3.976 million pounds (1,803 metric tons) of Cheddar, Gouda, and Monterey Jack cheese and 121,254 pounds (55 metric tons) of butter to customers in Asia, the Middle East, and Central America. 

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European Dairy Giants Optimistic Following Quota Removal
Wednesday, April 01, 2015 (991 reads)

Dairies around Europe are making plans for expansion and extra production as milk quotas imposed some 30 years ago were lifted April 1st. In Ireland, the removal of quotas have been described as a ‘generational opportunity’, while in Germany, the largest dairy cooperative DMK has invested heavily in new facilities ahead of the quota removal. Last week the US Dairy Export Council predicted that the quota removal would lead to an increase in milk production in the region of 11%. The report also suggested that much of the increased production would be processed further into dairy products like cheese and milk powder.

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