25th IFCN Dairy Conference

West meets East
Asian dairies: Standing locally, thinking globally

June 29th – July 2nd, 2024 |Obihiro, Japan

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IFCN Combined World Milk Price Indicator

39.4 EUR/100kg
43.0 USD/100kg

status: May 2024

IFCN World Dairy Map

World Dairy Map

IFCN Dairy Farm Tech Map

World Dairy Map

IFCN Dairy Report

Dairy Report

IFCN Dairy Processor Report

Dairy Processor Report

IFCN Events

Highlights from IFCN Monthly Research Meeting

On February 28th, 2024, we hosted IFCN monthly research meeting. Among the highlights of this webinar was a thought-provoking presentation by IFCN researcher Jan van Beekhuizen, titled “Challenges of dairy production in a very critical area” highlighting the following key points:

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IFCN Emerging Dairy Regions Forum

Building on IFCN’s project work in developing markets, we would like to bridge the big picture of the dairy market with the realities on the ground. With the IFCN Dairy Forum, we would like to open the topic to the public and expand the discussion. We are looking to answer questions like: What can successful dairy strategies look like? How can feasibility and progress be defined and how will it be measured?

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IFCN Dairy Data

Dairy sector analysis

National and global analysis of milk production, consumption, trade and the related drivers

Milk price analysis

Global dairy commodity prices, local farm gate milk prices and price transmission schemes

Dairy chain analysis

Analyzing the dairy value chain from the farmer through the consumer with a key focus is on the margins in the chain

Dairy policy analysis

As policy is one of the key drivers in the dairy sector the IFCN has a set of tools to quantify the impacts of different policies

IFCN Farm Analysis

Farm comparison

Analysis of the cost of milk production: worldwide comparison of micro-economic results such as cost of milk production, returns, profitability and productivities of dairy farms and the drivers behind them

Sustainability of milk production

Tools to evaluate the sustainability of dairy farming systems, which also covers social and environmental indicators such as greenhouse gas emissions by different farm types

Dairy farm structure analysis

Monitoring dairy farm numbers and farm size developments

IFCN Dairy Outlook


Long- and short-term dairy outlook for the world and around 200 countries individually

Dairy region development

The IFCN has experience to support regional dairy development and the identification of future strategies

More than 140 dairy related companies cooperate with IFCN a global dairy related research network that helps to better understand the dairy world by providing globally comparable dairy economic data and even forecasts since 2000.

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