IFCN

We help people in the dairy world with dairy data, knowledge and inspiration to make better decisions.

OUR MISSION

We help people in the dairy world with data, knowledge and inspiration to make better decisions.

DAIRY DATA

We provide globally comparable dairy economic data and forecasts.

KNOWLEDGE

We create knowledge out of our data, models and analysis. Our core competence is in the field of milk production, milk prices and related economic topics.

INSPIRATION

We inspire people in the dairy world to build a better future. We inspire passionate people to develop a successful career in the dairy world.

OUR APPROACH

How we are serving the dairy world

IFCN Approach: 3 Knowledge pillars

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dairy researchers

over 100 countries

Network of researchers from over 100 countries. IFCN makes you part of the leading global dairy network. IFCN provides support to serve your dairy stakeholders better & to develop your professional career in the dairy world, as well as strengthening the dairy economics profile in your country.

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companies

over 130 companies

Network of over 130+ dairy-related companies. IFCN provides dairy related companies such as milk processors and farm input companies, a comprehensive and continuously updated picture of the dairy world. We help you develop your business.

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experts

20 dairy experts

Colleagues in the IFCN Centre in Kiel, Germany: You are invited to build a lifetime career in the IFCN centre, to operate globally and enjoy a stable local life. You are also welcome to use IFCN as the ideal steppingstone for further developments in the dairy world.

ABOUT IFCN

Status of the IFCN Research Network

Who We Are

  • We are a global network for research and consultancy in the dairy supply chain.
  • We help people to make better decisions.
  • We are the leading provider of dairy economic data, knowledge and inspiration.
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The IFCN Advantage

  • Knowledge creation by connecting data and people.
  • Researchers from over 100 countries and 20 professionals at IFCN in Kiel, Germany.
  • 130 companies from the whole dairy supply chain are already partners.

Your Key Benefits

  • The global holistic picture of the dairy world.
  • Networking with your peers and companies in the supply chain.
  • Ugrade your business intelligence with better dairy economic data and knowledge.

Our data services for you

  • Access to comprehensive databases with real-time insights & forecasts.
  • Country profile analysis and benchmarking at farm level for strategic planning.
  • Consultancy projects on individual questions.

Truth and transparency

We describe realities and provide advices without hidden agendas

dairy related companies

farming systems analysed

Country profiles data

years of experience

data services & products

What we do

DAIRY REPORTS

IFCN Dairy Report

IFCN Dairy Report

A comprehensive overview of the complex dairy world in a 224-page book based on IFCN research. The complex global dairy world with national and regional data in one book.

IFCN Dairy Processor Report

Compare your company with how the world's leading dairies perform on People, Planet and Profit.

DATA

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 & policy analysis

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

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

FARMS

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

EVENTS

IFCN Dairy Conference

IFCN Dairy Conference

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

IFCN Supporter Conference

This international dairy conference brings together representatives from a variety of companies from different stages of the whole dairy supply chain.

IFCN Forum / Emerging Dairy Regions

IFCN has taken action to provide precise information and generate knowledge related to topics of dairy development in emerging countries together with over 600 dairy experts.

How we can help you

As a leading knowledge and service provider the IFCN focuses on milk production, milk prices and other dairy related topics. Its economic models and standardisation methods ensure comparability between countries and provide a global picture with regional insights. If you are looking for answers on:

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How to improve your dairy business?

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What are the recent dairy market trends?

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What are the milk price trends in US & EU?

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What will be the milk price dairy outlook for 2030?

IFCN Dairy Research Network

More than 130 dairy related companies use the data and knowledge as exclusive members of the IFCN network for their strategic planning.

SUPPORTING COMPANIES

Unleash the full potential of your dairy business with IFCN’s cutting-edge industry analysis and ongoing insights. Gain unparalleled access to the latest trends and data in the dairy world, empowering you to make informed decisions that drive growth and success for your company. Trust IFCN to guide your business to new heights in the competitive dairy market.

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INSTITUTIONAL PARTNERS

IFCN makes you part of the leading global dairy network. IFCN provides support to serve your dairy stakeholders better and to develop your professional career in the dairy world, as well as strengthening the dairy economics profile in your country

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JOIN THE IFCN NETWORK

If you have a passion for dairy, we would love to be connected with you! IFCN is open to forming new partnerships, collaborations, and consultancy projects. Let's join forces to further develop and advance the dairy sector.

join us as dairy expert

Research partnership

IFCN gives you a voice to reach other players in the dairy world. Updated global milk and feed price trends and helpful IFCN publications are presented on the IFCN Website. Farm comparison work allows you to judge the competitive position of milk production in your region.

join us as company

supporter partnership

More than 130 dairy-related companies are collaborating with IFCN, a global dairy network that helps customers to improve their decision-making process. Globally comparable dairy data (market and farm level) with latest developments and forecasts are providedfor over 25 years to better understand the dairy world. 

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Projects & tailor made solutions

Our custom-made consultancy and research projects range from full-day workshops to short- or long-term projects, giving the opportunity to strengthen capacity building in dairy knowledge and to support in strategic planning. A specific project can save internal resources by using the knowledge and network of the IFCN.

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