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On February 27-28 the 4th IFCN Dairy Economic Workshop has successfully assembled participants from all over the world in Kiel, Germany to discover more about dairy economics, IFCN Methods and Models and the latest developments in the dairy sector.

Under the topic “Dairy economics is more than just the price of milk”, the participants from 7 different international dairy related companies and institutions learned about farm competitiveness and cost structure of dairy farms with the help of the IFCN Dairy Report 2017. Aim was to show how to drive business or research involving dairy sector or farmers through a better understanding of theory and approaches to dairy economics.

“Good exercise on how to use the data in the dairy report Experienced speakers with passion for dairy farming.”

“Workshop demonstrated knowledge and inspiration of IFCN.”

“How to analyse countries in terms of farm structure and farm sizes.”

“The Workshop helped to crystallize the challenges the dairy sector (in NZ) is facing.”

Impressions from the 4th IFCN Dairy Economic Workshop