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Soaring fertilizer prices threaten the milk supply

Soaring fertilizer prices threaten the milk supply

Dairy farmers have faced rising input costs since the end of 2020. Based on an analysis of typical farm types in more than 50 countries, IFCN finds that the main cost item, accounting for 30% to 70% of the cost of milk production, is precisely feed.

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Press release: The future of the Dairy World is digital

Press release: The future of the Dairy World is digital

The two-day event was a great success and brought together more than 700 dairy experts from 72 countries and 207 companies and institutions. While there are still obstacles to overcome on the path to transforming the dairy sector into its digital future, participants and panellists agree that the benefits clearly prevail.

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NEW: IFCN Data Services and Product List 2022

NEW: IFCN Data Services and Product List 2022

Over 20 years IFCN has strived to create a better understanding of the dairy world and has stood by its values of trust, truth and independence. The current fast-changing and complex dairy world makes market intelligence vital for your organisation’s success. IFCN provides three blocks of dairy market intelligence (MI) services.

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Carbon neutral dairy farming in 2050 is possible

Carbon neutral dairy farming in 2050 is possible

The event connected over 1000 dairy experts from 81 countries. Carbon dioxide levels in the air are at their highest level in 650,000 years and we have seen 19 of the warmest years since 2000. Livestock and thus dairy farming undeniably contribute to greenhouse gas emissions (GHG).

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IFCN Monthly Trade Data – 2021

IFCN Monthly Trade Data – 2021

You wanted to know which country is the biggest importer or exporter for a specific dairy commodity? Or you are looking for new export markets and wanted to know which countries are active during the year? ​

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Webinar: Connecting Dairy Data & Knowledge

Webinar: Connecting Dairy Data & Knowledge

“What are key milk supply challenges?”, “How is the ongoing international logistics nightmare impacting global dairy trade?”, “What is the number of dairy farms?” – these are just some of the questions you sent us while registering for the next free & public webinar on April 15th!

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Save the date – IFCN Dairy Conference 2021

Save the date – IFCN Dairy Conference 2021

“Carbon neutral dairy farming in 2050 – will this be possible?” For the first time, we will bring researchers, companies and IFCN’s data & knowledge together for the 22nd annual IFCN researcher conference.

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IFCN knowledge starts at the farm

IFCN knowledge starts at the farm

At what age do cows calve for the first time in different countries around the world? Do you have a guess how much calf meal is needed in different countries?

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Rising demand in China

Rising demand in China

Inspite of the COVID-19 crisis, demand for value-added dairy products – such as butter and cheese – continues to grow unabatedly.

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Feed Prices are rising

Feed Prices are rising

High global feed prices are currently observed as supply is tight in major producing countries and demand for feed is increasing.

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Become IFCN Research Partner

Become IFCN Research Partner

Let’s work together! Become part of our research network and connect with over 120 researchers from over 100 countries around the world!

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IFCN Forecast 2020 came true

IFCN Forecast 2020 came true

Looking back at the year 2020, we are happy to report that our initially estimated forecast for the world milk price of has come true.

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New IFCN Office

New IFCN Office

It is a big step for IFCN to move into the new offices – designed to combine dairy economic research, consultancy and professional network management.

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IFCN Emerging Dairy Regions Forum! – Public Event

IFCN Emerging Dairy Regions Forum! – Public Event

Global supply chains are vulnerable and self-sufficiency is the topic of today.

But have all attempts to become 100% self-sufficient been successful? Where can we look for experiences to improve, learn and determine the best way forward?

At this event we will look at different scenarios, discuss with the people who are directly affected and report on the facts: Self Sufficiency – Sustainable Solutions.

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IFCN Data Products – Release 2020

IFCN Data Products – Release 2020

IFCN is delighted to inform you about the release of IFCN Data Products for the year 2020. These databases can be an excellent navigation tool in the current time of uncertainty as well as an assistance to you with your long term strategic planning.

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Dairy’s Impact on Reducing Global Hunger

Dairy’s Impact on Reducing Global Hunger

IFCN has contributed together with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, the UN Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock and the Global Dairy Platform (GDP) in publishing the second research paper in a series on the question how dairy can help address socio-economic challenges set out in the UN 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Economic Impact of Pakistan’s Dairy Sector

Economic Impact of Pakistan’s Dairy Sector

The second edition of the report on Emergence of Pakistan’s Dairy Sector has been released – including contribution from IFCN together with our Partners Tetra Pak Pakistan and Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS).

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The IFCN Dairy Report 2019

The IFCN Dairy Report 2019

IFCN has released the Dairy Report 2019 on October 15. The 20th Anniversary Edition covers 120 country profiles which represent 98% of the total global milk production…

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The IFCN Dairy Report 2018

The IFCN Dairy Report 2018

IFCN has released the IFCN Dairy Report 2018 on October 8. In this Report, IFCN covered 115 country profiles which represent 98% of the total global milk production…

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Going Off Cow’s Milk?

Going Off Cow’s Milk?

In many European countries and the US, alternative plant-based milks are growing in popularity, and cow’s milk sales are declining. Is this just a blip in our millenia-old love affair with dairy, or a steady drip towards a cow’s milk-free future?
Opposing viewpoints on dairy versus alternatives are discussed in this BBC interview…

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IFCN Events

IFCN Emerging Dairy Regions Forum! – Public Event

IFCN Emerging Dairy Regions Forum

Global supply chains are vulnerable and self-sufficiency is the topic of today.

But have all attempts to become 100% self-sufficient been successful? Where can we look for experiences to improve, learn and determine the best way forward?

At this event we will look at different scenarios, discuss with the people who are directly affected and report on the facts: Self Sufficiency – Sustainable Solutions.

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IFCN Supporter Conference 2020

IFCN Supporter Conference 2020

With the topic “New Opportunities: The Dairy World after COVID-19“ IFCN will bring its business and researcher networks together for the first time – to provide all members with the best possible outlook and insights!

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Press information IFCN Dairy Conference 2020

Press information IFCN Dairy Conference 2020

Covid-19 related dairy crisis – the fear is bigger than its impact – yet   Dairy experts from 70 countries have been discussed the Covid-19 related dairy crisis during the 21th IFCN Dairy Conference on June 2nd – 3rd. The event focused on the status of the dairy...

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Press information IFCN Regional Workshop in October 2019

Press information IFCN Regional Workshop in October 2019

Indian Dairy 2.0, let’s move from “Shaktiman” to “Superman”  With Dairy 1.0 India became the largest milk producing country in the world. Today India is producing 23% of the world’s milk, keeping 36% of the world’s dairy cows/buffalos and having 60% of the world’s...

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Press information IFCN Regional Workshop in November 2018

Press information IFCN Regional Workshop in November 2018

To meet the growing demands from Indian consumers milk quality and efficiency on dairy farms should improve “ambitiously” During the 7th IFCN Regional Workshop in Pune, 80 dairy experts from over 55 dairy related organization and companies discuss the milk quality and...

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IFCN Regional Workshop in November 2018

IFCN Regional Workshop in November 2018

The 7th IFCN Regional Workshop will be taking place in Pune, India from November 28th to 29th 2018 under the special topic ‘Milk Quality and Exports potential of India’. The workshop provides a platform to the national and international experts for exchange of ideas...

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20th IFCN Dairy Conference in June 2019

20th IFCN Dairy Conference in June 2019

The annual IFCN Dairy Conference will be held from June 15th until June 19th in Berlin/Germany and is a key platform for the IFCN Research Network to discuss latest analysis results, exchange international perspectives and explore a special annual topic…

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17th IFCN Supporter Conference in September 2019

17th IFCN Supporter Conference in September 2019

This international dairy conference with over 120 participants from more than 80 agribusiness companies obtains its exceptional character by bringing together representatives from a wide variety of companies on different stages of the whole dairy supply chain…

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