The milk powder markets are taking a breather this week, Dutch whey prices are unchanged and skim milk powder has notionally decreased €10, but there is absolutely no evidence of that in the French markets.
A couple of salient points are that feed grades have disappeared from the market and that downgrade products (not meeting edible spec, protein, colour, burnt specks, etc) have entirely vanished, with only the cobweb-covered disasters from yesteryear being offered in hope of finally being offloaded. Another factor that has emerged is domestically produced UK whey powder has been sold significantly below the continental market, possibly due to export problems related to Brexit.
The message from Lacto Production is that a decrease is unlikely, but that the market may remain ’strong and stable’ for some time yet.
BDC agri is the UK broker for Lacto Production milk and whey powder products.
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