Bullish Outlook For Uruguay Milk06 June 2013
URUGUAY – Dairy sector growth is expected to reach 3 per cent for 2013, in line with bullish Conaprole figures and favourable production conditions.
This was discussed at the Conaprole Assembly, which took place last week, where it was also confirmed that farmgate prices would remain unchanged until July at an average of URG$8.65, reports El Observador.
The announcement, by President of the National Association of Milk Producers, Eduardo Viera was under Conaprole’s current contract of 3.88 per cent fat and 3.41 per cent of protein in terms of milk quality and components.
A reassessment of prices has been proposed at the end of the year, should profits stay long term.
Knock on effects from a poor spring in 2012 were also mentioned at the Assembly. High costs are still not being met despite recent rises in farmer milk cheques.
Cooperatives are what the Assembly believes could help adjust farm profitability through strengthening producer bargaining power.
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