European Milk Board highlights worrying future
According to a study commissioned by the European Milk Board (EMB) and the MEG Milch Board (the German Milk Board), only 77% of the production costs in the German dairy sector are covered by the farm-gate price.
The latest cost study, established by the German Office for Agriculture and Agricultural Sociology (Buro fur Agrarsoziologie & Landwirtschaft, BAL), was carried out in January 2017. It found that the average price of 33.76c for one kilogram of milk covered only 77% of the costs for German farmers (43.74c).
The study calculates the current costs of German milk production from EU figures and………..