5 Aug 2022 3:33 pm
Although milk prices in the retail trade rose again overnight by up to 35 percent, hardly any of these price increases reached the milk producers. According to the press spokesman of the Federal Association of German Dairy Farmers, the association now wants to do something about it.
While the retail milk price has risen by an average of 80 percent over the past 12 months, only 40 percent of this price increase reaches the milk producers. On the other hand, the revenues from wholesalers and dairies have increased exponentially, said the spokesman for the federal association the German dairy farmer (BDM association), Hans Foldenauer, on Friday RT With. Farmers currently receive an average of around 50 cents per liter.
In retail, a liter bottle of simple, low-fat Thuringian milk has cost 1.69 euros since yesterday instead of the previous 1.25 euros (Kaufland, August 4, 2022).
Right now, on August 4th, expressed also the Agrarmagazin Topagrar. It’s crazy that milk is cheaper than cola. Especially if you also consider the production chain for milk – “from feed production, breeding, calf production to milking, milking technology, milk cooling and delivery to the dairy with its many products”. Here would have noisy Topagrar the pawns, as the weakest link in the chain, are left behind.
Basically, a distinction is made in the dairy industry “between the payment price, also known as the producer price, which the dairies pay to the individual milk producers, and the consumer price, which consumers pay for the milk in retail”.
In addition to current consumer demand, “political decisions at national and international level and special trade agreements between individual countries” also play a role in determining milk prices Topagrar. The milk payment price is the most important source of income for the dairy farmers. Otherwise, they could usually only generate a little additional income from the sale of calves.
sea Topagrar the consumer price that the customer pays in the grocery store is also determined by several factors:
“In addition to the producer price that the dairy farmer receives for his raw milk, the consumer price includes the production in the dairy, packaging costs, storage including delivery, renewed storage in the respective trade and the respective expenses for sales outlets and sales.”
As the spokesman of the BDM association, Hans Foldenauer, in an interview with RT announced, but the profits of the middlemen and the dairies have increased by 80 percent in the past year. Hardly any of this was passed on to the producers.
The Association of Dairy Farmers does not agree with this development. Within the organization, there are now considerations to do something about it. One considers contacting the Federal Cartel Office and politicians in this matter.
In addition, there are very recent threats from the dairy industry to stop purchasing milk at all, the association spokesman reported. According to this, the dairy industry is considering
“When there is a lack of energy, no longer wanting to buy the milk from the farmers”.
Hence his requirement:
“We [die Bauern] believe that the dairy industry has a responsibility to ensure that they have sufficient energy reserves.”
After all, the farmers couldn’t simply say that we don’t have enough energy today, so we won’t milk.