A new report from Australia’s leading dairy expert finds there’s a shortage of dairy products in the country.
Key points:The report says the dairy industry has been hit by a downturn in demandThe report found dairy products were scarce in supermarkets, while there was also a lack of milk powder in supermarketsThe report also found there were shortages of milk and cheese products in supermarkets compared to a few years agoThe report, by Australia’s Dairy Industry Association (DAIA), found there’s been a significant decrease in demand for dairy products, which have fallen from nearly $US5 billion in 2008 to just $US2 billion in 2016.
It found that while dairy prices were stable, there was a shortage in the supply of milk products.
It also found that supermarkets were lacking milk powder, while dairy products are scarce in supermarket outlets.’
Needs a strong dairy supply’Dr Mike Koppelman from the University of NSW says the lack of dairy in supermarkets is down to two factors.
He says there is a lack in supply of dairy product because dairy products require a strong supply of raw materials, and because there is an increased need for dairy product in Australia to feed a growing population.
“There is a shortfall in dairy products that is directly related to a lack and demand for them,” Dr Koppelman told ABC Radio’s Today program.
“It’s not just the dairy market but there’s also a shortage, a shortage that has been fuelled by increased demand for milk powder.”
Dairy products are typically purchased in supermarkets.
While milk powder is typically sourced from farmers, it can also be sourced from other sources.
But the report found that the dairy and dairy products industries are experiencing a downturn, with dairy products being scarce in most supermarkets and a shortage for milk products in some supermarkets.
The report said the dairy sector was experiencing a significant downturn in the global milk market, with prices for milk falling more than 20 per cent between 2010 and 2016.
“The dairy sector is experiencing a decline in milk demand that is linked to increased dairy prices, and a significant reduction in supply from the dairy farmers themselves,” Dr Andrew Dukes from the Dairy Industry Australia (DIA) told the ABC.
“That has impacted on dairy prices and milk prices.”
This has led to the shortfall in milk powder that we’re seeing, and it’s not only affecting the dairy producers but also affecting consumers.
“Daughters’ milk powder shortageA report released last year by the Australian Dairy Industry (ADA) found that almost 1.5 million litres of raw milk were needed to meet demand in the dairy supply chain, and nearly 800,000 litres of milk were unavailable for sale at supermarkets.”
Milk prices have increased by a lot, and the milk powder needs are growing,” Dr Dukes said.”
If you look at milk prices, the price of milk is rising every year.
“Dr Dukes says a lack on milk powder led to a shortage on milk.”
A lot of milk producers are not buying milk powder from farmers and so we’ve seen a lot of the milk price increase, which has led farmers to lower prices and to increase their prices,” he said.
The DIA’s Dr Daughters says that when dairy farmers use milk powder to make their milk, the cost of the powder increases.”
When farmers are using milk powder for making their milk it becomes a cost-saving option,” he told the program.
But Dr Kappelman said that wasn’t necessarily the case.”
Farmers can buy milk powder at a lower cost, and there are other factors that contribute to that,” he explained.”
One of the things that’s important is that milk powder itself is an expensive commodity and that’s not going to be the case any time soon.
“Daughter’s milk powder shortfallA report from the Australian Milk Producers’ Association (AMPA) in March found that one-third of milk produced in Australia went to dairy farms.
Dr Koppelsons report found there was an increase in the number of dairy farms operating in the state, but the supply shortage remained.”
What you’re seeing now is that the supply is not being kept up with demand,” Dr Womack said.
Dr Daughters also said that there was little milk in the market, due to the shortage of milk.
The lack of supply was particularly severe in Victoria and South Australia, where dairy producers are unable to feed their animals.”
In Victoria, you have very large herds of cows, but because there’s no milk in Victoria, dairy farmers have had to import milk from Queensland,” he noted.”
You have very high milk prices and dairy farmers are losing money.
“Dr Kappelsons findings prompted a major dairy exporter to call on the Government to help address the dairy shortfall.”
We’re very concerned about the dairy crisis in Victoria,” a dairy company executive told the Victoria Courier-Mail newspaper.”
As a dairy industry, we are very much in the midst of an adjustment phase.
We need a strong and stable supply of