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The dairy industry here, which accounts for €3.2 billion in exports, has already been rocked by crashing milk prices since the lifting of production quotas last year

Currency volatility in the wake of Brexit has been singled out as one of the chief risks facing Irish food businesses. According to a survey by risk (...)

Simon Coveney is also getting it in the neck for over-hyping the potential of the US beef market. Photograph: Darragh Kane

Dairy farmers have spent the last two years ramping up production ahead of the ending of milk quotas. Egged on by Government, they’ve expanded herd nu(...)

A farm that supplies to Fonterra co-operative group in  New Zealand: Dairy prices slumped to a 12-year low at this week. Photograph: Brendon O’Hagan/Bloomberg

Fonterra Co-operative Group, the world’s biggest dairy exporter, cut the amount it will pay New Zealand farmers for milk to the lowest in at least 10 (...)

Muufri’s  chief technology officer warns that moves to increase milk production in order to satisfy global demand could lead to a sharp deterioration in quality

Irish farmers run the risk of ruining the country’s reputation as a premium dairy producer by ramping up milk production too quickly. That’s ac(...)

Official figures show the State’s milk supply was more than 5 per cent over-quota at the end of February  Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Irish farmers are now certain to be stung with a record fine of up to €80 million for exceeding the State’s milk quota this year.With Europe’s long-st(...)

Catherine McCarthy, Teagasc, Emma Harrington, Glanbia and Tim Guinee, Teagasc, at the Teagasc Gateways event on dairy process innovation at Teagasc Food Research Centre in Moorepark

Falling world dairy prices coupled with imminent major production increases as a result of the ending of the EU milk quota regime present a variety of(...)

A cow on a farm near Auckland, New Zealand. Fonterra, the world’s leading exporter of dairy products, is rebuilding its brand presence in China after a product recall. Photograph: Reuters/Nigel Marple

New Zealand dairy exporter Fonterra slashed its milk payout forecast to a six-year low yesterday as global dairy prices tumbles, and said a Russian ba(...)

 Chinese President Xi Jinping:  reform plan. Photograph: Lintao Zhang/Getty Images

The leading European business lobby group, the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China, has called on Beijing to speed up the process of economic (...)

Apple: under intense scrutiny from China’s consumer watchdogs.  Photograph: AP Photo/Andy Wong

It’s not just the Europeans who are feeling targeted by China’s antitrust probes. A new survey by the US-China Business Council shows that foreign bus(...)

A woman is reflected on the glass wall of a BMW showroom in central Beijing. An anti-trust probe into global auto makers is being cheered on by car dealers in China, who say that companies such as Audi and Mercedes-Benz have been exploiting their dominance to boost profits. Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters

Beijing has been sunny and warm, with pollution running at manageable levels, but the mood among foreign companies operating in China is decidedly dar(...)

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