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China milk 'shortage' to last until at least 2015

China Mengniu signals that China will continue to rely largely on imports, as it unveils rising profits - contrasting with a drop in Fonterra earnings

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Dairy rally about to reverse as China buying wanes
Dairy prices are poised to lose buoyancy as China's production rises, reducing its need to continue "frenetic" import purchases, Rabobank says
Dairy leads drop in New Zealand farm prices
A second successive summer drought for some areas, coupled with rising interest rates, weighs on farm prices - but not only milk production hopes
Dairy market still soft in EU - but not in the US
Dairy giant FrieslandCampina takes a huge writedown, reflecting lowered hopes for Europe. But Glanbia flags mounting competition in the US for milk
Dairy group talks down threat from rouble plunge
Ekosem-Agrar was that weakness in the rouble, which hit a record low this week thanks to the Crimea crisis, is "more positive than negative"
Fonterra lifts milk price as Chinese imports soar
The New Zealand-based dairy giant raises its forecast milk price for a third time, as data show a bumper start to 2014 for Chinese powder imports
Danone losses to Fonterra milk scare top forecasts
Danone's losses to the, false alarm, over botulism-tainted milk prove worse than expected. But the group's profits fall less than investors expected
Arla stokes ideas of fall ahead for milk prices
The co-operative fuels talk that dairy prices may fall later in 2014, hours after values drop at GlobalDairyTrade. But was this down to other factors?
NZ dairy farm prices eroded by 'hint of caution'
Prices of New Zealand dairy farms ease, underperforming the broader market, amid some dryness concerns, and forecasts for lower milk prices
'Heavy' Chinese buying to keep milk prices high
Shares in Dean Foods tumble to an 18-month low after it warns of potential losses ahead, as a "full-blown supply challenge" in China lifts milk prices
Strong demand 'limits' scope for crop price falls
Food prices have hit a 19-month low, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization says. But a "change of mindset" may curtail further declines
Arla lifts drive to tap booming China milk imports
Arla Foods unveils an investment drive to boost dairy exports to "strategic" markets, amid industry forecasts of a further jump in Chinese imports
Milk thirst lifts China to top buyer of NZ exports
China's clamour for milk makes it the top destination for New Zealand exports - overtaking Australia
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Dairy price rally 'threatens long-term damage' to demand

High dairy prices are boosting farmers' prosperity for now. But will they pay a long-term price? And what happens if China's economy falters?

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