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English dairy herd expands for first time in 2000s

The number of dairy cows of breeding age soars, as farmers prepare for the removal of production quotas. Still, lower milk prices lie ahead

Caution over dairy market despite milk price rise
Dairy prices at GlobalDairyTrade break a losing spree, with milk values rising. Still, there is no sign yet that Chinese buyers have returned
Arla boosts growth drive with Egyptian dairy bid
Danish-based Arla Foods lodges an outline offer for Arab Dairy Products - raising the potential for a bid battle
Parmalat unveils second Brazil deal in two weeks
Parmalat, part of the Lactalis empire, signs outline terms on the \$800m purchase of Brasil Foods' dairy division, which attracted a host of suitors
Dairy prices drop amid signs of 'capitulation'
Dairy prices fall at GlobalDairyTrade to a fresh two-year low, helped by another slide in skim milk powder values - down 20% in two events
Dairy markets still face 'lacklustre' China demand
New Zealand's Westland, cutting its milk price forecast, and Dutch-based Friesland, unveiling a profits fall, flag clouds over world dairy demand
Fonterra holds milk price as it unveils China deal
The co-operative forecasts a revival in dairy prices later in 2014 as it announces a "game changing" tie-up with a Chinese infant formula group
EU 'mulling storage aid' for Russia-hit milk firms
The European Commission may extend to dairy its support programme for agriculture groups affected by Russia's ban on EU food imports
Dairy weakness, hrynia slump dent Astarta profits
The Ukrainian sugar-to-beef group unveils a 93% slump in earnings, but terms its performance "encouraging" nonetheless
Dairy profitability protects Midwest land market
The Federal Reserve reports a mixed land market in main Corn Belt states. But price growth accelerates in Wisconsin, a major dairy state
US milk prices to fall, Dean CEO predicts. Again
Dean Foods chief executive Gregg Tanner says signs point to US milk prices losing their resilience. But he admits he has been wrong before...
Dean Foods axes profit guidance, rejigs debt terms
Shares in the dairy group tumble after it withdraws full-year earnings guidance, flagging a "rocky" outlook thanks to "volatile" dairy prices
Russian food import bans to lift local prices - UN
The UN food agency says Russia's imports curbs could affect local food prices, and exporter stocks - as it reports a four-year low in cereals values
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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