The World Milk Crisis 2020 - what are the scenarios for future events? Volodymyr Andriets analyst Association of Milk Producers During the global quarantine analytical…
As of August 1, there are 1,775.8 thousand cows in Ukraine, which is 6.3% less than on the same date last year. The number of cows decreased the most in Chernihiv (-14%; 87 thousand heads), Zaporizhia (-12.1%; 42.1 thousand heads) and Mykolayiv (-11.4%; 53.5 thousand heads) oblasts.
Farms of the Association of Milk Producers took part in a meeting with the President in Chernihiv Region
Valerii Kolosha, the head of PAE "Piskivske", the founding farm of AMP, raised acute problems for dairy farming during the meeting of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyi with the agrarians of Chernihiv region. The region ranks 3rd in the number of cattle and in terms of milk production.
Within four months of 2020, the losses from the reduction in exports of Ukrainian dairy products amounted to 22.7 million dollars, the trade balance continues at a negative rate and has already reached 24 million dollars. In total, goods worth $ 64.7 million were exported during this period, which is 26% less than last year. At the end of four months, absolutely all categories of dairy products demonstrate "minus export".
During the first quarter of 2020, processing enterprises received 847.2 thousand tons of milk, which is 3.5% less (30.9 thousand tons) than in the corresponding period last year. The decline in revenues came from the domestic sector, while commercial dairy farms increased supplies.
The growth of the share of quality milk is one of the indicators that has been maintaining stability for ten years. Despite the reduction in production, from year to year the processing enterprises receive more and more raw milk of the "extra" grade - both in relative and actual values. According to the results of the first quarter 2020, the share of extra grade is the largest in the structure of milk delivered for processing, for the first time in the history of independent Ukraine.