Published: 31/05/2011

Following the October 18-19 2010 meeting of the IUF Dairy Division leadership group in San Francisco and building on the mandate from the 2010 Global dairy Conference the IUF has commissioned research resourced by the New Zealand Dairy Workers Union.

The research builds on an initial excellent research document provided by the IUF Latin American region at the March 2010 global Dairy Conference and seeks to go into further detail at both company and sector level.

The researchers have completed research on Fonterra, Nestlé and the New Zealand Dairy Sector. These reports are being finalized and will be made available to Dairy Division members later this year together with “executive summaries” in other languages.

The researchers will next focus on Danone, Arla and Lactalis as well as assessing the implications in Europe and beyond of the possible elimination of European milk quotas in the coming years. This will include a review of possible future scenarios for the sector in Europe and in the rest of the world.

An initial review of the research will be carried out by the Dairy Division leadership team when the team meets in Hamilton, New Zealand on November 16 and 17, 2011.