Skip to content
Dairy production: “We risk losing jobs” – Economy
 | News Today

Dairy production: “We risk losing jobs” – Economy
| Breaking News Updates | Today Headlines

What is the weight of the increase in charges for dairy farms?

The price of fertilizer has gone from 307 to 780 € per ton in one year and all the indicators tell us that it will not go down quickly. Fuel follows the same curve for us as for the rest of the population and many charges are indexed to the price of fuel, both in the industry and at home. The price of feed went from 370 to 410 € per ton. We have been experiencing the full force of the increase since September without knowing when it will stop when we will have to pay for the establishment of spring crops. Without cash, it will be tense. If we don’t manage to pass increases and bring them down on our farms, we are headed for a difficult year.

A dairy farmer in Kersaint-Plabennec, Alexandre Castrec is president of the Young Farmers of Finistère. (Photo Young Farmers)

However, the price of milk has risen.

The 10% increase filled in part of the gap, not the additional charges. Last year, the production cost was between €396 and €398 per thousand litres. We are now at 405 € and we will quickly reach 420 €. The price of milk today varies according to the collectors between €380 for the cooperatives and €400 for the Sill in December. This raises a lot of questions, even if we know that Sill benefits more from the rise in the price of butter and milk powder.

What is the leeway?

The price of other milk products will also have to increase. The risk, if the prices of butter and milk powder continue to rise, is that manufacturers will be tempted not to honor contracts with large retailers. We could see shelves that lack products, in favor of export. We have been talking about food sovereignty for two years. She has a price. Otherwise, if we continue to reduce the volume for lack of price, we risk losing jobs, including in the cooperatives, it would be dramatic.

Why gather in front of a cooperative and not in front of a supermarket?

We don’t know who to go to. The cooperatives tell us “we do what we can”, the supermarkets tell us “we do what we can”. With Egalim 2, we could appeal to the commercial relations mediator. Shouldn’t he be brought in from the start to set things straight? Otherwise the negotiations will be recorded and the mediator will only be there to see what has gone wrong. Lactalis manages to earn money with dairy production, why don’t our cooperatives do the same? This is the question we ask ourselves.

Dairy production: “We risk losing jobs” – Economy
| Business News Today abc News
letelegramme Fr Trans

Not all news on the site expresses the point of view of the site, but we transmit this news automatically and translate it through programmatic technology on the site and not from a human editor.