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Welcome to the Eucolait website!


Eucolait, the European Association of Dairy Trade, represents the interests of  European exporters, importers and wholesalers of dairy products. Founded in 1959, Eucolait today has over 500 member companies in 16 EU Member States and a number of associate members outside the EU.
 
Eucolait promotes the interests of the dairy trade towards the European Institutions. We also act as a a platform for discussion and meetings for European and international dairy trade companies and provide an unparalleled information service to our members.

We work mainly on agricultural, food and trade policy issues and any other matters relevant for the business of our members. We also provide comprehensive information on the latest dairy market developments.
 
This public website offers some general information about our organisation, our activities and positions as well as on trade in dairy products.

 
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A European spring (flush)

As we slowly awake from the winter and the milk starts flowing on farms across Europe, it can only mean one thing - the flush is here. An annual occurrence, the flush is accompanied by a special set of circumstances this year, namely 350,000 tonnes of skimmed milk powder which has entered into intervention since July 2015.

We find ourselves sitting atop a protein mountain - not for the first time in history, and not on one as high as in the 1970s and 80s - but concurrently in an unusual situation. The divorce between fat and protein prices means that while the farm gate milk prices are currently quite respectable, we are about to have SMP enter into intervention again.  

 

Speaking of divorce, the flush is also accompanied by a special set of political circumstances this year.

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