Milk sector getting ready for policy changes

Milk index

Start day

01.04.2017

End day

30.09.2019

Goals

The target of the study is to build an index which indicates the margin between milk price and the price of the most important feed inputs. This index will be based on statistics which enable an automatic updating of the index and a short delay in producing it.

Outputs

The main result of the study is an index which indicates the effect of exogenous factors on profitability of milk production. The index helps the dairy sector in preparing for changes in agricultural policy and in bringing into use the risk management instruments of the EU.