Nrn boutique dairy price index for 2012, and the index peaked at 24.3 in 2002. The price index remained volatile throughout the period, but fell to a low of 15.7 in 2013.
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According to the price index, the average dairy farm operated by farmers in North America sold about 100 million litres per year of milk.
«It was a big surprise that the industry is not seeing the growth that it would like to,» said John Laidler, president of Canada’s dairy producers. «It was a surprise to us because we were expecting it to grow from 30 to 40 million litres a year.»
As far as farm size goes, total farms were about the same in 2002 as in 2012, according to the farm data. The increase was due to the opening of more farms; more dairy producers are moving from farms that used to be located on private land to those that are currently under the herd, or on cropland, the data show.
For many years, Canadian milk producers have used the index as a reference point. Since 2002, farmers in Canada and Ontario have ranked dairy farm size as a positive or a negative indicator. A value of 1 indicates a farm is the same size in Canada as it was in 2001. Farmers ranked in the top five of the value index can expect their milk to be about 12 percent sweeter that it would be without the growth, while in the bottom five, it should drop about 2 percent.
«By no means, it’s like this [growth], it’s not,» said Laidler. «It just changes a bit each year. The overall picture 강남출장마사지will probably be similar to the last 10 years.»
In other words, Laidler said, the growth from 2002 to 20코인 카지노12 represents an average dairy farm in North America.
Farmers with four or more cows said their farm size should be in the bottom five of the value indicator. They are also three times more likely to say they buy dairy milk from a milk processor, Laidler added.
Canada is among the few countries, with only a few exceptions, that use a price index to set a benchmark for milk pricing, said the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternati홀덤ves (CCPA). That means an increase in the price of a Canadian-made dairy product can signal an increase in domestic supply.
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