Bulletin of the IDF N° 403/2006: Payment Systems for Ex-Farm Milk
|published date||24 March 2006|
|reference||Bulletin of the IDF No. 403/2006|
Compilation of information on the pricing systems used in 29 IDF member countries to allow comparison of the systems used, based on the results of a questionnaire relating to payment systems in use in the year 2003. Data relate to the milk of cows but also buffaloes, sheep and goats for those countries where milk from these animals is produced in commercial quantities. Replies concern the basis for payment, the form of regulation of the market, compositional criteria, hygiene criteria, production practices, dairy farm assurance programmes (including environmental issues and animal welfare), maximum residue levels, frequency and mechanisms of payment, cooling, transport and seasonality.
Keywords: buffalo milk, component prices, cows milk, ex-farm milk, farm assurance, goats milk, hygiene criteria, milk prices, organic milk, quality payment, sheep milk