Cereal prices up 11%, farmers in the Varese area worried about the repercussions on milk and meat – Varesenoi.it

Cereal prices up 11%, farmers in the Varese area worried about the repercussions on milk and meat – Varesenoi.it
Cereal prices up 11%, farmers in the Varese area worried about the repercussions on milk and meat – Varesenoi.it
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The prices of cereals in October increased worldwide by 11% compared to last year and by 3% compared to the previous month, also due to the uncertainties regarding the agreement between Russia and Ukraine for the passage of ships on the Black Sea. ‘what emerges from the analysis reported by Coldiretti Varese on the basis of the FAO price index in October.

Farming products such as meat (+ 5.7%) and dairy products (+ 15.3%), which use cereals for food, also increased compared to the same period last year. In Italy, due to the increase in costs, almost one in ten cowsheds (9%) is in such a critical situation that it leads to closure, with risks for the environment, the economy and employment but also for the survival of the heritage Made in Italy agri-food, starting from its most typical cheeses, according to Coldiretti’s analysis of Crea data.

This is the comment of Fernando Fiori, president of the provincial Coldiretti: “To choke the breeders of the pre-Alpine area is an explosion in production costs on average of + 60% linked to energy increases, which reach up to + 95% of feed, to + 110% for diesel and even + 500% of the bills for the electricity necessary to also power the milking and milk storage systems. The situation of mountain stables is particularly dramatic, where high bills risk forcing companies to close, with an estimated drop in milk production that could reach 15%, impacting the production of cheeses in these areas “.

But the entire tricolor dairy heritage is at risk with 580 dairy specialties between 55 PDO (Denomination of Controlled Origin) and 525 typical cheeses surveyed by the Regions which gave Italy the leadership at European level ahead of France, the homeland of camembert which, as De Gaulle said, has more cheeses than days in the calendar.

“When a barn closes, an entire system made up of animals, meadows for fodder, typical cheeses and above all people committed to fighting, often for entire generations, depopulation and degradation is lost,” said President Fiori in underlining that ” the closure of a livestock farm also means that it will never reopen again, with the loss of the animals and their genetic heritage preserved and valued by generations of breeders.

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For this reason it is necessary to intervene immediately to contain expensive energy and production costs with immediate measures to save companies and stables and structural measures to plan the future, also with supply chain agreements between agricultural and industrial companies with precise qualitative and quantitative objectives and fair prices. that never go below production costs “.


The article is in Italian

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