International recognition for Dr Koos Coetzee at the International Comparison Network Conference, Turkey
Milk South Africa

Milk South Africa is proud of its project leader on industry information, Dr Koos Coetzee, who was awarded with the certificate for the best presentation at the 14th conference of the International Farm Comparison Network (IFCN) which was held in Terkidağ, Turkey from 29 May to 5 June, 2013. He presented an invited paper on Key drivers for change in the dairy industry. Dr Coetzee is also Chief Economist of the Milk Producers' Organization.

Key findings of the IFCN work in 2012
Dr Torsten Hemme: International Farm Comparison Network
The IFCN – International Farm Comparison Network - is a global network of dairy researchers from 91 countries cooperating with over 93 companies representing the dairy chain. The IFCN has a Dairy Research Center (DRC) with 19 dairy researchers coordinating the network process and dairy research activities. The IFCN is independent from third parties and committed to truth, science and reliability of results.
Milk volumes under some pressure
Milk South Africa

In February 2012, 213 958 000 kg’s of milk were declared to Milk SA.

The estimated volume for February 2013 is 205 464 000, i.e. -3,97%. 

The change Jan – Feb 2013 on Jan – Feb 2012 is -2,63%.

Milk SA CEO meets with Western Cape Department of Agriculture
Milk South Africa

Nico Fouche, CEO: Milk SA, had an exploratory meeting with Dr Ilse Trautmann and Dr Buks Olivier of the Department of Agriculture: Western Cape today. It was very clear from the discussions that there was a wealth of opportunities for both parties to co-operate in R&D and to capitalize on the shared vision to align dairy R&D in accordance with industry requirements. 

Dr Trautmann is Chief Director: Research and Technology Development Services and Dr Olivier is Manager: Animal Sciences at the Department.

Milk SA CEO meets with Directorate Animal Health on export certification
Milk SA

The CEO of Milk SA, Nico Fouche, had discussions with Dr Moroe-Rulashe of the Directorate: Animal Health of DAFF on issues that need urgent attention in respect of export certification.

This follows after the National Task Team had identified a number of issues that need to be addressed by Milk SA and its partners, including DAFF and the Department of Health.