The trend-setting MilkPrice blog from Adisseo, recently set a readership record of more than 1,300 readers per post. The blog focuses on factors that influence milk pricing in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Dairy Federal Milk Marketing Orders (FMMO). The MilkPrice blog is available at milkprice.blogspot.com. Readers can receive notices of new posts by enrolling on the site. Adisseo is one of the world's largest manufacturers of nutritional solutions for animals.
The MilkPrice blog explores factors that affect producer milk prices. By better understanding the milk pricing models, nutritionists, producers, and others can better manage rations to maximize milk revenue. When used in conjunction with the website milkpay.com and the new iPhone app "milkpay," the returns from potential ration changes can be analyzed to determine the right moves to improve revenue and income over feed costs (IOFC).
At the MilkPrice blog, the emphasis is on FMMOs that pay on components. They make up more than 50 percent of the U.S. milk supply. Analyses of cheese, butter, and dry whey prices are provided along with the factors that influence pricing such as inventories, production, exports and imports, exchange rates, and domestic consumption. The analyses include easy-to-follow trend charts and graphs.
The USDA established FMMOs to stabilize market conditions, benefit producers and consumers by establishing and maintaining orderly marketing conditions, and assure consumers of adequate supplies of pure and wholesome milk at all times. Producers in an FMMO are assured a minimum price for their milk throughout the year.
The Adisseo Group is one of the world's largest manufacturers of nutritional solutions for animals. It designs, manufactures and markets four families of animal feed additives: Rhodimet®, an essential amino acid for monogastric animals (poultry, pigs, etc.); MetaSmart® and Smartamine® M, unique methionine products for ruminants; Rovabio®, a multi-enzyme product which improves the digestibility of raw materials and Microvit®, a complete range of vitamins.
Additionally, in 2007 Adisseo further strengthened its position in the field of sulphur products, which are vital for the production of methionine.
In October 2011, Adisseo acquired Innov'ia, one of the European leaders in the design and contract processing of powdered and granulated ingredients for the food, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and fine chemicals industries. Through this transaction, Adisseo Group strengthened its expertise in the formulation of additives, in research and development and in industrial transfer.
Worldwide, Adisseo Group employs 1,400 people, has four research and development divisions, and five production facilities in France and Spain. Its global distribution network covers more than 2,500 clients in more than 100 countries. In 2011, the group's turnover exceeded 1,1 billion ($1.5 billion USD).
Adisseo Group is one of the main subsidiaries of China National BlueStar, a key player in the chemical industry in China.