Global dairy prices up

International milk prices rallied in the passed Global Dairy Trade auction, adding to the view that the market may be on the road to recovery. The GDT Price Index, which covers a variety of products and contract periods, rose 12.7 percent, with an average selling
price of $2,731 per tonne, in the auction held Tuesday.
Whole milk powder prices, which make up the bulk of the auction, soared 18.9 percent while skim milk powder prices rose 3.0 percent and butter rose 14.1 percent.

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