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Cyprus has the highest prices in Europe for milk, cheese and eggs

Post by Paphos Life » Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:06 pm

Consumers in Cyprus and Greece pay the highest prices in Europe for milk, cheese and eggs, according to Eurostat....

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Re: Cyprus has the highest prices in Europe for milk, cheese and eggs

Post by trevnhil » Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:33 pm

I paid €1-40 for a litre of skimmed milk in Pap's Bakery today :-( But the cakes are good :-)
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Post by WHL » Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:53 pm

Hard to compare as back in the UK, alot of supermarkets use milk as a lost leader

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Re: Cyprus has the highest prices in Europe for milk, cheese and eggs

Post by memory man » Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:58 pm

It's actually called a " loss leader "
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Post by WHL » Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:38 pm

memory man wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:58 pm
It's actually called a " loss leader "
Thank you

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Re: Cyprus has the highest prices in Europe for milk, cheese and eggs

Post by Jimgward » Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:39 pm

Milk is too cheap in the UK. Farmers dont make money on it, unless they have huge livestock numbers and subsidies

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Post by trevnhil » Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:59 pm

But as the headline says Cyprus has the highest price in Europe. They are not just comparing it with the UK
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Re: Cyprus has the highest prices in Europe for milk, cheese and eggs

Post by Happy in Cyprus » Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:52 am

It's easy to forget that Cyprus and Greece, by virtue of their hot, dry, mid-East climate do not have the green, verdant pastures which much of Europe enjoys...and as a consequence the millions of cows which graze on them. I mean, how often do we see cows here?

Ipso facto, dairy products which arise from small bovine populations, will cost more.

I dare say that much of the fruit and veg which we buy from local fruitaria and supermarkets are indescribably cheap compared to what we would pay elsewhere in Europe.

Swings and roundabouts ;)

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Post by Termites Dream » Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:41 am

Compare the rates paid in UK to Cyprus.....then you can count hundreds saved. We also get two collections a week for that. :) :)

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Re: Cyprus has the highest prices in Europe for milk, cheese and eggs

Post by jeba » Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:51 am

Happy in Cyprus wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:52 am
Ipso facto, dairy products which arise from small bovine populations, will cost more.
And it´s well worth it because it helps reduce the cruelty to animals caused by e. g. German-style factory farming. It annoys me to no end when all those alleged animal lovers are buying the cheapest dairy products (like long-life milk from Germany for 65 Cent/l) or meat they can find.

The balance of the price is paid by the animals. In Bavaria there are stables with up to 50000 cows who never see the sun nor have space to move. It´s even worse for pigs as these are very social and intelligent animals who are kept under inhumane conditions and who are e. g. castrated, get their tails and teeth cut without anesthesia because they become aggressive towards each other due to the stress they are under. In the end they will be anesthetised for slaughtering using CO2 - which is exactly the substance that causes the feeling of suffocation even though stress-free alternatives are available (at higher cost though). All that so that pork can be offered at supermarkets for € 3/kg.

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Post by WHL » Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:51 am

Went into Spar Larnaca today, milk 99c , think thats the cheapest around.

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Post by Kili01 » Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:34 pm

I personally find Jeba’s post hard to believe. Germany has a huge land area and one would think sufficient pasture for its cows from spring into autumn. I can’t imagine a building that could hold 50,000 cows? In winter most animals would be inside barns and being fed hay etc. Most N. European countries have harsher winters than the UK usually does. Even in the British isles cattle and pigs are usually wintered indoors.

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Post by WHL » Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:37 pm

Kili01 wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:34 pm
I personally find Jeba’s post hard to believe. Germany has a huge land area and one would think sufficient pasture for its cows from spring into autumn. I can’t imagine a building that could hold 50,000 cows? In winter most animals would be inside barns and being fed hay etc. Most N. European countries have harsher winters than the UK usually does. Even in the British isles cattle and pigs are usually wintered indoors.

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Tend to agree with you, why would a farmer keep cows indoors, paying for hay/feed etc, when the cows could munch on grass outside for free?

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Post by DavidatLWH » Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:43 pm

Back to the OP.... I was surprised earlier this week to see Lidl selling eggs imported from Greece (and packaged/laid in late May according to the stamp). I would have thought that Cyprus could produce enough fresh eggs for its own population.

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Re: Cyprus has the highest prices in Europe for milk, cheese and eggs

Post by Yioula » Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:15 pm

I’ve never bought eggs from the Supermarkets here 😉

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Post by trevnhil » Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:05 pm

So I imagine that on your travels or near home there is a fresh egg seller..
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Post by Dominic » Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:14 pm

WHL wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:37 pm
Kili01 wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:34 pm
I personally find Jeba’s post hard to believe. Germany has a huge land area and one would think sufficient pasture for its cows from spring into autumn. I can’t imagine a building that could hold 50,000 cows? In winter most animals would be inside barns and being fed hay etc. Most N. European countries have harsher winters than the UK usually does. Even in the British isles cattle and pigs are usually wintered indoors.

Dee.
Tend to agree with you, why would a farmer keep cows indoors, paying for hay/feed etc, when the cows could munch on grass outside for free?
You are both wrong I am afraid. These farms are a reality. They have them in the UK too. That's why I don't say much about animal cruelty in Cyprus. The UK have and other countries have their own skeletons.
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Re: Cyprus has the highest prices in Europe for milk, cheese and eggs

Post by Lincoln » Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:23 pm

Here is my opinion- if 50,000 cows were kept indoors; The milk output would soon after a period of time drop to a level where the feed to supply would not be sustainable. Therefore I also do not see how it is possible to have 50,000 cows locked up. Look at the size of a cow.
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Re: Cyprus has the highest prices in Europe for milk, cheese and eggs

Post by J B » Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:40 pm

I suppose I will have to rise to the bait as an ex UK Dairy Farmer

(One of the reasons I gave, up apart from not being able to earn a decent living, was that I was fed up with the misinformation regarding animal welfare)

I would love to see some evidence of where these 50000 cow herds are :shock:

In the UK there are a few herds of 1000 but also plenty of 50/60
I guess the average would be 200

We used to keep our best milkers inside 24/7.
They were guaranteed high quality feeds at all times and were kept in free choice individual stalls
http://www.wilsonagri.co.uk/products/ag ... -50-stalls
Within these were mattresses made of old chopped tyres, bedded on top with sawdust.
http://www.wilsonagri.co.uk/products/ag ... remium-pad
Other models are available!

The comment that grass in the field is 'free' is laughable.
It's all well and good seeing a herd of cows lying in the sunshine on a lovely British summers day, but how many of those do we get.
On a wet day, they may be sheltering under the hedge/trees pausing occasionally to walk their muddy feet all over the grass they are supposed to be eating, not forgetting that cow's aren't house trained and the consequences of that on the beautiful pasture that they are supposed to be eating :lol:

If for simple mathematics you need an acre to feed a cow for a year, it matters little whether she is walking over that acre or sitting in her comfortable bed waiting for some mug like me to put the feed in front of her.

I'm sure there are plenty of rogues in every business (farming included) but the UK has some of the highest animal welfare standards in the world.

Rant over!! :D
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