Dr. Tova Avrech - Israel Dairy Board
20112011Israel Dairy Industry Israel Dairy Industry
Dairy Plants &Dairy Plants &
Dairy FarmsDairy Farms
National Dairy Herd (2010)National Dairy Herd (2010)
Israeli Holstein cows - 120,000
Dairy farms - 971
Dairy sheep & goats - 50,000
Sheep farms - 73 & Goat farms - 90
Local breeds genetically improved
Well-adapted to the local environment: Extreme climatic conditions Long & hot summer Local diseases
20102010--National Milk Production National Milk Production
Cows milk - 1,252 million liters
Sheep milk - 9.5 million liters
Goats milk 11.9 million liters
Average Somatic Cell CountAverage Somatic Cell Count
Dairy Professional Support OrganizationsDairy Professional Support Organizations
Israel Dairy Board
National Service for Udder Health & Milk Quality
Statistical analysis & Planning
Israel Cattle Breeders Association -
National Herd Book
Sheep and Goats Herders Organizations
Sion - Artificial Insemination
Hachklait - Veterinary Services
Tools for a Planned Dairy IndustryTools for a Planned Dairy Industry
Quota system (production vs. quota)
1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 f 2009
Milk Price SystemMilk Price System
Price for Fat kg. , for Protein kg.
Bonus for low Somatic Cell Count
Bonus for low Bacterial Count
Bonus for shift in production -Summer instead of Winter
Production above quota - high penalty
Israeli Dairy Processing CompaniesIsraeli Dairy Processing Companies
Ninety (90) dairies of varying size.
The 4 biggest produce 98% of market.
68% of milk volume is processed by one company TNUVA.
A variety of 1,500 different products.
World-leading brands - Danone, Yoplait, Mller
The Secrets of Success:The Secrets of Success:
High level of professional services.
Shared data base.