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A natural solution to automatic milking

Scottish company IceRobotics is a step closer to bringing its robotic milking technology to market following a second round of investment from the National Endowment for Science, Technology & the...

Glanbia breaks ground on whey processing facility

Irish dairy group Glanbia has begun construction of a new cheese and whey manufacturing facility expected to generate sales of around $350 million per annum when completed next year.

Italy awaits milk price change

Uncertainties over milk purchasing levels and payments caused by the financial crisis at dairy giant Parmalat is forcing southern European farmers into a race to secure guaranteed sales that may...

Muller complains about Danone's advertising

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has received complaints from members of the public and from the dairy giant Muller about a Danone yoghurt advert published in a UK magazine. The...

Automatic milking in Northern Europe

The University of Maryland is embarking on a tour of the Netherlands and Denmark to discuss some of the problems that may face the users of milking machines that are...

Overproduction undermining price-war

Farmers in the UK have again been urged to cut the level of milk production by the milk year-end in March or face a 'super-levy' from the European Union.

Arla Foods ends feta production in Greece

Arla Foods and Delta Dairies have ended their joint venture in the production of feta cheese in Greece. The termination came into effect 1 January 2004.

Irish and Scandinavian dairy farmers decline

The decline in the number of Scandinavian dairy producers has echoed a trend that appears to be taking shape in Ireland. Figures released on both regions suggests that there may...

UK opposes yoghurt name change

The proposal by the EU to redefine the rules governing what constitutes as yoghurt has come up against a wall of opposition in the UK. The two-fold proposal calls for...

EU accused of butter interference

The New Zealand government has accused the EU of interfering with the country's butter trade. The attack had been ignited by the EU's new rules on the timing of imports.

Arla Foods to increase European activity

Arla Foods believes that it must upgrade its activities in Europe if it is to compete in global markets - this has partly been caused by the increase of own...

DIAL: farmers must manage milk quota

The Dairy Industry Association (DIAL) has urged milk farmers in England and Wales to cut the levels of milk production or face a hefty fine from the Rural Payments Agency...

All wrapped up

UK-based company Packaging Automation has developed a revolutionary new machine for blue stilton that is claimed to wrap products in packaging capable of containing strong smells. The concept, designed for...

First Milk price rise

First milk, the 4,000 strong farmer owned co-operative, has received a 0.9 pence per litre increase on milk that farmers within the group produce. This move brings the standard production...

Decline in Irish dairy farmers

Analysis from Teagasc economist, the agriculture and food development authority, has revealed that dairy farmers may see mixed fortunes in the near future. There is to be a decline in...

Winter milk contains more calcium

A study carried out in the Czech republic has revealed that central European dairy cows produce milk with higher levels of calcium in the winter months of the year than...

Glanbia proposals rejected

Glanbia's winter milk scheme which was implemented in 1999 by the company is proposed to undergo some changes this winter.

EU scrutiny of functional foods

The Functional foods market in Europe is a strong sector that commentators say is expanding at a rapid rate. This has led many food producers to look for innovative ways...

Tine refuses to supply Lidl milk

Talks between Lidl, the German retail company, and Tine, the Norwegian dairy group, have this week been terminated as the result of a milk packaging dispute.

Eastern European countries need dairy investment

The 10 soon-to-be member states of the EU need to invest in the dairy sector in order for the states to be in line with EU standards by 1 May...

Skane dairy to add Reuteri to milk products

Leading Swedish dairy firm Skanemejerier has gained the rights to use BioGaia's probiotic Reuteri bacteria in milk products for launch on the Scandinavian market at the end of next year.

Dairy Crest: 2 pence milk price increase

The ongoing heated debate in the UK that addresses the issue of growing multiple retailer power in terms of milk pricing reached an agreement for many farmers last night.

European dairy exports widens US deficit

Last week's USDA report revealed that imports of European dairy products in the US has widened the deficit gap in the country. The widening of the deficit has meant that...

Butter on the Rise in UK

In recent years UK butter sales have been on the increase and as a result of this Lurpak's original brand of butter has become more popular. Its producer, Arla Foods,...

Embattled Irish dairy industry causes 500 job cuts at Dairygold

Irish dairy co-operative, Dairygold, has announced 500 jobs are to be lost from its work-force of 3000. The company says that heavy financial losses in the year has led to...

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