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Irish Dairy Board completes post-quota preparations with Ornua rebrand

The Irish Dairy Board (IDB) has completed its post-quota preparations with the adoption of its new corporate identity, Ornua.

Russian dairy removes Finnish flag from butter following Valio complaint

A Russian dairy has voluntarily removed the Finnish flag from packs of butter following the launch an investigation triggered by a complaint from Valio.

MULLER WISEMAN INSISTS IT USES BRANDS AND FLAGS AS 'HALLMARKS OF QUALITY'

Where's that missing Red Tractor? FFA slams Muller Wiseman for lack of milk quality logo

UK lobby Farmers for Action has hit out at UK milk processors including Muller Wiseman for not including a Red Tractor logo on milk containers to signal British quality –...

Fat intake guidelines review highlights need for 'better science': NDC

The scathing British review of the evidence behind US and UK fat intake guidelines highlights the need for "better science," says the US National Dairy Council (NDC).

Dairy-damaging fat guidelines 'should not have been introduced'

US and UK dietary guidelines that recommended consumers reduce their intake of butter and full-fat milk were introduced "in the absence of supporting evidence," fresh analysis suggests....

Australian Arla Foods JV to build on 'decades of success' Down Under

Arla Foods and Australian firm F Mayer Imports have established a joint venture to market Castello cheese, Lurpak butter, and other Arla products Down Under. 

Arla boosts German dairy processing capabilities with €110m investment

Arla Foods has increased processing capacity at its site in Pronsfeld, Germany to support growing regional and international demand for butter and milk powder.

Norwegian Christmas butter shortage 'not likely' this year: TINE

Norway is "not likely" to suffer a Christmas butter shortage as in previous years, says the country's largest dairy, TINE.

DairyReporter.com Personality of the Year 2014 open for entries

The global dairy sector is thriving - driven by dynamic and creative individuals around the world. But do you or a colleague have what it takes to be recognized by...

US COMMODITIES CORNER

Why are US butter prices 'dropping like a rock' after record highs?

After reaching an all time high in September 2014 US butter prices are now "dropping like a rock," says DairyReporter.com's US dairy commodities expert, John Geuss.

Dairy Crest to sell dairy assets to Müller in £80m deal

Dairy Crest has agreed to sell dairy assets, including its fresh milk business, to British rival Müller UK & Ireland for £80m (US$127.5m, €102m).

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Oystar sells secondary packaging division A+F to Mutares

Oystar has sold its secondary packaging division A+F (Automation + Fördertechnik), which mainly operated in the dairy market, to Mutares.

Pre-toasting cheese spread the ‘missing piece of the spread puzzle’: Meiji

Meiji has branded Apply Before Toasting Cheese Spread the "missing piece" of its spreads portfolio, which now controls a 38% share of the Japanese market.

FrieslandCampina acquisitions 'strengthen' Italian cheese and butter position

FrieslandCampina has acquired two Italian distributors in a bid to strengthen its position in the country's cheese and butter market.

EC announces emergency support for Russian embargo hit dairy sector

The European Commission (EC) will provide Private Storage Aid (PSA) for butter, skimmed milk powder (SMP), and certain cheeses to "alleviate" the impact of the Russian embargo on European Union...

Russian money laundering probe 'no relation' to Valio activities

A Russian money laundering investigation that yesterday culminated in a search of Valio's St Petersburg office has "no relation" to the activities of the Finnish dairy, says the agency behind...

US COMMODITIES CORNER

Will US dairy sector pursue 'proven' butter export market?

The US dairy sector will likely invest in additional churning capacity to meet demand from the now "proven" export market for butter, says DairyReporter.com commodities expert, John Geuss....

‘The fall in production may lead to unpaid lay-offs’

Valio looks at job cuts following Russia export ban

Valio says it has started negotiations with the Finnish Act on Co-operation within Undertakings to talk about possible job cuts following a ban on exports to Russia.

Grassland Dairy Products fined $300k

Grassland Dairy Products has been fined $300,000 for water pollution.

Coveris to expand extrusion and forming manufacturing in Poland

Coveris Rigid has started producing polypropylene (PP) trays for fresh food packaging in Poland as it plans to expand its extrusion and forming manufacturing facilities.

Arla to sell packaging business in move away from non-dairy interests

Arla Foods has agreed a deal to sell its packaging subsidiary Danapak Flexibles in its latest effort to dispose of businesses that "do not have a direct link to dairy...

US COMMODITIES CORNER

US dairy industry has 'discovered the power of exports'

Now the world's largest exporter of nonfat dry milk (NDM) and skim milk powder (SMP), it is fair to say the US has discovered "the power of exports," says DairyReporter.com's US commodities...

Saputo secures majority stake in Aussie dairy Warrnambool

Canadian dairy giant Saputo has secured a majority stake in Warrnambool Cheese and Butter (WCB) after a hard-fought, three-way battle to acquire the Australian dairy processor.

Bega Cheese sells Warrnambool stake to takeover rival Saputo

Canadian dairy giant Saputo looks a step closer to gaining control of Warrnambool Cheese and Butter (WCB), after one-time takeover rival Bega Cheese agreed to sell its stake in the...

First Milk investment soured by Wrexham’s fate

Dairy cooperative First Milk faced bitter sweet developments this week, with news of green investment in its Haverfordwest creamery in Pembrokeshire soured by confirmation it would close its Wrexham cheese...

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