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EU agrees new law to promote milk in schools

Children across the EU should soon get the benefit of better-funded school milk, fruit and vegetable schemes, along with better education on healthy eating.

Fonterra drops milk price again

Fonterra has reduced its forecast farmgate milk price for the 2015/16 season by 6% from $2.80 (NZ$4.15) per kgMS to $2.63 (NZ$3.90) per kgMS.

Cheese firms plead guilty in separate cases

Three cheese companies have pleaded guilty to different charges in two separate cases, according to the US Department of Justice (DOJ).

Arla partnering with international non-profit EAT

Danish dairy company Arla has announced it is partnering with the EAT international non-profit initiative.

Glanbia explains strong results

Glanbia released its financial results recently, as well as plans to expand its cheese factory in Wexford. DairyReporter took the opportunity to go a little deeper behind those financial results...

FrieslandCampina pursues Pakistan company as profits rise

In its report for the financial year ending December 31, 2015, Dutch dairy company FrieslandCampina announced net profits of $373m (€343m).

Record earnings for Land O'Lakes - but commodity woes take $2bn sales toll

Crop inputs and dairy goods supplier Land O’Lakes has reported record earnings in 2015 – although total sales were down almost $2bn on the previous year.

Fonterra looks at plant closure

Fonterra is in discussions to close its Kaikoura cheese-making site in New Zealand, with 22 full-time jobs at risk.

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USDA dairy predictions down

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade has been published, and it forecasts agricultural exports in FY 2016 at $125bn, $6.5bn below the November projection and...

Revenue up as Murray Goulburn announces infant formula launch

Murray Goulburn (MG) will launch Devondale Natra Start infant formula in Australia in March 2016, with the brand available in China shortly afterwards.

New Fonterra plants open

Fonterra has officially opened four new plants in New Zealand across the South Island.

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Russia looks to UAE and Indian markets for dairy products at Gulfood

Indian and Russian representatives attending the Gulfood event in Dubai have discussed the export of Indian dairy products to Russia.

Bega Cheese revenues up

Bega Cheese has announced a normalized 9.9% increase in profit after tax, a revenue increase to $403.5m (A$561.4m) and an EBITDA of $23.6m (A$32.9m) in its 1H 2016 financial report...

Aussie cheese: Country folk buy more, urbanites opt for own brands

Australians who live in the country are generally more likely than their city-dwelling counterparts to buy cheese in most states, a survey has found.

Glanbia continues growth with earnings to £214M

Nutritional food manufacturer Glanbia has recorded double-digit growth for the sixth consecutive year, with earnings before interest, depreciation, tax and amortisation (EBITDA) up 10.5% to €271M (£214M) for the 52...

LALA looks to strong Central American growth in 2016

Mexican food company Grupo LALA has released its fourth quarter results for 2015, as well as its FY 2015 results for the year, announcing a 43% increase in net income.

Cheese and Dairy Products Show coming up

The biennial Cheese and Dairy Products Show will be held at the Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles in Paris, France, from February 28 to March 2.

Maytag recalls blue cheese

Maytag Dairy Farms in Newton, Iowa, US, has announced a voluntary recall of five lots of “Maytag Blue” blue cheese wedges and wheels, and 15 batches of blue cheese crumbles...

Glanbia plans to double capacity at Wexford Cheese plant

Glanbia Ingredients Ireland (GII) is seeking planning permission for an expansion at its Wexford cheese plant. 

ÅF to create goat dairy plant for DalsSpira Mejeri

Swedish engineering and consulting company ÅF has signed a contract with DalsSpira Mejeri for the delivery of a new dairy plant that will cover goat and cow milk production.

CWT to help with 3.9m pounds of cheese and butter export sales

Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has accepted 11 requests for export assistance from US member cooperatives.

TINE launching new products

TINE says its first round of dairy-related product launches for the Norwegian market for 2016 respond to consumers' demands for products with less fat and sugar and more protein.

Thurne debuts cheese slicer to reduce friction and product build up

Thurne High Speed Slicing Systems has launched the CS 1000 slicer for cheese applications, where it will make its debut at the International Cheese Technology Expo, at the Wisconsin Centre,...

Lion optimistic of growth

Australian company Lion has announced its trading update for the year ended September 30, 2015 in conjunction with Kirin Holdings’ full year announcement.

Positives despite 'expected' Arla 2015 revenue decline

Arla has delivered its 2015 results, noting a 3.3% decline in revenue, and announcing cost-cutting measures up to 2020, starting with $111.5m (€100m) in 2016.

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