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Afimilk launches calving alert service for dairy farmers

Afimilk Ltd, a global provider of dairy farm management solutions, has integrated a calving alert service into its AfiAct II cow monitoring system.

Clover Stornetta Farms makes non-GMO dairy pledge

California dairy Clover Stornetta Farms says all of its conventional milk products will be Non-GMO Project Verified within two years, with the first products featuring the stamp to hit shelves...

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Comet Group starts work on HQ expansion

Comet Group has started work on expanding its HQ which will create 20,000 square meters of additional production space by mid-2018 and 250 more jobs.  

Fonterra opens hub for China, invests in Tasmania

New Zealand’s Food Safety Minister Jo Goodhew has welcomed the opening of the Fonterra Ying Hub in Ying County, Shuozhou City, Shanxi Province, China.

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Fonterra says incident at Edendale plant not an explosion

Fonterra says all employees at its Edendale milk processing plant in New Zealand are safe following the collapse of a raw milk silo on Friday afternoon.

Price of raw milk declines as China increases Lucerne imports: Dairy Association of China

China has imported 52,825 tons of liquid milk in July this year, a 35% increase compared to the same period last year, according to the latest report from the Dairy...

Dairies could slash cleaning costs with AI cleaning system

The University of Nottingham in the UK is developing an artificially-intelligent (AI) sensor system to clean food manufacturing equipment more precisely.

Belgian dairy producer cuts refrigeration energy use with Dyneo technology

Belgian dairy company Inex says it is achieving energy savings of at least 18% from its refrigeration process as a result of switching to Dyneo permanent magnet motor technology.

Liqui-Box taking over Spain’s Conotainer

US liquid packaging company Liqui-Box has announced today the acquisition of Spanish company Conotainer. 

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Meadows Foods secures investment for acquisition hunt

The UK’s largest independent dairy group, Meadow Foods, has secured investment from US-based investment firm Paine & Partners.

US dairy giants to pay $52m to milk purchasers in court settlement

Some of the largest dairy producers in the US will have to pay $52m to milk purchasers across 15 states and the District of Columbia, after US District Judge Jeffery...

Tchin Lait UHT plant opens in Algiers

Tchin Lait, a part of Candia Group, has opened a UHT dairy production plant in Algeria.

NZ-built dairy platform now available in different sizes

A rotary dairy platform designed and manufactured by Waikato Milking Systems is now available in a range of sizes from 40 up to 84 stalls.

TINE looks to reduce emissions through new Nikola One trucks

Norwegian company TINE is the first in the country to order a hybrid Nikola One truck to test the soon-to-be-launched vehicle on long hauls in Norway.

Australia to look into dairy industry

Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Barnaby Joyce has announced an Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) inquiry into the country’s dairy industry.

Sheep milk industry set to grow through new partnership

New Zealand's sheep milk industry has received a boost with a new Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) program between the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and Spring Sheep Milk Co.

Details of European Commission aid package for farmers finalized

The precise details of the European Commission’s €500m ($559m) aid package for the dairy sector announced by Commissioner Phil Hogan in July have been finalized in agreement with Member States....

Nigerian president meets with FrieslandCampina CEO

Global CEO, Royal FrieslandCampina, Roelof Joosten, recently led a delegation of FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria and some dairy farmers on a visit to Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria, in Abuja.

US Senators call for investigation into Canada’s dairy trade policies

Two US senators have alleged that Canada’s National Ingredients Strategy and Ontario’s Class VI pricing program violate trade commitments to the US by encouraging Canadian dairy farmers to purchase local...

Thermal imaging technology: What can it do for the dairy industry?

Swedish company Agricam has developed a thermal-imaging based product, AgriCam CaDDi Mastitis, which can directly detect the potential signs of mastitis when the disease is still in its infancy....

Müller hikes October UK milk price

Müller is the latest company in the UK to raise its milk price. The company has told its dairy farmers that the standard milk price will increase by an average of...

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Milk sample falsification cases decreasing - SFVS

Cases of milk sample falsification have decreased by more than ten times compared to 2012, according to Lithuanian data.

FrieslandCampina profits tumble

The profit of Dutch company Royal FrieslandCampina N.V. decreased by 16.7% over the first half-year of 2016 to €160m ($178m) compared to the same period in 2015.

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Fonterra cuts time to get UHT products to China by two-thirds

Fonterra’s project to align and enhance its supply chain from New Zealand to mainland China has seen a reduction in the time it takes to get UHT products to market...

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First Milk prices rise for third straight month

First Milk has announced that it will increase its UK September milk prices by up to 1.25ppl ($0.0164/l), and that a further hike will happen in October.

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