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IDF and FAO sign Dairy Declaration of Rotterdam at summit

The culmination of the International Dairy Federation (IDF) World Dairy Summit held in Rotterdam this week was the signing of a document with the FAO on sustainability.

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Latka becomes Hochwald Foods CEO

German dairy company Hochwald Foods GmbH has appointed Detlef Latka as chief executive officer.

Gay Lea Foods takes over Stirling Creamery, creates JV in Manitoba

Canadian company Gay Lea Foods Co-operative Limited has announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire the business of The Stirling Creamery Limited, effective November 1, 2016.

Union anger at Northern Ireland milk prices

Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) president, Barclay Bell, says dairy farmers in Northern Ireland are frustrated and angry at what he says is the derisory milk price increase delivered by local...

Agropur president to step down after 25 years spent bolstering Canadian dairy sector

Serge Riendeau announced that he will be stepping down as president of Agropur’s board of directors on Feb. 8, 2017 after 25 years with the cooperative. 

Interview with NGO ShareAction

‘Diversification into non-dairy does not need to be a threat’

A 40-strong group of investors worth $1.25 trillion recently sent a letter to 16 food companies to accelerate the switch to sustainable, plant-based proteins.

Organic Valley sees renewed interest and promising future for next generation of dairy farmers

Organic Valley operates within a cooperative business model that pools together family dairy farms’ products and profits, and it’s been that way since 1988 when the company had just a...

Emmi committing to sustainability

Swiss milk processor Emmi has set itself specific objectives in four sustainability-related areas. These objectives have been defined in conjunction with various stakeholders, including WWF Switzerland.

Dairy & cardiovascular risk link ‘unwarranted’: Study

Linking the nutritional makeup of dairy products to an increase in cardiovascular risk is ‘unwarranted’ as research uncovers no meaningful association.     

Dairy Quality Inc. launches all-in-one mobile solution for monitoring dairy herd health

Exhibiting at the World Dairy Expo this week in Madison, Wisconsin, Dairy Quality Inc. showcased Dairy Health Check, the company’s latest mobile technology for dairy farmers to better monitor the...

NFU says dairy farmers not paid enough

Echoing calls from NFU Scotland for milk buyers to pay farmers more for milk, the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) south of the border says dairy farmers are being short-changed to...

Müller raises November milk prices

Müller has raised its UK average milk price by 1.5ppl (2 cents), giving a contract price of 20.94ppl (26.8 cents).

NFU Scotland says milk buyers ignoring higher prices

National Farmers’ Union (NFU) Scotland is calling on all Scottish companies purchasing milk to immediately recognize the strength of current dairy markets and return Scotland’s dairy farmers to profitable production....

What’s new in dairy? New products: September

It's time for our monthly round-up of some of the latest dairy products and dairy-alternative products to hit the shelves around the world.  

Study finds no objective link between dairy intake and risk of cardiovascular disease

Researchers from the Spanish Biomedical Research Network Center in Physiology of Obesity and Nutrition in Valencia, Spain, discovered that the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) is not objectively linked to...

Nestlé launches dairy development program in Sri Lanka

Nestlé has launched the ‘Kiri Govi Diriya’ dairy development program, with 3,000 Sri Lankan dairy farmers receiving training and development tools to learn about modern technologies and best practices. ...

Scottish dairy switches to glass milk bottles to save the planet

One 'Wee step for Scottish dairy... One giant leap for mankind'

Owens-Illinois (O-I) has partnered with the Wee Isle Dairy, in Scotland, to launch its own-brand milk in recyclable glass bottles.

IFCN says 40% fewer dairy farms in Western Europe by 2026

According to IFCN Monitoring, the world milk price has increased by 35% to a level of about $30/100 kg milk since June 2016.

UK dairy industry event celebrates doorstep delivery

The dairy industry in the UK staged an event to celebrate the British tradition of doorstep delivery.

Arla and First Milk increasing milk prices

UK company First Milk has announced a 2ppl (2.6 cents) milk price increase for October; its largest monthly increase since 2007.  Meanwhile, Arla Foods is raising its milk price by...

Vinamilk signs strategic cooperation with DSM

JSC Vietnam Dairy Products (Vinamilk) has signed a strategic cooperation with nutrition company Royal DSM, to apply international standards on nutrition powdered milk products for children and consumers in Vietnam.

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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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