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Cheap coats for calves at Sainsbury’s

UK supermarket chain Sainsbury’s has made winter cow coats available to its 290 Dairy Development Group (SDDG) farmers at cost price.

Population density soon to be bright spot for dairy industry

There’s a bright future for those in the dairy industry, according to a professor from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University.

Emmi happy despite decline

Swiss dairy manufacturer Emmi generated net sales of $3.2bn (CHF 3,213.9m) in 2015, a decline of 5.6 % over the previous year.

500 job losses as Arla restructures

Arla has announced structural changes to its organization that it says will enable the business to deliver on its Good Growth Strategy 2020.

Waitrose issues 100 day grazing pledge

UK chain Waitrose has announced that dairy cows should spend at least 100 days with access to pasture during the grazing season in the summer months.

Nestlé and First Milk program looks for future dairy leaders

Nestlé and First Milk have launched the Next Generation Dairy Leaders Program.

Tetra Pak’s plant-based package to hit 100m mark in 2016

Tetra Pak has announced that the company expects to deliver more than 100m packs of its Tetra Rex Bio-based to customers during 2016.

Milcobel and Laiterie des Ardennes take over milk collection

More than 300 of FrieslandCampina Belgium’s supplier-dairy farmers have become members of the Belgian dairy cooperative Milcobel.

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Synerlink takes over Dairy Pack

French packaging company, Synerlink, a division of the US Barry-Wehmiller company, has acquired the Spanish machine designer and manufacturer Dairy Pack.

Emmi goes Dutch for goat’s milk

Emmi, Switzerland’s largest milk processor, is acquiring a 60% stake in Dutch goat milk business Bettinehoeve.

Eka software module tracks expiration dates and dairy quality attributes

Eka Software Solutions has launched a shelf life and quality control module for its agricultural software platform.

Fragmentation a ‘defining force’ of dairy industry in 2016, report says

Fragmentation of the dairy industry will be one of the biggest trends in 2016, according to a recent report from New Nutrition Business.

Dairy UK reveals export strategy

Dairy UK has published a new export strategy that it says will help the dairy industry unlock a ‘new world of opportunity’ on international markets. 

New ISO standard for flow cytometry with probiotics

Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium, present in yogurt and other dairy products, are used as probiotics, or “friendly bacteria,” to maintain a healthy digestive tract.

Fonterra constructing Sri Lanka training farm

Fonterra Brands Sri Lanka has announced the construction of its first demonstration and training farm in Sri Lanka.

Coca-Cola moves for Nigeria’s Chi

The Coca-Cola Company is buying a 40% stake in Nigeria’s leading dairy and juice company, Chi.

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Synlait latest to drop milk price

Synlait Milk is the latest company to revise its forecast milk price for the 2015/2016 season, following similar news from Fonterra, Westland Milk and Open Country.

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LALA buys Nicaraguan operation La Perfecta

Mexican company LALA has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of Productos Lácteos La Perfecta S.A. shares.

REPORTS FROM THE 2016 IDFA DAIRY FORUM

Globalization and adaptation: The future of dairy cooperatives

Globalization, information and innovation will be essential components for dairy cooperatives over the next decade, industry executives said at the 2016 IDFA Dairy Forum.

Lactalis set to take over biggest Romanian dairy Albalact

Lactalis has agreed to purchase all of the shares of the largest Romanian dairy company, Albalact.

Glanbia announces member support package

The Board of Glanbia Co-operative Society Limited in Ireland has announced the creation of a 2016 member support packageworth at least $38.8m (€35.6m). 

Fonterra cuts forecast milk price

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited has reduced its forecast Farmgate Milk Price for the 2015/16 season from $2.97 (NZ$4.60) per kgMS to $2.68 (NZ$4.15) per kgMS.

Fonterra to develop functional products through new partnership with China’s By-Health

China’s By-Health has signed a strategic cooperative partnership agreement with Fonterra, according to a statement on CNINFO, China’s stock market information website.

New look for Finland’s Jacky brand

Orkla Foods Finland has rebranded its Jacky dairy brand to expand its appeal across all age groups.

More research at new UCD facility

The new Dairy Research and Education facility at University College Dublin’s (UCD) Lyons Research Farm in Ireland has been officially opened by the Irish Minister for Agriculture, Food and the...

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