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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.

Fonterra boosts forecast milk price

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited has today announced an increase to its 2016-17 forecast Farmgate Milk Price.

Hanoimilk’s IZZI recognized at awards event

Hanoi Milk Joint Stock Company’s IZZI milk, which includes nutrients aimed to help the development of Vietnamese children, has received recognition at the Global Food Industry Awards in Dublin, Ireland....

Arla Foods hikes September milk price

Arla Foods is to up its milk prices next month after holding its August rate.

Milk shelf-life can be upped by identifying microbes, says study

Researchers say that finding out which bacteria are in raw milk could lead to less food waste after assessing microbiota in raw milk at two large dairy processors in California.

Saikexing secures $125m to expand in China

China’s number four dairy farming firm Saikexing has secured a $125m loan to reduce environmental pollution, improve food safety, and expand the supply of milk within China.

Don't have a cow? Perfect Day animal-free milk bids for slice of multibillion-dollar global dairy market

The word ‘disruptive’ is bandied around with wearying regularity in relation to food startups these days, but if anyone warrants this moniker, it's Perfect Day (formerly Muufri). Unlike the purveyors...

Calcium-rich fermented foods preferred in improving bone and heart health, study says

Calcium should come from healthy sources like fermented dairy products and leafy greens as a review outlines an approach to receiving an adequate intake while supporting bone and heart health.

Arla Foods signs Memorandum of Understanding with Nigeria to boost dairy sector

Arla Foods has entered a strategic agreement with the federal government of Nigeria to help strengthen and expand the country's dairy industry. 

Big increase in UHT milk consumption in Sub-Saharan Africa

Dairy market specialist Proteus Insight says that by the end of 2015, consumption of UHT white milk in Sub-Saharan Africa increased at an average annual rate of 22% since 2013.

New US-Mexico Dairy Alliance 're-energizes' commitment to NAFTA agreement

Leaders of U.S. and Mexican dairy industry organizations have signed a US–Mexico Dairy Alliance pledging to work together to boost trade between the two countries.

Danish project targets safer and expanded use of camel milk

A Danish development project is aiming to make African camel milk safer to drink and develop methods for further processing.

Müller sends letter to farmers explaining milk price

Ronald Kers, Group CEO for Müller’s UK business, has sent a letter to all the company’s UK dairy suppliers outlining its position on milk pricing.

Danone, WhiteWave deal ‘raises serious questions about the future of the organic milk supply market’ Cornucopia Institute tells FTC

Danone’s proposed acquisition of WhiteWave Foods will “have a serious anti-competitive effect on the organic yogurt and organic fluid milk markets in the US,” the Cornucopia Institute has told the...

Camel milk producer given VAT exemption for trade with GCC

Dubai-based camel milk producer Emirates Industry for Camel Milk & Products has been awarded a VAT exemption certificate by the UAE’s Ministry of Economy, which the company hopes will help...

Thymox to fight hoof disease scourge with global treatment rollout

Dairy farmers can protect their cows and guard against production declines with a harmless hoof disease treatment coming to Europe and the US in 2017, says supplier Thymox.

Quarterly results

Dean Foods revenue declines in Q2 as it cuts private label businesses

Dean Foods’ decrease in its private label businesses has caused a revenue decline in its second quarter, the company said during its conference call on Monday.

Mocon launches yeast and mould test method for dairy

Mocon has launched a yeast and mould test method for dairy applications.

Epi Ingredients looks to sustainability through ‘Passion du Lait’

French company Epi Ingredients has launched a corporate initiative it is calling ‘Passion du Lait,’ or Passion for Milk.

Australian Natural Proteins to supply pasteurized milk to Fiji

Australian Natural Proteins is planning to expand its operations into Fiji to create a dairy and associated fresh milk production facility.

Study says consuming estrogen in cow's milk does not affect blood levels or reproductive health

A study at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia says that in experiments on mice, even at concentrations 100 times higher than in milk from pregnant cows, blood hormone levels...

Greiner Packaging secures joint venture for milk and ice cream packaging in India

Greiner Packaging has expanded in India by partnering with Century Ultrapack in Delhi.

Elmhurst Dairy to shut down operations in NYC after almost 100 years

New York City-based milk processing plant Elmhurst Dairy will officially shut down its operations after nearly 100 years in business, resulting in the layoff of its 273 employees. 

Irish dairy campaign packs protein punch in hard times for sector

Ireland’s National Dairy Council has put protein at the heart of its new Powered by Dairy marketing campaign, targeting sports enthusiasts and supporting value-added products such as protein milk.

Fonterra predicts reduction in milk collection

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited says there is no change to its forecast farmgate milk price, and that less milk is being produced globally.

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