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Valio looks to 2016 after bad year

Finnish dairy farmer entrepreneurs and Valio had a bad 2015, according to the cooperative.

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Synlait adds 28 more milk suppliers

New Zealand company Synlait now has 201 milk suppliers for 2016/2017 to meet forecast growth in its value-added nutritional product business.

EC invokes special measures to address Europe dairy crisis

The European Commission (EC) has announced a package of exceptional measures to support EU farmers, including a limited time when Member States can determine their own supply and production limits.

Feed your beard with dairy

The Italian dairy association, Assolatte, is encouraging fashionable beard maintenance, not with scissors, but with dairy.

Agri-Mark to invest $30m in NY cheese plant

US dairy cooperative Agri-Mark is investing nearly $30m to expand its cheese manufacturing facility in Chateaugay, NY.

Parmalat directors quit in spite of positive 2015 results

Italian dairy company Parmalat’s net revenue for the financial year ending December 31, 2015, rose from $6.08bn (€5.5bn) to $7.1bn (€6.4bn), however, profits fell from $228m (€205m) in 2014 to $164m (€147.6m).

UK should launch ‘3-a-day’ dairy program: report

A new report published by the UK Dairy All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) was launched in London Wednesday at the Houses of Parliament.

Glanbia and partners launch dairy farmers loan fund

Glanbia, the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund, Rabobank and Finance Ireland have announced plans for a new $110m (€100m) Glanbia MilkFlex Fund.

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.

Indian dairy industry growing: TechSci report interview

TechSci has published a new report on the Indian dairy industry.

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Merial and Zoetis partner on dairy products in India

Merial, the animal health division of Sanofi, and Zoetis India Limited, a subsidiary of Zoetis Inc., have announced they have entered into an exclusive marketing and distribution agreement for medicines...

Ekosem-Agrar publishes preliminary figures for 2015

Ekosem-Agrar GmbH, the German holding company of Russian milk producer Ekoniva Group, says it has reached the targets set for 2015 according to preliminary figures.

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.

Arla plans to close Hatfield Peverel dairy by July

Arla has announced that it plans to close its fresh milk processing plant at Hatfield Peverel in Essex, UK within five months, with the potential loss of 200 jobs.

Arla partnering with international non-profit EAT

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

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Netzsch solves 25-year-old dairy problem with sticky pump

‘For a major Wisconsin-based dairy products company, a progressing cavity pump handled the difficult task of transferring sweetened condensed milk out of flash coolers – solving a 25-year old pumping problem.

Less dairy as Landcorp changes plans

Landcorp, New Zealand’s largest farming company, is revising its land-use expansion program at Wairakei Estate near Taupo to include fewer dairy farms.

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MPI issues raw milk safety reminder

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has said raw milk is a high risk food and it's important that consumers understand why.

Cow shed effluent converted to fish food

DairyNZ and Bay of Plenty Regional Council held a public open day on a dairy farm near the New Zealand coastal community of Katikati to demonstrate the on-farm trial of...

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...

New markets and premium products are key says Euromonitor International

New markets are the key to responding to current over-production of milk, says Raphael Moreau, Food Analyst at Euromonitor International.

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).

Nestlé opens new milk chilling center in Sri Lanka

Nestlé, Sri Lanka’s largest private sector collector of fresh milk, has opened a new milk chilling center in the northeastern town of Vaddakkachchi.

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Nitropod expects to enlarge its manufacturing plant

The California-based liquid nitrogen ice cream company, Nitropod Industries Inc., plans on expanding its manufacturing plant and increasing the production this year, the company’s CEO, Scot Rubin, told DairyReporter. ...

EFRA report recognizes threat to dairy farmers

While the GDT (Global Dairy Trade) price index was up this week, UK milk prices were cut again. In response to the calls for action, a UK government committee report...