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Midfield Group and Louis Dreyfus Company Dairy Asia to create dairy plant in South Australia

Australian agribusiness Midfield Group and merchants Louis Dreyfus Company Dairy Asia Pte Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Louis Dreyfus Company Asia, have announced a joint venture for the construction,...

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.

GMO disclosure bill to bring ‘consistency to the marketplace,’ IDFA says

The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) said it is “grateful to President Obama” for signing into law the GMO disclosure bill.

Rapid, low-temperature process can add weeks to milk’s shelf life, Purdue study says

A study conducted by Purdue University found that the rapid heating and cooling of milk significantly reduces the amount of harmful bacteria present in fluid dairy milk, and can extend...

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Ireland – aiming to become a world leader in sustainability with Origin Green

In spite of low farmgate prices for milk, the Irish dairy industry – with its 18,000 dairy farmers – is seen as a world leader, thanks in part to its Origin Green program.

Desert Farms works to spark camel milk revolution in the US

Desert Farms, a company that produces a range of camel milk products in the US, plans to extend its line further with the launch of camel milk infant formula and...

Irish exporters attend Bord Bia Brexit meeting

The Irish food board, Bord Bia, recently brought together more than 180 Irish food and drink exporters and experts from the UK food retail market to share information on the...

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Système U signs agreement with SODIAAL to support French dairy sector

Système U and the French SODIAAL dairy cooperative have signed a partnership to provide what SODIAAL says is fair compensation for milk producers.

Fonterra says innovation the key to shaping the global dairy sector

New Zealand dairy cooperative Fonterra’s chief operating officer of global operations, Robert Spurway says R&D is one of the most important factors shaping the dairy industry today.

Tufts study suggests butter is ‘back' but Harvard researchers say not quite

A recent PLoS ONE review of butter consumption and its impact on total mortality has met some criticism as health organizations and academia say it is misleading to the public...

Making yogurt at home is neither hard nor time consuming, Cultures for Health CEO says

Cultures for Health aims to simplify the process of making culture-rich foods like yogurt and kefir at home by serving as a beginning-to-end resource for consumers interested in at-home fermentation. ...

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Tesco unveils Fair For Farmers Guarantee on milk

UK retailer Tesco has announced a ‘Fair For Farmers Guarantee’ on all its fresh milk.

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Give us your views of the dairy industry in the DairyReporter survey

While Brexit may have an effect on the dairy industry in the UK, and possibly a ripple effect in other countries, the state of the dairy industry globally seems to...

Dairy UK looks to strong future despite Brexit

The UK dairy industry is open for business and ready to help build a stronger economy and better future, Dairy UK chairman, Dr David Dobbin, said at the Dairy UK...

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Survey: What does Brexit mean for you?

We want to know our readers’ opinion on Brexit and its effect on the dairy industry.

US launch of Icelandic Provisions skyr to capture those with ‘high food IQ,’ says chairman

Icelandic Provisions has launched its line of Icelandic skyr in the US, ushering in a new form of high-protein dairy for the US market. 

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Dairy reacts to Brexit vote

Following the decision of the British public to leave the EU, attention has turned to how business will be affected, how negotiations will take place and the timescales involved.

Don't be fooled by yogurt claims, only ‘clinically documented’ probiotics can offer health benefits, says scientist

Consumers are being led to believe that many yogurts contain probiotic strains beneficial to their health, but that is not always the case, according to CHR Hansen principal scientist, Mirjana...

Food & beverage entrepreneurs to watch: From meals for Moms-to-be, to spicy yogurt and prebiotic pouches

FoodNavigator-USA's latest pick of entrepreneurs to watch in the US food and beverage market features a clutch of firms developing innovative concepts from plant-based ‘seafood,’ cold-pressed babyfood and spicy savory...

Milk consumption growing through innovation: Zenith

The global market for drinking milk continued to grow in 2015, rising by 2.4% to 251bn liters, according to a recent report from industry consultancy Zenith International.

Health & wellness concerns are fragmenting dairy milk, presenting more opportunity, survey shows

Traditional white dairy milk is becoming more colorful as consumers increasingly demand sustainability, functionality and flavor from a category that for years was dominated by only three choices: whole, low-fat...

Mixed fortunes for Saputo as annual results are released

Canadian dairy company Saputo has issued its financial statements for the year ending March 31, 2016.

World Animal Protection says UK intensive indoor dairy farms on the rise

A report published by World Animal Protection UK says the number of intensive indoor dairy farms in the country is on the rise.

Unite union taking legal action on Arla plant closure

UK union Unite says it has instigated legal proceedings claiming Arla Foods failed to properly consult the workforce and their union when it announced 230 jobs were under threat at...

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