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US dairies dealing with 'new and different' SMP pricing dynamic

US skim milk powder (SMP) prices are now determined by global movements, not domestic events - a change our commodities expert John Geuss describes as "a new and different dynamic." ...

Brits moving to non-dairy pastures: Mintel report

There is a growing trend towards dairy alternatives in the UK, with volume sales of cow-milk alternatives such as soya, rice and buffalo milk up 155% between 2011 and 2013,...

Danone hopes to regain 'competitive edge' through EU plant closures

Danone has announced plans to close factories in Italy, Germany and Hungary, in its latest effort to offset the impact of "flagging" European fresh dairy product sales.

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Why are US milk producer prices still so high? In a word - EXPORTS!

Record high US milk producer prices continued into March on the back of booming international demand for American skim milk power (SMP), non-fat dry milk (NDM), whole milk powder (WMP)...

Back on track: Strong Q2 balances out natural colours loss for Chr. Hansen

Ingredients giant Chr. Hansen has an unchanged outlook for full year, after a strong second quarter eased the woes created by the firm losing its biggest colours customer in Q4...

2014 SPECIAL EDITION: DRIVING UP QUALITY, DRIVING DOWN COST

‘Hey Presto! Better Queso Fresco, with High Pressure Processing

High Pressure Processing (HPP) is a promising technology to extend the shelf life of soft cheese Quesco Fresco and possibly prevent harmful recalls without altering its taste.

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US dairy producer milk prices hit record high! But why?

US dairy producer are receiving record high prices for their milk. But why? DairyReporter.com's US dairy commodities expert John Geuss examines the chain of events behind the increase.

UK retailer milk ‘price war about to kick off’: FFA

Tesco’s decision to cut the price of its four pint bottles of milk to just £1 could result in a retail “price war” in the UK, protest group Farmers for...

FastRipe cheese 'the same...just made faster': AFI

Arla Foods Ingredients (AFI) has developed a milk protein that allows cheese makers to speed-up maturation time - offering a potentially significant reduction in storage costs.

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Why are US milk producer prices nearing a record high?

The prices paid to US milk producers in January 2014 were at a near record high, and are expected increase further in February. DairyReporter.com's US dairy commodities expert and MilkPrice...

NZX granted US dairy derivatives trading approval

The New Zealand Stock Exchange (NZX) has taken "another vital step" towards becoming a global player in the dairy industry by securing status as an authorised dairy trader in the...

INSIDE...TETRA PAK MODENA

'Share the pain and gain' within the dairy value chain: Tetra Pak

Competitive pressure within the dairy industry as a result of "industry consolidation and raw rising material costs" has become a key driver of technological developments at Tetra Pak, the company's...

First Milk investment soured by Wrexham’s fate

Dairy cooperative First Milk faced bitter sweet developments this week, with news of green investment in its Haverfordwest creamery in Pembrokeshire soured by confirmation it would close its Wrexham cheese...

Milk price hike ‘least likely' dairy cliff outcome: NMPF

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) has played down concerns that US milk prices will rocket as a result of the looming ‘dairy cliff’, branding it the “least likely outcome.”...

Arla to debut British dairy at GlobalDairyTrade auction

Arla Foods hopes to “maximise the value” of British milk through the sale of skim milk powder from one of its UK processing sites on the GlobalDairyTrade international dairy commodity auction platform....

Live from #FIE2013 in Frankfurt, Germany

Irish firm offers (cheaper) heat resistant probiotics for infant formula

Irish biotech start-up AnaBio Technologies is in advanced negotiations with major infant formula makers interested in its encapsulation technologies that can blend probiotics and minerals into heat treated products at...

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US government shutdown masks reason for cheese inventory decrease

US cheese inventories are finally showing signs of a return to "historical levels." According to MilkPrice blogger, John Geuss, this can almost certainly be attributed to an increase in exports,...

Top US dairies urge Senate to drop milk production controls

Dean Foods, Nestlé USA, Dannon, Saputo and Kraft Foods are among scores of US dairy processors calling on the Senate to accept a version of the 2013 Farm Bill that...

Cargill cultivates carrageenan supply chain

Cargill says it is diversifying its carrageenans portfolio in both location and species to combat the associated supply risks of the texturing ingredient derived from seaweed.

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH IRISH AGRICULTURE MINISTER

Irish minister commits to growing dairy production by 50% in 5 years

Enda Kenny, Ireland’s Prime Minister, and Simon Coveney, the Irish Minister for Agriculture said the country will take advantage of changes to Europe’s CAP (Common Agricultural Policy) which will allow...

Emerging markets such as India must reform to reignite dairy growth

Slowing dairy sales growth in Brazil and India during Q2 2013 means that reforms and infrastructure upgrades are likely necessary to reignite such emerging markets, according to Rabobank.

CAOBISCO concerned over dairy shortages

Forecast butter and milk powder shortages could limit the EU’s ability to keep up with domestic and global demand, according to chocolate and confectionery trade group CAOBISCO.

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH DAIRYGOLD INGREDIENTS HEAD TIM HEALY

Dairygold invests $176m to exploit end of European milk quotas

Dairygold is investing €130m ($176m) in Irish processing facilities to massively increase operations when EU restrictions on milk production are lifted in April 2015.

Dispatches from pack Expo

Intelligrated: Automation explosion due to high labour costs

High health care costs, a lack of interest in repetitive manual labour and rising worker wages has led to an explosion of automated machinery, according to Intelligrated.

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US cheese price climbs despite continuing 'historic' stock highs

Despite US cheese inventories remaining "above historic levels", cheese prices, and as a result milk protein prices, increased in August. But why? DairyReporter.com's US dairy commodities expert and MilkPrice blogger,...

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