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Sell-up: Analysts predict more gloom for infant formula firm Bellamy’s as shares slump continues

Replacing CEO Laura McBain hasn’t seen the end of financial turmoil at Australian infant formula manufacturer Bellamy’s with shares continuing to slide amid gloomy forecasts from analysts.

US dairy calls on Trump to fix Canada’s ‘protectionist’ trade policies

In a letter to President-elect Donald Trump, US dairy groups said that Canada’s “protectionist” trade policies are intentionally designed to block imports from the US and are in direct violation...

Egg prices set to keep rising in EU

Egg prices in Europe have risen 16% since November last year driven up by bird flu outbreaks and rising consumer demand, say global commodities analysts at Mintec.

Changes at First Milk responsible for rise in profits says CEO

First Milk has released its latest mid-year financial results (for the six months to September 30, 2016), with operating profits up to £9.2m ($11.4m).

Danone & WhiteWave merger cleared by European Commission with divestment of ‘growing-up milk’ in Belgium

The acquisition of WhiteWave by international dairy giant Danone has received final clearance by the European Commission under the EU Merger Regulation.

GEA and GE ‘Blister Free’ membranes reduce dairy processing costs

GEA US has partnered with General Electric (GE) to develop ‘GE Blister Free’ reverse osmosis (RO) membranes to reduce dairy processing costs.

Commissioner Hogan engages with dairy industry at EDA congress

At the first open session of the European Dairy Association (EDA) annual congress in Nice, France, from December 1-3, there was dialog and discussion on the state of the European...

NMPF and USDEC write to US President-elect Trump underscoring ‘positive impact’ of US dairy

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and the US Dairy Export Council (USDEC) have sent a letter to President-elect Donald J. Trump, highlighting the “positive impact” that prior trade agreements...

Westland shareholders told of company ‘failure’ to be industry competitive

New Zealand dairy company Westland Milk Products’ shareholders heard at their recent annual general meeting that while the company’s business strategy was sound, its delivery had been poor.

‘The big money is in cream’ says Arla Foods as it installs Tetra Pak Standardization Unit

Tetra Pak has launched a next generation standardization unit, designed for automatic in-line standardization of the fat in milk and cream directly after milk separation for milk products.

Second report on Milk Package looks to possible extension

The European Commission has published its second report on the operation of the Milk Package, measures launched in 2012 to strengthen the position of European dairy producers in the supply chain.

Rabobank says world dairy trade still has issues

Rabobank says that the trade in dairy products has suffered some big blows in the past three years, and that there are still challenges ahead.

Westland Milk Products' tough year

New Zealand dairy cooperative Westland Milk Products’ shareholders and suppliers had a tough 2015-16, Chairman Matt O’Regan said in the co-operative’s annual report.

Arla and First Milk announce November price hikes – NFU says it’s not enough

National Farmers’ Union (NFU) dairy board chairman Michael Oakes has questioned why UK milk buyers are still not passing on increases in market prices to suppliers.

US milk production still on the rise, while rest of the world slows

US milk production is still on the rise, according to a September inventory report by the National Agricultural Statistics Service, which indicated a 2.1% increase compared to 2015 reaching a...

News in brief

Global Dairy Trade strengthens independence

New governance principles to monitor GDT Events, the twice-monthly auction held by Global Dairy Trade (GDT), have been approved by the GDT Events Oversight Board, at its second meeting held...

Murray Goulburn says weather creating challenges

Murray Goulburn Co-operative Co. Limited (MG) has provided an update on the impact of very wet climatic conditions on milk intake as well as a revision of its full year...

EMB bemoans high milk production cost in Luxembourg

The European Milk Board (EMB) says that 35% of milk production costs in Luxembourg are not covered, after the country was added to those nations analyzed by the Büro für...

Union anger at Northern Ireland milk prices

Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) president, Barclay Bell, says dairy farmers in Northern Ireland are frustrated and angry at what he says is the derisory milk price increase delivered by local...

Unilever/Tesco row: Are Nestlé & Ferrero next? says Euromonitor

A row has broken out between Unilever and Tesco over price hikes.

Tetra Pak joins $11.5m LINX project for X-ray tomography of cartons

Tetra Pak has partnered with DTU (Technical University of Denmark) and several Danish research institutions to study X-ray tomography for cartons as part of a €10.5m ($11.5m) project called LINX...

NFU says dairy farmers not paid enough

Echoing calls from NFU Scotland for milk buyers to pay farmers more for milk, the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) south of the border says dairy farmers are being short-changed to...

Müller raises November milk prices

Müller has raised its UK average milk price by 1.5ppl (2 cents), giving a contract price of 20.94ppl (26.8 cents).

Canadian dairy sector thrives, while agriculture minister dismisses criticism from US dairy

The domestic dairy industry in Canada has proved to be a strong economic driver increasing its GDP from C$15.2bn ($11.6bn) in 2009 to C$19.9bn ($15.2bn) in 2015, according to a new...

NFU Scotland says milk buyers ignoring higher prices

National Farmers’ Union (NFU) Scotland is calling on all Scottish companies purchasing milk to immediately recognize the strength of current dairy markets and return Scotland’s dairy farmers to profitable production....

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