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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.


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.


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.


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?'s US dairy commodities expert and MilkPrice blogger,...

Whey concentrate prices double in two years

Chinese demand drives whey above €7/kg – but is it over priced?

Soaring whey prices are changing the face of the protein concentrate market, but hefty Asian-driven premiums won’t signal a flood to plant proteins, says an analyst.


What's that got to do with the price of cheese in America?

Do you know what drives the price of cheese in the US? Domestic consumption? Export demand? In this, the second installment of his four-part special on the US dairy commodities...


The US milk payment system...How do they control the moooovements?

Do you know your advanced pricing from your component pricing? In this, the first installment of a four-part special on the US milk payment system, MilkPrice blogger John Geuss explains the huge...

Arla and Muller Wiseman milk price protests could ‘escalate’, FFA threatens

Farmers For Action (FFA) demonstrated and created blockades at Arla Foods UK and Muller Wiseman Dairies processing facilities last week, in its latest attempt to bring an end to its...

Fonterra latest to cut Chinese prices after price-fixing probe

Fonterra has slashed the cost of its Anmum maternal health products in China by 9%, making it the latest company to reduce its prices following the launch of a government...

Food distributors told to innovate to exploit $1.4bn future market

Inventive responses to a future population explosion will be vital for successful food distributors, according to Frost & Sullivan.

Lactanz receivership will not create milk shortage, says Australian processor

Australian dairy processor Brownes has played down concerns about a potential summer milk shortage following the recent announcement that its supplier, Lactanz, has gone into receivership.

EDA urges EU policymakers to consider alternative to milk supply management

The European Dairy Association (EDA) has called on European Union (EU) policymakers to consider the adoption of an intervention purchasing system as an alternative and “viable measure” against milk price volatility....

MPs call for milk contract legislation if no 'tangible improvements' made

A group of British politicians has called on the government to consider legislation to bind contracts between dairy farmers and processors if the current Voluntary Code of Best Practice on Contractual...


Cheese price 'escalation' drives April Class III milk price increase

Class III milk prices jumped in April on the back of a "significant escalation" in NASS cheese prices. US dairy commodities expert and MilkPrice blogger, John Geuss, gave an update of...

Organic milk demand ‘more sensitive’ to income, price fluctuations – USDA

Organic fluid milk demand is “more sensitive” to swings in household income and food prices than demand for conventional milk, a US Department of Agriculture (USDA) study has discovered....

Danone results get Asia baby food boost

Danone reported sales growth in the first quarter of 2013 as demand for baby food in Asia boosted profits, despite continued weakness in Europe.

Dean Foods to ‘accelerate’ cost-cutting efforts in 2013 to offset private label loss

US dairy giant Dean Foods plans to “accelerate” its existing cost reduction efforts in 2013 in an attempt to minimise the impact of an anticipated decline in private label milk volumes.

Global food prices increase on the back of drought-driven dairy price ‘surge’ - FAO

Global food prices increased in March on the back of an 11% New Zealand-driven “surge” in global dairy prices, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has revealed....


US milk prices continue to decline as cheese inventories remain high

Class III milk prices continued to fall in March 2013 despite a slight decrease in US cheese, dry whey, and butter inventories during the month. According to US dairy commodities...

Dean Foods to close Oak Farms Louisiana milk processing plant in efficiency drive

US dairy giant Dean Foods has announced plans to close its Oak Farms processing plant in Shreveport, Louisiana later this year – citing the pressures of operating in a “highly competitive...

Dairy Farmers of America agrees $46m CME price fixing settlement

Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) has agreed to pay $46m to settle a lawsuit that alleged it manipulated trading at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) in an effort to drive...

CAP reform: EDA urges MEPs to reconsider milk supply management system support

The European Dairy Association (EDA) has urged MEPs to reconsider their support for the introduction of a milk supply management system in times of crisis – a move it claims...

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