All news articles for September 2019

Milco SA plans to delist the company from the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) if the deal is approved.

Clover and Milco hearings continue

By Jim Cornall

The hearing into the proposed merger transaction, whereby Milco SA (Pty) Ltd (Milco) seeks to acquire Clover Industries Ltd (Clover), resumed on Monday, September 9, 2019, South Africa’s Competition Tribunal says.

 The five-year plan is backed by the recent fundraising of €180m ($199m), including the financing of a new infant milk plant in Landivisiau.

Sill Entreprises hires new CEO to implement five-year plan

By Jim Cornall

French infant formula company Sill Entreprises group has announced the appointment of Sébastien Floc'h as CEO as the company moves ahead with its new five-year plan that includes a new infant formula plant.

Fonterra's FY19 report will now be no later than September 30, 2019.

Fonterra confirms big losses and defers reporting date

By Jim Cornall

New Zealand dairy cooperative Fonterra has changed the date for reporting its audited financial results for the 2019 financial year (FY19) ended July 31, 2019, as it confirmed losses for the financial year would be in the NZ$590m-NZ$675m (US$376m-US$430m)...

Dairy Dialog podcast 48: Kezzler and the Carton Council

Dairy Dialog podcast 48: Kezzler and the Carton Council

By Jim Cornall

This week’s Dairy Dialog podcast features two guests. The first is with Kezzler’s Per Christian Myklebost, talking about the company’s traceability and consumer engagement partnership with Dutch dairy company FrieslandCampina on the dairy cooperative’s...

Fonterra's Darfield plant is one of six manufacturing sites aiming to reduce water use by 30% by 2030.

Fonterra targets water savings

By Jim Cornall

More than 3.4bn liters of water will be saved every year if new water targets Fonterra launched this week are achieved.

DMK said it expects there to be no job losses at the Hoogeveen plant as a result of the change in ownership.

DMK Group takes over joint venture DV Nutrition

By Jim Cornall

German dairy cooperative The DMK Group and UK-headquartered dairy nutrition company Volac have announced that they will bring their successful joint participation in DV Nutrition V.O.F. to an end, subject to receiving relevant approvals.

 “We want an ongoing relationship with China. We are in this for the long haul.

USDEC positive after China visit in spite of new tariffs

By Beth Newhart

Over the weekend, US president Donald Trump put into effect a new round of tariffs on Chinese goods, while the US Dairy Export Council (USDEC) visited Chinese officials to preserve its relationship with China.

Earlier this year Uttarakhand became India's first state to produce sex-sorted semen for cows. Pic: ©Getty Images/Ram Tekale

State-backed projects have been gathering steam as the government aims to boost incomes

India turns to technology to improve dairy productivity and animal health

By Richard Whitehead

India has been going through a technology spurt, backed by central and state governments, as it continues an ambitious program to make agriculture more profitable for farmers.