All news articles for February 2020

The ACCC said there is spare processing capacity at other raw milk processors in the Gippsland region, giving farmers alternative buyers for their milk. Pic: Getty Images/JohnCarnemolla

ACCC gives green light to Mengniu deal to buy Lion Dairy & Drinks

By Jim Cornall

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) said it will not oppose the proposed acquisition of Lion Dairy & Drinks Pty Ltd (Lion D&D) by China Mengniu Dairy Company Ltd (Mengniu) after closely considering the potential impact on...

“We are supporting dairy as it moves into a new era of data generation, management, integration, collaboration, and insight development that will improve efficiencies and increase profitability for producers.” Pic: SomaDetect

SomaDetect partners with Valley Agricultural Software

By Beth Newhart

Valley Agricultural Software’s (VAS) Software API will soon be integrated into SomaDetect’s data system. SomaDetect analyzes milk quality and herd health using light scattering technology.

A plant-based toddler formula and a cultured, lab-grown breastmilk are trending in US infant nutrition this week, Pic: Getty/kuppa_rock

Alternatives to traditional infant nutrition hit US market

By Beth Newhart

Market trends and unique consumer needs in infant nutrition have producers thinking outside the realms of tradition. New launches from Else Nutrition and Biomilq have recently hit the US, forming new categories.

Biotiful Dairy is the top-selling brand of the kefir manufacturers in the UK.

Tesco says kefir is niche no more

By Jim Cornall

UK retailer Tesco says that until recently, kefir was a niche dairy product in the UK - bought mainly by Eastern European shoppers, a region where it is very popular.

Arla's recently-acquired Bahrain facility will be one of the beneficiaries of some of the €619m Arla plans to invest in 2020.

Arla to invest as sales volume grows in 2019

By Jim Cornall

In 2019 farmer-owned Arla Foods exceeded expectations for global branded sales as it worked on transforming its business securing cost-savings through its Calcium program.

The acquisition has also brought forward the timeline for Arla’s transfer of its Bristol operations.

Arla Foods UK acquires PCL 24/7

By Jim Cornall

Arla Foods UK has confirmed it will acquire the legal entity PCL 24/7 Ltd and take on the services currently performed by PCL Transport 24/7 Ltd, with the exception of its Bristol location.

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