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Crossbreeds with DDP farmer Moyosore Rafiu at Genius farm in Oyo State. Pic: FrieslandCampina WAMCO

FrieslandCampina WAMCO signs MoU with Niger State

By Jim Cornall

The partnership between FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria PLC and the Niger State government on the backward integration initiative on 10,000 hectares of land at the Bobi Grazing Reserve was strengthened with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding...

Breeding technology practices can lead to increased milk production and environmental benefits.  Pic: Getty/Deb Drury

Fluid milk has room to grow with genomic testing

By Beth Newhart

The future of milk can evolve beyond organic, grass fed and a2 varieties with more widespread breeding technology, changing the way dairy farmers manage their herds, according to a new Rabobank report.

Researchers in Japan say avoiding formula immediately after birth is an easy fix. Pic: Getty Images/Sasiistock

Despite high rates of lactose intolerance, consumers are now eating more dairy

Japanese find breastfeeding at birth can lower milk allergies

By Richard Whitehead

Avoiding cow's milk formula and exclusively breastfeeding in the first three days of life helps reduce later lactose intolerance, according a Japanese clinical trial.

EU economic sanctions on Russia are effective until the end of January 2020. Pic: Getty Images/batak1

Could EU dairy exports to Russia resume?

By Jim Cornall

Italian independent brokers of dairy commodities in Europe, L’Interform, have published a report on the potential implications and scenarios of Russia opening up its dairy industry to once more include imports from the European Union.

APS BioGroup has become VitaDairy’s exclusive producer and supplier of a bovine colostrum ingredient, Colos IgG 24h.

PanTheryx signs deal with VitaDairy

By Jim Cornall

PanTheryx, a US biotechnology company working on bovine colostrum-based therapies, has announced a multimillion-dollar agreement between its wholly-owned subsidiary APS BioGroup and VitaDairy, a Vietnamese nutritional dairy company.

The deal includes brands such as Dairy Farmers, Pura, Dare, Farmers Union, and Yoplait.

Mengniu buys Lion Dairy and Drinks

By Jim Cornall

China Mengniu Dairy Company Limited is buying Lion-Dairy and Drinks Pty Ltd (LDD) from Japan’s Kirin Holdings Company Limited.