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The price of butter keeps creeping up, why?

By Donna Eastlake

The price of butter has risen steadily in recent years, with a 18.5% year-on-year increase recorded in the EU wholesale market between 2023 and 2024. But why is this happening? And is it a permanent trend?

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How much time should dairy cows spend outside?

By Augustus Bambridge-Sutton

To have a fulfilling life, cows arguably must be allowed outside. But what constitutes a ‘free-range’ cow is ambiguous. For optimum welfare, farmers must balance time outdoors and time indoors.

Arla says most of its exported mozzarella will be used within the foodservice industry globally, for example for pizza toppings. Image: Getty/carlosgaw

Arla Foods UK makes a major move in mozzarella

By Teodora Lyubomirova

The dairy co-operative is revamping its Devon-based creamery as it plans to add export volume and incorporate new maturation technology to accelerate growth in the category.

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USDA finalizes modern WIC program, secures additional $1bn in funding

By Deniz Ataman

A wider range of packaged foods, including canned fish, canned beans and some plant-based dairy, could qualify for reimbursement under the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) following an update by the US Department...

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Final FMMO arguments are filed as USDA decision set to follow

By Teodora Lyubomirova

The National Milk Producers Federation said it has submitted its final arguments in the long-lasting process of modernizing the US milk marketing order system. Now USDA has 90 days to issue a recommended decision before the process moves forward.

The Alltech Agri-Food Outlook survey revealed that 65% of respondents identified the economy and soaring production costs as the primary factor influencing feed production. Following closely behind, dietary trends emerged as the second-most crucial factor. Photo credit: GettyImages/pidjoe

Anatomy of a fall in global feed production

By Jane Byrne

In a year marked by volatility, Alltech's Agri-Food Outlook for 2023 provides a comprehensive overview of the intricate dynamics shaping the feed production industry worldwide.