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Dairy farmers called the picnic setting “casual, comfortable and efficient,” for fostering discussions. Pic: DBA

DBA ‘policy picnics’ bolster member engagement

By Beth Newhart

This summer, the Dairy Business Association (DBA) has hosted ‘policy picnics’ in collaboration with the Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative. The member events brings together the dairy community during a time of economic stress.

Synlait has taken over management and operational control of Talbot Forest Cheese. Pic: Synlait

Synlait completes Talbot Forest Cheese acquisition

By Jim Cornall

Synlait has completed the acquisition of selected assets from fellow New Zealand company Talbot Forest Cheese. The acquisition includes the property, plant and equipment at the Temuka site, along with the consumer cheese brand (Talbot Forest Cheese)....

Florida nitrogen ice cream chain to franchise nationally

By Beth Newhart

Chill-N Nitrogen Ice Cream this month launches its national franchise program to expand the brand beyond south Florida. It was one of the first nitrogen ice cream concept stores in the US when it opened in 2012.

Shareholder farmers in the former coop have received a cash payment of NZ$3.41 (US$2.24) per share, a 10-year guaranteed competitive milk payout, and guarantees all milk will be collected.

Done deal: Westland takeover by Yili completed

By Jim Cornall

China’s Yili Group has completed the purchase of all of the shares in New Zealand’s Westland Co-operative Dairy Company after final details of the sale were completed today.

The St. Albans board of directors will become part of DFA’s Northeast Area Council. Pic: Getty/Georgy Rozov / EyeEm

DFA closes merger with St. Albans Co-op

By Beth Newhart

The Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) started the process of merging with the St. Albans Cooperative Creamery in June; the deal closes this week.

The prime minister warned legal action would be taken if Bangladeshi exports were hampered due to the spread of rumors by the public and corporations about the antibiotic traces found in the tested milk. Pic: Getty Images/DenizA

Three of 14 fresh milk brands allowed to resume production after antibiotics and metals were identified

Adulterated milk action could come from overseas plot, says Bangladeshi PM

By Richard Whitehead

A face-off between Bangladeshi milk producers and food safety authorities has been partially averted, following the decision by the Supreme Court to stay a lower court’s order to halt the production and sale of products by several of the 14 milk companies...

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