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Strong demand for dairy drives Fonterra profits up

By Teodora Lyubomirova

The co-op’s recorded its highest payout to farmers but its ingredients and active living portfolios play an increasingly key role in times of constrained milk supply.

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New tools to manage heat stress in cows and rumen acidity

By Jane Byrne

Lallemand Animal Nutrition has developed a tool to predict the negative impact that heat stress has on milk yield and milk quality for dairy cows, milk yield for dairy sheep and goats and growth for beef cattle.

Fonterra, NZX and EEX will each holding a third of the shares in the GDT.

Fonterra, NZX and EEX to partner on GDT

By Jim Cornall

Fonterra has agreed a strategic partnership with New Zealand’s Exchange (NZX) and the European Energy Exchange (EEX) to each take ownership stakes in Global Dairy Trade (GDT) alongside the dairy coop.

GDT Events was established in 2008.

GDT celebrates 300th event

By Jim Cornall

Global Dairy Trade (GDT), the price discovery platform for globally traded dairy products, is celebrating its 300th Trading Event at TE300 on Tuesday, January 18 at 12:00 UTC.

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Dairy-Tech postponed until April

By Jim Cornall

Another event has been rescheduled because of increased numbers of coronavirus cases, this time in the UK.

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Maxum Foods issues global dairy commodity update for December

By Jim Cornall

In its December overview of the global dairy commodities market, Maxum Foods said the outlook for market fundamentals has further tightened on the supply side in the past month, with peak production in NZ remaining weaker than expected and continued downward...

Dairy Dialog 132: Ice Cream Van of the Year, Fooditive, Kerry

Dairy Dialog podcast 132: Ice Cream Van of the Year, Fooditive, Kerry

By Jim Cornall

There are three conversations on this week’s podcast: Richard Troman, senior development and application chef, Kerry Europe and Russia; Jimmy Robinson, owner of Robinson’s Ice Cream; and Moayad Abushokhedim, food scientist and founder of Fooditive.

Dairy Dialog podcast 131: DSM, Milk Moovement, Sealed Air

Dairy Dialog podcast 131: DSM, Milk Moovement, Sealed Air

By Jim Cornall

This week, we have conversations with Jon King, COO of Milk Moovement; Evandro Oliveira de Souza, business lead cheese at DSM Food Specialties; and Matt Baldock, business development manager for food packaging at Sealed Air. We also have our weekly look...

WMP and SMP accounted for 79% of the quantity traded.

GDT publishes annual report

By Jim Cornall

Global Dairy Trade has published its 2020 Annual Report, providing key trading statistics for the year.

DFA to purchase a portion of Dean Foods’ assets for $433m

By Beth Newhart

After several months of back and forth following the Dean Foods bankruptcy, the Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) co-op is acquiring a majority of its assets for $433m. Prairie Farms Dairy will also get a portion for $75m.