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“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.

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.

If agreed, DFA will acquire 44 of the company’s fluid and frozen facilities and the real estate, inventory, equipment, and all other assets necessary to operate such facilities.

Dean Foods enters into asset purchase agreement with DFA

By Jim Cornall

Dean Foods Company has announced that it and certain of its subsidiaries have entered into an asset purchase agreement with Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), through which DFA will acquire a substantial portion of Dean Foods’ business operations.

Hochwald is presenting its portfolio and concepts at Gulfood in Dubai this week.

Hochwald looking to strengthen Middle East market

By Jim Cornall

Hochwald Foods GmbH, Germany’s second largest dairy cooperative, said it is accelerating its efforts of targeting consumers in search of healthy on-the-go dairy products in the Middle East region.

The Norwegian company is still looking to cost savings in 2020. Pic: TINE

TINE Group sees expected decline in 2019

By Jim Cornall

Norwegian dairy company TINE said it will be looking at the viability of some of its facilities as it announced expected losses in 2019 in spite of cost savings and growth in flavored milk and cheese.

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