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Will raising the liter price of milk help farmers? Pic: ©Getty Images/petej

It’s hard to see much respite when Australian prices continue to be set from overseas

Will Aussie dairy farmers gain as much as they hope with end of the milk wars?

By Richard Whitehead

Less than a month after the Australian dairy industry marked the eighth anniversary of the so-called “milk wars” last Australia Day, Woolworths announced it would break ranks and rise its prices.

The project is part of Agropur’s corporate social responsibility effort, “Better Dairy. Better World.” Pic: ©Getty Images/petovarga

Agropur signs waste management deal with Cascades

By Jim Cornall

Canada’s Agropur Cooperative is introducing a program to recover inorganic waste at its 28 Canadian plants, in partnership with Cascades. The large-scale circular-economy project is a first in the Canadian dairy industry.

In 2018, Ekosem-Agrar began construction of 14 dairy cow facilities with capacity for more than 45,000 dairy cows.

Ekosem-Agrar increasing milk output

By Jim Cornall

Ekosem-Agrar AG, the German holding company of Russian milk producer EkoNiva Group, increased its raw milk output to more than 2,000 tons per day for the first time last week.

Global economic growth is looking gloomy and the US could see a recession next year. Pic: Getty/nanoqfu

Global milk supply growth has stalled in 2019

By Beth Newhart

The first quarter of the year is coming to a close, and Rabobank has released Q1 2019 numbers from its Dairy Quarterly report. The world’s largest exporters of dairy have stalled in year-over-year milk supply growth, but the US is experiencing a mixed...

Dairy manufacturers are struggling with production efficiency, unplanned machine downtime, maintaining quality, and environmental sustainability.

Processing dairy trends at ProFood Tech

By Beth Newhart

Production efficiency, automation innovation and CPG trends in dairy were all showcased at the ProFood Tech show in Chicago last week.

A further outlook on corporate restructuring takes place in mid-June.

DMK 2018 earnings up

By Jim Cornall

DMK Group, the largest German dairy cooperative, said its realignment, which was started in the summer of 2017, is reflected in the stable figures for the past fiscal year.

Dairy concerned by Trump Mexican border closure threats

By Beth Newhart

Last week President Donald Trump announced plans to close the southern US border, effectively ending trade with Mexico. He has since changed his mind and now given Mexico ‘a one-year warning’ with further threats of tariffs.

The Kerrygold Butter is now the number two butter brand in the US, with 2.6m packets sold every week. Pic: Ornua

Ornua notches a €40m operating profit in 2018

By Beth Newhart

Ornua, producer of the Kerrygold brand, released its full-year 2018 results that showcased a strong performance in its key European and US markets. It also broke ground on a cheese facility in Spain and prepared for potential fallout from the Brexit deal....

Industry leaders from DFA, CoBank and Sprint will mentor the startups and create strategic, long-term partnerships.

DFA announces participants for the 2019 Sprint Accelerator

By Beth Newhart

Seven dairy companies have joined the 2019 class of the Kansas City-based Sprint Accelerator. Co-sponsored by the Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), ag tech and food product brands will spend three months under mentorship and collaboration with experts from...

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