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NeoSpectra by Si-Ware and NutriControl to partner

NeoSpectra by Si-Ware and NutriControl to partner

By Jim Cornall

NeoSpectra by Si-Ware, the creator of NeoSpectra material analysis solutions built on single-chip FT-NIR spectrometers, has announced a partnership with NutriControl Analytical Solutions, a laboratory network based in the Netherlands serving the animal...

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Canada introduces new support program for dairy processors

By Jim Cornall

The Canadian government has announced the launch of the Supply Management Processing Investment Fund, worth C$292.5m (US$229.3m), to help processors of supply-managed commodities increase their competitiveness and resilience in the face of evolving markets.

Kite Consulting said from 2021 to early 2023 total costs of production will have risen by 29%.

UK dairy production costs could soar to more than 40ppl

By Jim Cornall

Recent analysis by Kite Consulting in the UK shows dairy farm costs of production will continue to rise considerably in the coming months, with break-even milk prices likely to exceed 40 pence per liter (52 cents) later this year.

Ireland’s Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine said while nothing is off the table, there are no concrete proposals currently.

ICMSA rejects potential Irish milk production cap

By Jim Cornall

The president of the Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association (ICMSA) said “there are no circumstances” in which ICMSA will agree to a cap on the volumes of milk produced in Ireland.

Watch: Ice Cream and Artisan Food Show 2022 overview

Watch: Ice Cream and Artisan Food Show 2022 overview

By Jim Cornall

The Ice Cream Alliance, organizers of the Ice Cream and Artisan Food Show, which took place in Harrogate in the UK in February, said despite concerns about Covid, visitor numbers were up 3.5% on 2020, which in turn was one of the best attended ice cream...

The collaboration will be incorporated across Mayo Clinic’s campuses in Rochester, Minn., Scottsdale and Phoenix, Ariz., and Jacksonville, Fla (pictured). Pic: Getty Images/JodiJacobson

Dairy Checkoff to collaborate with Mayo Clinic

By Jim Cornall

The dairy checkoff has entered a five-year collaboration with Mayo Clinic to explore research and consumer outreach efforts to improve public health and advance dairy’s benefits.

The California Milk Advisory Board announced three contests for 2022. Pic: CMAB

California Milk Advisory Board announces new milk contests

By Jim Cornall

The Foodservice Division of the California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) has announced the kickoff date for the 4th Annual Real California Pizza Contest, the return of the CADairy2Go competition and the rollout of a new culinary event focusing on Cal-Mex...

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Samail Industrial City attracts Omani dairy company

By Jim Cornall

Oman’s Samail Industrial City has succeeded in attracting Al Habib Food Industries, which specializes in the production of milk and its derivatives, in a record time of 30 minutes after receiving the investment application on Madayn's website.

More than 1,000 farms were affected by the floods. Pic: Getty Images/Modfos

BC farmers helped with $228m flood recovery program

By Jim Cornall

Farmers in the Canadian province of British Columbia who suffered extraordinary damages in last year's devastating floods will have access to up to C$228m (US$180m) in federal-provincial government support to help their farms return to production.

A proposed final rule will be released later this year for implementation in 2024-25. Pic: Getty Images/katleho Seisa

Support for extension of flavored low-fat milk in US schools

By Jim Cornall

Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative and the NMPF applauded an announcement last week by the U.S. Department of Agriculture that schools will continue to be allowed to offer flavored low-fat milk for at least the next two years.

Commodity prices pushed higher in January 2022, with a weaker outlook for milk supplies in the coming months. Pic: Getty Images/nedjelly

Maxum Foods publishes February global dairy commodity update

By Jim Cornall

Global dairy commodity prices have reached historical highs and will remain under the strong influence of tight milk supplies, keeping commodity values at long-term highs, at least until the strength of the northern hemisphere spring flush is known, said...

Afreximbank said the investment is an opportunity to develop local manufacturing capacity in Mauritania. Pic: Getty Images/mtcurado

Investment made to boost dairy production in Mauritania

By Jim Cornall

African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has announced an investment by the Fund for Export Development in Africa (FEDA), its development impact-oriented subsidiary, into TND SA, an FMCG company in Mauritania.

The first meeting of the group will take place in February.

Ireland launching Food Vision Dairy Group

By Jim Cornall

Ireland’s Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue TD met with stakeholders from the dairy sector on Friday to discuss the targets for the agriculture and land use sector under the Climate Action Plan.

the Federal Milk Marketing Order in line with these changes.

King backs legislation on dairy pricing for farmers

By Jim Cornall

U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) is cosponsoring bipartisan legislation that would direct the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to begin holding Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) hearings by this summer, to give milk producers a greater voice in...

In 2020, the Philippine dairy industry saw an increase in local milk production alongside a decrease in imports and exports of milk and dairy products. Pic: Getty Images/Alexpunker

Philippines dairy sector urged to ramp up production

By Jim Cornall

With the recent signing of a joint declaration of the Philippines and France on agricultural cooperation in the dairy industry, the Philippines Agriculture Secretary William Dar has urged the sector to ramp up production.

DairyNZ said border closures and an unemployment rate at 3.4% are creating ongoing stress for dairy farmers.  Pic: Getty Images/Tatomm

New Zealand struggles to find dairy workers

By Jim Cornall

Applications are now open for dairy farmers to recruit much needed international workers including farm assistants and herd managers, under changes to a class exception scheme.

DSM's Animal Nutrition and Health will now have three divisions: Essential Products, Performance Solutions + BIOMIN, and Precision Services.

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DSM divides Animal Nutrition and Health business into three lines

By Jim Cornall

Following the acquisition of Biomin in 2020, a specialty animal nutrition and health business, health, nutrition and bioscience company Royal DSM has launched three business lines for its Animal Nutrition and Health business.

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