Baladna’s Holsteins. Pic: Baladna

From grass to glass: the case for fully integrated dairy farming

By Baladna chairman Moutaz Al-Khayyat

Global farming techniques are coming under increasing strain. A variety of factors - population growth, geopolitical tensions, climate change, shifting consumer behavior and more – are pushing the limits of current agricultural productivity.

AHDB is hosting a webinar on trade with Australia and New Zealand in November. Pic: Getty Images/brians101

AHDB explores UK dairy exports to Australasian markets

By Jim Cornall

The opportunities, challenges and implications of exporting UK dairy products to Australia and New Zealand will be explored in an AHDB (Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board) webinar next month.

New CEO Barb O’Brien said she plans to immediately tap the expertise of DMI staff.

O’Brien takes helm as CEO of Dairy Checkoff

By Jim Cornall

Barbara O’Brien, who was unanimously approved by the Dairy Management Inc. (DMI) Board of Directors to succeed Tom Gallagher as CEO, is now in her new role.

India is the world's largest producer and consumer of milk and dairy products.  Pic: Getty Images/Ram Tekale enters India through Mr.Milkman acquisition

By Jim Cornall

US dairy technology, services, and intelligence provider,, has made its first investment in India with the acquisition of Mr.Milkman, India's last-mile dairy supply chain SaaS platform.

The microalgae provide a rich source of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids.  Pic: Anpario

New dairy feed supplement can boost milk omega-3 levels

By Jim Cornall

A new, microalgae-derived, omega-3 fatty acid supplement, for producers to incorporate into dairy rations, has been launched by Anpario, an independent manufacturer and distributor of feed additives for livestock.

The app addresses All dairy industry issues such as the livelihood of herds and nutrition value of dairy products through automating work processes. Pic: Getty Images/Bonfanti Diego

Octobot and Vyla connect dairy stakeholders through new app

By Jim Cornall

Global technology company Vyla has launched the Ascend mobile application built in collaboration with software consultancy Octobot and supported by Land O’Lakes, Lely Group, and Nestlé for the US farming and dairy industry and with a global expansion...

The report praises Unilever, Tesco, Nestle, Sainsbury’s and Conagra for being “pioneers” on sustainable protein research and innovation. Pic: Getty Images/klenova

FAIRR report says alternative proteins on the rise

By Jim Cornall

A five-year investor engagement with 25 leading global food retailers and manufacturers on protein transition finds evidence of clear leadership and reports the number of firms adopting formal targets to grow their alternative protein offerings is on...

Along with the EU, camel milk products have been approved for export to the US and Canada.

UAE camel milk gets EU green light and looks to new markets

By Jim Cornall

The UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MoCCAE) has announced the European Commission has approved the UAE’s Camel Milk Residue Monitoring Plan and continues to allow the export of UAE camel milk to the 27 EU countries for 2021.

Consumers in the UAE and other Gulf states will soon see more imported dairy products from India due to a Indian government scheme.

India announces freight subsidy for dairy exports

By Jim Cornall

A wider variety of dairy products from India will soon be available to consumers in regions including the Gulf, thanks to a Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) scheme intended to extend air freight assistance to exporters.

The NFU said it believes its strategy could double the value of British dairy exports over the next 10 years.

NFU unveils dairy export strategy

By Jim Cornall

The National Farmers' Union (NFU) in the UK has outlined a new export strategy it said will help the British dairy sector unlock new opportunities in international markets.

The four-level property in Milton, Australia, is the new headquarters for approximately 30 Maxum Foods staff. Pic: Maxum Foods

Dairy supplier Maxum opens new office

By Jim Cornall

Growing Australian-based dairy supplier Maxum Foods has purchased its first permanent office as its expansion plans continue.

A Changing Climate for Dairy is the subject for the IDF Global Dairy Conference 2021 in Copenhagen in October.

IDF World Dairy Conference set for Copenhagen

By Jim Cornall

Titled ‘A Changing Climate for Dairy’, the International Dairy Federation (IDF) will hold its annual meetings in Copenhagen in conjunction with the IDF Global Dairy Conference from October 13 to 15, with 350 dairy people expected to participate together...

The event takes place in Oviedo, Spain, in November.

World Cheese Awards entry dates announced

By Jim Cornall

The World Cheese Awards will open for entry from August 23, with organizers, the Guild of Fine Food, inviting cheesemakers across the globe to submit products to be judged by an international panel of 230 experts from 30 different countries.

SIGEP returns to Rimini in January, 2022.

Gelato growing globally despite pandemic

By Jim Cornall

Asia and North America are the new frontiers of artisan gelato, according to the Observatory run by SIGEP (Italian Exhibition Group’s International expo of Artisan Gelato, Pastry and Bakery and the coffee world).

The campaign is entitled ‘Where’s the Beef’.

$5tn investor group and former UN Secretary-General urge G20 leaders to set clear agriculture emission targets

Are cows the new coal?

By Jim Cornall

A global investor coalition and former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon are calling on all G20 nations to disclose specific targets to reduce agricultural emissions within their nationally determined contributions (NDCs) in the lead up to COP26 climate...