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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...

Maxum Foods said the arrival of some warmer weather (it will never last, at least in the UK) means EU milk output is expected to grow a little faster.

Maxum Foods looks at June dairy markets

By Jim Cornall

In its monthly update on the global dairy commodity markets, Maxum Foods said global market fundamentals remain mostly supportive of prices, as milk production in the northern hemisphere goes through its peak, while the improving Covid situation allows...

More accelerated science-driven innovations are expected to be launched in the near future. Pic: Getty Images/fizkes

Nestlé R&D Accelerator sees results with product launches

By Jim Cornall

The Nestlé R&D Accelerator is a global initiative first launched in April 2019 at Nestlé Research in Lausanne, Switzerland. Since then, more than 30 teams have completed the R&D Accelerator program by taking a product from a concept to the store...

The products will continue to be manufactured in Keytone’s New Zealand facilities. Pic: Keytone

Keytone seeing strong Walmart sales in China

By Jim Cornall

Keytone Dairy Corporation Limited said it has recorded significantly higher sales from Walmart (China) Investment Co., Ltd for the manufacture of whole and skim milk powder for Sam’s Club West, Inc. (China) in 2021, with further substantial purchase orders...

Australia's dairy code came into effect in January 2020.  Pic: Getty Images/Bina Taylor

ACCC urges dairy code compliance as deadline looms

By Jim Cornall

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is urging dairy farmers and processors to be aware of their rights and obligations under the Dairy Code of Conduct ahead of the approaching June 1 deadline for publishing next financial year’s...

The IICMA said the pandemic is causing many ice cream outlets to close. Pic: Getty Images/Amit Somvanshi

Indian ice cream industry group looks for help

By Jim Cornall

The Indian Ice Cream Manufacturer's Association (IICMA) says for the second year in a row, the lack of government intervention to boost the sector has led to a loss of market for ice creams and frozen desserts during lockdowns and curfews.

The World Cheese Awards were set to be in Oviedo in 2020, but the event was postponed due to the global Covid pandemic. However, the city is set to welcome the event in 2021.  Pic: Getty Images/LucVi

World Cheese Awards set to return to Spain

By Jim Cornall

The Guild of Fine Food has announced the World Cheese Awards will be held in the Spanish Principality of Asturias this year, taking place in Oviedo on November 3.

Dairy farmers and DMI will be engaged with entrepreneurs as they build solutions.  Pic: Getty Images/Lemaniah

Checkoff working with entrepreneurs to address dairy challenges

By Jim Cornall

Dairy Management Inc. (DMI) has entered a partnership it says will provide access to a network of inventors and entrepreneurs tasked with providing marketplace solutions for industry challenges focused on health and sustainability.

The EMB General Assembly took place online this year. Pic: EMB

EMB says future of milk depends on more young farmers

By Jim Cornall

At its biannual General Assembly, which was a digital event this spring, the long-term survival of European milk production was the main topic for the producers coming together as members of the European Milk Board (EMB).