Processing Equipment & Systems, Automation, Control

The large-scale plant is likely to transform its host St. Johns, a small central Michigan town. Pic: ©GettyImages/pia_ch

Ground breaks on major dairy plant in Michigan

By Beth Newhart

After announcing plans over the summer for a large-scale cheese and whey processing plant in St. Johns, Mich., construction has officially broken ground on the facility this month.

Typical cattle-weighing methods are stressful and occasionally harmful for both farmers and their livestock.

Beefie streamlines cattle weighing with smartphone app

By Beth Newhart

Agroninja Beefie has developed a smartphone app that can weigh cattle with up to 95% accuracy through simply taking a picture. The Hungarian startup’s technology hit the market over the summer and is expanding globally.

The Contura S400 is a more cost-effective alternative to water baths and gas-based testing used in other leak detection.

INFICON debuts latest leak detection tech in North America

By Beth Newhart

The Contura S400 made its North American debut at Pack Expo International in Chicago last week. It’s the latest in leak detection technology from Switzerland-based INFICON, a leader in processing and manufacturing for food, beverage, automotive and appliance...

Bosch Packaging Technology CEO Stefan König spoke to DairyReporter at Pack Expo International in Chicago.

Bosch delves into VR and talks sale of packaging tech division

By Beth Newhart

Bosch debuted its new VR planning tool technology at Pack Expo International this week, along with the new Midrange Endload Cartoner (MEC) and an update to its flow wrapper series. CEO Stefan König also spoke to DairyReporter about the ongoing sale of...

Robots of the future.

Processing innovation: Tokyo Pack 2018

Robots of the future make their debut at Tokyo Pack 2018

By Jenny Eagle

An MiR100 portable heavy goods robot by Kantum and a flying drone called Prodroneto, which will be launched in December, made their debut at this year’s Tokyo Pack 2018.

Cows is the fourteenth dairy processor to be approved for funding support under the DPIF. Pic:Cows Creamery

Canada invests $2.6m in PEI dairy brand Cows

By Beth Newhart

The Government of Canada is investing in its dairy industry by awarding C$2.6m (US$2m) to Cows Inc., a dairy processor from the province of Prince Edward Island (PEI) that produces ice cream, cheese, butter and runs a line of ice cream parlors across...

Local officials and members of partner groups involved with the facility in St. Johns, which will create at least 250 new jobs..

$470m cheese and whey facility coming to St. John’s, Mich.

By Beth Newhart

St. Johns, Michigan, has been selected as the site of a new large-scale cheese and whey facility, Glanbia Nutritionals, Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) and Select Milk Producers Inc. (Select) said in a joint announcement.