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NFU Scotland's milk committee chairman said in Mull of Kintyre and Arran cheddar, both creameries are making world-famous cheese and both sites should be hugely attractive to potential buyers.

First Milk to sell two Scottish creameries

By Jim Cornall

UK dairy company First Milk has announced it will be offering its creameries in Scotland, on the islands of Arran and in Campbeltown, for sale, saying the operations need significant investment.

Müller Direct farmers will be offered the option to secure up to 50% of their milk supply at 28ppl fixed price for up to three years, to fulfill Lidl’s requirement for fresh milk. Pic: ©iStock/Tomasz Wyszołmirski

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Müller offers farmers fixed price following Lidl deal

By Jim Cornall

In the UK, Müller Milk & Ingredients has confirmed details of a new initiative it said will help British dairy farmers manage the impact of extreme farm gate milk price volatility.

The Creamery will include a cafe and a variety of dairy products, including cheese curds, artisanal cheeses, ice cream and convenience items.

DFA constructing new Utah store to inform consumers

By Jim Cornall

Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), a national cooperative, has broken ground for the construction of a new retail store and dairy information center, The Creamery, in Beaver, Utah, which will replace the existing cheese store currently on the site of DFA’s...

a2MC said South Korea is an attractive market opportunity, given high per capita dairy consumption and a fast-growing e-commerce channel. Pic: ©Getty Images/HStocks

a2 Milk Company signs South Korea deal

By Jim Cornall

New Zealand’s a2 Milk Company (a2MC) is entering the South Korean market after signing an exclusive sales and distribution agreement with Yuhan Corporation to promote and distribute a2MC’s branded products.

The SomaDetect technology enables dairy farmers to know the health, reproductive status and quality of milk produced from each cow. Pic: SomaDetect

Cornell partnership to provide milk monitoring data

By Jim Cornall

Canadian automated in-line milk monitoring system company SomaDetect is partnering with Cornell University on a series of research studies to further develop and validate its product.

Doctoral student Marie Lawton measures an alcoholic drink made from dairy waste. Pic: Cornell University

Dairy ‘beer’ in the pipeline

By Jim Cornall

Dairy that is fermented and brewed like beer could soon be on tap as Sam Alcaine, assistant professor at Cornell University’s Department of Food Science, turns dairy waste into an alcoholic drink.

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EC lower minimum protein content for follow-on formula

By Will Chu

The European Commission has updated legislation concerning food for infants and young children, by ruling that the minimum protein content for follow-on formula be lowered to 1.6 g/100 kcal.