Butters & Spreads

Valio job cuts Russia export ban

‘The fall in production may lead to unpaid lay-offs’

Valio looks at job cuts following Russia export ban

By Jenny Eagle

Valio says it has started negotiations with the Finnish Act on Co-operation within Undertakings to talk about possible job cuts following a ban on exports to Russia.

US dairy industry has 'discovered the power of exports'


US dairy industry has 'discovered the power of exports'

By John Geuss

Now the world's largest exporter of nonfat dry milk (NDM) and skim milk powder (SMP), it is fair to say the US has discovered "the power of exports," says DairyReporter.com's US commodities expert John Geuss. 

Work has begun on the Haverfordwest effluent treatment plant

First Milk investment soured by Wrexham’s fate

By Rod Addy

Dairy cooperative First Milk faced bitter sweet developments this week, with news of green investment in its Haverfordwest creamery in Pembrokeshire soured by confirmation it would close its Wrexham cheese packing plant.

Saputo trumps Murray Goulburn with $425m Warrnambool offer

Saputo trumps Murray Goulburn with $425m Warrnambool offer


Murray Goulburn is anticipating a long battle with Saputo to acquire fellow Australian dairy processor, Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory (WCB), after the Canadian dairy giant trumped its recent takeover offer with a per share bid worth approximately...

Simon Coveney, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine


Irish minister commits to growing dairy production by 50% in 5 years

By Fiona Barry

Enda Kenny, Ireland’s Prime Minister, and Simon Coveney, the Irish Minister for Agriculture said the country will take advantage of changes to Europe’s CAP (Common Agricultural Policy) which will allow increased dairy production.