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Size matters when it comes to dairy innovation

By RJ Whitehead

Fat globules are the secret to creating low-fat cream that’s easier to whip, cold butter that’s more spreadable and dairy cream powders that can be tailored for a range of products from milk to cheese to yoghurts.

Scottish butter from Orkney can be found in the restaurant at the top of the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, in Dubai. Pic:©iStock/ihab

Scottish island butter aims high in Dubai

By Jim Cornall

Butter may be in the news because of potential short supply, but butter from the Scottish Orkney Islands has reached new heights not of price, but in terms of elevation.

Grupo Lala's aquisition of Vigor Alimentos S.A. of Brazil will give it access to the largest dairy consumer market in Latin America. Pic: Vigor

Grupo Lala to acquire Vigor Brazil

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Grupo Lala has agreed to acquire 91.99% equity share of Brazilian dairy company Vigor Alimentos S.A., as well as its shareholding in Itambé Alimentos S.A., for US$1.8bn (R$5,725m).

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Ornua and Irishgold reach settlement on trademark dispute

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Irish dairy manufacturer Ornua, maker of Kerrygold butter, has won a trademark dispute against Wisconsin-based Old World Creamery over use of the name “Irishgold” on its butter and cheese products. 

India is expected to maintain its position as the world's largest butter producer through the forecasted period. ©iStock/Grigorenko

India to become world’s largest producer of milk by 2026

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Milk production is expected to accelerate worldwide especially in India where it will grow 49% by 2026, contrasting with the steady decline of milk consumption in developed markets like the US, according to the OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2017-2026.

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