Cheese

Cargill reports a 20% earnings loss in Q2

By Beth Newhart

Cargill took a hit in its second quarter with a 20% drop in net earnings compared to the year-ago period. It cited a ‘world of uncertainty’ affected by the struggling US dairy industry and lingering trade wars throughout 2018.

Retail sales volumes of all key dairy categories have declined in the US since 2017, excluding natural cheese. Pic: ©GettyImages/sergeyryzhov

Tight margins and bad weather affected 2018 global milk production

By Beth Newhart

Rabobank has published its Dairy Q4 Quarterly report, which states the US saw just 1% growth in milk production in 2018, the lowest year-on-year (YOY) growth since 2013. Milk production was also down in the EU and Australia last year, but rose in New...

FrieslandCampina acquires second US company

By Beth Newhart

The Dutch Royal FrieslandCampina N.V., a global dairy brand, closes out a busy December with the announcement that it has acquired Best Cheese Corporation USA, importer and vendor of specialty cheeses. It’s the second US company it has picked up this...

The MedDairy diet meets additional calcium requirements recommended by Australia’s national health bodies. Pic: ©Getty Images/inaquim

‘MedDairy’ diet also boosts cognitive and mood functions, researchers find

Mediterranean diet with added dairy shown to improve heart health in Australia

By Richard Whitehead

Tasty and healthy, the Mediterranean diet is acknowledged by many to be one of the more pleasant ways to stay in rude cardiovascular health. Now cheese-lovers are bound to rejoice after researchers in Australia discovered that adding dairy to the typically...

Interviews with Arla Foods and International Dispensing Corporation.

Dairy Dialog podcast 15: Arla Foods and IDC

By Jim Cornall

This week’s Dairy Dialog podcast takes a look at this week’s acquisition by Arla Foods, as well as US company International Dispensing Corporation's (IDC) hopes of helping the dairy market in Pakistan.

“This bill is a strong start to addressing the issues our producers are facing right now, particularly our dairy farmers.

Pending farm bill has big implications for dairy

By Beth Newhart

The US is close to passing a landmark $867bn farm bill after months of negotiation and compromise. It has already passed the Senate and the House and is expected to be signed into law by President Donald Trump within the coming days.

The latest research on donkey milk coagulation for cheesemaking by Dr Giuseppe Iannella suggests camel chimosin or plant protease can be used with the right process

Italian researcher solves donkey cheese puzzle

By Jim Cornall

Milk from horses and donkey has long been considered unsuitable for cheese production because, unlike other milk, no curd is formed with the addition of common rennet.

“Ice cream is the perfect vehicle for innovative flavors and ingredients, not only being neutral by its nature but also an object of craving and an indulgent treat that doesn’t break the bank.

Trend alert: Traditional dairy takes a cue from culinary trends

By Beth Newhart

The dairy industry has room to grow in 2019 and consumers can expect to see launches that reflect popular culinary-inspired trends seen in other food categories. Premium indulgence, sophisticated flavors and a global influence will all find a place in...