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Overall, global milk supply growth will likely remain flat through 2020. Pic: Getty/Tim Allen

US milk production drops in the midwest

By Beth Newhart

In the first quarter of 2019, US dairy production and exports were down compared to Q1 2018, particularly in the midwestern states. Globally, dairy is still dominated by a few key players and facing challenges from African Swine Fever.

US Cheese revenue increased by 5.5% in the period, through volume growth of 9.1% primarily due to capacity expansion in the Southwest Cheese JV plant.

Q1 revenue growth of 8.4% for Glanbia

By Jim Cornall

Glanbia plc, the global nutrition group, has issued an interim management Statement for the three month period ended March 30, 2019.

The UK imports more mozzarella than it exports. Pic: ©Getty Images/kiboka

No-deal Brexit could shred UK mozzarella business

By Jim Cornall

According to AHDB Dairy, under a no-deal scenario, the UK would face the EU common external tariff on any exports sent to the EU, meaning tariffs of €185.20/100kg ($208.50) on mozzarella.

FrieslandCampina sold its cream liqueur company Creamy Creation to Wagram Equity Partners, and it took over W. Bakker Kaashandel B.V.

Acquisition and sale for FrieslandCampina

By Jim Cornall

It was a busy couple of days for Dutch dairy cooperative FrieslandCampina last week, as it first announced the sale of its cream liqueur company Creamy Creation to Wagram Equity Partners, and a day later, its cheese wholesaler Zijerveld, part of FrieslandCampina...

Venchiaredo makes stracchino, a soft, creamy cow’s milk cheese. Pic: ©Getty Images/fiore26

Granarolo ups stake in Venchiaredo

By Jim Cornall

Italian dairy company Granarolo S.p.A. has taken control of dairy company Venchiaredo S.p.A., after upping the amount of shares in the company from 33.47%, acquired in 2017, to 57.47%.

The DBA met in Madison to discuss the future of Wisconsin's dairy community. Pic: Getty/Sean Pavone

DBA announces legislative and budget priorities in Wisconsin

By Beth Newhart

The Dairy Business Association (DBA), an organization of the Wisconsin dairy community, outlined its legislative and budget priorities for 2019-2020 at a Dairy Day this month, taking place at the Capitol in Madison.

Global economic growth is looking gloomy and the US could see a recession next year. Pic: Getty/nanoqfu

Global milk supply growth has stalled in 2019

By Beth Newhart

The first quarter of the year is coming to a close, and Rabobank has released Q1 2019 numbers from its Dairy Quarterly report. The world’s largest exporters of dairy have stalled in year-over-year milk supply growth, but the US is experiencing a mixed...

Dairy manufacturers are struggling with production efficiency, unplanned machine downtime, maintaining quality, and environmental sustainability.

Processing dairy trends at ProFood Tech

By Beth Newhart

Production efficiency, automation innovation and CPG trends in dairy were all showcased at the ProFood Tech show in Chicago last week.

Dairy concerned by Trump Mexican border closure threats

By Beth Newhart

Last week President Donald Trump announced plans to close the southern US border, effectively ending trade with Mexico. He has since changed his mind and now given Mexico ‘a one-year warning’ with further threats of tariffs.