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Governor of Washington Jay Inslee declared a state of emergency with more snow on the way. Pic: ©GettyImages/Kayla Teske

1,600 dairy cows are dead after Washington blizzard

By Beth Newhart

The Dairy Farmers of Washington (DFW) has reported that more than 1,600 cows perished during an unusually heavy snowstorm in the Yakima Valley region of Washington State. The significant loss further burdens an already-struggling industry.

Small or marginal holdings make achieving efficiencies through economies of scale more difficult, particularly when they rely on old techniques. Pic: ©Getty Images/RakeshPicholiya

Much touted mantra has good intentions but Indian dairy has already been moving on

Can India double dairy farmers’ incomes in three years?

By Richard Whitehead

The phrase “doubling farmers’ incomes by 2022” is in danger of toppling “Jai Hind” as India’s most popular rally call. From bag carriers to the prime minister himself, anyone who matters has been seen uttering the line often and with great meaning.

Bipartisan whole milk bill draws support from the northeast

By Beth Newhart

US Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-PA) and Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee Collin Peterson (D-MN) introduced a new bill last month that would increase milk options in school lunches. The Whole Milk for Healthy Kids Act of 2019 (H.R. 832) is starting...

Country music singer Kellie Pickler kicked off the race and met with fans at the finish line.

Silk pushed ‘healthy progress’ on the Grammy’s red carpet

By Beth Newhart

Ahead of last weekend’s Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, Danone North America and Silk facilitated a 7K ‘fun run’ using a four mile-long red carpet. The dairy alternative’s new ‘Progress is Perfection’ campaign encourages non-dairy swaps and setting ‘wellness...

The study recommends that to ensure milk safety new monitoring plans should be applied based on the identification of hazards at each stage of the milk chain. © Pic: Getty Images/Zerbor

Study: New monitoring of BPA in dairy products needed

By Jim Cornall

Researchers in Italy have studied the occurrence of bisphenol A (BPA) in milk using a new monitoring model, and they suggest their results mean new monitoring plans should be applied at each stage of the milk chain.

Graham’s has been working with Aldi since 2010, supplying stores across the UK with products including Skyr yogurt, cottage cheese and quark.

Graham’s inks new Aldi deal

By Jim Cornall

Scotland’s biggest independent milk producer, Graham’s The Family Dairy, has entered into a new five-year partnership with supermarket chain Aldi.

Clover is a branded consumer goods and products group operating in South Africa and other African countries with a range of value-added dairy and non-dairy products.

Milco consortium offers $359m to acquire South Africa’s Clover

By Jim Cornall

South African food and beverage company Clover Industries Limited said it has entered into an implementation agreement with Milco SA Proprietary Limited, in terms of which Milco will make an offer to acquire all of the issued shares in Clover on a fully...

Overall US cheese production likely reached 13 billion pounds in 2018. Pic: ©GettyImages/ShotShare

US cheese surplus not an 'unusually enormous amount'

By Beth Newhart

Last month, the American Dairy Coalition (ADC) called attention to the record 1.4 billion pounds of surplus cheese currently in US cold storage. But it may not have a simple solution, or even be as big of a problem as the public thinks.

Moo Money points can be earned now through April 28 and dairy alternatives are not eligible.

California residents can now earn rewards for buying milk

By Beth Newhart

The California Milk Processor Board (CMPB) has announced a new loyalty program that will allow California residents to accrue rewards from buying fluid milk products. ‘Moo Money’ will run through April.

The organized dairy market, where Danone and Lactalis play, is dominated by cooperatives in almost every state. Pic: ©Getty Images/polybutmono

Powerful establishment has the cards stacked in its favor through margins and scale

India’s dairy market may not be as attractive as it seems, despite two deals in a month

By Richard Whitehead

Two multinationals have already invested in Indian dairy this year, with January still in play. By such a measure it would appear that the subcontinent market is an attractive place, but foreign majors still have their work cut out for them.

Work on building the new production hall will commence in March 2019.

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Crediton Dairy announces £12m expansion

By Jim Cornall

The UK’s Crediton Dairy has announced a £12m ($15.8m) investment in 2019 in its flavored and functional milk processing facility.

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