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Müller Direct farmers will be offered the option to secure up to 50% of their milk supply at 28ppl fixed price for up to three years, to fulfill Lidl’s requirement for fresh milk. Pic: ©iStock/Tomasz Wyszołmirski

News in brief

Müller offers farmers fixed price following Lidl deal

By Jim Cornall

In the UK, Müller Milk & Ingredients has confirmed details of a new initiative it said will help British dairy farmers manage the impact of extreme farm gate milk price volatility.

a2MC said South Korea is an attractive market opportunity, given high per capita dairy consumption and a fast-growing e-commerce channel. Pic: ©Getty Images/HStocks

a2 Milk Company signs South Korea deal

By Jim Cornall

New Zealand’s a2 Milk Company (a2MC) is entering the South Korean market after signing an exclusive sales and distribution agreement with Yuhan Corporation to promote and distribute a2MC’s branded products.

The SomaDetect technology enables dairy farmers to know the health, reproductive status and quality of milk produced from each cow. Pic: SomaDetect

Cornell partnership to provide milk monitoring data

By Jim Cornall

Canadian automated in-line milk monitoring system company SomaDetect is partnering with Cornell University on a series of research studies to further develop and validate its product.

Based on feedback from dairy producers, Congress made several changes to MPP-Dairy in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018. Pic: ©Getty Images/steverts

USDA sets enrollment period for improved dairy safety net tool

By Jim Cornall

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue is encouraging dairy producers to consider enrolling in the new and improved Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy), which will provide better protections for dairy producers from shifting milk and feed...

Saputo said it would divest the Koroit plant within a specified period to a buyer that will be approved by the ACCC. PIc: ©Getty Images/JohnCamemolla

Saputo takeover of Murray Goulburn gets ACCC green light

By Jim Cornall

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has said it will not oppose Saputo’s proposed acquisition of Murray Goulburn’s assets, after accepting a court-enforceable undertaking from Saputo to divest Murray Goulburn’s Koroit plant.

March was a busy month for launches in dairy aisles around the globe. Pic: ©Getty Images/piixypeach

March: What's new in the dairy aisles?

By Mary Ellen Shoup and Jim Cornall

It's time for our monthly round-up of some of the new products being launched in the dairy aisles around the world.

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DuPont and Inbiose infant formula HMO gains EU approval

By Will Chu

DuPont Nutrition & Health and Inbiose are reaping the rewards of their partnership as EU authorities approve their first human milk oligosaccharide (HMO) ingredient designed for use in infant formula.