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Located in Kaduna State, the 200-hectare farm, scheduled to open in 2022, will have housing for 400 dairy cows, modern milking parlors and technology, grass lands and living facilities for 25 employees.  Pic: Arla Foods

Arla builds dairy farm in Nigeria to support local milk production

By Jim Cornall

Farmer owned dairy co-operative Arla Foods will build a commercial dairy farm in Northern Nigeria where it will also train and support up to 1,000 local dairy farmers as part of its long term commitment to public private partnerships that support the...

The joint venture will produce biogas mainly from cow manure.  Pic: Valio

Valio and St1 to produce biogas from manure

By Jim Cornall

Finnish food company Valio and energy company St1 are establishing a joint venture to produce renewable biogas from dairy farm manure and other agricultural by-products mainly as fuel for heavy-duty transport.

SIG’s aluminum-free combibloc ECOPLUS solution is now available in the combiblocMidi family format, enabling dairy customers to choose the squarish pack and tap into demand for more sustainable packaging at the same time.  Pic: SIG

SIG extends aluminum-free packaging formats

By Jim Cornall

SIG’s aluminum-free combibloc ECOPLUS solution is now available for the combiblocMidi family format, enabling dairy customers to choose the squarish pack and tap into demand for more sustainable packaging at the same time.

The pandemic caused a shift from eating in restaurants to home cooking. Pic: Valio

China recovery boosts Valio 2020 financials

By Jim Cornall

Valio Group net sales in 2020 were €1.808bn (US$2.2bn), up 1.2% on the previous year. Domestic net sales decreased by 0.9%, and international net sales rose 4.3%.

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