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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.

The Kerrygold Butter is now the number two butter brand in the US, with 2.6m packets sold every week. Pic: Ornua

Ornua notches a €40m operating profit in 2018

By Beth Newhart

Ornua, producer of the Kerrygold brand, released its full-year 2018 results that showcased a strong performance in its key European and US markets. It also broke ground on a cheese facility in Spain and prepared for potential fallout from the Brexit deal....

Industry leaders from DFA, CoBank and Sprint will mentor the startups and create strategic, long-term partnerships.

DFA announces participants for the 2019 Sprint Accelerator

By Beth Newhart

Seven dairy companies have joined the 2019 class of the Kansas City-based Sprint Accelerator. Co-sponsored by the Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), ag tech and food product brands will spend three months under mentorship and collaboration with experts from...

New products for March 2019. Pic: ©Getty Images/natasaadzic

New in the dairy aisles - March

By Beth Newhart and Jim Cornall

DairyReporter brings you its monthly round-up of what’s new in the dairy aisles for March 2019.

ProPreg is a preventative health measure aimed at reducing dairy farmers’ reliance on antibiotics and hormones in their cows. Pic: Healthy Cow

Healthy Cow brings dairy to the forefront of FoodBytes! San Francisco

By Beth Newhart

Another FoodBytes! pitch competition has come to a close after final presentations March 28. As one of the 15 featured startups, Healthy Cow showcased its mission to develop products that help improve cow health and productivity from a systems biology...

Westland's Rolleston plant.

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Westland Milk Products lowers pay-out prediction

By Jim Cornall

Lower than expected sales have led to the board of New Zealand’s Westland Milk Products to lower its predicted payout range for the 2018-19 season to NZ$5.80 - NZ$6.00 (US$3.95-US$4.08).

Land for agriculture is at a premium in Singapore. Pic: ©Getty Images/CharlieTong

Tiny community is left up in the air as officials take their time in allocating new plots

Singapore farmers hope government gives clarity on the future of their lands

By Richard Whitehead

Beyond the jam of ships queuing for a berth in Singapore’s harbor, beyond the glass and steel towers bearing the names of the world’s haughtiest banks, beyond the malls, the hawker stalls and the bars of the city center and the massing clusters of public...

Dairy Dialog podcast 25: Expo West

Dairy Dialog podcast 25: Expo West

By Jim Cornall

The 2019 Natural Products Expo West show brought together more than 86,000 attendees from 136 countries this month in Anaheim, CA. As the world’s largest natural, organic and healthy products event, it’s tricky to cover the entire floor of more than 3,600...

There is genuine consumer demand for milk in Sri Lanka. Pic: ©Getty Images/chamski

Not enough joined-up thinking has gone into the island’s dairy plan, says Singaporean entrepreneur

Sri Lanka is full of potential, despite the government’s efforts to promote dairy

By Richard Whitehead

Sri Lanka is only currently producing about 30% of the milk it is capable of, according to a Singaporean entrepreneur who is desperate to increase this figure and turn what is largely subsistence farming into a viable industry.

If passed, the bill would make it a requirement that the FDA enforce dairy and non-dairy standards of identity. Pic: ©GettyImages/izanbar

Senators reintroduce Dairy Pride Act

By Beth Newhart

US Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Jim Risch (R-ID) brought the Dairy Pride Act back to Congress last week after a failed attempt at passing it in 2017.