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Infected cells shown in magenta. Pic: Jonathan Z. Sexton.

Fighting Covid-19 with milk

By Jim Cornall

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to claim lives around the world, dairy scientists may have a surprising role to play.

Elopak said continued high raw material prices impacted the Q4 results.  Pic: Elopak

Record revenues for Elopak

By Jim Cornall

Norwegian-based Elopak ASA, a supplier of carton packaging and filling equipment, said it had a satisfactory end to last year and experienced revenue growth of 12%, compared to the fourth quarter of 2020.

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Danone sales up in 2021

By Jim Cornall

Danone has published what it said is “a solid set of full-year 2021 results.”

The California Milk Advisory Board announced three contests for 2022. Pic: CMAB

California Milk Advisory Board announces new milk contests

By Jim Cornall

The Foodservice Division of the California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) has announced the kickoff date for the 4th Annual Real California Pizza Contest, the return of the CADairy2Go competition and the rollout of a new culinary event focusing on Cal-Mex...

Grow With Aldi is a UK competition to discover and stock new products from small and medium food and drink businesses. Pic: Aldi

Aldi contest looks for new dairy products

By Jim Cornall

Supermarket chain Aldi has launched Grow With Aldi, a UK competition to discover and ultimately stock new products from the UK’s best small and medium food and drink businesses.

DA secretary William Dar met with DTI secretary Ramon Lopez and Baladna independent board member Aidan Tynan in Dubai, UAE. Pic: Philippines Department of Agriculture.

Philippines and Qatar to partner on $500m integrated dairy project

By Jim Cornall

The Philippines, through the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), has partnered with Baladna Qatar Public Shareholding Company (QPSC) for the establishment of a $500m integrated dairy facility in the Philippines.

Wilk is developing industrial processes for producing both human and animal milk. Pic: Getty Images/trigga

Wilk receives US patent for cell-based milk production methods

By Jim Cornall

Israeli company Wilk, which develops cell-based human and animal milk and milk components, has been awarded patent approval for Methods and Systems for in-Vitro Milk Production from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, making the company an exclusive...

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Arla sees increase in revenue

By Jim Cornall

Arla UK said its business delivered a solid performance throughout 2021 despite continued disruptions from the pandemic, labor shortages and renewed market volatility created by high inflation.

More than 1,000 farms were affected by the floods. Pic: Getty Images/Modfos

BC farmers helped with $228m flood recovery program

By Jim Cornall

Farmers in the Canadian province of British Columbia who suffered extraordinary damages in last year's devastating floods will have access to up to C$228m (US$180m) in federal-provincial government support to help their farms return to production.

In November, the business established a dedicated wholesale division, food&dairy Ltd. Pic: Trewithen

Cornish dairy business continues to grow

By Jim Cornall

Trewithen Dairy, a UK dairy producer, and the trading name of Cornish Farm Dairy Limited, has announced its results for the year ended April 30, 2021.

Commodity prices pushed higher in January 2022, with a weaker outlook for milk supplies in the coming months. Pic: Getty Images/nedjelly

Maxum Foods publishes February global dairy commodity update

By Jim Cornall

Global dairy commodity prices have reached historical highs and will remain under the strong influence of tight milk supplies, keeping commodity values at long-term highs, at least until the strength of the northern hemisphere spring flush is known, said...

Afreximbank said the investment is an opportunity to develop local manufacturing capacity in Mauritania. Pic: Getty Images/mtcurado

Investment made to boost dairy production in Mauritania

By Jim Cornall

African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has announced an investment by the Fund for Export Development in Africa (FEDA), its development impact-oriented subsidiary, into TND SA, an FMCG company in Mauritania.

More than 3,000 farms in southwest Ireland will participate in the initiative.

Kerry launches €6m dairy sustainability program

By Jim Cornall

Kerry Group has launched a €6m ($6.8m) dairy sustainability program to support the acceleration of science-backed sustainability actions and best practices across farms in Ireland.

The first meeting of the group will take place in February.

Ireland launching Food Vision Dairy Group

By Jim Cornall

Ireland’s Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue TD met with stakeholders from the dairy sector on Friday to discuss the targets for the agriculture and land use sector under the Climate Action Plan.

Fonterra said the increase is the result of consistent demand for dairy at a time of constrained global milk supply.  Pic: Fonterra

Fonterra hikes forecast Farmgate Milk Price range

By Jim Cornall

Fonterra Co-operative Group has boosted its 2021/22 forecast Farmgate Milk Price range to NZ$8.90 - $9.50 per kgMS (US$5.94-US$6.34), up from NZ$8.40 - $9.00 per kgMS (US$5.61-US$6.01).

In 2020, the Philippine dairy industry saw an increase in local milk production alongside a decrease in imports and exports of milk and dairy products. Pic: Getty Images/Alexpunker

Philippines dairy sector urged to ramp up production

By Jim Cornall

With the recent signing of a joint declaration of the Philippines and France on agricultural cooperation in the dairy industry, the Philippines Agriculture Secretary William Dar has urged the sector to ramp up production.

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Beston to use Danish UV technology for lactoferrin production

By Jim Cornall

The Danish company Lyras A/S has given Australian food and beverage company Beston Global Food Company the exclusive rights to use Lyras’ sustainable technology for production of lactoferrin and similar products in Australia and New Zealand, for a limited...

The company portfolio now consists of 71 products across Russia. Pic: Ekosem-Agrar

Ekosem-Agrar growth continues

By Jim Cornall

Ekosem-Agrar AG, the German holding company of Russian milk producer EkoNiva Group, said the volume of dairy products sold rose by 76% year on year to more than 131,000 tons, with revenues also picking up at a rate of more than 75% to just under €80m...

SIG has launched SIGNATURE EVO, the world’s first aluminum-free full barrier packaging materials for aseptic carton packs. Pic: SIG

SIG debuts SIGNATURE EVO

By Jim Cornall

SIG has announced the launch of SIGNATURE EVO, which it said is the world’s first aluminum-free full barrier packaging material for aseptic carton packs.

The survey is available until February 27.  Pic: Getty Images/kzenon

GCA looking for input from UK dairy sector

By Jim Cornall

Groceries Code Adjudicator Mark White is seeking information from UK dairy producers about their experience of working with the large retailers.

Irish dairy continued to perform well in 2021.

Irish dairy exports to UK grow despite covid and Brexit

By Jim Cornall

New figures released in the annual Bord Bia (The Irish Food Board) Export Performance and Prospects report 2021/2022 show exports of Irish food, drink and horticulture to the UK have remained constant in value at €4.4bn ($5bn), compared to 2020.

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Fonterra revises milk collection forecast

By Jim Cornall

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited has revised the forecast for its 2021/22 New Zealand milk collections to 1,500m kilograms of milk solids (kgMS), down from its opening forecast of 1,525m kgMS.

Arla's Settle plant. Pic: Arla Foods

Arla doubles emissions target

By Jim Cornall

With plans to convert to fossil free trucks, green electricity and low-energy solutions, farmer-owned dairy group, Arla Foods is scaling up its climate target for operations from 30 to 63% by 2030.

Signup for the DMC runs until February 18.  Pic: Getty Images/stu99

USDA opens 2022 signup for Dairy Margin Coverage

By Jim Cornall

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has opened signup for the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program and expanded the program to allow dairy producers to better protect their operations by enrolling supplemental production.

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