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Retail sales volumes of all key dairy categories have declined in the US since 2017, excluding natural cheese. Pic: ©GettyImages/sergeyryzhov

Tight margins and bad weather affected 2018 global milk production

By Beth Newhart

Rabobank has published its Dairy Q4 Quarterly report, which states the US saw just 1% growth in milk production in 2018, the lowest year-on-year (YOY) growth since 2013. Milk production was also down in the EU and Australia last year, but rose in New...

Singapore’s biggest dairy manufacturer is Malaysia Dairy Industries. Pic: ©Getty Images/ronniechua

Dairy innovator first to introduce cattle successfully to tropics

Paving of Singapore’s original dairy farm takes away chunk of pioneering past

By Richard Whitehead

When last September United Engineers lodged a winning tender worth S368.8m, it signaled that some of the land that was once the world’s most successful tropical dairy farm will soon be paved over to make way for new housing.

The MedDairy diet meets additional calcium requirements recommended by Australia’s national health bodies. Pic: ©Getty Images/inaquim

‘MedDairy’ diet also boosts cognitive and mood functions, researchers find

Mediterranean diet with added dairy shown to improve heart health in Australia

By Richard Whitehead

Tasty and healthy, the Mediterranean diet is acknowledged by many to be one of the more pleasant ways to stay in rude cardiovascular health. Now cheese-lovers are bound to rejoice after researchers in Australia discovered that adding dairy to the typically...

New evidence suggests any kind of light can spoil dairy products

By Beth Newhart

Light protection services and certification company Noluma has released new research that tackles the effects of light exposure on milk and other dairy products. Vitamin A, vitamin D and riboflavin levels in milk all begin to deplete after just two hours.

The facility manufactures fresh, extended shelf-life and aseptic dairy products for grocery store chains and organic milk brands.

DFA to buy Agropur Minnesota facility

By Jim Cornall

Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) and Agropur have announced they have entered into an agreement for DFA to acquire Agropur’s St. Paul, Minn., facility.

Interviews with Arla Foods and International Dispensing Corporation.

Dairy Dialog podcast 15: Arla Foods and IDC

By Jim Cornall

This week’s Dairy Dialog podcast takes a look at this week’s acquisition by Arla Foods, as well as US company International Dispensing Corporation's (IDC) hopes of helping the dairy market in Pakistan.

“This bill is a strong start to addressing the issues our producers are facing right now, particularly our dairy farmers.

Pending farm bill has big implications for dairy

By Beth Newhart

The US is close to passing a landmark $867bn farm bill after months of negotiation and compromise. It has already passed the Senate and the House and is expected to be signed into law by President Donald Trump within the coming days.

“If kids are not eating what is being served, they are not benefiting, and food is being wasted.

USDA finalizes new school meals rule

By Beth Newhart

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is relaxing school lunch nutrition standards put in place by the Obama Administration and giving more menu control back to schools. It focuses on flexibility for milk, whole grains and sodium standards.

The new tool is expected to be introduced in June 2019.

Fonterra introduces Fixed Milk Price tool

By Jim Cornall

Fonterra has announced it will introduce a new financial tool to help farmers gain more certainty of what they will be paid for their milk for the season.

Both brands are recalling products for allergy alerts.

Danone and Hiland Dairy issue products recalls

By Beth Newhart

Danone North America is recalling its Light & Fit Greek Crunch S’mores flavor, and Hiland Dairy is recalling its half-gallon Whole Chocolate Milk, both for an allergy alert.

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