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Moo Money points can be earned now through April 28 and dairy alternatives are not eligible.

California residents can now earn rewards for buying milk

By Beth Newhart

The California Milk Processor Board (CMPB) has announced a new loyalty program that will allow California residents to accrue rewards from buying fluid milk products. ‘Moo Money’ will run through April.

The organized dairy market, where Danone and Lactalis play, is dominated by cooperatives in almost every state. Pic: ©Getty Images/polybutmono

Powerful establishment has the cards stacked in its favor through margins and scale

India’s dairy market may not be as attractive as it seems, despite two deals in a month

By Richard Whitehead

Two multinationals have already invested in Indian dairy this year, with January still in play. By such a measure it would appear that the subcontinent market is an attractive place, but foreign majors still have their work cut out for them.

Work on building the new production hall will commence in March 2019.

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Crediton Dairy announces £12m expansion

By Jim Cornall

The UK’s Crediton Dairy has announced a £12m ($15.8m) investment in 2019 in its flavored and functional milk processing facility.

The cooperative said the loan will support the development of a new research center in Rennes, Brittany.

EIB invests €40m in Sodiaal R&D

By Jim Cornall

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing a €40m ($45.6m) loan to the French dairy cooperative Sodiaal to support the financing of its Research and Development program.

Synlait’s next milk price update for the 2018/2019 season will be in May.

Synlait drops forecast milk price

By Jim Cornall

New Zealand dairy company Synlait said it is dropping its milk price forecast for the 2018/2019 season to NZ$6.25 kgMS (US$4.28) from the previously announced NZ$6.75 (US$4.63).

It is estimated that only about 13% of the milk produced by Australian dairy farms ends up as fresh milk. Pic: ©Getty Images/petej

‘Australian supermarket wars could put half of suppliers out of business’

Eight years on, one dollar milk is still crippling farmers

By Richard Whitehead

Exactly eight years ago, Australian supermarkets began selling a liter of milk for one dollar (72 US cents). As farmers are getting ready for Australia Day anniversary, the industry continues to reel.

Food Tech Eurasia, in Istanbul, Turkey, attracted more then 48,000 visitors from 115 countries.

Food Tech Eurasia

Food Tech Eurasia dairy processing

By Jim Cornall

Food-Tech Eurasia, which celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2019, is an annual event in Istanbul that draws visitors from around the world, although mainly from southeast Europe, North Africa and Central Asia.

MoooFarm is operating under a social enterprise model, though Singh expects to charge farmers a tiny amount per cow to use the app once it is developed and fully rolled out. Pic: ©Getty Images/RakeshPicholiya

Founder hopes initiative will turn into world’s biggest online cattle registry

Mooo App hopes to deliver mooo money to Indian dairy farmers

By Richard Whitehead

With its goal of increasing the livelihoods of 1m Indian dairy farmers by 2022, an Australian agri-tech company believes gamifying data analytics is the way to help achieve this goal.