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Bimbosan launched an infant formula based on goat milk in Switzerland that has already been integrated into the export business.

Hochdorf announces interim results

By Jim Cornall

Swiss dairy company Hochdorf has announced its interim results for the first half year, and said it is optimistic about its future.

Quality and safety issues are a major cause of concern across all sectors of the cheese industry.

Hygiene in the cheese industry: an overview

By Peter Littleton, Christeyns Food Hygiene technical director

In 2020, approximately 474,000 metric tons of cheese were produced in the UK, an all-time high (1).

Group-wide, Emmi already uses almost 100% renewable electricity. Pic: Emmi

Emmi adds solar to Emmen site

By Jim Cornall

Swiss dairy company Emmi and Amstutz Holzenergie AG are expanding their collaboration in the field of renewable energy.

During the 12-month pilot program, Bel and DFA will support the adoption of energy-efficient and cost-effective on-farm milk cooling methods. Pic: Bel

Bel Brands USA to work with DFA on sustainable milk cooling program

By Jim Cornall

Bel Brands USA has announced a new program in partnership with dairy cooperative Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) to implement and measure sustainable cooling practices designed to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by reducing on-farm energy usage.

Pilgrims Choice was supported by the introduction of Megablock, a new packaging solution delivering a saving of 40% of plastic per pack.  Pic: Ornua UK

Ornua Foods UK pre-tax profits grow

By Jim Cornall

Ornua Foods UK has published its operating and financial results for year ending December 26, 2020, with turnover up 16.1% to £411m ($571.8m).

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Milk consumption in young infants impacts eating habits

By Natasha Spencer

A new study looking at the milk consumption habits of children aged 13-24 months, indicates that the type of milk consumed at an early age influences eating habits and preferences for sweet-tasting foods.

Agolin said improved utilization of resources benefits animals, farmers and the environment.

Agolin and Barry-Callebaut aiming for sustainable dairy

By Jim Cornall

Agolin SA, a Swiss based company developing and marketing feed additives based on botanical compounds, has joined with global chocolate producer Barry Callebaut and Gold Standard (GS), a carbon reduction project development and verification provider,...

Completion of the deal to acquire 75% of MVM is expected from the end of July. Pic: a2MC

The a2 Milk Company gets Mataura Valley Milk green light

By Jim Cornall

The a2 Milk Company (a2MC) has confirmed the New Zealand Overseas Investment Office (OIO) has given consent to a2MC’s proposed acquisition of a 75% interest in Mataura Valley Milk (MVM), a dairy nutrition business, located in Southland, New Zealand.

Transport Groep Noord operates 25 trucks for FrieslandCampina. Pic: FrieslandCampina

FrieslandCampina introduces first hydrogen-powered milk truck

By Jim Cornall

US headquartered Hyzon Motors Inc., a global supplier of zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell-powered commercial vehicles, has delivered its first 55-ton milk truck to Transport Groep Noord, a carrier providing transport for multinational dairy company Royal...

Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions provides funding and support to Quebec businesses and regions. Pic: Getty Images/Perry Mastrovito

Canadian government funds dairy processors in Quebec

By Jim Cornall

The Canadian government has announced investments of more than C$4.5m (US$3.6m) to three projects that will help boost production for Quebec dairy processors in the region of Lac-Saint-Jean.

The DOH said drinking unpasteurized milk is unsafe. Pic: Getty Images/Monty Rakusen

Hawaii Department of Health clamps down on raw goat milk

By Jim Cornall

Hawai‘i Department of Health Food Safety Branch inspectors are visiting pet supply stores and food retailers throughout the state and issuing cease and desist notices to those engaged in the illegal sale of unpasteurized goat milk.

Customers who purchase and conduct the DNAFoil A2 Cow Test and/or the DNAFoil A2 Cow Milk Test can apply to receive exclusive access to the new label. Pic: SwissDeCode

New label to improve consumer trust in A2 milk products

By Jim Cornall

Swiss food testing company SwissDeCode has launched the A2 INSIDE Label, an exclusive label intended to help the end consumer clearly identify the efforts of dairy producers in guaranteeing authentic A2 milk products.

A lack of awareness of donkey milk and its high cost are impeding growth in the sector, but this is being offset by social media interest and new clinical results. Pic: Getty Images/Jacek Jacobi

Donkey milk on the agenda for Italian parliament

By Jim Cornall

Italian donkey milk company Eurolactis Italia Srl CEO Pierluigi Orunesu was invited to speak by videoconference to Italy’s Agriculture and Food Production Senate Chamber about the product.

108Labs' first human milk Cellufacturing facility in Hillsborough, North Carolina. Pic: 108Labs

108Labs creating first cell cultured human milk factory

By Jim Cornall

Eighteen months after creating the world’s first cell cultured human milk, 108Labs is now focused on accelerating the field from lab to factory by building and programming the world’s first autonomous Cellufacturing facility and artificial intelligence...

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%.