Nutritionals

Hochdorf said it will in future increasingly work with the traditional Swiss brand Bimbosan and the Babina brand.

Hochdorf sells Pharmalys stake to Pharmalys Invest Holding

By Jim Cornall

The Board of directors of Switzerland’s Hochdorf Group has sold its 51% majority stake in companies of the Pharmalys Group acquired at the end of 2016 to Pharmalys Invest Holding, controlled by Amir Mechria.

Breeding technology practices can lead to increased milk production and environmental benefits.  Pic: Getty/Deb Drury

Fluid milk has room to grow with genomic testing

By Beth Newhart

The future of milk can evolve beyond organic, grass fed and a2 varieties with more widespread breeding technology, changing the way dairy farmers manage their herds, according to a new Rabobank report.

Researchers in Japan say avoiding formula immediately after birth is an easy fix. Pic: Getty Images/Sasiistock

Despite high rates of lactose intolerance, consumers are now eating more dairy

Japanese find breastfeeding at birth can lower milk allergies

By Richard Whitehead

Avoiding cow's milk formula and exclusively breastfeeding in the first three days of life helps reduce later lactose intolerance, according a Japanese clinical trial.

EU economic sanctions on Russia are effective until the end of January 2020. Pic: Getty Images/batak1

Could EU dairy exports to Russia resume?

By Jim Cornall

Italian independent brokers of dairy commodities in Europe, L’Interform, have published a report on the potential implications and scenarios of Russia opening up its dairy industry to once more include imports from the European Union.

APS BioGroup has become VitaDairy’s exclusive producer and supplier of a bovine colostrum ingredient, Colos IgG 24h.

PanTheryx signs deal with VitaDairy

By Jim Cornall

PanTheryx, a US biotechnology company working on bovine colostrum-based therapies, has announced a multimillion-dollar agreement between its wholly-owned subsidiary APS BioGroup and VitaDairy, a Vietnamese nutritional dairy company.

“Dairy farmers in Pennsylvania and across the US are in the fourth year of an economic downturn in which many farmers are struggling to break even.

Conservation pays on US dairy farms, even in a weak economy

By Beth Newhart

In a collaboration between the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and four Pennsylvania dairy farmers, a new report finds that conservation practices generally result in a farm’s good economic health. But farmers can’t do it alone.