Nutritionals

Synlait is looking to develop more products through its own R&D center.

Synlait to set up R&D center

By Jim Cornall

New Zealand’s Synlait has announced it is to set up a research and development center in Palmerston North to ‘build expertise and capability in food technology.’

Butter prices rose again as the GDT Marketplace continues to expand. Pic:©iStock/Roel Smart

GDT Marketplace continues to grow

By Jim Cornall

Global Dairy Trade says its GDT Marketplace has grown strongly over the past quarter, with a 40% increase in buyers and doubling of sellers since our June update.

Job losses have been announced at two of First Milk's facilities. The Haverfordwest Creamery in Wales produces Pembrokeshire cheddar and cheeses such as Red Leicester and Double Gloucester for the own label retail sector. The Lake District Creamery site produces whey protein products as part of a JV with Fonterra.

First Milk announces job losses

By Jim Cornall

UK dairy company First Milk announced today that after a review, changes are being made to improve the productivity and efficiency of its Lake District and Haverfordwest creameries with the loss of around 30 jobs.