Consolidation

Ultima produces the iögo brand yogurt in Canada.

Agropur takes over Agrifoods' share in Ultima Foods

By Jim Cornall

Canadian dairy cooperatives Agropur Cooperative and Agrifoods International Cooperative Ltd. have concluded an agreement whereby Agropur will become the sole owner of Ultima Foods Inc.

Arla is moving production of its white mold cheese from Lillebælt Dairy to Troldhede Dairy.

Arla closing Lillebælt dairy

By Jim Cornall

Danish dairy cooperative Arla Foods is moving production of its Castello brand white mold cheese to its Troldhede dairy location, resulting in the loss of 66 jobs at Lillebælt Dairy, which will close by the beginning of 2019.

Some Murray Goulburn products are being dropped as the closure of three plants draws near.

Murray Goulburn axing products as job cuts loom

By Jim Cornall

In a letter to suppliers, Australian dairy company Murray Goulburn Co-operative Co. Limited (MG) said it is discontinuing several products as job losses take place.

The acquisition will give Lait Kaiser a 30,000-square-foot-facility with its own milk run to expand production.

Lait Kaiser and Cult Yogourt to takeover Chagnon Dairy in Quebec

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Lait Kaiser and Cult Yogourt of Quebec have purchased the assets of Chagnon Dairy, a local creamery and milk brand, to help strengthen manufacturing of Lait Kaiser to expand Cult Yogourt’s portfolio to include more innovative dairy products.