Consolidation

Bellamy’s will become an indirectly wholly-owned subsidiary of Mengniu after the proposed acquisition.

Mengniu looks to buy Bellamy’s

By Jim Cornall

China Mengniu Dairy’s board has entered into a Scheme Implementation Deed with Australian infant formula maker Bellamy’s.

Halo Top acquired by Blue Bunny producer

By Beth Newhart

Wells Enterprises has announced its purchase of light ice cream company Halo Top. Wells already manufactures popular dessert brands like Blue Bunny, Bomb Pop and Chilly Cow.

Milco SA plans to delist the company from the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) if the deal is approved.

Clover and Milco hearings continue

By Jim Cornall

The hearing into the proposed merger transaction, whereby Milco SA (Pty) Ltd (Milco) seeks to acquire Clover Industries Ltd (Clover), resumed on Monday, September 9, 2019, South Africa’s Competition Tribunal says.

 “We want an ongoing relationship with China. We are in this for the long haul.

USDEC positive after China visit in spite of new tariffs

By Beth Newhart

Over the weekend, US president Donald Trump put into effect a new round of tariffs on Chinese goods, while the US Dairy Export Council (USDEC) visited Chinese officials to preserve its relationship with China.

Large scale operations in new areas are driving US milk production. Pic: Getty/Yauhen Akulich

Are Idaho and Texas the future of US dairy?

By Beth Newhart

More milk production is happening on fewer farms, and large-scale operations have expanded into non-traditional markets. Rabobank’s latest report on the changing US dairy landscape examines the biggest challenges.

“It is vital that consumers have transparency and awareness of the quality dairy products available to them.

‘Mozzarella’ protected for global cheese use

By Beth Newhart

The European Union’s effort to take sole ownership of common cheese terms based on origin has ended in an agreement, protecting the fate of ‘mozzarella’ around the world.

“We expect to see further growth from acquisitions, with a long-awaited shift in the top three of the global ranking likely.

Rabobank publishes Dairy Top 20

By Beth Newhart

Nestlé, Lactalis and Danone continue leading the global dairy industry, but could see some shakeups in the future, according to a new analysis from Rabobank.

The proposed acquisition would combine processing plants of the second and third biggest buyers of raw milk in Tasmania.

ACCC expresses concerns over Saputo cheese business acquisition

By Jim Cornall

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) said it has preliminary competition concerns about Canadian dairy company Saputo’s proposed acquisition of the Tasmanian-based cheese business of competitor Lion Dairy & Drinks.

Dairy farmers called the picnic setting “casual, comfortable and efficient,” for fostering discussions. Pic: DBA

DBA ‘policy picnics’ bolster member engagement

By Beth Newhart

This summer, the Dairy Business Association (DBA) has hosted ‘policy picnics’ in collaboration with the Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative. The member events brings together the dairy community during a time of economic stress.

Synlait has taken over management and operational control of Talbot Forest Cheese. Pic: Synlait

Synlait completes Talbot Forest Cheese acquisition

By Jim Cornall

Synlait has completed the acquisition of selected assets from fellow New Zealand company Talbot Forest Cheese. The acquisition includes the property, plant and equipment at the Temuka site, along with the consumer cheese brand (Talbot Forest Cheese)....

Shareholder farmers in the former coop have received a cash payment of NZ$3.41 (US$2.24) per share, a 10-year guaranteed competitive milk payout, and guarantees all milk will be collected.

Done deal: Westland takeover by Yili completed

By Jim Cornall

China’s Yili Group has completed the purchase of all of the shares in New Zealand’s Westland Co-operative Dairy Company after final details of the sale were completed today.