Consolidation

Saputo's takeover of Murray Goulburn is expected to close in the first half of 2018.

Saputo to take over Murray Goulburn for $1bn

By Jim Cornall

After many rumors over the potential sale of Australia’s Murray Goulburn Co-Operative Co. Limited, Canadian dairy company Saputo Inc. has emerged as the company that will take over the cooperative.

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.