Dairy Health Check

How can probiotic labeling improve in dairy?

By Beth Newhart

Regulations are loose on labeling in probiotic dairy products, but could this be changing? Experts say the ‘whole field would benefit’ from more descriptive labels.

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.

Regional Milk Production Worldwide 2018. Pic: IFCN

IFCN publishes 2019 dairy report

By Jim Cornall

IFCN, a global network for dairy economic research and consultancy, has published the IFCN Dairy Report 2019.

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