Dairy Health Check

Cottage cheese ‘renaissance’ heats up in the US

By Beth Newhart

The meteoric rise in popularity of Greek yogurt over the last decade has shown that consumers respond well to high-protein dairy snacks. Cottage cheese falls into that category and has been making a mainstream comeback with single serves.

In the UK, 97% of flower meadows have disappeared since 1945; development of land for property and changes to farming methods are primarily responsible.

Arla UK farmers buzzing over bees

By Jim Cornall

A group of farmers from the Arla Foods dairy cooperative has launched a trial initiative to try and help increase wild bee populations given the crucial role they play in supporting ecosystems.

More than 61m gallons of milk are wasted by households in the UK every year, at a cost of £25m. Pic: Getty/Anon_Pichit

Could better packaging revive the milk industry?

By Beth Newhart

A study commissioned by Noluma International, which offers light protection services and certification for CPG products, suggests that proper light-protective packaging could help stem the decline in fluid milk consumption.

Synlait said its forecast relies on pricing remaining robust throughout the season. Pic: ©Getty Images/pavlinec

Synlait sets 2019/20 forecast milk price

By Jim Cornall

New Zealand dairy company Synlait Milk has set its opening forecast base milk price for the upcoming 2019/2020 season at NZ$7.00 kgMS (US$4.58).

CapSU-Pontevedra Campus Administrator Dr Mae D. Dumapig and CapSU president Dr Editha C. Alfon receive the Usufruct Agreement from DTI VI regional director Rebecca M. Rascon, represented by DTI-6 STIDS and SSF Regional Focal Person Aurora Teresa J. Alisen and DTI Capiz Provincial Office OIC Ken Queenie R. Cuñada during the launching of the SSF on Dairy Milk Processing at the CapSU-Pontevedra Campus on May 21.

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Philippines university gets dairy plant funding

By Jim Cornall

After students at Capiz State University (CapSU)–Pontevedra Campus in the Philippines created a business plan proposing a dairy processing project at the campus, the government’s shared service facility (SSF) has created the project under the Dairy Milk...

Since 2015, Dutch Lady has hosted educational activities on a balanced diet that includes milk, and doing physical sports daily.

Relentless health and awareness campaigns have won Dutch Lady hearts and minds

Grand old lady of Malaysian milk has dug strong foundations

By Richard Whitehead

If you ask any Malaysian about Dutch Lady milk, they tend to go a little dreamy. It is a brand that evokes their childhoods, taking them back to a gentler, more innocent time, no matter how young or old they are.