Emerging Markets

Ekosem-Agrar is currently building 15 facilities in seven regions in Russia.

Ekosem-Agrar opens largest dairy facility in Siberia

By Jim Cornall

Ekosem-Agrar AG, the German holding company of Russian milk producer Ekoniva Group, has built its largest dairy cow facility to date in Siberia's Novosibirsk region with space for 6,000 dairy cows.

Keytone said the integrated company will look to implement a step change in revenue and sales mix towards high value proprietary products.

Keytone Dairy eyes China with Omniblend acquisition

By Jim Cornall

Keytone Dairy Corporation Ltd, based in Sydney, Australia and Christchurch, New Zealand, has executed a binding agreement for the strategic acquisition of Omniblend Pty Ltd for A$22.6m (US$15.5m) plus an earn-out.

AMCO is hoping to tap into the current consumer demand for high protein snacks and baked goods, like cookies, brownies and cakes.

AMCO pumps up snack protein with BakePLUS

By Beth Newhart

Baked goods and snacks have a new dairy protein option from New Jersey-based AMCO Proteins. BakePLUS is said to be heat stable and highly soluble, preventing over-aeration common in pastries.

Peruvian Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation Fabiola Muñoz attended an event to celebrate World Milk Day; a breakfast with 200 children from various hostels in Huamanga.

Peruvian government invests $19m in dairy technology

By Jim Cornall

MINAGRI, the Peruvian Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, through its AGROIDEAS program (Compensation Program for Competitiveness), has co-financed business plans related to the adoption of technology for 6,167 small and medium dairy farms.

Naturally-occurring MFGM with phospholipids and glycoproteins is ideal for brain and gut health in infants. Pic: Arla

Awareness of MFGM growing

By Beth Newhart

More pregnant women are familiar with the milk fat globule membrane (MFGM), a nutritional component naturally occurring in breast milk. It’s now being used as an ingredient in infant formula to “close the gap further between breast milk and formula.”

Ben & Jerry's plans to source its future CBD locally from its home state.

Ben & Jerry’s announces intent for CBD ice cream launch

By Beth Newhart

CBD has not yet been fully legalized in the US, but Ben & Jerry’s is already for preparing for when it may be. The company released a statement committing to incorporating CBD into future ice cream innovations as soon as it is federally legalized....