Emerging Markets

Cows are an ideal solution to the pumpkin problem because they are able to better digest foods that humans cannot. Pic: American Dairy Association North East

Leftover pumpkins have new life for dairy cows

By Beth Newhart

Every year discarded pumpkins release harmful methane gas into the atmosphere as they rot in landfills. And with the mainstream consumer now prioritizing sustainable agriculture and recycling, dairy farmers are stepping in to eliminate pumpkin waste.

 SIG said the deal will support existing customers in Asia.

SIG to acquire Visy Cartons in Australia

By Jim Cornall

SIG has reached agreement to acquire Visy Cartons Pty Ltd from VisyPak Operations Pty Ltd, a subsidiary of Pratt Consolidated Holdings Pty Ltd, for AU$70m (US$48.2m), subject to customary conditions being met.

The 35,000-tonne mozzarella and pizza cheese facility has the potential to increase to 70,000-tonnes.

Ornua opens €30m cheese facility in Spain

By Jim Cornall

Ornua, Ireland’s largest exporter of Irish dairy products, has officially opened its new €30m ($33.4m) cheese production facility in Ávila, Spain.

Whitehall Specialties has been working on ‘novel’ plant-based formulations for several years.

Whitehall Specialties invests in high-protein, plant-based

By Beth Newhart

At this month’s SupplySide West show in Las Vegas, Whitehall Specialties debuted its latest project, the NewFields Cheese division for plant-based products. Whitehall has been a producer of customized cheeses for 30 years.

“It’s impressive to see how this industry comes together. They don’t point fingers at each other, they work together.

DMI exec talks sustainability strategy after six months on the job

By Beth Newhart

After years of working under former USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack, Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden officially joined Dairy Management Inc. (DMI) in April of 2019. Her role as executive VP of global environmental strategy has put her focus on telling the sustainability...

Qatari company Baladna Food Industries will be involved in Malaysian efforts to set up the biggest dairy complex in Malaysia.

Baladna will bring experience from transforming desert dairy in double-quick time

Malaysia to set up its biggest dairy farm with help from Qatar

By Richard Whitehead

A government agriculture development agency has joined forces with Qatar’s dairy producer to set up Malaysia’s biggest dairy farm in the next two years in a bid to make the country more self-sufficient in milk production.