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An Irish trade delegation to Iran is promoting the dairy industry, and hoping to explore new opportunities since international sanctions were lifted earlier this year. Photo: iStock - selensergen

Irish delegation promoting dairy in Iran

By Jim Cornall

Bord Bia; the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine; and 17 Irish food companies are visiting Iran on a trade mission - the first from Ireland since international sanctions were lifted earlier this year.

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Domty gets the cream as profits surge 355%


Egyptian dairy producer Domty is celebrating a 355% year-on-year rise in annual profits, netting US$14.5m, just days after its highly-oversubscribed launch on the Egyptian stock market.

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China direct

Chaotic distribution system provides fertile ground for fake formula

By RJ Whitehead

Chaotic sales channels are to blame for Chinese counterfeiting scandals such as the recent case involving 22,600 cans of fake milk powder produced and sold under the brands of US infant formula maker, Abbott, and Chinese infant formula maker, Beingmate.

A Nigerian delegation visited Arla Foods in Denmark recently to see first hand how the cooperative works. Arla is working with the West African country on developing its dairy industry.

Arla works with Nigeria on developing its dairy sector

By Jim Cornall

Following a meeting between Arla Foods and delegates from Nigeria, the Danish dairy cooperative is hoping it can help develop the dairy industry in that country, and find new markets for its products.

The Kuban Agro facility in Ust-Labinsk, southern Russia.

Kuban Agro first to produce Holstein dairy embryos in Russia

By Jim Cornall

Kuban Agro, the largest agricultural company in southern Russia, has produced 233 transplant dairy heifers over the last two years, becoming the first Russian agricultural company to adopt embryo transfer technology in the Holstein breed.

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Nutricia withdraws Karicare from Chinese market

By RJ Whitehead

Danone Nutricia has stopped supplying its Karicare brand in China more than two years after the New-Zealand made infant formula was at the centre of a botulism contamination scare.

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