Pricing Pressures

The EMB General Assembly took place online this year. Pic: EMB

EMB says future of milk depends on more young farmers

By Jim Cornall

At its biannual General Assembly, which was a digital event this spring, the long-term survival of European milk production was the main topic for the producers coming together as members of the European Milk Board (EMB).

The group said the proposal, Class III Plus, aims to define a better Class I pricing system. Pic: Getty Images/Matt Anderson

Dairy farmer groups propose Class III Plus for better milk pricing

By Jim Cornall

Four US Midwestern dairy groups have announced a Federal Milk Marketing Orders (FMMO) proposal aimed at creating long-term stability in fluid milk pricing and reducing the likelihood of negative producer price differentials that cut into farmers’ revenue...

The baby care division The division focused on current nutritional trends to expand its portfolio, developing a range based on goat's milk and a vegan infant formula based on GMO-free soya.  Pic: Hochdorf

Profit up despite sales drop at Hochdorf

By Jim Cornall

Swiss company Hochdorf Swiss Nutrition Ltd said during 2020 it largely completed the restructuring it began in summer 2019. The integration of Bimbosan was implemented with its move to Hochdorf in January 2021.

Rabobank says demand will be in the driver’s seat in 2021.

Rabobank sees positive times ahead for dairy

By Jim Cornall

Rabobank said after a whole year of pandemic and lockdowns across the globe, the view of the future is clearer and more hopeful than it has been for months.

 Fonterra said it expects its earnings performance to come under significant pressure in the second half.

Fonterra reveals Beingmate share sale in financial report

By Jim Cornall

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited has announced its 2021 interim results, which show a total group normalized EBIT of NZ$684m (US$494m), normalized profit after tax of NZ$418m (US$302m) and a decision to pay an interim dividend of 5 cents alongside...

Arla Foods UK is proposing to close its plant in Trevarrian, Cornwall. Pic: Arla Foods UK

Arla looking to close cheese site in UK

By Jim Cornall

Following a decline in site volumes due to loss of own-label cheese contracts, as well as continued instability in foodservice demand due to the ongoing pandemic, dairy cooperative Arla Foods is proposing to end production at its Trevarrian Creamery in...

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