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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...

The European Milk Board says producing organic milk isn't profitable for farmers in Germany.

How sustainable is organic milk?

By Jim Cornall

According to the “Ökobarometer 2019” survey on organic food products conducted by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL), the demand for organic products from German consumers keeps growing.

Last week MEPs voted on the European Parliament’s position on common agriculture policy reform.

EMB says new crisis instrument is a first step

By Jim Cornall

European Milk Board (EMB) president Sieta van Keimpema said European dairy farmers are happy that the vote on the Common Market Organisation (CMO) in the European Parliament showed many MEPs are aware the EU agricultural sector needs effective crisis...

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