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Job losses have been announced at two of First Milk's facilities. The Haverfordwest Creamery in Wales produces Pembrokeshire cheddar and cheeses such as Red Leicester and Double Gloucester for the own label retail sector. The Lake District Creamery site produces whey protein products as part of a JV with Fonterra.

First Milk announces job losses

By Jim Cornall

UK dairy company First Milk announced today that after a review, changes are being made to improve the productivity and efficiency of its Lake District and Haverfordwest creameries with the loss of around 30 jobs.

Fonterra and LIC have developed an online tool for farmers to analyze their data to improve performance.

Fonterra and LIC develop online data tool Agrigate

By Jim Cornall

Fonterra and Livestock Improvement Corporation (LIC) are in the final stages of developing an online tool, Agrigate, designed to help farmers improve their farm performance by using their existing data.

Dairy Australia is receiving government funding for nitrogen use efficiency research. Photo: iStock-fotokostic

Australian dairy industry gets nitrogen cash boost

By Jim Cornall

Australian dairy is one of four agricultural industries that will benefit from a government-funded Rural Research and Development for Profit project to improve the efficient use of nitrogen.

Oxfam sustainability scorecard reveals ‘leaders and laggards’

Oxfam sustainability scorecard reveals ‘leaders and laggards’

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Leading food and drink makers including Nestlé, Unilever and Coca-Cola have made good progress in the year since Oxfam released its first Behind the Brands sustainability scorecard – and only one company made no progress, according to the NGO.

Moody’s: R&R Ice Cream well-placed to do more deals

Moody’s: R&R Ice Cream well-placed to do more deals

By Elaine Watson

Ice cream maker R&R is well placed to make further sizeable acquisitions if it continues to improve margins, particularly in its French operations, according to credit ratings firm Moody's.

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