Foremost Farms expects the plant located in central Michigan to be fully operational by 2019.

Foremost Farms Michigan plant gains key state funding

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Foremost Farms received a $12m bond from the Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) to support construction of a 55,000-square-foot dairy processing plant in west central Michigan, estimated to cost $57.9m.

The EMB said a new study by BAL in Germany suggests farmers in France are not covering milk production costs.

Study says real milk production costs aren’t being met in France

By Jim Cornall

The European Milk Board (EMB), responding to French President Emmanuel Macron’s announcement that the milk price will be determined by production costs, has released data from a study it commissioned to look at farmer’s costs to produce milk.

From yogurt to ice cream, formula to flavored milk - it's our monthly look at some of the new products in the dairy aisles in February. Pic:©Getty Images/Olivier Le Moal

New dairy products launched in February

By Mary Ellen Shoup and Jim Cornall

It’s time for the monthly round-up of some of the products launched into the dairy aisles around the world in February.

Pure Nutrition is the JV created in New Zealand by Ausnutria and the dairy cooperative Westland Milk Products.

Westland and Ausnutria JV commences operations

By Jim Cornall

Pure Nutrition Ltd (PNL), the joint venture company formed by Ausnutria and Westland Milk Products, has commenced operations in the Izone business hub near Rolleston, New Zealand.

The ability to add new products to its portfolio is one of the reasons Meadow Foods has purchased Welsh dairy company Roil Foods.

Meadow Foods takes over Roil Foods

By Jim Cornall

Meadow Foods, the UK’s largest independently-owned dairy group and a supplier of ingredients to the food industry, has acquired Roil Foods Limited.

While The Compass Group took top spot in Fast Company’s ‘World’s Most Innovative Companies’ for the food sector, dairy was well represented, with three companies making the top 10. ©GettyImages/AndreyPopov

What does it take to be a leader in dairy innovation?

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Three dairy companies made the top 10 list of Fast Company’s ‘World’s Most Innovative Companies’ in the food sector for 2018 – Chobani (in third spot), Eden Creamery (the makers of Halo Top, in fifth) and The a2 Milk Company, in ninth place.