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Lactips is looking to the replacement of polyvinyl alcohol films in home care and I&I applications, such as dishwasher tabs.

BASF signs contract with Lactips

By Jim Cornall

BASF and Lactips have signed an exclusive contract to market Lactips’ water-soluble, 100% bio-based and fully biodegradable material prepared from natural ingredients.

Overall, global milk supply growth will likely remain flat through 2020. Pic: Getty/Tim Allen

US milk production drops in the midwest

By Beth Newhart

In the first quarter of 2019, US dairy production and exports were down compared to Q1 2018, particularly in the midwestern states. Globally, dairy is still dominated by a few key players and facing challenges from African Swine Fever.

Hochdorf said due to higher costs and depreciation the half-year result is expected to be significantly below that of the previous year.

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Hochdorf says first-half results will be down

By Jim Cornall

Switzerland’s Hochdorf Group has warned that its half year results are going to be worse than expected partly due to the challenges of integrating subsidiaries.

The decision tool assists producers with calculating total premiums costs and administrative fees associated with participation in DMC. Pic: ©Getty Images/steverts

USDA launches decision tool for Dairy Margin Coverage program

By Jim Cornall

US Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has announced the availability of a new web-based tool – developed in partnership with the University of Wisconsin – to help dairy producers evaluate various scenarios using different coverage levels through the new...

Project Darwin aims to reduce cost and improve margins.

Müller confirms UK dairies review

By Jim Cornall

Müller Milk & Ingredients (MMI), Britain’s largest producer of branded and private label fresh and flavored milk, cream, butter and dairy ingredients, is to review its network of dairies as part of its £100m ($129.4m) Project Darwin program, and enter...

Five years ago, whole milk only accounted for 30% of retail milk sales. It’s now up to 40%. Pic: Getty/DragonImages

Can whole milk make a comeback?

By Beth Newhart

The National Dairy Council (NDC) has been involved with the fight to bring back whole milk for several years, investing in research on its health benefits.

Representatives from African and European organizations called for a balanced agricultural and trade policy in the EU to guarantee fair conditions for dairy farmers in Africa and Europe.

Rally calls for sustainable European production

By Jim Cornall

At a rally close to the EU Council building earlier this week, dairy farmers from Burkina Faso, Mali, and three other West African countries joined European dairy farmers to call for sustainable production in Europe and Africa to ensure the survival of...

In 2018, Ekosem-Agrar began construction of 14 dairy cow facilities with capacity for more than 45,000 dairy cows.

Ekosem-Agrar increasing milk output

By Jim Cornall

Ekosem-Agrar AG, the German holding company of Russian milk producer EkoNiva Group, increased its raw milk output to more than 2,000 tons per day for the first time last week.