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Milk Price to Increase from Dairy Crest

Dairy Crest will release a 1ppl raise its milk price from 1 September 2016, meaning that the Davidstow core milk price will be 22.72ppl.

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Milk exposed to LED is bad news

Cornell University researchers in the Department of Food Science found that exposure to light-emitting diode (LED) sources for even a few hours degrades the perceived quality of fluid milk more so than the microbial content that naturally accumulates over time.
Their study determined that milk remained at high-quality for two weeks when shielded from LED exposure, […]

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Arla’s Nutrilac HiYield to enable diaries to use 100% milk

Arla Foods Ingredients has developed a milk protein-based solution that enables dairies to utilise 100% of their milk in the manufacturing process – with zero by-products or waste.
Nutrilac® HiYield can be used to create a range of high quality dairy products that traditionally generate acid whey and permeate during production, including Greek yoghurt, cream cheese, […]

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MEPs calls for mandatory country of origin labeling

Food safety MEPs have reiterated their support for introducing mandatory country of origin labeling of meat and milk, in a non-binding resolution voted on Tuesday 22nd March. Mandatory labeling would help maintain consumer confidence in food products by making the food supply chain more transparent, they say.
The motion for a resolution restates Parliament’s position in […]

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Fonterra reduces Farmgate price

Fonterra has reduced its forecast Farmgate Milk Price for the 2015/16 season from NZ$4.15 per kgMS to $3.90 per kgMS.
When combined with the forecast earnings per share range of 45-55 cents, this means a total forecast available for payout of $4.35-$4.45 per kgMS and would currently equate to a forecast Cash Payout of $4.25-$4.30 per […]

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Lactium launches social media campaign

Lactium has launched a social media campaign to inform and connect with its consumers.
The result of over ten years of research, Lactium is a milk protein hydrolysate that contains a bioactive peptide with relaxing properties. As a unique, innovative and patented bioactive ingredient, Lactium does not suppress stress factors but decreases stress-related symptoms such as sleep […]

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Report: organic contains 50% more omega-3

A new study published in the British Journal of Nutrition shows organic milk and meat contain around 50% more beneficial omega-3 fatty acids than non-organic. In addition to organic milk and meat, the nutritional differences also apply to organic dairy like butter, cream, cheese and yoghurt. The study is said to be the largest systematic […]

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Research: Lactation, weather help predict milk quality

The quality of colostrum — the nutrient-rich milk newborn dairy calves first drink from their mothers – can be predicted by the mother’s previous lactation performance and weather, according to new research from the NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire.
UNH researchers found that previous lactation performance data can predict colostrum quality; […]

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Fonterra reduces milk price

Fonterra has reduced its forecast Farmgate Milk Price for the 2015/16 season from $4.60 per kgMS to $4.15 per kgMS.
When combined with the earnings per share range of 45-55 cents, this means a total available for payout of $4.60-$4.70 per kgMS and would currently equate to a forecast Cash Payout of $4.50-$4.55 per kgMS to […]

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Dean Foods launches TruMoo Calcium Plus

Dean Foods is launching TruMoo Calcium Plus low-fat chocolate milk to its line of dairy products. Like regular TruMoo, TruMoo Calcium Plus milk contains no high fructose corn syrup, no artificial growth hormones and no artificial sweeteners – and is made with 50% more calcium per serving than regular low-fat white milk.
According to the National […]

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EFSA: UV-treated milk OK

Following a request from the European Commission, the EFSA Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA) was asked to deliver an opinion on UV-treated milk as a novel food submitted pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 258/97, taking into account the comments and objections of a scientific nature raised by Member States.
The novel food is […]

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Sainsbury’s recalls chicken meals featuring misleading labelling

The supermarket giant said a number of products labelled as “Just Cook Chicken Breasts with Piri Piri sauce” actually contained chicken and bacon lattice instead – which includes milk and wheat in the ingredients.
The pork, milk and wheat were not mentioned on the label.
The food could be fatal for those with wheat or milk allergies, […]

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Danone doubles baby milk production capacity in Netherlands

    Danone doubles baby milk production capacity in Netherlands

Danone announced that it is investing €240 million to build a new plant for its Early Life Nutrition business.
With this investment, Danone will capitalize on strong and growing demand for its international early life nutrition brands, including Aptamil and Nutrilon, for both standard and specialized products.
The state-of-the-art facility will be built in Cuijk in the Netherlands, and will start […]

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MEGGLE goes Infant Nutrition – with Premium Quality Lactose by 2017

    MEGGLE goes Infant Nutrition –  with Premium Quality Lactose by 2017

With its 125-year history in milk processing and 70 years of experience in producing lactose for the food industry, Meggle is one of the leading players in this field. The company have been supplying the pharmaceuticals industry with premium-quality lactose as excipients for 50 years.
Throughout these years, Meggle has gained extensive expertise in processing whey […]

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New Study Reveals Benefits of Multi-micronutrient-fortified Milk and Cereals

    New Study Reveals Benefits of Multi-micronutrient-fortified Milk and Cereals

Milk and cereal products fortified with iron and a combination of other micronutrients are more likely to help reduce iron-deficiency anaemia in children than foods fortified with iron alone, according to a new study commissioned by Nestle. Researchers from the Winterthur Institute of Health Economics in Switzerland analysed the combined results of 18 published trials […]

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IDB Secures Additional €100 Million For Dairy Expansion Under Refinancing Package

    IDB Secures Additional €100 Million For Dairy Expansion Under Refinancing Package

The Irish Dairy Board (IDB) has completed the refinancing of its existing €250 million syndicated banking facility replacing it with a new three year syndicated bank loan facility of €350 million at competitive pricing, to meet domestic expansion and international growth requirements. The participant Banks are Allied Irish Banks, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays, […]

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Muller to Acquire Robert Wiseman Dairies For £279.5 Million

    Muller to Acquire Robert Wiseman Dairies For £279.5 Million

Muller Dairy (UK) has made a £279.5 million recommended cash offer for Robert Wiseman Dairies and has effectively acquired almost 55% of its shares. Operating from six major processing dairies in Aberdeen, East Kilbride, Glasgow, Manchester, Droitwich Spa and Bridgwater, Robert Wiseman Dairies processes and delivers more than 30% of the fresh milk consumed in […]

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Muller Makes Approach to Robert Wiseman Dairies

    Muller Makes Approach to Robert Wiseman Dairies

In response to the recent rise in its share price, British liquid milk specialist Robert Wiseman Dairies has confirmed that discussions regarding a possible cash offer are taking place with Muller Dairy (UK), a wholly-owned subsidiary of privately owned German dairy group Theo Muller. Robert Wiseman Dairies processes and delivers more than 30% of the […]

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FrieslandCampina Develops Three Varieties of Enriched Milk for Three Age Groups

    FrieslandCampina Develops Three Varieties of Enriched Milk for Three Age Groups

International dairy group FrieslandCampina has developed Triplet – three varieties of customised milk to suit three different age groups. Research shows that the nutritional needs of children change as they grow older. Milk is naturally rich in nutrients that children and adults need, but it is also suitable as a basis for further nutrient enrichment, […]

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Astarta and Danone Form Joint Venture in Ukraine

Astarta, the biggest producer of sugar and industrial milk in Ukraine, has entered a joint venture for the production and processing of milk with Danone, the world leader in dairy products, waters and baby nutrition.
Astarta’s high level of vertical integration in industrial cattle farming, own forage supply, as well as accumulated experience of industrial livestock […]

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Hansa-Milch and Arla Foods to Merge

    Hansa-Milch and Arla Foods to Merge

Dairy co-operatives Arla Foods of Scandinavia and Hansa-Milch Mecklenburg-Holstein of Germany are set to merge. A merger plan put forward by the boards of the two companies has now been approved by the members of the two co-operatives. The decision is being implemented with retrospective effect for the full 2011 financial year, and is enacted […]

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Agrial Strengthens Milk Business

    Agrial Strengthens Milk Business

French co-operative Agrial has strengthened its milk business by acquiring a minority stake in Delicelait, a producer of dairy ingredients, for an undisclosed sum. As part of the deal, Agrial will supply 70m litres of milk annually to Delicelait with a view to increasing this to 120m litres.
The move is in line with Agrial’s strategy […]

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New Dairy For Turkey

  New Dairy For Turkey

AB Holdings, which is one of Turkey’s largest food groups, is to build a new dairy products factory in Konya in the centre of the country, through its subsidiary Panagro. Construction of the new dairy, which will serve the Turkish and neighbouring markets, is scheduled to begin in early 2011.
The dairy is being designed by […]

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EC Proposes New Measures to Improve Dairy Sector Stability

  EC Proposes New Measures to Improve Dairy Sector Stability

The European Commission has adopted a proposal on ‘contractual relations in the milk sector’. The proposal aims to boost the position of the dairy producer in the dairy supply chain and prepare the sector for a more market oriented and sustainable future.
It provides for written contracts between milk producers and processors, the possibility to negotiate […]

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New British Guidelines to Country of Origin Labelling

  New British Guidelines to Country of Origin Labelling

New guiding principles on country of origin labelling to provide British consumers with clear, accurate information on the origin of their food have been published. The guidance, titled ‘Principles on Country of Origin Information’, has been developed by retailers’ organisation, the British Retail Consortium (BRC), in association with representatives of food manufacturers, commercial caterers and […]

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Solid First Half by Dairy Crest

  Solid First Half by Dairy Crest

Dairy Crest has performed solidly during the first six months of the year, benefiting from being a broadly based dairy business with strong brands. Adjusted profit before tax (before exceptional items, amortisation of acquired intangibles and pension interest) was up 5% to £40.1m on the comparable period in the previous year. Reported profit before tax […]

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Welsh Dairy Industry Set For Greener Future

  Welsh Dairy Industry Set For Greener Future

Welsh dairy farmers, processors, and retailers have reached an ambitious agreement to further reduce the environmental impact of milk and dairy products. The Welsh dairy industry has published a ‘Dairy Roadmap for Wales’, which clearly sets out targets for reducing the industry’s environmental footprint over the next ten years.
The document builds upon the work already […]

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Emmi Strengthens Domestic Swiss Business

  Emmi Strengthens Domestic Swiss Business

Swiss dairy company Emmi has joined forces with MIBA, a group of milk producers in north-western Switzerland, to invest SFr2m to purchase and reopen the former Regio Milch beider Basel plant in Frenkendorf, which was closed in June 2010. Beginning in the spring of 2011, Emmi will produce a line of dairy products in Frenkendorf […]

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UK Dairy Sector Responds to Carbon Footprinting Challenge

  UK Dairy Sector Responds to Carbon Footprinting Challenge

The first UK sector specific guidance for calculating the carbon footprint of all dairy products has been launched. Developed by Dairy UK, DairyCo and the Carbon Trust in collaboration with industry, the guidelines will be used by dairy processing companies to help them measure carbon emissions across their supply chain. As well as ensuring a […]

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Highest British Food Inflation For a Year

Rising ingredients and input costs for food manufacturers are being reflected in a sudden rise in food retail prices but it is still a long way short of the hyper-inflation of 2008. According to the British Retail Consortium-Nielsen Price Index, food inflation increased to 3.8% in August from 2.5% in July, the highest since July […]

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First Half Improvement But Bongrain Still Underperforming

Although Bongrain has significantly improved profitability and sales in the first half of 2010 compared to the corresponding period in 2009, the results are still below the French and international dairy group’s historic level of performance. Bongrain reported an increase in net profit from Eur13.2m to Eur37.3m in the first half of 2010 on net […]

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Global Dairy Markets Show Signs of Recovery

  Global Dairy Markets Show Signs of Recovery

Global dairy markets recovered somewhat unevenly in the first half of 2010. Commodity prices declined in the early months, stabilised in March and improved throughout the second quarter. Markets now appear to have peaked and are expected to trend lower in the second half, according to Glanbia, the Irish and international nutritional ingredients and cheese […]

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Lactalis Acquisition of Puleva Dairy Cleared

  Lactalis Acquisition of Puleva Dairy Cleared

The European Commission has cleared the proposed acquisition by the French group Lactalis of Spanish group Ebro Puleva’s dairy business. The Commission concluded that the transaction would not significantly impede effective competition in Europe or Spain.
Lactalis manufactures and sells milk and dairy products, including a wide range of cheese, desserts and cream, in roughly 150 […]

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Cloned Meat Entered UK Food Chain

The Food Standards Agency in the UK has confirmed that meat from a cloned animal has entered the British food chain and has been eaten. While there is no evidence that consuming products from healthy clones, or their offspring, poses a food safety risk, meat and products from clones and their offspring are considered novel […]

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Changing Demographics Will Provide Growth Opportunities for Dairy Industry

  Changing Demographics Will Provide Growth Opportunities for Dairy Industry

Changing demographics will have an impact on the types of dairy products people consume and how they consume them, providing new growth opportunities for the dairy industry, according to the latest edition of the Tetra Pak Dairy Index.
Ageing populations, urbanisation and an emerging global middle class are driving demand for new types of liquid dairy […]

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Food Processing in India Requires $30 Billion Investment

India will need approximately over $30b worth of investment to completely restructure its processing-food industry to substantially lift up the share of its processed food trade, which currently stands at 2.2% in the case of fruit and vegetables, 26% for fisheries, 6% in poultry, 20% in buffalo meat and 35% milk by 2015, according to […]

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Copa-Cogeca Gives Detailed Views on Future of EU Dairy Sector

  Copa-Cogeca Gives Detailed Views on Future of EU Dairy Sector

At an EU Commission meeting today where the future of the EU dairy sector was discussed, Copa-Cogeca, which represents farmers and their co-operatives in the European Union, called for long-term measures to reduce extreme market volatility and ensure that farmers get a fair return for their produce.
The move came at the EU Commission Advisory Group […]

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Robert Wiseman Dairies Makes Further Milk Price Increase

  Robert Wiseman Dairies Makes Further Milk Price Increase

UK liquid milk specialist Robert Wiseman Dairies has increased the price paid to farmers for milk by 0.4 pence per litre to 24.72ppl. The price rise follows a 0.3ppl increase by Wiseman last August.
The move follows a recent call by the National Farmers’ Union for higher farmgate milk prices.
“Our intention is to continue building on […]

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British Public Confused by Health Messages Surrounding Dairy Products

  British Public Confused by Health Messages Surrounding Dairy Products

A YouGov SixthSense report into the dairy market reveals that 1 in 3 adults in the UK are confused about the health messages surrounding dairy products. Although 82% of respondents agree that dairy products are good for children, many are unsure where dairy ‘fits’ in their diet. Health perceptions of dairy vary widely, with 65% […]

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Arla Foods Continues to Increase Milk Price

  Arla Foods Continues to Increase Milk Price

Continuing progress in its international industrial markets and a generally increasing demand for milk have enabled Arla Foods to raise the price paid to its co-operative members per kg of milk – the so-called Arla price – by 7.5 Danish ore.
“Global market prices in the industrial area combined with exchange rate developments have resulted in […]

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Sold Performance By Milk Link

  Sold Performance By Milk Link

Milk Link has increased profit before tax to £10.6m for the year ended April 3rd last from £0.5m in 2009, when the British dairy co-operative incurred exceptional charges of £9.6m. EBITDA rose by 1.7% to £28.7m and turnover edged up 0.5% to £550m. The profit attributable to co-op members was £10.1m.
The amount of milk handled […]

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£320 Million Capital Investment by UK Dairy Processors

Although 2009 was a tough year for UK dairy processors, the market fundamentals remain sound and reflecting this confidence in the long-term outlook, capital investment projects worth over £320 million are currently ongoing or just recently completed within the industry.
Encompassing liquid milk, cheese, yoghurts and chilled desserts, yellow fats (butter, spreads and margarine) and cream, […]

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Arla Foods Invests For Growth

  Arla Foods Invests For Growth

Having been forced by the severe economic environment in 2009 to make cuts across its business, Arla Foods has substantially increased its investment budget for 2010 to DKr1.84 billion (Eur250 million) as the Scandinavian dairy giant again focuses on expansion.
In addition to marketing expenditure to drive sales growth, the investment budget has earmarked funds for […]

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