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New FAO Protein Quality Measurement
Thursday, February 28, 2013 (1442 reads)

A groundbreaking report by an Expert Consultation of the Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations (FAO) has recommended a new, advanced method for assessing the quality of dietary proteins.

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Fonterra Forecasts a Continuing Rise in Dairy Prices
Thursday, February 28, 2013 (1222 reads)

Fonterra gave weight to ideas that New Zealand's milk production is falling sharply in the closing months of 2012-13, by warning of a fall-off in its own collections – as it forecast higher prices ahead.  The co-operative has stated that global dairy prices are likely to move higher in the second half of the season.

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New Zealand Trade Deficit in January Pushed by Dairy Decline
Thursday, February 28, 2013 (1168 reads)

New Zealand recorded a trade deficit in January, reflecting a larger-than-expected decline in exports led by dairy products. Exports of milk powder, butter and cheese fell 16 percent to $1.1 billion in January from the same month of 2012 and fell 7.7 percent to $11.2 billion in the 12 months ended January 31.

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Saputo Plans to Close Two Cheesemaking Plants
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 (1372 reads)

Canadian dairy processor Saputo is closing its German cheese facility and preparing to close its operations in Wales as it looks to focus on growth in the U.S., Latin America and possibly Australia.

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Fonterra Invests in New UHT Processing Plant
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 (1315 reads)

Fonterra will invest more than $84.2 million (US dollars) in a new processing plant for long-life milk at its existing Waitoa, New Zealand dairy processing site. This plant will feature five new ultra-high temperature (UHT) processing lines manufacturing products including milk and cream and help meet growing demand in Asia for long-life milk products,

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European Dairy Export Volumes Up
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 (1342 reads)

In 2012 the EU grew their dairy exports by 5%. The product to record the biggest increase in both percentage terms and absolute terms was cheese which increased by nearly 14% from 2011.

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CWT Assists with 2.1 Million Pounds of Cheese, Butter and WMP Export Sales
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 (1101 reads)

Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has accepted 12 requests for export assistance from to sell 1.122 million pounds of Cheddar and Gouda cheese; 908,305 pounds of butter and 44,092 pounds of whole milk powder (WMP) to customers in Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa.

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Milk Production Slows in Australia
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 (1454 reads)

Milk production in January 2013 was 5.5% less than the corresponding month in 2012 across most of Austalia. The only region to still show any year on year growth during January was Northern Victoria.

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Washington State Weighing Tax Change to Attract Dairy Firm
Friday, February 22, 2013 (1203 reads)

Washington state may add baby formula to the list of dairy items that are exempt from the state's business and occupation tax. The Northwest Dairy Association has said that it is courting one of the three largest infant formula manufacturers in the world and that the tax change would encourage the company to establish operations in the state.

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U.S. Cheese is Increasingly Profitable to Export
Friday, February 22, 2013 (1301 reads)

Most cheese manufacturers are operating with full or nearly full schedules, unconstrained by milk supply availability. Expectations for cheese prices, supply, and demand over coming months, seem guided by whether the person opining is focused more on domestic or global factors. When the focus is more global than domestic, comments tend to focus on a "world-wide slowdown" in milk production. There is expanding interest and awareness among manufacturers in the potential for cheese exports.

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