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Meijer’s Has Moved Into The World of Dairy Production
Friday, March 30, 2012 (1313 reads)

US retailer Meijer has moved into dairy production through the acquisition of family-owned Bareman's Dairy. They plan to invest more than US$8m to expand production at the dairy in Holland, Michigan.

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The Consortium for Common Food Names Claims Generic Food Names Maybe Threatened
Friday, March 30, 2012 (1330 reads)

The Consortium for Common Food Names believes the names such as Parmesan and Provolone should belong to everyone! This international initiative that seeks to stop efforts to restrict the use of generic food names has been launched by a number of food producers and organizations from multiple countries.

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Fonterra Reports Record Number of Dairy Shipments in First Half
Thursday, March 29, 2012 (1260 reads)

Fonterra Cooperative Group Ltd. has reported that their first-half profit rose 18 percent as surging demand from Asia boosted shipments to record numbers.

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CWT Assists with 4.7 Million Pounds of Butter and Cheese Export Sales
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 (1235 reads)

Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has accepted 13 requests for export assistance from Dairy Farmers of America, Darigold, and United Dairymen of Arizona to sell a total of 1,288 metric tons (2.840 million pounds) of Cheddar cheese and 855 metric tons (1.884 million pounds) of butter to customers in Asia, Central America, the Middle East, and Africa.

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Research Creates New Culture That Allows Greater Cheese Volumes from Less Milk
Monday, March 26, 2012 (1142 reads)

DuPont research has created a rare opportunity for quark and other fresh cheese manufacturers to boost their capacity without increasing their milk consumption or investing in extra equipment.

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2012 Predications for Dairy Volume Sales Growth Remain Vague
Thursday, March 22, 2012 (1305 reads)

Discussing global dairy demand in their quarterly outlook report, Rabobank’s Food and Agribusiness Research and Advisory Dairy team said: “In the face of weak economics and expensive pricing, sales volume growth remained elusive in key western markets.”

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Dairy Industry Could Benefit From New Antibiotic
Thursday, March 22, 2012 (1232 reads)

Researchers at the University of Illinois say they have discovered a new antibiotic that, as an analog of milk peptide nisin, has potential for use both as a food preservative and for treatment of bovine mastitis.

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Researchers Suggest That Reducing Sodium Levels in Cheese Could Outweigh Benefits
Thursday, March 22, 2012 (1240 reads)

Dr. John Lucey, director of the Center for Dairy Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (CDR) suggests that government pressure to cut sodium in cheese could have serious food safety, taste and labeling consequences, and questions the necessity of such a move given minimal evidence of positive health effects and muted consumer demand.

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Fonterra to Build Processing Facility in New Zealand
Thursday, March 22, 2012 (1350 reads)

Fonterra has announced plans to build a second milk processing facility at its site in Darfield, New Zealand. The second facility is expected to have doubled the processing capacity of the first and will house the largest milk-powder dryer in the world, helping the company meet increasing demand from the Middle East, Southeast Asia and China

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Dairy Product Prices Fall to Eight-Month Low
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 (1371 reads)

Prices of dairy products fell by the most in eight months on Fonterra Cooperative Group's GlobalDairyTrade platform amid concern demand for commodities may be slowing with China's growth outlook.

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