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Fonterra’s Waitoa UHT Site Produces First Commercial Product
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 (969 reads)

Fonterra’s $120 million UHT milk processing site at Waitoa in New Zealand has produced its first 25,000 Anchor UHT cream packs ready for sale. UHT Operations Manager, Donald Lumsden, says the first production marks a significant milestone for the Waitoa UHT site, which has transformed from a green field to a state-of-the-art milk processing facility in just 12 months.

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CWT Assists with 5.3 Million Pounds of Cheese, Butter and Whole Milk Powder Export Sales
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 (885 reads)

Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has accepted 15 requests for export assistance to sell 198,416 pounds (90 metric tons) of Cheddar cheese, 4.184 million pounds (1,898 metric tons) of 82% butter and 936,965 pounds (425 metric tons) of whole milk powder to customers in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and North Africa. 

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March 2014 Milk Production up 0.9%
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 (1195 reads)

March 2014 U.S. milk production was estimated at 17.83 billion lbs., up just 0.9% from March 2013, according to USDA’s monthly report. Milk cow numbers were estimated at 9.22 million head, 3,000 head more than February 2014. Production per cow averaged 1,959 lbs. for March.

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Tillamook Cheese Expands Facility To Include Lactose Powder and Whey Protein
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 (1003 reads)

Tillamook Cheese recently finished an expansion project at its plant at Oregon's Port of Morrow which has added 65,000 square feet of space and created 40 jobs. The company is expanding its product lines to include lactose powder and dried whey protein concentrate, but Tillamook's focus is still on cheese, Tillamook manager Chris Stirk said. 

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Tetra Pak Awarded $2m for Cheese Vat Patent Infringement
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 (1031 reads)

Cheese Systems Inc (CSI) has agreed to pay $2m (€1.45m, £1.2m) in damages to Tetra Pak for infringing on one of the Swiss processing and packaging giant's US cheese making technology patents.

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USDA Helps Open and Expand Export Markets for US Agriculture
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 (986 reads)

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) awarded funding to more than 60 U.S. agricultural organizations to help expand commercial export markets for American products. The funding was made available through the 2014 Farm Bill. USDA begin accepting applications for 2015 export development program funding on April 17, 2014.

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FrieslandCampina Ingredients to Open New Sales Office in South America
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 (1085 reads)

This month, FrieslandCampina Ingredients will open a new sales office in São Paulo, Brazil. The new sales office will allow FrieslandCampina to capitalize more effectively on the growing demand for ingredients and a comprehensive range of infant and toddler nutrition products among clients operating on the South American market.

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GlobalDairyTrade Prices Dip 2.6%
Thursday, April 17, 2014 (1130 reads)

The GlobalDairyTrade (GDT) price index dipped by 2.6% in the April 15 auction, settling at an average winning price of US$4047/ton, from US$4124/ton in the previous auction. Butter milk powder (BMP) and milk protein concentrate (MPC) recorded the largest falls at 8.6% and 7% respectively, while butter, cheddar, rennet casein and skim milk powder (SMP) prices all fell by roughly 4%. Whole milk powder (WMP) dipped 1.6%, and anhydrous milk fat (AMF) made a slight gain of 0.6%.

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A Downward Trend in Skim-Milk Powder Exports Offsets Rises in Cheese and Whole Milk Powder Exports
Thursday, April 17, 2014 (1218 reads)

Feed price forecasts are changed only slightly from March and are still favorable for herd expansion. The March Milk Production report indicated a small year-over-year decline in February cow numbers, and first-quarter cow numbers are lowered from March’s forecast.

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Meta-Analysis Looks at the Effects of Whey Protein on Body Composition
Thursday, April 17, 2014 (966 reads)

There is light at the end of the tunnel for a European whey wholesaler, as a long-running dispute over EU import duties on milk fat in whey protein is finally coming to an end.


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