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DFA Tops IFCN Top 20 Milk Processor List
Friday, September 26, 2014 (1180 reads)

Dairy Farmers of America has topped the 2014 IFCN Top 20 Milk Processor List. This list which was recently published by the International Farm Comparison Network (IFCN) takes into account data on collected milk volume and dairy commodity purchase, analysis and estimates.

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Codex & IDF Impacts on the US Dairy Export Equation
Friday, September 26, 2014 (1438 reads)

The US dairy industry has been exporting a massive amount of dairy products which has put money into the pockets of US dairy farmers, transport companies (trucking, rail and shipping), dairy processors, export brokers and government coffers.  In 2013, 201.2 billion pounds of milk were produced on US dairy farms with 31.2 billion pounds of milk equivalent exported (15.5%).  Looking at it another way, approximately 70% of all the increased farm milk production growth since 2003 was exported in the form of milk and whey powders, cheese and other dairy products. 

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Fonterra’s New $30M Dry Store Site Ready For Peak Season
Friday, September 26, 2014 (1073 reads)

As the 2014-15 dairy season moves towards peak milk production, a huge new $30 million drystore at Fonterra's manufacturing site near Hawera, New Zealand is swinging into operation. The new 20,400sq m dry store, measuring 250m x 66m and 13m high at its apex, can hold 27,000 tons of product. It almost doubles the site's total dry storage capacity to 70,000 tons. The store will eliminate double and quadruple handling of product and will mean 280,000 tons of milk powder manufactured in the five powder plants at Whareroa each season can now be packed and stored there ready to go directly to the customer. 

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Private Storage Aid for Cheese Closed
Thursday, September 25, 2014 (1071 reads)

The European Commission has closed the measure for Private Storage Aid (PSA) for cheese following a disproportionate surge in interest for this measure from cheese  producers in certain regions not traditionally exporting significant quantities to Russia. This move is a precautionary step to avoid the possibility of reaching the maximum volume of 155,000 tons so soon after the measure was opened on September 5.

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GDT Releases September 2014 Chart Focus Publication
Thursday, September 25, 2014 (1042 reads)

The GlobalDairyTrade has released their September 2014 Chart Focus publication. This publication  is a six-monthly publication published by GlobalDairyTrade to provide more information about GDT to the marketplace.

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Brazil Begins Dairy Exports to Russia
Thursday, September 25, 2014 (1184 reads)

Three so-far-unnamed Brazilian dairy companies have received the proper paperwork to start deliveries to Russia, a representative of the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture said. The new deliveries will help fill the 57 percent gap of imported dairy products after Russia introduced a one-year food embargo in August on certain agricultural products from the EU, US, Australia, Canada, Australia and Norway. In the past, Russia has been a big importer of Brazilian butter, but Brazil hopes to sell milk and milk powder to Russia.

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BRF to Sell Dairy Assets to Lactalis’s Parmalat For $805 Million
Thursday, September 25, 2014 (1321 reads)

Brazilian food company BRF has announced its agreement to sell its dairy units to Lactalis’s Parmalat for $108 million, making the firm the second-largest dairy company in Brazil.

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Bongards' Creameries in Among One Of The Largest Cheese-Making Plants in The World
Thursday, September 25, 2014 (1155 reads)

Bongards' Creameries, an ADPI member, began as a small local creamery, helping farmers to process their milk. Since its beginning in 1908, it has grown to include satellite factories in Perham and Humboldt, Tennessee. It has also increased its range of products to include cheese and whey. In the twenty-first century, Bongards' Creameries is among the largest cheese-making plants in the world.

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Strong Domestic Sales and Exports Lead To Record-Breaking Prices, But Changes May Be On The Way
Thursday, September 25, 2014 (885 reads)

Strong domestic sales and exports have led to record-breaking prices for dairy products and milk, spurring an increase in U.S. milk production. The August milk production in the 23 major milk-producing states increased 2.6% in August according to the latest USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service report. However, industry analysts feel that the streak may be over as the USDA’s Outlook Board has just called for the All Milk price to drop $4 per cwt in 2015, while some industry analysts feel it could fall even farther than that. 

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New Zealand Posts A Tighter Monthly Trade Deficit as Live Animals and Dairy Product Exports Rise and Imports Fall
Thursday, September 25, 2014 (1290 reads)

New Zealand posted a narrower trade deficit in August as exports of live animals and dairy products underpinned international sales, and imports from major trading partners declined. New Zealand has benefited from strong terms of trade this year as strong demand for dairy products from China have bolstered exports. Live animal exports led the gain in monthly international sales, climbing more than 500 percent to $110 million as China imported live cattle, including dairy cows. Milk powder, butter and cheese rose 16 percent to $659 million.

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