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Researchers Exploring Efficiency Gains In Powered Milk and Whey Production
Thursday, October 30, 2014 (955 reads)

Researchers at Technische Universit√§t M√ľnchen (TUM) are researching more energy-efficient ways of making concentrates and they are already seeing promising results. By combining different membrane separation processes, they have succeeded in reducing the amount of energy required to concentrate milk by around 20 percent. The TUM team was also able to double the amount of dry matter produced by cascading ultra- and nanofiltration processes in series. “We were able to show that the right combination of membrane separation technologies can unlock significant efficiency gains in powdered milk and whey production,” states project leader, Prof. Ulrich Kulozik from the TUM Chair of Food Process Engineering and Dairy Technology.

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Hilmar Cheese Makes Plans For New Dry Milk Processing Facility
Thursday, October 30, 2014 (983 reads)

Hilmar Cheese is in the process of building and hiring workers for a new dry-milk processing facility in Turlock, Califnoria, that will produce a variety of milk powders in an effort to expand the company's "ingredients business to meet strong global demand," Hilmar President and CEO John Jeter said. "The U.S. dairy industry, and specifically California, is well-positioned to be a consistent supplier to the world," he said. 

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CWT Assists with 7.8 Million Pounds of Cheese, Butter, Whole Milk Powder
Thursday, October 30, 2014 (872 reads)

Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has accepted 13 requests for export assistance to sell 5.735 million pounds (2,601 metric tons) of Cheddar cheese, 1,984 million pounds (900 metric tons) of butter (82% milkfat) and 46,297 pounds (21 metric tons) of whole milk powder to customers in Asia, the Middle East and North Africa.

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Japan Imports Emergency Supplies of butter and Powdered Milk
Thursday, October 30, 2014 (1000 reads)

Japan has announced plans for emergency imports of 3,000 tons of butter and 10,000 tons of powdered milk, underlining its eroding food security. Another 7,000 tons of butter were imported earlier this year, although the purchase of skimmed milk is a first since 1997 and the largest in Japan's history.

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Saputo Seeks Expansion
Thursday, October 30, 2014 (1154 reads)

After winning the battle to get a prized stake in the Australian dairy market, Canadian processor Saputo seems determined to keep expanding. The Canadian cheese giant has given a strong indication that a foothold in New Zealand is on the company's agenda - and maybe, too, are further acquisitions in Australia.

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Industry Analysts Suggest World Dairy Product Prices Will Likely Continue To Slip, Adding More Pressure To U.S. Prices
Friday, October 24, 2014 (964 reads)

Geopolitical issues, slowing world economies and the Russian ban on dairy products are creating a pattern of volatility that could linger. Industry analysts suggest that world dairy product prices will likely continue to slip, leading to even more pressure on U.S. dairy product prices. 

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Fonterra Looking to Strengthen South Canterbury Milk Processing
Friday, October 24, 2014 (875 reads)

Fonterra has started the consultation process with the view of lodging consent applications to build two new high-efficiency milk powder driers at its Studholme site in South Canterbury.

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New Foremost Farms Leadership Positions Announced
Thursday, October 23, 2014 (965 reads)

Michael Doyle, Foremost Farms president and CEO has announced the promotion of two individuals to his executive leadership team. Jim Hamm, who joined Foremost Farms in 2008 as director of financial planning and analysis has been appointed to the newly created position of vice president-strategy and business development. While the current director of finance and controller, Mark Graupman has been promoted to vice president-finance. Graupman has worked at Foremost Farms for 32 years.

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Mexico Dairy Industry Looking Toward Growth
Thursday, October 23, 2014 (1168 reads)

Mexico’s dairy production and consumption will rise in 2015, with an increased focus on domestic production forcing U.S. exporters to shift focus, according to a report,“Mexico: Dairy and Products Annual”  from the U.S. Foreign Agricultural Service. The Mexican dairy sector will again increase production in 2015, with annual production forecast at 11.71 million metric tons (MMT), up slightly from 2014. Milk, cheese, and most dairy products consumption will also continue to rise, but expectations for dry whole milk powder consumption – and subsequent imports – are expected to decline.

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National Milk Production Up During Third Quarter
Thursday, October 23, 2014 (950 reads)

Milk production in the United States during the July - September quarter totaled 51.1 billion pounds, up 3.5 percent from the July - September quarter last year. For the month of September, 15.5 billion pounds of milk was produced in the 23 major dairy states, which was up 4.1 percent higher than in 2013, but less than the previous month's 16.2 billion.

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