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Meiji Dairies to Build New Food Processing Plant
Friday, November 30, 2012 (1404 reads)


Japanese dairy giant Meiji Holdings has set aside 11.5bn yen ($140m, €110m) to build and equip a new processing plant under plans to increase its yogurt and milk product processing capabilities.



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Chinese Cheese Import Values Increase 99.6% Over Two Years
Thursday, November 29, 2012 (1699 reads)


China's cheese market is booming as more diners in the nation take their first bite of this still relative newcomer to their plates, offering golden opportunities to cheese producers across the globe. According to the Italian Trade Commission, the nation's cheese imports totaled $139.26 million in 2011, up from $105.45 million in the previous year, and $69.77 million in 2009.



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Fonterra Sets Up Offices in India
Thursday, November 29, 2012 (1197 reads)


Fonterra has announced it is setting up a local office in a bid to step up its presence in India. The new office, in Delhi, will be led by expatriate Hamish Gowans, who will be designated as general manager. Fonterra's president Greater China and India Kelvin Wickham said the opening of the new office would help the company get a better understanding of the local dairy market.



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Agropur to Invest Over $100m in Whey Processing Facility
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 (1231 reads)


ADPI member Agropur has announced that it is investing more than $100 million in its Luxemburg plant in Wisconsin in order to significantly increase the capacity. This investment will also improve the technology of the whey processing facility and wastewater treatment system, bringing it up to the highest environmental standards.



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Exports and Overseas Growth Driving Volac Profits
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 (1125 reads)


Dairy nutrition company, Volac, has announced progress in its performance, against a backdrop of increased exports and improved profits from overseas operations. The firm as reported an operating profit increase of nearly 40% for the year ending February 2012.



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New Technique Can Reveal Interference with Milk in China
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 (1293 reads)


Together with Danish Foss and New Zealand-based dairy company Fonterra, Arla has developed a screening method that can reveal whether milk has been tampered with in order to achieve financial gains.



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Dairy Strategy Review Launched by Scottish Government
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 (1230 reads)


Achieving sustainable economic growth for Scotland’s dairy sector is the key aim of an industry-wide strategic review currently launched by the Scottish government.



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Cheese and Butter Stocks Decline During October
Monday, November 26, 2012 (1206 reads)


The latest USDA Cold Storage report shows that stocks of natural cheese and butter declined during October 2012. Cheese stocks which were reduced by 4% during the month of October are now 6% lower than they were a year ago. Butter stocks were drastically reduced in October, with stock levels falling by 26%.



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New Zealand Milk Production Jumps 11.3%
Monday, November 26, 2012 (1547 reads)


The 2011-2012 is the best dairy season on record for New Zealand. According to the latest data released from Dairy NZ milk production leaped 11.3%, making it the most productive season on record.



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New Zealand Wants Dairy Included in Trans-Pacific Partnership
Monday, November 26, 2012 (1145 reads)


New Zealand won't sign up to the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal unless it includes an agreement to progressively abolish tariffs on agricultural products exported to North America, says Prime Minister John Key.



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