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Wisconsin Milk Output up 2% from 2010
Wednesday, December 28, 2011 (1395 reads)

Milk output has grown for the second straight month in Wisconsin as farmers harvested 2.1 billion pounds in November. Last month in the U.S., milk production increased 2% to 14.7 billion pounds.

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India Extends Ban on Chinese Milk
Wednesday, December 28, 2011 (1530 reads)

India’s central government issued a notification on December 26, stating that it has extended its prohibition on the import of milk and milk products from China until June 24, 2012. According to the notification by India’s Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), the prohibited milk products from China include chocolates and chocolate products, candies, confectionary, any other kind of food that contains milk or milk solids.

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Tainted Milk in China Caused by Bad Feed
Wednesday, December 28, 2011 (1484 reads)

Chinese dairy producer Mengniu said it destroyed a batch of milk over the weekend that contained aflatoxin, a substance known to cause liver damage and cancer. The tainted milk was found at the company's plant in Sichuan.

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U.S. Milk Production up 1.8% on Year
Thursday, December 22, 2011 (1411 reads)

The Department of Agriculture reports milk production in November was up 1.8% nationwide compared with a year ago, and up 2.2% in the 23 states that produce the most. Production per cow was 16 pounds higher in November 2011 compared with a year earlier, reaching 1,738 pounds.

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Butter Smugglers Nabbed in Norway as Shortage Escalates
Thursday, December 22, 2011 (1377 reads)

Norwegian police have arrested two Swedes for smuggling more than 250 kilograms of butter into the country. Norway is currently facing a severe butter shortage driving people to resort to extremes to get their hands on the highly coveted spread.

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Bulgaria Set to Promote Its Dairy Products in Spain, Russia and Brazil
Thursday, December 22, 2011 (1400 reads)

The chairman of Bulgaria's Association of Dairy Processors says his association has secured EU funding to promote dairy products in Spain, Russia and Brazil.

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Recovery in Milk Prices May Prove Short Lived
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 (1392 reads)

The late-year revival in dairy values, which prompted export giant Fonterra to lift milk price hopes, may prove short-lived, swamped by the extent of production rises at a time of modest demand growth.

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Powder Prices Fall in Fonterra Auction
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 (1656 reads)

Prices of dairy products fell for the first time in three sales on Fonterra Cooperative Group’s GlobalDairyTrade platform, with declines in most of the products on offer.

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Study Shows Cheese Cuts Cholesterol Compared with Butter Equivalent
Monday, December 19, 2011 (1331 reads)

According to a new Danish study, cheese intake lowers LDL cholesterol when compared with butter intake of equal fat content, and does not increase said cholesterol levels compared with a normal diet.

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USDA Forecasts More U.S. Milk Output, Lower Prices in 2012
Friday, December 16, 2011 (2785 reads)

The All-Milk price is projected at a still-strong $18.10 to $18.90 per cwt. for 2012. U.S. milk production is projected to rise in 2012, reflecting higher growth in milk per cow and slightly more cows in 2011, USDA has said in its World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report.

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