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Skim Milk Powder and Butter Continue To Move Into Private Storage Aid
Friday, December 26, 2014 (1057 reads)

Butter and skim milk powder (SMP) continue to flow into the storage scheme that is subsidies by the EU government. In the week up to December 21st a further 552 tons of SMP and 112 tons of butter was placed into Private Storage Aid (PSA). This brings the total amount of butter in storage to 20,905 tons and 16,375 tons of SMP.

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New Zealand Sets New Labeling Requirements for Infant Formula
Friday, December 26, 2014 (1026 reads)

New Zealand's food industry regulator has issued new regulations for the labelling of retail ready infant and follow-on formula products. The regulations impact all dairy based formula intended for use by infants and young children that is packaged for retail that is to be exported.

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U.S. Dairy Industry Praises Outcome of Talks With China on Cheese Name Issue
Friday, December 26, 2014 (871 reads)

A favorable outcome of the U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade meetings should facilitate export of products like feta and parmesan cheese to China, which is a particularly large and fast-growing market for U.S. dairy products. “We are extremely pleased that the United States and China have agreed to strong protections for products using these well-established cheese names as we seek to expand exports to this key market,” said Tom Suber, president of the U.S. Dairy Export Council.

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GlobalDairyTrade: Dairy Price Decline Slows in Q4
Friday, December 19, 2014 (1214 reads)

GlobalDairyTrade (GDT), has a new report to provide insights into global dairy commodity prices. The GDT Quarterly, hows that overall dairy prices fell in Q4, 2014 (October to December) at a slower rate than in Q3, 2014. The GDT Price Index declined by 1% in Q4 2014 compared to a decline of 22% in the previous quarter (July to Sept 2014).

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Prices Rise At Last Fonterra Global Dairy Trade Auction of the Year
Thursday, December 18, 2014 (962 reads)

Fonterra’s Global Dairy Trade for dairy products saw prices rise by 2.4% in the last auction of 2014. The trade-weighted GDT price index was up 2.4%, lifting it off a five-year low but prices are still down nearly 50% since February. 

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3-A SSI Announces New Officers and Directors
Thursday, December 18, 2014 (971 reads)

The 3-A Sanitary Standards, Inc. (3-A SSI) Board of Directors recently named Carl Buell from Leprino Foods Company, Chair and elected other officers for 2015.  Dr. Ronald Schmidt from the University of Florida was elected Vice Chair; Kenneth Anderson with Harold Wainess & Associates was elected Secretary and Dan Meyer, Technical Director for the American Dairy Products Institute was named Treasurer.

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AFIA Launches A Newly Redesigned Website
Thursday, December 18, 2014 (911 reads)

The American Feed Industry Association is excited to announce the launch of its newly redesigned website, The responsive and more user-friendly site is now live for AFIA membership and the general public to access

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Rabobank Foresees Continuing Drop in Dairy Prices with Possible Recovery in late 2015
Thursday, December 18, 2014 (862 reads)

Rabobank’s Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory group, has issued a new report on the global dairy industry, looking at issues of price, supply and demand in key international markets. 

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Glanbia Ingredients Ireland Opens Milk Protein Plant
Thursday, December 18, 2014 (1151 reads)

Glanbia Ingredients Ireland’s (GII) has officially opened newly-built milk protein facility on the existing GII site in Virginia, County Cavan, Ireland. Over €7.8 million ($9.5m) has been invested in the Virginia plant to build the new milk protein unit, which will more than double current milk protein capacity from 4,000 to 10,000 tons. It is a significant boost for the Virginia facility which will also continue its extensive production of enriched milk powders for export markets as well as exclusive cream supply to the global Baileys brand.

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Fire At AMPI Cheese Processing Plant in Wisconsin
Thursday, December 18, 2014 (1141 reads)

A cheese processing and packaging facility owned by Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI) was the site of a fire that broke out Friday, December 12th. The facility which makes processed and natural shredded cheese is one of 10 plants ran by AMPI.

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