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City in France Using Whey to Provide Power
Wednesday, December 30, 2015 (857 reads)


In the Savoie region of France, residents in the small city of Albertville see cheese as more than a dietary staple. It’s what keeps the lights on. There the electrical potential of cheese—specifically, a nice piece of Beaufort—has been harnessed by a newly opened local power plant and is used to provide power to hundreds of homes.



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3-A SSI Announces Accreditation Exam for Certified Conformance Evaluators
Tuesday, December 29, 2015 (580 reads)


Applications are now available from 3-A Sanitary Standards, Inc. (3-A SSI) for candidates interested in obtaining certification as a 3-A SSI Certified Conformance Evaluator (CCE).  Individuals who meet application requirements will be eligible to sit for the accreditation exam on May 16, 2016 at the Clarion Hotel & Conference Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin in conjunction with the 3-A SSI 2016 Annual Meeting and Education Programs.

 


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November Milk Production up 0.6 Percent
Tuesday, December 29, 2015 (677 reads)


Milk production in the United States during November totaled 16.6 billion pounds, up 0.6 percent from November 2014. Production per cow in the United States averaged 1,787 pounds for November, 4 pounds above November 2014.



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3-A SSI Invites Applications for 2016 Student Travel Awards
Thursday, December 24, 2015 (695 reads)


3-A Sanitary Standards, Inc. (3-A SSI) invites applications for the 2016 Student Travel Award, which is intended to help motivated, career-oriented students to participate in the annual education program of 3-A SSI and gain valuable insights on hygienic equipment design. Candidates for the 2016 awards must be enrolled full-time in a food technology, food science, dairy science or other closely related program (undergraduate or graduate level) at a college or university in the U.S. or Canada.



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CWT Assists with 12.7 million Pounds of Cheese and Whole Milk Powder Export Sales
Thursday, December 24, 2015 (615 reads)


Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has accepted 14 requests for export assistance to sell 3.515 million pounds (1,595 metric tons) of Cheddar, Gouda and Monterey Jack cheese, and 9.215 million pounds (4,180 metric tons) of whole milk powder to customers in Asia, the Middle East, Oceania and South America.



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Agropur Gets $214M From Investors
Thursday, December 24, 2015 (715 reads)


Investors led by Caisse have given Canadian dairy cooperative Agropur about $214 million in funding, as the country's dairy industry prepares for a new Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement that could bring more dairy imports into the country as growth of dairy consumption there slows. Agropur processes more than 5.4 billion liters of milk per year at its 40 North American plants. 

 



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CWT Assists with 5.2 million Pounds of Cheese and Whole Milk Powder Export Sales
Friday, December 18, 2015 (574 reads)


Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has accepted 13 requests for export assistance to sell 3.402 million pounds (1,543 metric tons) of Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese, and 1.764 million pounds (800 metric tons) of whole milk powder to customers in Asia, the Middle East and South America. 



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Fonterra to Sell Australian Yogurt Dairy Desserts Business
Friday, December 18, 2015 (681 reads)


Fonterra has announced the intention to sell its Australian yogurt and dairy dessert business to Parmalat Australia Pty. Ltd. Both parties entered into exclusive negotiations which have now culminated in the signing of a sale agreement. The transaction, which is conditional on regulatory and other approvals, is expected to be completed in the first half the of the 2016 calendar year.



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Dairy Prices Up Slightly At Latest GlobalDairyTrade Auction
Thursday, December 17, 2015 (909 reads)


The December 15th GlobalDairyTrade auction saw mixed movements across the products but the overall result was still positive no matter how small. The GDT Price Index rose 1.9% with an average price of US$2,458 a metric ton, up from US$2,419 a ton at the previous auction.



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Canada Is Getting 4,000 Tons of Emergency Butter
Thursday, December 17, 2015 (669 reads)


Canada, a leader in butter production, is suffering from a massive butter shortage just in time for the holidays. In fact, the Canadian Dairy Commission is having 4,000 tons of butter ordered for the country. The butter will come from the U.S., New Zealand, Ireland, Belgium, and Uruguay.



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