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BSE Update Issued by USDA - Friday, April 27, 2012
Friday, April 27, 2012 (1453 reads)

USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service released an update on a California dairy cow that tested positive for BSE. The animal was 10 years, seven-months-old and came from a dairy farm in Tulare County, CA. The animal was euthanized after it developed lameness and became recumbent, and the carcass will be destroyed.

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CWT Will Expand to Anhydrous Milk Fat
Friday, April 27, 2012 (1540 reads)

Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has accepted 11 requests for export assistance from Dairy Farmers of America, Darigold, Foremost Farms, and Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative to sell a total of 2.615 million pounds of Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese and 752,000 pounds of butter to customers in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and South America. CWT also announced that, beginning the week of May 7th, it will begin accepting requests for export assistance for Anhydrous Milk Fat (AMF).

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Milk Marketing Receipts (gross) Improved in 2011
Friday, April 27, 2012 (1398 reads)

USDA’s annual “Milk Production, Disposition and Income” summary, released April 25, showed 2011 U.S. dairy producer cash receipts from milk marketings totaled a record-high $39.5 billion, up 26% from 2010 ($31.4 billion) and 62% more than 2009 ($24.3 billion). Receipts represent gross income, not net income.

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Falling Global NDM/SMP Prices Prompt Request
Friday, April 27, 2012 (1448 reads)

The strain of falling global milk prices and bulging worldwide milk production prompted the Polish delegation to request that the European Union’s (EU) Agriculture and Fisheries Council consider reintroducing exports refunds

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Global Food Prices on the Rise Again
Thursday, April 26, 2012 (1584 reads)

According to a new report from the World Bank higher oil prices, adverse weather, and Asian demand drove global food prices up 8% in the first three months of 2012, impacting most major commodity ingredients.

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Fonterra May Close Kapiti Cheese Plant
Thursday, April 26, 2012 (1529 reads)

The Kapiti Cheese factory in Paraparaumu, which is located on the south-western North Island of New Zealand is facing possible closure. The site is a supplier of speciality cheese, such as creamy blue, brie and parmesan.

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US Mad Cow Case: Mexico, Trade Partners React
Thursday, April 26, 2012 (1618 reads)

The first new case of mad cow disease found in a California cow drew a rapid response from the beleaguered American beef industry, and the leading beef importers, like Mexico, Canada and Japan, said that the mad cow case would have no effect on their imports.

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3-A SSI Announces 2012 Student Travel Scholarship Award Recipients
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 (1539 reads)

 3-A Sanitary Standards, Inc. (3-A SSI) announces the recipients of the 3-A SSI 2012 Student Travel Scholarship Award, a program intended to help motivated, career-oriented students to participate in the annual education program of 3-A SSI and gain comprehensive knowledge about sanitary design for food processing equipment and systems.

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3-A SSI Issues Revised Standard for Belt-Type Feeders
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 (1556 reads)

3-A Sanitary Standards, Inc. (3-A SSI) announces the release of revised 3-A® Sanitary Standard for Belt-Type Feeders, 75-01. This is a major revision of a key industry standard for processing equipment in which a belt(s) is used to feed or meter products and may include integral mechanisms to assist or maintain flow of product.

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New Study Finds a Protein Combination is Best to Consume Post-Workout for Building Muscle
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 (1341 reads)

At Experimental Biology 2012, Dr. Blake Rasmussen and colleagues presented a new and first-of-its-kind clinical study: "Effect of Protein Blend vs. Whey Protein Ingestion on Muscle Protein Synthesis Following Resistance Exercise." The results of this study suggest that a protein blend (combination of whey, casein and soy) may be best to consume post-workout for building muscle. Specifically, the blend of proteins in this study showed an increase in a person's "anabolic window" (the amount of time it takes for building muscle to occur post exercise).

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