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CWT Assists with 721,000 Pounds of Cheese and Whole Milk Powder Export Sales
Thursday, September 24, 2015 (666 reads)

Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has accepted 6 requests for export assistance from member cooperatives who have contracts to sell 456,357 pounds (201 metric tons) of Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses and 264,555 pounds (120 metric tons) of whole milk powder to customers in Asia, the Middle East and Central America. 

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US Milk Production Up Slightly in August
Thursday, September 24, 2015 (783 reads)

Milk production in the U.S. in August totaled 17.4 billion pounds up 0.8 percent from August of 2014 and the smallest increase of the year, according to USDA's latest NASS report. The nation’s dairy herd was 9.32 million cows, up 53,000 from a year ago, while production per cow was up 5 pounds at 1,863.

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Innovation Key to Development of New UHT Dairy Products
Thursday, September 24, 2015 (727 reads)

CEO of Miraka Richard Wyeth has welcomed the collaborative partnership with AgResearch and Plant & Food Research to develop a new family of shelf-stable and healthy whole-food-based beverages that will appeal to high-value segments of Asian markets and create significant new value for the New Zealand food industry. 

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Fonterra Opens Multi-Million Dollar Milk Plant
Thursday, September 24, 2015 (844 reads)

Fonterra Australia’s state-of-the-art beverages plant has officially opened. The new multi-million dollar beverages plant expands Fonterra’s Cobden plant – the home of Western Star butter – and has created around 50 new jobs, bringing positive flow on effects to the local community and farmers. The beverages plant will provide Woolworths Select milk across Victoria for the next 10 years.

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Dairy Product Prices Continue To Climb For The Third Consecutive Auction
Thursday, September 17, 2015 (823 reads)

Dairy product prices rose in the latest GlobalDairyTrade auction, climbing for a third straight auction after nearly six months of declines. The GDT average winning prices jumped 16.5% to $2,568 up from $2,226 at the previous auction two weeks ago. All products expect Butter Milk Powder saw an increase in price with Whole milk powder soaring 20.6% to $2,495 a ton, while skim milk powder rallied 17.0% to $1,992 a ton.

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Wisconsin's Cows More Productive Than California's in July
Thursday, September 17, 2015 (738 reads)

For the first time in 57 years Wisconsin's milk production per cow has surpassed California. Early federal estimates show that the average Wisconsin cow made 1,955 pounds of milk in July, 40-pounds more than the Golden State. That was after a 7-pound advantage by Wisconsin in June, a first for the Badger State since June of 1958.

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China Opens Market To Brazilian Dairy Products
Thursday, September 17, 2015 (764 reads)

After nineteen years of negotiations, China, one of Brazil’s largest trading partners, has  agreed to open up its market to Brazilian dairy products. According to Tatiana Palermo, Agribusiness International Relations Secretary at the Ministry of Agriculture, Brazilian companies will focus on selling mainly powdered milk, cheeses and butter to the Asian giant. They also annouced the obtainment of licenses for 13 Brazilian dairy plants to export to Russia.

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CWT Assists with 1.4 million Pounds of Cheese and Whole Milk Powder Export Sales
Thursday, September 17, 2015 (698 reads)

Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has accepted 7 requests for export assistance to sell 315,261 pounds (143 metric tons) of Cheddar cheese, and 1.098 million pounds (498 metric tons) of whole milk powder to customers in Asia, the Middle East, Central and South America. 

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World Food Prices Hit Lowest Levels in Almost Seven Years
Friday, September 11, 2015 (806 reads)

International food commodity prices continued to decline in August as ample supplies, a slump in energy prices and concerns over China's economic slowdown all contributed to the sharpest fall of the FAO Food Price Index in almost seven years.

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O-AT-KA Milk Products Cooperative To Expand With New Warehouse and Equipment Room
Friday, September 11, 2015 (809 reads)

O-AT-KA Milk Products Cooperative Inc. in Batavia, New York,  will expand its warehouse and material handling function at the Batavia site. Empire State Development, which is New York's economic development agency, has announced that the state will provide a $400,000 capital grant for O-AT-KA to build a 195,000-square-foot warehouse and a 35,000-square-foot equipment room attached to its existing facility.



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