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Algeria Milk Powder Import Outlook
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 (1395 reads)

Algeria remains one of the largest importers of milk powder. U.S origin dairy products trade resumed in 2011 and exports have been on an upward trend since then and it seems for the foreseeable future. Algeria’s imports of milk powder for 2014 through August have exceeded last year’s total purchases according to statistics from the Algerian customs information center. 


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Chinese Significantly Reduce Dairy Imports
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 (935 reads)

Chinese dairy imports are down according to Chinese Customs data from October. Whole milk powder imports were down nearly 85 million pounds or 72%, skim milk powder imports are 13 million pounds or 27.5% lower, whey products imports are down 14% from a year ago and butter imports are 39.5% below October of 2013. 

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Coca-Cola Reveals Plans To Launch Premium Milk
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 (846 reads)

Coca-Cola is looking to launch a high-protein, lower-sugar milk later this year in the U.S. market called Fairlife, as consumers spend less on soft drinks. The premium milk brand would offer 50% more protein, 30% more calcium and 50% less sugar than regular milk.

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U.S. Dairy Exports Slow Significantly In Third Quarter
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 (943 reads)

Increased global milk production caused U.S. dairy exports to slow significantly during the third quarter of the year and they are expected to slow even more during the fourth quarter. U.S. dairy exports soared past record levels during the first half of the year but they hit a speed bump in the third quarter as global milk production continued to ramp up.

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CWT Assists with 47,179 Pounds of Cheese Export Sales
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 (859 reads)

Cooperatives Working Together has accepted 2 requests for export assistance to sell 47,179 pounds (21 metric tons) of Cheddar cheese in Asia and the Middle East. 

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Arla Launches Protein Concept for “Recombined” Cheese
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 (917 reads)

Arla Foods Ingredients has developed a range of next-generation ‘recombining’ solutions that will enable dairy companies to produce high quality specialty cheeses without fresh milk. Recombined dairy products are expected to increase in importance in the European Union when milk quotas are abolished on April 1, 2015. 

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Yili Invests Over $300 Million in New Zealand to Build the World's Largest Integrated Dairy Production Base
Friday, November 21, 2014 (963 reads)

Chinese leaders and New Zealand Prime Minister John Key have jointly unveiled Yili Oceania Production Base, which is the first project in a new package of cooperation between the two countries. It is reported that the new investment will be used in four parts, including a raw milk deep-processing project, a UHT liquid milk project, a milk powder production facility and a packaging facility. The raw milk deep-processing project and the UHT liquid milk project will become the largest and highest in technology of its kind in New Zealand. 

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FSMA Supplemental Regulations – FSMA Gamechangers for Dairy Plants
Thursday, November 20, 2014 (1217 reads)

Since July of 2011, when the first requirements of FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act became enforceable, the US dairy industry has been waiting for the next shoe to drop.  On September 29, 2014, FDA published significant changes (“Supplementals”) to 4 of the 7 main proposed FSMA regulations.  These changes will have a direct impact on how dairy plants manage their food safety programs and adds three additional FSMA requirements (supplier management, environmental testing, and product testing) that were not addressed in the original proposed regulations on Preventive Controls for Human Food and Animal Feed.  Most dairy plants will also have to comply with the GMPs for animal feed if they discard or sell any dairy products or byproduct for use as animal feed.

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Dairy Prices Hit Five-Year Low at GlobalDairyTrade
Thursday, November 20, 2014 (1048 reads)

International dairy prices fell to a five-year low at GlobalDairyTrade, dashing hopes from some observers that a fall of 0.3% in prices at the previous auction, on November 4, and a 1.4% rise at the October 15 event, had signaled an end to this year's drop in prices. Prices at the November 18th auction run by Fonterra, fell by 3.1% to their lowest since August 2009. 

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Dairy Market Outlook
Thursday, November 20, 2014 (989 reads)

USDA raised its outlook for 2014 cheese and NDM prices to reflect current price movements but lowered its 2015 price forecasts because “domestic supplies are expected to be relatively large,” according to the latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE). Currently many facilities across the United States are nearing capacity for cheese production.


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