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Australian Production of Whole Milk Powder Falls Dramatically
Friday, February 22, 2013 (802 reads)

During the six months to Dec 2012 Australian production of whole milk powder (WMP) was 23.3% less than during the same period in 2011.

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Whole-Milk Powder Surges to 14-Month High at Auction
Friday, February 22, 2013 (862 reads)

Whole-milk powder prices rose at a fourth successive auction, reaching the highest in more than 14 months. ANZ bank agri-economist Con Williams says an expected drop in New Zealand milk production because of continuing dry conditions is behind the price lift.

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Trans-Atlantic Dairy Negotiations Well Received
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 (890 reads)

The United States and EU stated that the planned Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is intended to be a comprehensive agreement that addresses a broad range of bilateral trade and investment matters, including regulatory issues.

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Morningstar Buy Elevates Saputo's Prospects
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 (899 reads)

Cheese and dairy products will be among the areas that will provide growth for Saputo following its recent $1.45 billion purchase of Morningstar Foods, CEO Lino Saputo said last week. "I think we've just opened up the dairy world for ourselves to be able to consider other acquisitions and more product categories," Saputo said.

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USDA Forecasts Milk Production and Commercial Exports of Dairy Products to Increase
Monday, February 18, 2013 (1064 reads)

In its recent Agriculture Projections to 2022 report, the USDA predicts that annual US milk production will rise to 230.1 billion pounds in 2022. That’s a 14% rise from the most recent forecast for 2013, of 201 billion pounds. The USDA figures also show that after a decline in 2013, commercial exports of dairy products are expected to lift steadily through the remainder of the forecast period, reaching record levels on both a fat and skim-solids basis.

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U.S. Dairy Suppliers Set Value and Volume Records in 2012
Thursday, February 14, 2013 (1050 reads)

For the second straight year, the United States shipped more than 13 percent of its annual U.S. milk solids overseas—a continued sign that U.S. dairy suppliers are building a more major role in meeting the needs of burgeoning global dairy demand. Among the 2012 highlights, cheese, whey protein concentrate (WPC) and nonfat dry milk/skim milk powder (NDM/SMP) all set volume records.

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Farmers Co-operative Dairy Limited and Agropur Cooperative Merge
Thursday, February 14, 2013 (821 reads)

Canadian dairy giant Agropur has agreed to merge with Farmers Co-operative Dairy. "The merger will allow us to better serve our customers on a national basis, and support the overall objective of consolidating the co-operative milk processing sector," Agropur chairman Serge Riendeau said. The deal needs to be approved by Canadian regulators and co-operative members.

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CWT Assists with 2.9 Million Pounds of Cheese and Butter Export Sales
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 (946 reads)

 Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has accepted 18 requests for export assistance to sell 2.344 million pounds (1,063 metric tons) of Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese and 524,700 pounds (238 metric tons) of butter to customers in Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa. The product will be delivered February through July 2013.

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Milk Output Forecast Raised
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 (921 reads)

USDA’s World Ag Supply & Demand Estimates (WASDE) report, released Feb. 8, boosted both 2012 and 2013 milk production estimates from a month earlier. The increases were primarily attributed to more milk per cow, as lower forecast feed prices are expected to support higher milk yields in 2013.

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3-A SSI Announces Accreditation Exam for Expanded Inspection Programs
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 (997 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). The CCE designation is required for those wishing to conduct Third Party Verification (TPV) inspections of dairy and food processing equipment covered by 3-A Sanitary Standards.

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