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Europe Will Release Intervention Stocks
Thursday, May 20, 2010 (1798 reads)


The European Commission has agreed to release a portion of its intervention stocks back into the market. It has been reported that they will release up to 143 million lbs. of SMP and 55 million lbs. of butter. These stocks will be sold through tenders, with the first round of bids due by June 1, 2010.



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Wisconsin Governor Doyle Vetoes Raw Milk Bill
Thursday, May 20, 2010 (1018 reads)


Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle vetoed legislation Wednesday that would have legalized the sale of raw milk to consumers, saying he became convinced that the health risks from unpasteurized milk outweighed the potential benefits to small dairy farms that could have profited from the extra sales.



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Arla Increases Milk Price Payments
Thursday, May 20, 2010 (1185 reads)


Progress in Arla’s international industrial markets for milk powder and cheese and a further upturn in the US dollar and sterling have enabled Arla Foods to increase the payment to Danish and Swedish co-operative owners.



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EU Dairy Industry Turns to Cheese as Market Recovers
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 (1040 reads)


Dairy processors in the EU are turning to cheese in an effort to put the market turbulence of a year ago behind them, according to a US government report. EU dairy analysts at the USDA Foreign Agriculture Service said a recovery in global demand, a weaker Euro, and better margins are expected to conspire to prompt an increase in cheese production this year.
 



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Dairy Crest Says The Time is Right for the Milk Bag and Jug Format
Wednesday, May 19, 2010 (1047 reads)


Dairy Crest and Sainsbury’s are putting their full marketing weight behind milk bags and jugs - confident that now is the time for the format to take root in the UK. Modifications to the prototype jug and bag launched in 2008 have been made and in March this year the format was rolled out across Sainsbury’s stores.



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New Launch Date for CME Group International Skimmed Milk Powder (ISM) Futures and Options is Monday, May 24, 2010.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010 (957 reads)


International Skimmed Milk Powder futures and options (ISM) are the first international dairy risk management tools available to the industry and will begin trading at CME Group on Monday, May 24, 2010. The futures contact is based on a physically delivered product based on the international standard for dry milk, and represents a market size estimated at $6.7 billion U.S. dollars.



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Breakthrough New Dairy Product Solids Proves Versatility
Tuesday, May 18, 2010 (1114 reads)


Proliant Dairy Ingredients has announced new applications research results utilizing its innovative new dairy ingredient, VersiLac. VersiLac, known generically as dairy product solids or “DPS" is non-hygroscopic and will not cake or bridge in processing equipment.



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Study Backs Immune Health Benefits of Probiotic Cheese
Friday, May 14, 2010 (997 reads)


Scientists in Finland have highlighted the potential of probiotic cheese to protect and enhance the immune system of elderly people.



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U.S. Dairy Exports on The Rise
Thursday, May 13, 2010 (1210 reads)


U.S. dairy exports had their strongest showing in a year-and-a-half as they continued to improve in March. According to the USDA / FAS numbers, total exports were valued at $291 million, which is up 71% from a year ago, and the highest figure since September 2008.



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Yogurt Grew Fastest as Children's Snack
Thursday, May 13, 2010 (1004 reads)


A report on children's snack category growth from The NPD Group ranked yogurt as the fastest-growing category. Fresh fruit was third, and string cheese was fourth. Potato chips were No. 2, and the top 10 also included candy, ice cream, doughnuts and snack pies.



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