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Fonterra Officially Opens Netherlands Site
Thursday, July 23, 2015 (660 reads)

Fonterra’s new site at Heerenveen in the Netherlands officially opened the first week of July. The 25-hectare site represents a significant investment and will give Fonterra cost-effective, reliable and continual access to high-quality whey and lactose, to use in manufacturing high-value pediatric, maternal and sports nutrition products. 

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FrieslandCampina Acquires Mozzarella Maker Fabrelac
Thursday, July 23, 2015 (656 reads)

FrieslandCampina is expanding its cheese portfolio with the takeover of Belgian-based mozzarella maker Fabrelac. 

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Chinese Processors Still Working Through Stockpiles of Imported Milk Powder, Keeping Them Out of the Buyers Market
Thursday, July 23, 2015 (817 reads)

Industry sources say Chinese processors are still working through stockpiles of imported milk powder, which has kept buyers out of the market since the start of the year. "The optimistic view is that there is 150,000 tons of powder sitting in warehouses," said David Mahon, managing director of Beijing-based Mahon China Investment Management, which focuses on China's food and beverage sectors. "I think it's well over 300,000 tons, but the mix is hard to know." Analysts see the risk of prices falling further, with demand unlikely to pick up soon as Chinese processors work through their existing stocks. 

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Why Semicarbazide is Not a Suitable Marker for Nitrofurazone in Dairy Products
Friday, July 17, 2015 (589 reads)

The International Dairy Federation has just released a new IDF factsheet, entitled "Why semicarbazide is not a suitable marker for nitrofurazone in dairy products". This factsheet has been jointly produced by the SCRCC and SCAMAC.


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Japan Proposes Low-Tariff Quotas For Butter and SMP Imports Under TPP
Friday, July 17, 2015 (580 reads)

Japan proposed setting low tariff quotas for imports of butter and skim milk powder under terms of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Boosting dairy imports under the TPP may help stem Japan's prolonged shortage of butter, but Tokyo will carefully negotiate the details of the plan to avoid possible adverse effects on the domestic dairy industry.

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Using Pre-Execution Communications to Improve Dairy Market Liquidity
Friday, July 17, 2015 (1484 reads)

Dairy futures and options markets in the U.S. have evolved since the early 1990’s. Trading volume and market liquidity has increased as have the number of products to where the CME Group offers a suite of dairy products – class 3 milk, class 4 milk, cheese, dry whey, butter, and NFDM. In the last 2 years, market activity has improved to the point where all dairy products are relatively more liquid than they were in the past 20+ years. However, some market participants still have difficulty executing larger orders or at times when trading volume is lower. 

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GlobalDairyTrade Auction Prices Suffer Massive Fall
Thursday, July 16, 2015 (716 reads)

Dairy prices have fallen for the ninth consecutive time, bringing the GlobalDairyTrade price index to its lowest point in history. Dairy prices plunged a disastrous 10.7% to US$2082 at the latest GlobalDairyTrade (GDT) auction on July 15th - the largest drop since April 2015 - and this saw the price index fall to its lowest point since the GDT was first established in 2008.

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USDA Report Raises Milk Production Projections For 2015, And Expects Softening In 2016
Thursday, July 16, 2015 (564 reads)

USDA’s July World Ag Supply & Demand Estimates report raised 2015 U.S. milk production projections from last month, citing a slightly more rapid increase in cow numbers and milk per cow. However, higher expected feed prices and weaker milk prices during late 2015 and 2016 are expected to slow the rate of production growth in 2016. Projected 2015 and 2016 Class III prices were reduced on lower whey prices, and Class IV prices for both years were reduced on lower NFDM prices.

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Research Suggests Dairy Products Best Choice For Delivering Probiotics
Thursday, July 16, 2015 (672 reads)

Dairy products are better-suited for delivering probiotics than supplements or other food types, according to research from UC Davis. Researchers found that the basic pH levels of dairy helped limit exposure to acidic conditions in the stomach and that dairy carbohydrates support the growth of the micro-organisms.

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CWT Continues to Grow U.S. Dairy Export Market Share
Thursday, July 16, 2015 (764 reads)

Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has recently published their export assistance update report for the second quarter of 2015. Ten CWT member cooperatives received export assistance during the first six months of 2015, resulting in contracts to sell 40.6 million pounds of American-type cheese and 30.4 million pounds of butter in 28 countries. In addition, CWT in April added whole milk powder to the list of dairy products eligible for export assistance. This has led to members receiving 43 contracts to sell 29.2 million pounds of whole milk powder to customers on four continents. 

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