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October Milk Production up 3.8 Percent
Thursday, November 20, 2014 (739 reads)

Milk production in the United States in October totaled 17.1 billion pounds up 3.8 percent from October of last year. This is on top of a 4.2 percent increase in September.  Production per cow in October increased 52 pounds to average 1,842.  U.S. dairy farmers added 77,000 cows to make the herd 9.28 million head, this is the largest dairy herd in this country since April, 2009.

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Baby Formula Market To Hit $31 Billon By 2017
Thursday, November 20, 2014 (783 reads)

The market for baby formula in China is booming as Chinese consumers being to look at trusted names to provide quality milk for their children, with revenue likely to hit 191 billion yuan ($31 billion) by 2017, more than double the amount last year. 

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Global Investors Snap Up Shares of Yili
Thursday, November 20, 2014 (847 reads)

The first stock to trade when Shanghai opened its doors to global investors on Monday, November 17th epitomized the opportunities and risks of investing in the Chinese stock market. Shares of Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co., a Chinese dairy producer who announced last week that they are entering a joint venture with DFA in setting up a milk power factory in the US, saw shares rise 2.8% at the opening bell, before finishing 1.3% higher at 25.80 yuan ($4.21) per share at the midday break.

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CWT Assists with 1.7 Million Pounds of Cheese Export Sales
Thursday, November 20, 2014 (630 reads)

Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has accepted 7 requests for export assistance to sell 1.704 million pounds (773 metric tons) of Cheddar cheese in Asia, Europe and North Africa. 

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Top 10 Cheese Consumers Per Capita
Friday, November 14, 2014 (904 reads)

According to a report released by the International Dairy Federation, France consumed the most cheese per capita at 57 pounds of cheese per person in 2013. “The global cheese market is characterized by the fact that several of the leading producing and exporting countries are also among the largest cheese importers,” the IDF said.

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Arla Foods Ingredients Opens New Lactose Factory and Has Infant Nutrition Sector in its Sights
Friday, November 14, 2014 (608 reads)

Lactose from the new factory located at the site of Arla Foods Ingredients’ largest European whey processing facility will predominantly be sold into the vibrant infant nutrition sector. Among the products made at the facility will be Arla Foods Ingredients’ premium ‘dry blend’ lactose, which enables infant formula manufacturers to increase their output dramatically without compromising safety or requiring significant capital investment.  “Our new lactose factory in Jutland is part of our drive to keep pace with growth in demand for high quality lactose in the infant nutrition sector. It is not just about serving our customers now, but also serving them in the future, with a consistent, reliable supply of lactose day in, day out," stated Luis Cubel, Sales Director for Arla Foods Ingredients’ Permeate & Lactose Business.

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Agropur Announces $55 Million Expansion to Feta Cheese Plant
Thursday, November 13, 2014 (769 reads)

Agropur Inc. is investing more than $55 million in its Weyauwega, Wisconsin facility to increase Feta cheese production. The expansion is expected to be completed in 2016. Agropur has a dozen U.S. plants, including four in Wisconsin. Its Feta cheese was named 2014 World Champion Feta and 2013 United States Champion Feta. 

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USDA World Ag Supply and Demand Estimates Report Overview
Thursday, November 13, 2014 (657 reads)

USDA’s Nov. 10 World Ag Supply & Demand Estimates report raised projected 2014 cheese and nonfat dry milk (NFDM) prices, reflecting current price movements, but the price forecasts for 2015 are lowered as domestic supplies are expected to be relatively large. Butter prices were reduced for both 2014 and 2015 based on prices to date, and weaker expected exports. Whey prices are unchanged from last month.

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DFA and Chinese Dairy Provider Yili Partner To Build Dairy Powder Plant in Kansas
Thursday, November 13, 2014 (721 reads)

Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group, one of China's largest dairy providers, has signed a deal with US milk cooperative Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) to set up a world class dairy plant in Kansas. The new plant plans on producing 80,000 tons of dairy powder a year.

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CWT Assists with 25.6 Million Pounds of Cheese, Butter and Whole Milk Powder Export Sales
Thursday, November 13, 2014 (568 reads)

Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has accepted 18 requests for export assistance to sell 4.985 million pounds (2,261 metric tons) of Cheddar and Gouda cheese, 2.866 million pounds (1,300 metric tons) of butter (82% milkfat) and 17.730 million pounds (8,042 metric tons) of whole milk powder to customers in Asia, the Middle East, North Africa and South America. 

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