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Hearing on "4B" Whey Factor Bill Postponed Until May 1
Friday, April 12, 2013 (916 reads)

The California Assembly Agriculture Committee postponed a hearing on a bill concerning the whey value in Class 4b milk price formulas until May 1.

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GlobalDairyTrade Volume Stable for Next Auction
Friday, April 12, 2013 (899 reads)

The volume of product offered by Fonterra for the April 16th GlobalDairyTrade (GDT) auction is unchanged from the previous event. A total of 5,000 tons of whole milk powder (WMP) will again be on offer with the majority of this being in the later contract periods.

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Processors Focusing on the High Protein Message
Friday, April 12, 2013 (960 reads)

Many of the more recent trends in milk products have been focused on flavors and single-serve sizes. But new trends are emerging which are all about functional ingredients and health benefits, like higher-protein and lactose-free.

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CWT Assists with 712,000 Pounds of Cheese and Butter Export Sales
Thursday, April 11, 2013 (773 reads)

Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has accepted two requests for export assistance to sell 50,706 pounds (23 metric tons) of Cheddar cheese and 661,387 pounds (300 metric tons) of butter to customers in Asia and the Middle East.

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World Food Prices Rise in March on Dairy Surge
Thursday, April 11, 2013 (891 reads)

Global food prices rose 1% in March, according to the UN's food agency, pointing to a surge in dairy costs, while cereals prices were little changed and seen facing downward pressure in coming months. Food prices spiked over the summer of 2012 fueled by a historic drought in the U.S. and dry weather in other major producers. Prices eased slightly towards the end of last year but have been nudging higher again for the past two months.

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Greek Yogurt Sales Jumped More Than 50% in 2012
Thursday, April 11, 2013 (1380 reads)

A Packaged Facts report predicts that yogurt sales will increase from $7.3 billion in 2012 to $9.3 billion in 2017, led by growth in Greek yogurt. According to the report, sales of Greek yogurt increased more than 50% last year, bringing market share to 35%, compared with 1% in 2007.

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Smith Dairy Releases Herd of Heroes Mobile App
Thursday, April 11, 2013 (1266 reads)

Smith Dairy Products has released a mobile application called Herd of Heroes, which can be played on Apple iPhones and Google Android devices. The game's premise involves a herd of cows defending the world's milk supply from a nemesis who favors soda.

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U.S. Dairy Exports On The Rise
Thursday, April 11, 2013 (1032 reads)

The volume of dairy products being exported out of the US has been consistently increasing since November 2012.

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Cheese Leads in Sales of Specialty Foods Which Is On The Rise
Monday, April 08, 2013 (1157 reads)

The annual State of the Specialty Food Industry report from the Specialty Food Association shows a 14.3% sales increase last year, to $86 billion. Cheese and cheese alternatives formed the top-selling category, followed by yogurt and kefir, then chips, pretzels and snacks.

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Agri-Mark Farmers Will Share $10.2 Million Year-End Profit
Thursday, April 04, 2013 (964 reads)

Agri-Mark has announced a profit after taxes of $10.2 million for 2012. This is the sixth year in a row of earning above $10 million for the dairy cooperative’s 1,250 Northeast dairy farm families. Agri-Mark CEO Dr. Richard Stammer says that aged Cabot cheddar remains the co-op’s top-selling product, but sales of whey proteins, butter and cultured products are strong and contributors to Agri-Mark’s bottom line and provide the co-op with good product diversity.

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