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Hilmar Cheese Co. Recognized For Sustainability Efforts
Thursday, May 14, 2015 (656 reads)

Hilmar Cheese Co. has been honored for its environmental sustainability efforts in the fourth annual U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards, awarded by the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy. Selected in the category for Outstanding Dairy Processing & Manufacturing Sustainability, Hilmar Cheese Co. was recognized for their efforts to recover almost 100% of water from incoming milk to use for irrigation and landscaping.  

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Glanbia and Teagasc Enter Dairy Ingredients and Processing Innovation Collaboration
Thursday, May 14, 2015 (567 reads)

A new collaboration agreement has been formed in Ireland between Glanbia Ingredients Ireland (GII) and Teagasc in the areas of dairy ingredients and processing. The arrangement focuses on the development of scientific capability to support the generation of value-add in the cheese and dairy ingredients space.

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California Plans Hearing To Discuss Minimum Price Processors Must Pay For Milk Headed To Cheese Plants
Thursday, May 14, 2015 (595 reads)

Milk prices sagged for California dairy farmers as the state plans a hearing to discuss raising the minimum prices processors must pay. The hearing will involve only milk bound for cheese plants. Minimum prices that Northern California farmers receive dropped to $14.22 for each 100 pounds of milk sold, down from $21.73 a year earlier.

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CWT Assists with 12 Million Pounds of Cheese, Butter and Whole Milk Powder Export Sales
Thursday, May 14, 2015 (582 reads)

Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has accepted 11 requests for export assistance to sell 745,956 pounds (338 metric tons) of Cheddar, and Monterey Jack cheese, 1.764 million pounds (800 metric tons) of butter and 9.480 million pounds (4,300 metric tons) of whole milk powder to customers in Asia, the Middle East, and Central and South America.

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2015 NCIMS Grade “A” Conference – The 500 Year Storm that Never Was
Friday, May 08, 2015 (1479 reads)

The 2015 National Conference on Interstate Milk Shipments (NCIMS) was held April 24th – 29th in Portland, Oregon to considered 100 changes (proposals), with state delegates passing 49.  Two sets of proposals had the potential to create significant divisions between the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA), the state dairy regulatory agencies and the dairy processing industry.  This never happened as all parties worked very hard to find common ground on both subject areas.

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Glanbia Ingredients Opens €17m Butter Facility
Thursday, May 07, 2015 (589 reads)

Glanbia Ingredients Ireland’s (GII) has opened its newly-expanded butter plant in Ballyragget, Co Kilkenny. The €17 million investment and expansion at GII’s milk-processing facility has created one of Europe’s largest butter plants processing up to 2,400MTs (metric tons) per week, and a center of excellence for lactic butter in Ireland.

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Fonterra’s GlobalDairyTrade Auction Prices Hit Five-Year Low
Thursday, May 07, 2015 (679 reads)

Dairy prices have fallen to the lowest in over five years following Fonterra’s GlobalDairyTrade auction on May 5th. Prices were down 3.2 percent, making it the fourth decline in a row. The average price was US$2515 (NZ$3328) a ton, compared to US$2620 at the previous auction. The trade-weighted GDT Price Index is now at its lowest point since August 2009.

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Fonterra CEO Looks to the Boom Beyond the Storm
Thursday, May 07, 2015 (701 reads)

Fonterra chief executive Theo Spierings says he is positioning the dairy giant to capitalize on the long-term surge in dairy consumption as he finalises Fonterra's $700 million joint venture with China's Beingmate and wrestles unprecedented volatility in world markets. After booming to record highs of about $US5000 a ton last year, milk powder prices have halved and Fonterra, which generates the bulk of its $NZ18.3 billion ($17.6 billion) in revenue from powders, has been scrambling to cope with the boom and bust.

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Land O'Lakes Reports One of Strongest First Quarters for Company
Thursday, May 07, 2015 (665 reads)

Land O’Lakes, Inc. has announced its first quarter financial results, reporting quarterly net sales of $3.8 billion and net earnings attributable to Land O’Lakes of $99.4 million for the period ending March 31, 2015. While results were down compared to 2014’s record first quarter, this year’s performance stands as one of the strongest first quarters for the company.


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Another Record Year for Wisconsin's Specialty Cheese Production
Thursday, May 07, 2015 (688 reads)

The state of Wisconsin cheese makers continued to produce greater amounts of specialty cheeses in 2014, helping to keep the state No. 1 in cheese production overall, according to the state agriculture department. Ninety-one of the state's 127 cheese plants produced at least one type of specialty cheese last year, with Feta cheese being made the most. Wisconsin cheese makers increased specialty cheese production by nearly 20 percent from 2013. Overall, the state produced 25 percent of the nation's total cheese output in 2014.

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