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EU-backed Biobottle Project Aims to Develop Biodegrable Dairy Packaging
Thursday, July 17, 2014 (720 reads)


Spain’s Technological Institute of Plastic is coordinating the work of seven European companies and technology centers in five countries on developing new biodegradable packaging for dairy products. The “Biobottle” project aims to create multilayer and monolayer plastic bottles that can be discarded with other organic waste and do not have to be recycled at considerable expense.



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USDA’s World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates Report Highlights
Thursday, July 17, 2014 (724 reads)


The July 11 supply/demand report forecasts 2014’s All-Milk price average at $23.40 per cwt., projects even more milk in 2015. Although USDA lowered its 2014 U.S. milk production estimate slightly from last month, its new forecast of 205.9 billion pounds still would be a record high.



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India's Government Withdraws Incentive for Skim Milk Powder Export
Thursday, July 17, 2014 (822 reads)


With milk prices shooting up, the Indian government withdrew the incentive on export of skimmed milk powder (SMP) to boost domestic supply and cool prices. "Vishesh Krishi and Gram Udyog Yojana (VKGUY) benefit on Skimmed Milk Powder has been withdrawn," the Commerce Ministry said in a public notice.



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Sweet Whey Powder Joins Fonterra's Global Dairy Trade
Thursday, July 17, 2014 (726 reads)


GlobalDairyTrade (GDT) has announced that Germany-based dairy co-operative,  Molkerei Ammerland will join the seven existing sellers on GDT beginning September 2014, offering Sweet Whey Powder for the first time on the platform. Molkerei Ammerland’s participation as a seller on GDT marks yet another significant development in the world’s foremost online dairy trading platform. 


 



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Agropur Cooperative Reaches Agreement For The Purchase of Northumberland Dairy Cooperative Dairy Assets
Thursday, July 17, 2014 (694 reads)


Agropur Cooperative and Northumberland Dairy Cooperativehave reached an agreement for the acquisition of Northumberland Dairy Cooperative’s dairy and food distribution assets by Agropur. The agreement includes the Miramichi plant in New Brunswick, which processes 27 million liters of milk per year, Northumberland’s distribution centers and its brands. The acquired operations have annual sales totaling $67 million. Northumberland will keep its hardware and building supply operations.



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India's Share of Value Added Dairy Products Projected To Grow by 25% For The Next 5 to 6 Years
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 (907 reads)


According to Care Ratings, the second-largest credit rating agency in India, the share of value added dairy products (VADP) in the milk and milk derivatives segment is growing currently at around 25 percent every year and is expected to grow at the same rate until 2019-20.



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A Brave New World for Global Dairy Marketing
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 (811 reads)


One challenge for directors of dairy co-operatives in an increasingly globalized market is to have an understanding of the likely future structure and operation of global dairy markets.  Such an understanding permits directors to make a more informed input at board level when it comes to approving the future strategic direction of their co-operative.



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Fonterra And Abbott to Form Strategic Alliance For Dairy Farming in China
Friday, July 11, 2014 (689 reads)


Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd and Abbott announced the signing of an agreement to develop a proposed dairy farm hub in China. The strategic alliance, which is subject to Chinese regulatory approval, will leverage Fonterra’s expertise in dairy nutrition and farming in China and Abbott’s continued commitment to business development in China.



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Production of Low Spore Milk Powder
Thursday, July 10, 2014 (4267 reads)


How can a milk powder manufacturer produce and supply product that meets or exceeds their customer’s spore specifications?

Exported milk powder is often purchased by customers intending to use the powder in recombining plants to produce UHT dairy products for the local market. These customers demand “low spore” milk powders, as residual spores and the enzymes within them may cause product defects such as off flavors and gelation – all leading to product spoilage.

 


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Rabobank Names World’s Top 20 Dairy Companies
Thursday, July 10, 2014 (1114 reads)


The latest annual Rabobank survey of the world’s largest dairy companies highlights the giants of one of the world’s most valuable food sectors. The last 18 months have seen most of these players battle challenging conditions, with weak economies and supply constraints undermining sales growth in key markets. Against this backdrop, mergers and acquisitions have become an attractive route to growth and profitability. 



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