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Dairy Prices Flatten At Fonterra Auction
Thursday, August 21, 2014 (992 reads)

Dairy prices have flattened after a 40% fall, but there is growing uncertainty over whether prices will rebound this year. Prices were down 0.6% overall at the latest GlobalDairyTrade auction, but whole-milk powder, the biggest category by volume, increased in price by 3.4%. The average winning price at the August 19th auction was US$3000 a ton, down 40% since the peak of US$5042 on February 4. The trade-weighted dairy price index is at 875 points, its lowest level since August 2012.


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Protein Trend Strongly Affecting Whey Protein Consumption
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 (1119 reads)

Whey and lactose ingredients continue to show much higher growth rates in volume and value terms, than the general food and food ingredients market, despite the state of the world economy, according to a new report from 3A Business Consulting. “The protein fortification trend is really a global mega-trend playing into the hands of the whey industry,” says Tage Affertsholt, Partner of 3A Business Consulting.

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Yogurt Drinks on the Rise in China
Monday, August 18, 2014 (608 reads)

The drinking yogurt market is exploding in China due to significant and sustained investment and a new demand for healthier “on-the-go” beverages, according to a new report by global market researcher Canadean. Drinking yogurt will become the third-most consumed dairy drink in China by 2016, with consumption exceeding flavored milk and grain, nut, rice and seed milk alternative drinks.

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Russia Ban To Upset World Markets
Thursday, August 14, 2014 (855 reads)

Russia is the world’s largest butter importer and its second largest importer of cheese and even though the U.S. dairy industry no longer exports a significant volume of dairy products to Russia, the country’s ban on virtually all food products—including dairy—from several major exporters could upset world dairy markets and possibly impact U.S. dairy product prices.


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Dairy Australia Reports More WMP Manufactured on Lower Production in 2013-14 Season
Thursday, August 14, 2014 (713 reads)

DairyAustralia has released manufacturing data for June that rounds out total manufactured production in the 2013-14 season. The reports show that total dairy production dipped 4% while WMP gained a notable 16%.

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Kentucky Dairy Product Innovations Will Create Lactose-Free Skim Milk
Thursday, August 14, 2014 (1852 reads)

Eastern Kentucky will soon be home to a dairy facility being touted as “one of the most innovative dairy facilities in the world.” Kentucky Dairy Product Innovations (KDPI) will open the dairy processing plant in Laurel County and will develop a low-calorie, lactose-free skim milk produced exclusively from Kentucky cows.

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Arla Foods and DMK Joint Ingredients Venture Launches With Whey and Lactose Production
Thursday, August 14, 2014 (643 reads)

Production has begun at a new whey and lactose production facility that is a joint venture between Denmark’s Arla Foods Ingredients and German dairy co-operative Deutsches Milchkontor (DMK).  The factory, which is located in Germany, cost more than €50 million to build and is operated by ArNoCo, an organization created by the two companies specifically to produce high quality ingredients for the food and beverage industry. 

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CWT Assists with 1.9 Million Pounds of Cheese and Whole Milk Powder Export Sales
Thursday, August 14, 2014 (610 reads)

Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) has accepted 5 requests for export assistance to sell 277,782 pounds (126 metric tons) of Cheddar cheese and 1.587 million pounds (720 metric tons) of whole milk powder to customers in Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, and South America. 

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Hilmar Cheese Plans Expansion at Texas Location
Thursday, August 14, 2014 (741 reads)

Hilmar Cheese in Dalhart, Texas, is expanding its facility and payroll to produce more than 1 million pounds of cheese per day. "Our latest expansion is scheduled for completion in early 2015," Hilmar's Chief Operating Officer David Ahlem said. "It allows us to process up to 20% more milk, giving us more cheese and whey proteins to meet the world's increased appetite for American dairy products." 


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Russia Bans Food Imports from US, EU and Others
Thursday, August 07, 2014 (755 reads)

Russia will ban billions of dollars worth of food imports from the U.S., EU, US, Australia, Canada and Norway in retaliation for sanctions over the turmoil in Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered restrictions on food and agricultural imports for one year from countries that have imposed or supported sanctions against Russia, according to the Kremlin website.

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