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Dry Dairy Product Update
Friday, October 09, 2009 (1337 reads)

Production of NDM / SMP plunged this summer following the reduction in milk supplies in the Western states. NDM/SMP output in August was 116.3 million lbs., down 18.0% from a year earlier, and the smallest figure since September 2007.

Whey futures covering the first half of 2010 have increased 9.3 cents to an average of 37.5 cents. The USDA Dairy Market News describes the supplies of whey as adequate, with prices increasing due to the influence of stronger milk powder prices and increased international whey prices. As dry whey from Europe is trading in an area of 8 to 14 cents higher than a month ago making it 40 to 50 cents a lb.

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Milk Protein May Protect Premature Babies From Infection
Wednesday, October 07, 2009 (1430 reads)

Supplements of the milk protein lactoferrin alone or in combination with a probiotic the reduced incidence of infection in pre-term babies, says a new study.

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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Says Dairy Industry Must Restructure
Tuesday, October 06, 2009 (1899 reads)

The struggling U.S. dairy industry must be restructured to avoid cycles of boom and bust, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack stated, less than a week after Congress announced a $350 million dairy bailout.

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Dairy Industry Backs Science on rbST
Friday, October 02, 2009 (1467 reads)

International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) has said it backs scientific opinion that the growth hormone recombinant bovine somatropin (rbST) poses no health risk.

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Nonfat Dry Milk Prices On The Rise – Week Review
Friday, October 02, 2009 (1690 reads)

Nonfat dry milk prices climbed steadily for the week ending October 2nd as supplies remain tight, Review the week at a glance.

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Lactose Intolerance: Understanding the Basics
Friday, October 02, 2009 (1170 reads)

Lactose intolerance is a clinical condition that results from inadequate amounts of the lactase enzyme being available to break down lactose – the characteristic disaccharide in milk – into its component monosaccharides glucose and galactose. Lactose intolerance is therefore a type of food intolerance.

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Deal Would Offer $350M for Struggling Milk Farmers
Thursday, October 01, 2009 (1129 reads)

Lawmakers from dairy-producing states announced an agreement on $350 million in aid for struggling milk farmers. Some $290 million would go for direct support of dairy farmers under a program to be devised by the Agriculture Department, according to Rep. David Obey and Sen. Herb Kohl, both Wisconsin Democrats. An additional $60 million would cover purchases of surplus cheese and other dairy products in hopes of raising prices. Food banks and other nutrition programs would get the goods.


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Tetra Pak Extends Support To Milk Programs Worldwide
Thursday, October 01, 2009 (993 reads)

Tetra Pak, a food processing and packaging solutions company, has revealed its support of two additional school milk programs in Ecuador and Morocco and the expansion of existing programs in Romania, Thailand, Mexico and Iran.


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