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Cheese and Yogurt Production Update
Thursday, November 03, 2011 (1063 reads)

According to USDA’s latest “Dairy Products” report, cheese production was below year-earlier levels in the third quarter. This ends a streak of 13 straight quarters of year-over-year expansion, as output was 2.592 billion lbs., down 1.1% from last year.

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Dairy Research Institute Challenges Students in a Competition to Produce an Innovative Dairy Drink
Thursday, November 03, 2011 (920 reads)

The Dairy Research Institute is challenging students to produce innovative dairy beverages in line with current consumer and industry trends, as part of a new competition.

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Dairy Prices Fall in Latest Fonterra Auction
Wednesday, November 02, 2011 (1106 reads)

Dairy commodity prices slipped again at Fonterra’s overnight auction, with the GlobalDairyTrade (GTD) trade weighted index falling 1.2%. The fall reverses the slight rise in the last auction two weeks ago, continuing the trend of eight previous declines.

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Richard Stammer Named New Agri-Mark CEO
Wednesday, November 02, 2011 (2263 reads)

Agri-Mark has announced that Richard Stammer, Phd., has been named as the new Chief Executive Officer of the cooperative effective November 1, 2011. Stammer has worked for the co-op for the past 29 years, and served as Chief Operating Officer of Agri-Mark and President of the co-op’s Cabot and McCadam branded business. He has been responsible for the growth of Cabot from a small Vermont brand to an award-winning national brand.

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Study Suggests Whey-Based Ingredient Reduces Diarrhea in Infants
Wednesday, November 02, 2011 (1065 reads)

With diarrhea still a major cause of infant deaths worldwide, results from at study conducted by Arla Foods Ingredients, leading paediatric scientists from the University of California, Davis, USA and the Institute for Nutritional Studies IIN in Lima, Peru, suggest that supplementation of infant food with the whey-based ingredient could be a key to reducing mortalities and improving infant health in general.

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Is the Developing Dairy Boom in China and India Sustainable? Some Say Yes.
Wednesday, November 02, 2011 (919 reads)

Fonterra chairman Henry van der Heyden believes that the current dairy boom in China and India that has underpinned rising prices for products worldwide will continue.

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Ohio Is No Longer Pursuing Regulations Limiting The Labeling on Organic Dairy Products
Tuesday, November 01, 2011 (892 reads)

The state of Ohio will no longer pursue regulations limiting labeling on organic dairy products following a lawsuit by the Organic Trade

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Consumers Turning To Dairy Ingredients As A Protein Source
Tuesday, November 01, 2011 (902 reads)

Food and drink makers are launching products that use dairy ingredients as a protein source. "Consumers are interested in good nutrition with known, easy-to-understand ingredients in their food and beverages," said an official with the U.S. Dairy Export Council. "Products made with dairy are perceived as more wholesome and less processed, while maintaining a familiar listing on the ingredient label."

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New Frontiers in Dairy Ingredients
Tuesday, November 01, 2011 (1209 reads)

Dairy ingredients are popular in the food processing industry because of their many attributes – taste, texture, healthy connotations, ease of use and microbial protection. Exploring new frontiers of dairy co-products for health and wellness and clean label applications was a session at the June Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) meeting and food expo.

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As The Demand for Milk Falls, Production Rises
Tuesday, November 01, 2011 (1112 reads)

Retail sales of milk, cheese and butter fell in the first eight months of 2011, partly because of higher prices in supermarkets. However, production is rising, both in the U.S. and around the world.

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