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Study Suggests a Need for Process Analytics in Cheese Making
Friday, June 03, 2011 (1228 reads)


A new Irish study evaluating the effects of milk composition has shown up the need for increased automation and control to ensure greater efficiency in industrial cheese making, according to the lead researcher

 



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Milk Powder Prices on the Rise
Wednesday, June 01, 2011 (1477 reads)


The average price of milk powder rose in Fonterra Cooperative Group's June 1st auction, reaching the highest level since early March, led by gains in skim milk powder.
 



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Dairy Exports Rise Above Last Year
Wednesday, June 01, 2011 (1187 reads)


U.S. dairy exports in the first quarter of 2011 were pegged at $1.09 billion, a 48 percent increase over the same period in 2010. "Nonfat dry milk and skim milk powder more than doubled, butterfat doubled and cheese was up 86 percent," said Alan Levitt, dairy analyst and publisher of CME Daily Dairy Report.



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Dairy prices Are One of the Fastest Growing Areas of Food Inflation
Wednesday, June 01, 2011 (1298 reads)


As consumers are battered by the higher prices, grocers and dairymen say the dairy spike isn’t benefiting them and they are unsure when prices might come back down. The dairy aisle has become home to one of the fastest growing areas of food price inflation. Prices for milk, butter and cheese are cutting sharply into shoppers’ grocery budgets.



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Good Weather in New Zealand and Australia Could Boost Dairy Exports
Wednesday, June 01, 2011 (1096 reads)


Favorable weather conditions and lower feed costs should increase milk production in New Zealand and Australia. A report from National Australia Bank predicts New Zealand's output should increase as much as 5%, with Australia expecting a 2.2% rise. 



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Dairy is a Side Dish on New USDA Food Pyramid Plate
Wednesday, June 01, 2011 (1259 reads)


The U.S. Department of Agriculture will soon reveal a new graphic to illustrate suggested nutrition that will replace the iconic food pyramid. Sources say the new "dinner plate" image will include dairy as a side dish not located on the main plate.



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Demand, Fuel Prices Prompt Higher Retail Dairy Forecast
Wednesday, June 01, 2011 (1285 reads)


The Department of Agriculture raised the retail dairy forecast for 2011 to 5% to 6%, up from the April forecast of 4.5% to 5.5%, because of higher fuel prices and increased demand linked to the economic recovery. The dairy category was the only one that was adjusted, and the USDA did not change its overall 2011 food inflation forecast of 3% to 4%.



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