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Select Milk Producers, Inc. and Continental Dairy Products, Inc. Dairy Coops Merge
Thursday, September 04, 2014 (631 reads)

Select Milk Producers, Inc. and Continental Dairy Products, Inc., cooperative milk marketing associations announced their merger, effective Monday, September 1, 2014. Mike McCloskey, CEO of Select Milk Produers, Inc. stated that the merger facilitates milk marketing strategies, eliminates market confusion with regard to identity by presenting one "face" to the market, and expands geographic coverage and influence for the combined entity. Select, a New Mexico cooperative and Continental, an Ohio cooperative, both have principal administrative offices in Artesia, New Mexico.

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Dairy Auction Prices Drop Again – GDT Falls 6%
Wednesday, September 03, 2014 (1057 reads)

Russia's ban on food imports from Europe is contributing to the fall in dairy prices, economists say. Dairy prices fell 6% at the latest GlobalDairyTrade auction on September 2nd, the fourth fall of 4.9% or more in the past five auctions. The average winning price at the auction was US$2787 a ton, down 45% from the peak of US$5042 in February, while the trade-weighted GlobalDairyTrade price index fell to 822 points, its lowest level since August 2012.

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GEA Provides Advanced Handling For WPC and Permeate Powders at Norway Plant
Wednesday, September 03, 2014 (693 reads)

GEA has recently completed two powder handling lines for TINE SA, the largest dairy product cooperative in Norway. The installations provide conveying, storage, sieving, bagging and palletization for both whey (WPC80) and permeate powders to meet the company’s increased production needs.

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Tetra Pak Launches Tetra Alsafe for ESL
Tuesday, September 02, 2014 (872 reads)

Tetra Pak has created a new, steam-based technology called Tetra Alsafe, which the company said eliminates the risk of microbacterial growth during the processing and packaging of extended shelf life milk. 

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Arla to Boost Supplies of “Gold Standard” Whey Protein
Tuesday, September 02, 2014 (703 reads)

Arla Foods Ingredients is investing €38 million in a new factory in Denmark to meet booming demand for whey protein hydrolysates. The investment will further strengthen the company’s position as a global leader in natural whey ingredients.

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European Milk Board Calls for Voluntary Production Cuts
Tuesday, September 02, 2014 (741 reads)

The European Milk Board (EMB) says measures planned by EU Commission are not sufficient to stabilize the milk market which has been in free fall since Russia banned the importation of dairy products from the EU.  "The planned private storage aid for butter, skimmed milk powder and certain cheeses and the extension of the period for public intervention do not provide a sufficient solution", commented Romauld Schaber, President of the European Milk Board (EMB).

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