New Zealand dairy processors will struggle to fill existing and planned capacity in coming years as an anticipated decline in milk supply leads to more cautious investment in capacity, according to a new report from Rabobank.
Dean Foods is closing one of its fluid milk processing plants, PET Dairy, in Richmond, Virginia, as part of its company-wide plan to consolidate operations. By: Mary Ellen Shoup
MY PARTNER’S alarm goes off at 3am. I don’t wake, I’m used to it. He might get home for a quick breakfast at 9am but as calving begins and the weather deteriorates I’ll be lucky to see him before noon, by which time he’s starving and exhausted. He won’t be back till 8pm for a shower and dinner, after which he crawls into bed, absolutely shattered. By: SARAH FALLON
Butter boom and European heat wave boost demand. By: Louise Hogan
The clock is ticking for Australian infant formula producers to complete a suite of new regulatory hurdles, in order to be able to keep selling their powder in China after January 1.
National Milk Producers Federation President Jim Mulhern late Monday criticized Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrsytia Freeland’s speech earlier in the day, declaring that Freeland wanted to have the trade relationship between the United States and Canada “both ways — free trade with the United States in areas where Canada is competitive, but high protectionist walls when it comes to keeping out U.S. dairy imports.” By: Jerry Hagstrom
Farmers union NFU Scotland (NFUS) has called on milk processors to go easy on dairy farmers who are struggling to meet production estimates due to the recent spell of extremely wet weather. By: GEMMA MACKENZIE
Russia’s ban on imported agricultural products, including dairy products, is due to end in December 2017, boosting global dairy prices, says an industry report. By: Pam Tipa
Further increases in milk prices could be on the cards as global dairy markets remain strong. By: Louise Hogan
Centre’s decision on Defence-run units criticised
Shares in French food group Danone (DANO.PA) rose on Monday after the New York Post newspaper said in a report over the weekend that Danone could be a takeover target. By: Sudip Kar-Gupta