Dairy Industry


Low milk prices affect struggling dairy farms in the Valley

Low milk prices affect struggling dairy farms in the Valley

Many local dairy farms have been forced out of business in recent years.

By: Monica Casey

Source: WHSV

Link: http://www.whsv.com/content/news/Low-milk-prices-affect-struggling-dairy-farms-in-the-Valley-463654143.html


An original Wisconsin cheese made in Oconomowoc

With the push to get corn harvested behind them and machinery put away for the winter, John and Kim Koepke are in the midst of the final year end push at Koepke Family Farms – cheese gift boxes.

By: Carol Spaeth-Bauer

Source: Wisconsin State Farmer

Link: http://www.wisfarmer.com/story/news/2017/12/12/original-wisconsin-cheese-made-oconomowoc/942454001/

Wally Smith joins Bothwell Cheese as its new Executive Vice President (CNW Group/Bothwell Cheese)

Former Dairy Farmers of Canada President Appointed to Executive Team at Bothwell Cheese

Bothwell Cheese today proudly announced the appointment of former President of Dairy Farmers of Canada, Mr. Wally Smith as its new Executive Vice President. Mr Smith has been an active leader in the Canadian dairy industry since becoming a full-time dairy farmer in 1985.

By: Bothwell Cheese

Source: PR Newswire

Link: http://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/Former-Dairy-Farmers-of-Canada-President-Appointed-to-Executive-Team-at-Bothwell-Cheese-1011077058


Double-digit drop in US dairy exports ‘not a crisis,’ says USDEC VP

“It’s not a crisis for us, but we’re not making up ground or stealing market share,”​ VP of communications and market analysis at USDEC, Alan Levitt, told DairyReporter.

By: Mary Ellen Shoup

Source: DairyReporter

Link: https://www.dairyreporter.com/Article/2017/12/11/Double-digit-drop-in-US-dairy-exports-not-a-crisis-says-USDEC-VP


What if Fonterra invested in plant-based milk alongside dairy milk?

OPINION: Cast your mind forward and let’s imagine, in an alternative reality, that in 2020 Fonterra launches Project Green, a forward thinking counter disruption strategy involving 1000 volunteer farms in the most intensive dairy farming communities in New Zealand.


Source: Stuff

Link: https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/farming/99574493/what-if-fonterra-invested-in-plantbased-milk-alongside-dairy-milk


The local cheese fighting for top spot in national dairy awards

THE Marmorale family live and breathe fine cheese from the moment they wake up to the time they go to bed.

By: Cathryn McLauchlan

Source: Adelaide Now

Link: http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/messenger/north-northeast/the-local-cheese-fighting-for-top-spot-in-national-dairy-awards/news-story/0a10b05755584b0fccbd159a4563bc79


Bright Dairy launches premium yogurt in Hong Kong, first stop in overseas sales push

China Bright Food Group, the country’s second-biggest foodstuff producer by revenue, has launched a premium yogurt product in Hong Kong, the first step in an overseas push to put its products on the supermarket shelves of Macau, Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia.

By: Jane Li

Source: South China Morning Post

Link: http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/2123674/bright-dairy-launches-premium-yogurt-hong-kong-first-stop


Dairy UK joins call for more Brexit clarity

Dairy UK has welcomed the progress being made between the UK government and the European Union on Brexit negotiations, however, the organization also wants to see much more clarity on the future relationship with the EU and how to stabilize the dairy industry.


Source: Food Ingredients First

Link: http://www.foodingredientsfirst.com/news/dairy-uk-joins-call-for-more-brexit-clarity.html


Arla sets out Endrup Dairy plans

Arla Foods plans to run Denmark’s Endrup Dairy as a cheese maturing and packing centre after acquiring the bankrupt company in September.

By: Simon Harvey

Source: just-food

Link: https://www.just-food.com/news/arla-sets-out-endrup-dairy-plans_id138330.aspx