Issues Monitoring

Keeping you on top of dairy news and consumer trends

February 2018

2/23/2018 (Lancaster Farming) – Humor Makes NFL Dairyman a Champion

Walt Coleman is used to hearing boos while on the football field as an NFL referee. Some of those jeers even translate to valuable advice for his farming life. Full Story

2/23/2018 (Daily Nation) – Dairy farmers share strategies to cope with biting dry spell

The ongoing dry spell has worsened the plight of dairy farmers, a majority who are grappling with feed and water shortage as they strive to keep milk production higher. Full Story

2/22/2018 (Dairy Reporter) – General Mills optimistic on yogurt business as it eyes more markets

General Mills has been working to turn around its yogurt business and is starting to see slow signs of improvement but “there is more work to do,” CEO Jeff Harmening said during the CAGNY (Consumer Analyst Group) conference in New York City. Full Story

2/22/2018 (Delta Farm Press) – CoBank report evaluates dairy joint venture opportunities

In 2017, many U.S. dairy companies and international partners collaborated to capitalize on each other’s strengths. Full Story

2/21/2018 (Agriland) – Dairy prices fall marginally at latest GDT auction

The latest Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction resulted in a marginal fall in the overall prices achieved for dairy products. Full story

2/21/2018 (Imperial Valley) – How dairy farmers are helping us meet our climate goals

Central Valley dairy farmers are increasingly producing something they never have before – renewable energy. Full Story

2/16/2018 (Lancaster Farming) – Bigger Dairy Profit Starts With Knowing Cost of Production

While business is bad for dairy farmers, knowing the cost of production could help turn things around. Full Story

2/16/2018 (Lancaster Farming) – Dairy Co-ops Ponder Supply & Demand Quandaries

When dairy farms are pumping out milk faster than consumers can gobble it up, there are only two things that can bring supply and demand into balance. Full Story

2/15/2018 (AgweekTV) – Outlook for Dairy

Mexico and Canada are big buyers of U.S. dairy, which increases the importance of the ongoing NAFTA negotiations. Full Story

2/15/2018 (Dairy Herd Management) – Happy, Healthy Cows Give More Milk

Southwestern Missouri dairy farmers find that cows housed in compost bedded pack barns are healthy, happy and produce more milk, says University of Missouri Extension dairy specialist Ted Probert. Full Story

2/14/2018 (Ag Daily) – Farmer’s Wife: Threats from ‘Down with dairy’ activism won’t change who we are

It’s no secret, the current state of the dairy industry is pretty disheartening, with the low milk prices we are experiencing. Full Story

2/14/2018 (Farm Ireland) – LacPatrick Dairies boss outlines ‘optimistic’ forecast on global dairy trends

The boss of LacPatrick Dairies remains optimistic on the prospects for milk prices this year, saying he doesn’t expect a repeat of the collapse in prices seen two years ago. Full Story

2/13/2018 (Farm Journal’s Milk) – Canada: 73% of U.S. Milk Price Is Subsidized

In a new report, Canadians have suggested that perhaps the U.S. dairy industry should examine its own subsidy programs before making accusations. Full Story

2/13/2018 (High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal) – National Farmers talk NAFTA and dairy at national convention

National Farmers President Paul Olson at expressed his worries about pulling out from NAFTA during his presidential address at the National Farmers National Convention recently in Mason, Ohio. Full Story

2/12/2018 (Business Wire) – Scientific Study Shows Milk with Only the A2 Beta Casein Protein Type Reduced Acute Gastrointestinal Symptoms in Milk Sensitive Participants

A double-blind, randomized, cross-over study, published in the  Nutrition Journal, reported that consumption of milk containing only A2 beta casein protein type reduced acute gastrointestinal symptoms compared to drinking conventional milk in participants with self-reported lactose intolerance. Full Story

2/12/2018  (The Bullvine) – Team USA Athletes Fueled by Milk

Our growing roster of Team Milk athletes is ready for the world’s largest stage at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang. Full Story

2/9/2018  (Brownfield) – Dairy Prices have Potential to Rebound

A dairy analyst is bullish on the second half of 2018 for dairy markets. Full Story

2/9/2018 (The Bullvine) – Oversupply of milk, low prices cause concern for US dairy farmers

Dairy farmers faced tight margins for the past couple years and another predicted year of low milk prices is causing even more concern for the whole dairy industry. Full Story

2/8/2018 (Staten Island Live) – 2 businessmen bring the ‘milkman’ back to Staten Island

Robert Masucci, 28, and Joshua Resnick, 32, wanted to bring back the old concept of “the milkman” in a very modern way. Full Story

2/8/2018 (Dairy Reporter) – Arla Foods in Yeo Valley Dairies takeover

The Danish headquartered cooperative said it is looking to significantly step up its ambitions for its organic dairy business in the UK, and now Arla Foods Limited, a subsidiary of Arla Foods amba, has announced it will acquire Yeo Valley Dairies Limited, a subsidiary of the Yeo Valley Group Limited. Full Story

2/7/2018 (Farm Journal’s MILK) – Dairy Makes NAFTA Negotiations More Challenging

The impact the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has had on U.S. dairy sales is well documented. Full Story

2/7/2018 (Farm Journal’s MILK) – Global Market Up 5.9%

Prices at today’s Global Dairy Trade (GDT) Auction rose 5.9%, marking the third consecutive monthly increase. Full Story

2/6/2018 (Farm Journal’s MILK) – Dairy Markets and Stock Market Go in Opposite Direction

The biggest mover on Monday was the Stock Market. The Dow index dropped 1800 points at its lowest level, the single largest daily move since the financial crisis of 2008. However, that negative sentiment was not shared by the dairy markets. Full Story

2/6/2018 (The Bullvine) – Organic Dairy Farms Also Feeling Pinch Of Low Milk Prices

Talk to any dairy farmer and ask what worries them these days and they all say the same thing: it’s the low price of milk. But it’s not just conventional dairy farmers who are feeling the economic pinch. Organic milk prices are also down. Full Story

2/5/2018 (Daily Pakistan) – The tale of Milk, Drops of the divine

Nestlé Pakistan has been one constant brand in every household throughout the entire nation. Full Story

2/5/2018 (Champlain Valley) – Enjoying your super bowl snacks, thank a local dairy farmer

If your Super Bowl snacks are of the cheesy variety, you probably have local diary farmers to thank. Full Story

2/2/2018 (Wisconsin News) – IN DEPTH: Oversupply of milk, low prices cause concern for area dairy farmers

Recent milk production numbers from the United States Department of Agriculture’s website show the United States dairy industry will produce an estimated 218.8 billion pounds of milk this year. Full Story

2/2/2018 (Lancaster Farming) – Value-Added Dairy Offers More Income & Added Costs

Dairy farmers considering value-added products need to consider the industry and the project’s financial implications before taking the plunge. Full Story

2/1/2018 (Deccan Chronicle) – Full-fat milk may be better for your heart than skimmed, new study finds

A team of researchers have discovered full-fat milk may be better for the heart than skimmed milk. Full Story

2/1/2018 (PR Newswire) – Eagles & Patriots Fuel Up to Play 60 Hometown Grant Schools Make a Healthy Wager on the Big Game

In the week leading up to Super Bowl LII, the American Dairy Association North East and the New England Dairy & Food Council announce the two schools have challenged each other to a little “healthy competition” in the first ever Fuel Up to Play 60 Hometown Grant Super Bowl Challenge. Full Story

January 2018

1/31/2018 (Farm Journal MILK) – One Canadian Producer’s Perspective On Dairy Issues

Around the world, most of the important aspects of managing a large dairy are the same. Full Story

1/31/2018 (Feedstuffs) –USDEC trip explores dairy trade opportunities in China

China’s increased demand for imported milk and other dairy products is providing a market opportunity for the U.S., Tom Vilsack, president and chief executive officer of the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC), reported. Full Story

1/30/2018 (Brownfield) – Butter continues to be saving grace for dairy farmers

A dairy processor calls butter the shining star for dairy farmers amidst continued depressed prices. Full Story

1/30/2018 (FoodBev Media) – Sleep Well introduces milk drink which “helps travelers sleep”

Jersey-based dairy company Sleep Well has developed and released a new natural milk drink which “helps travelers relax and sleep,” as the drink contains valerian – a herb which has relaxing qualities once consumed. Full Story

1/29/2018 (FoodBev Media) – Cadbury and Oreo unite for new chocolate bar and sharing bag

Building on the success of Cadbury Dairy Milk Oreo in tablet form, the company will launch Cadbury Dairy Milk Oreo Sandwich. Full Story

1/29/2018 (Agriland) – Automating labor-intensive processes will be hugely beneficial

Automating labour-intensive processes will be hugely beneficial to farmers, according to Dr. Joseph Walsh – head of the School of STEM and Lero researcher at IT Tralee. Full Story

1/26/2018 (Lancaster Farming) –Safety Net, Trade on New Ag Secretary’s Mind

If Sonny Perdue wrote himself a 2018 to-do list, the top two items might be providing farmers the right safety net and improving their export opportunities. Full Story

1/26/2018 (Farm Journal Milk) – 10 Dairy Issues to Watch

Dairy producers face a myriad of challenges as they navigate low milk prices and shrinking margins. Full Story

1/25/2018 (Food Ingredients First) – Fonterra Australia increases milk capacity with US$133m investment

The expansion will seriously ramp up output from its Australian operations and supports Fonterra’s aim to “stay ahead of the demand curve”. Full Story

1/25/2018 (Hurriyet Daily News) – Dairy sector trembles at EU powdered milk mountain

The European Union, through its member states, bought up hundreds of millions of tons of powder from 2015 onwards in a bid to stabilize milk prices that were in freefall as a result of overproduction and the financial crisis. Full Story

1/24/2018 (Farmers Guardian) – Dairy launches movement to tackle plastic waste and back local milkmen

With the impact of plastic waste in the news after China stopped the UK shipping its plastics to the country for recycling, Cotteswold Dairies has highlighted a simple way for people to reduce their reliance on plastic bottles – by switching back to glass. Full story

1/24/2018 (Financial Portal) – Global Nonfat Dried Milk Market 2018 – NZMP, Dana Dairy, Interfood, Foodexo

Global Nonfat Dried Milk Market 2018 Analysis Report reviews a Market Regions, Product Categories, with Sales, Business Revenue, Goods cost, Global Nonfat Dried Milk Market bit of the general business and Growth designs, focusing on driving Nonfat Dried Milk industry players, feature size, demand and supply examination, use volume, Forecast 2018 to 2022. Full Story

1/23/2018 (Capital Press) – California dairymen petition for price increases

Western United Dairymen and the California Dairy Campaign have filed a petition with the California Department of Food and Agriculture for an emergency hearing to consider increases to the state’s milk prices for a period of 12 months. Full Story

1/23/2018 (Glass International) – Customers choosing glass milk bottles over plastic

Shoppers in the UK are favouring glass milk bottles over plastic in a bid to tackle the detrimental effects of plastic on the environment. Full Story

1/22/2018 (New England Sports Network) – Tom Brady Excited To Play Super Bowl In Minnesota, Where He Used To Milk Cows

Tom Brady is a California kid, but he also shares a connection to the great state of Minnesota, where his New England Patriots will travel for Super Bowl LII. Full Story 

1/22/2018 (Food Dive) – Is there a market for quark in the yogurt space?

Quark is a spoonable dairy hybrid that’s popular in Europe and Central Asia, but is relatively unknown in the U.S. Full Story 

1/19/2018 (Dairy Reporter) – Cayuga Milk Ingredients achieves Non-GMO Project Verification

Cayuga Milk Ingredients has received non-GMO Project Verification for its entire portfolio of Grade A dairy ingredients. Full Story

1/19/2018 (Silver Pinyon) – Global Dried skimmed milk Powder Market 2018 – Anchor, Armor, DairyAmerica, Nestlé

Market Research Trade include new market research report “Global Dried skimmed milk Powder Market “Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Status, Analysis and Forecast. Full Story

1/18/2018 (Charlotte Observer) – Carolina Panthers kicker Graham Gano (and son) just built a freakishly tall snowman

Gano has long had one of the most entertaining Twitter feeds of the Carolina Panthers, informing fans of the snakes he’s found around his yard, his favorite socks to wear in case he’s ever chased by a deer, and even how many pounds of feed it takes a dairy cow to produce 80 pounds of milk. Full Story

1/18/2018 (Farmers Guardian) – Agriculture industry must galvanize to negate anti-dairy messages

British dairying has been tasked with negating every anti-dairy message with five positive messages about the industry in order to negate growing criticism from pressure groups. Full Story

1/17/2018 (Dairy Reporter) – Fonterra launches new milk product with Hema Fresh

Fonterra has launched a new fresh milk product in China in partnership with Hema Fresh. Full Story

1/17/2018 (Reuters) – French police search Lactalis sites after baby milk scare

French police searched five sites belonging to dairy producer Lactalis on Wednesday following a salmonella contamination scare that prompted a global recall of baby food products, a source at the Paris prosecutor’s office said. Full Story

1/16/2018 (Dairy Herd Management) – Two Dairy Workers in Wisconsin Arrested by ICE

Last week, two workers at separate dairy farms were detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents. Full Story

1/16/2018 (Dairy Reporter) – SanCor to sell AFISA share to Arla

Argentine dairy company SanCor Cooperativas Unidas Limitada has agreed to sell its share in its joint venture with Arla Foods, known as Arla Foods Ingredients SA (AFISA). Full Story

1/16/2018 (Digital Journal) – Indian inmates to undergo ‘cow therapy’

Indian inmates are to be exposed to the “magical power” of cows under a radical rehabilitation program involving rearing the beasts — revered by Hindus — on prison grounds, authorities said Tuesday. Full Story

1/16/2018 (The Bullvine) – Australian dairy industry to rank in top five industries this year

A PEAK market research company has predicted the dairy industry to rank in the top five performing industries in 2018 with an eight per cent revenue increase. Full Story

1/15/2018 (Reuters) – French families plan to sue retailers over baby milk recall – group

Some French families are planning to take legal action against supermarket chains after potentially tainted products found their way onto shop shelves despite a recall, the spokesman of a victims’ group said on Monday. Full Story

1/15/2018 (Egypt Independent) – Egypt investigates Lactalis-Halawa for allegedly selling contaminated dairy products

The Consumer Protection Agency (CPA) has been investigating Lactalis-Halawa, the domestic partner of French dairy group Lactalis, for three weeks amid allegations it has sold contaminated dairy products, CPA head Atef Yacoub said on Sunday. Full Story

1/15/2018 (Dairy Reporter) – Vietnam dairy sector heats up with eye on exports

The Vietnam Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development is targeting an increase in exports of 3% in 2018 to reach $40bn, roughly half of which will come from “cultivated products” such as dairy. Full Story

1/12/2018 (Food Dive) – Can different packaging protect milk from LED damage?

Cornell University researchers found that in order to protect cow’s milk from damage from LED lighting, it needs to be packaged differently, according to the Daily Reporter. Full Story

1/12/2018 (Progressive Grocer) – Darigold Salted Caramel Milk

Darigold has added Salted Caramel Milk to its Old Fashioned Milk line. Full Story

1/11/2018 (Dairy Reporter) – Dairy drives record year of Irish exports

Dairy tops the list of Irish food and drink exports in 2017, according to Bord Bia’s (Irish Food Board) new report. Full Story

1/11/2018 (International Business Journal) – Lactalis Baby Milk Still Sold In Stores After Salmonella Recall

Baby milk recalled by Lactalis, a multinational manufacturer of dairy products, was still sold to French consumers as retailers failed to pull the infected items off shelves. Full Story

1/10/2018 (Digital Journal) – Dairy Alternatives Market Expected to Exceed Market Value of USD 19.58 Bn in 2022 growing at a CAGR of 14.55 percent

Dairy alternatives are substitutes to animal-based (conventional) milk products. Full Story

1/10/2018 (Frisco Fastball) – What Will Happen to A2 MILK COMPANY LTD Next?

The stock of A2 MILK COMPANY LTD registered an increase of 4.03 percent in short interest. ACOPF’s total short interest was 1.03 million shares in January as published by FINRA. Full Story

1/9/2018 (All Africa) – Tanzania: Dar Milk Demand Tipped to Double in Three Years

Demand for milk is expected to increase in Tanzania from the current average of per capita consumption of 45 liters per year to 100 liters per year. Full Story

1/9/2018 (Dairy Reporter) – TINE changes label after Faceblitersmpaign to “Best before, but not bad after”

Last week, Norwegian dairy company TINE took to social media to ask consumers of its products for their input on how best before dates should be worded. Full Story

1/8/2018 (Daily Mail) – The hidden downsides of trendy dairy-free coffees

Most vegan options on the high street are more calorific than milk. Full Story

1/8/2018 (Magic Valley Times-News) – Hay outlook tied to dairy

Steve Hines has noticed there is a lot of hay stacked in sheds and on field corners as he drives around the Magic Valley. Full Story

1/5/2018 (Food Safety News) – “Raw milk Moms” are targets of NJ enforcement action against food clubs

“Raw milk Moms” in New Jersey were targeted last month with “cease and desist” orders from the state’s Public Health and Food Protection Program. Full Story

1/5/2018 (Iceland Monitor) – Siggi’s skyr sold to French dairy company

Lactalis, a French dairy company has bought Siggi’s skyr, a company owned by an Icelander which sells skyr in 25 thousand stores in the US. Full Story

1/5/2018 (Dairy Reporter) – Ekosem-Agrar increases daily milk production to more than 1,000 tons

Ekosem-Agrar GmbH, the German holding company of Russian milk producer Ekoniva Group, has hit the 1,000-tons-a-day mark in raw milk production for the first time. Full Story

1/4/2018 (Food & Wine) – Dairy Industry Calls ‘Almost Milk Yogurt’ an Affront to Real Yogurt

The ongoing war between animal- and plant-based “milk” products has its first battle of 2018. Full Story

1/4/2018 (Farm Ireland) – Dairy processors report benefit of reduced iodine levels in feed

A recent industry-wide initiative to reassess the iodine nutrition of lactating dairy cows is having a beneficial effect on milk iodine concentrations, Teagasc has said in a recent research update. Full Story

1/3/2018 (Feedstuffs) – New coalition looks to eliminate rural digital divide

Innovators and rural advocates join forces to deploy TV white spaces technology for high-speed broadband coverage in rural America. Full Story

1/3/2018 (Farm Futures) – Battle brewing over sexed-semen technologies

Sex is big business in dairy farming, which is why a battle is brewing in the U.S. over new technologies designed to make sure only milk-producing cows are born. Full Story

1/3/2018 ( – B.C. dairy farm offers ‘draught’ milk

A Parksville, B.C. dairy farm offers a unique visitor experience with its milk – the beverage can be served on tap. Full Story

1/3/2018 (Daily Sabah) – French food safety inspectors fail to detect salmonella at baby milk plant

French food safety inspectors failed to detect salmonella contamination at a plant belonging to dairy giant Lactalis, three months before the company carried out a major recall of baby milk, a report said Wednesday. Full Story

1/2/2018 (Miltech) – Rising tide of milk weighs on sentiment

The recent growth in global milk supply, which peaked in the last quarter of 2017 with the Oceania spring peak and a return to growth in Europe, is taking its toll on global commodity prices. Full Story

1/2/2018 (Farm Ireland) – Dairy farmers in desperate need of workers as sector explodes

Farmers are voicing major concerns over a labor shortage during the busy spring calving season, as a mammoth dairy expansion moves two years ahead of targets. Full Story

1/2/2018 (Daily Telescope) – Valio to pay a bonus for responsibly produced milk

From the beginning of this year, Valio will pay one cent extra per liter to entrepreneurs who have proven themselves committed to responsible dairy production. Full Story

December 2017

12/21/2017 (Dairy Reporter) – SomaDetect technology brings transparency to dairy farms

SomaDetect, a dairy technology startup measuring milk quality and cow health, will launch its business in the US with a new office and pilot program with 10 dairy farms in the State of New York in early January 2018. Full Story

12/21/2017 (Political Lore) – Recall of French-made baby milk extended over salmonella fears

Lactalis, a French dairy concern, faced difficulties recent week, the tainted baby milk scandal affecting 30 countries where the French-made baby milk sells. Full Story

12/20/2017 (The Cattle Site) – Dairy Product Prices Retreat

Dairy product prices slid at the Global Dairy Trade auction, with an unexpected decline in the price of whole milk powder. Full Story

12/20/2017 (Genetic Literacy Project) – Milk without cows: Commercialization of synthetic dairy products in the works

Berkeley-based Perfect Day – which is creating ‘vegan’ dairy proteins without cows – is in talks with food industry partners about scaling up production. Full Story

12/19/2017 (The Verge) – That bizarre milk scene from The Last Jedi has a basis in dairy science

Warning: Spoilers ahead for Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. There’s a strange scene in The Last Jedi as Rey is following Luke Skywalker around his hermitage on the planet Ahch-To. Full Story

12/19/2017 (RNZ) – New Zealand: Analysts warn of worse as milk price falls

Dairy prices are at their lowest point in more than a year after a drop at the latest auction. Full Story

12/15/2017 (Dairy Herd Management) – Mom Develops Dairy-Based Protein Bar

Dana Wendt, a mom and University of Wisconsin alum, stumbled onto the idea of creating a dairy based protein bar targeted at young women. Full Story

12/15/2017 (The Fence Post) – June, the animatronic cow, helps educate people about the dairy industry

A couple years ago, the Western Dairy Association found a spokesperson of sorts to help teach about the dairy industry. Full Story

12/15/2017 (Dairy Herd Management) – Star Wars: The Last Farmer

The latest Star Wars movie Episode 8: The Last Jedi has opened in theaters across the world, much to the delight of fans of the series. It also has us reflecting about some of the Star Wars universe’s links to agriculture. Full Story

12/14/2017 (Food Navigator) – FoodDrinkEurope submits complaint about Italy’s country of origin labels

FoodDrinkEurope, the trade body representing European food makers, has registered an official complaint with the European Commission over Italy’s new country of origin labeling regulations. Full Story

12/14/2017 (Dairy Reporter) – Successful start for Fair Milk in Switzerland

A newly-formed Swiss dairy cooperative has launched its own brand of milk, and it reports sales have initially gone well. Full Story

12/14/2017 (TCPalm) – Tru Moo milk supplier third dairy farm accused of animal abuse

A supplier for popular milk brand Tru Moo is the latest Okeechobee dairy farm to receive allegations of abuse. Full Story

12/13/2017 (Irish Farmers Journal) – Dairy re-takes top spot in Irish agriculture

Milk has overtaken beef as the largest source of agricultural output for the first time since the dairy crisis, estimates from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) show. Full Story

12/13/2017 (MarketWired) – Over 7,000 Meals Prepared by Saputo Employees for the Community

Saputo Inc. is proud to announce that, on December 7, 2017, 300 of its employees from the Greater Montreal area took part in the first edition of the Company’s new community engagement program: The Big Cook Up. Full Story

12/13/2017 (XinhuaNet) – China should develop its cheese market: agricultural official

A Chinese agricultural official said Wednesday that China should encourage growth in the cheese market to develop its milk industry. Full Story

12/12/2017 (WHSV Virginia) – Low milk prices affect struggling dairy farms in the Valley

A low milk price at the grocery store might seem like a good thing for your wallet, but it can actually hurt local dairy farmers. Full Story

12/12/2017 (Prensa Latina) – Uruguayan Dairy Exports Grew Four Percent

A total of $547 million USD entered Uruguay at the end of November for sales of dairy products abroad, four percent more than in the same period of 2016, the National Milk Institute reported today. Full Story

12/11/2017 (Extra Crispy) – Thin Mints, Samoas, and Tagalongs Yogurts Are Coming Soon

Stop everything. Three Girl Scout cookie-inspired creations from Yoplait are hitting stores this month. Full Story

12/11/2017 (Feed Navigator) – Dairy processing waste to protein-rich duckweed

Scientists in Ireland are working on a process to produce duckweed for use in animal feed by capturing essential nutrients in wastewater from dairy processing plants. Full Story

12/11/2017 (Newsweek) – Salmonella: Twenty-six French babies sick after drinking contaminated Lactalis infant formula

Twenty-six children have fallen sick this month from drinking formula contaminated with salmonella, according to the company that produced it and French health authorities. Five cases were identified last week alone. Full Story

12/8/2017 (Reuters) – UN FAO: World Food Prices Edge Down in November

World food prices fell fractionally in November from the month before, as a sharp rise in sugar and vegetable oil values was largely offset by a fall in dairy, the United Nations food agency said on Thursday. Full Story

12/8/2017 (Newsient) – Fermented Dairy Market Overview, Growth Challenges Survey & Forecast to 2022

HTF MI published a new industry research that focuses on Fermented Dairy market and delivers in-depth market analysis and future prospects of Global Fermented Dairy market. Full Story

12/8/2017 (The Cattle Site) – Dairy Supply Chain Startup Ensures High-Quality Milk

In yet another instance of startups solving India-focussed problems garnering investors’ attention, dairy supply chain startup MilkLane has raised Rs 27 crore ($4,180,950 USD) in its first institutional round of fundraising. Full Story

12/7/2017 (Dairy Herd Management) – New Zealand’s a2 Milk Settles Lawsuit with Australian Competitor

A lawsuit has been settled by New Zealand-based a2 Milk Company Ltd with a competing dairy company in Australia over allegations of misleading advertising and packaging. Full Story

12/7/2017 (The Tennessean) – New Milk & Honey in the Gulch delivers on promise of abundance

A land flowing with milk and honey, as cited in the Old Testament, means the Promised Land, a fertile place to be nourished and thrive. Beverages run the gamut of smoothies, shakes, cold-pressed juices, coffees and teas, as well as a Hatcher Dairy milk punch. Full Story

12/7/2017 (Hawaii Tribune Herald) – New deal on table for Hawi dairy

The owner of Cloverleaf Dairy is looking to hand his family business over to another company after a deal reached in 2016 fell through. Full Story

12/7/2017 (The Ethiopian Herald) – Ethiopia: Institute Plans to Earn U.S. $182 Million From Meat and Dairy Export

Ethiopian Meat and Dairy Industry Development Institute said it plans to earn 182 million USD from meat, milk, fish and honey exports this fiscal year. Full Story

12/6/2017 (Well and Good) – ‘Nut-milk’ yogurt is now colonizing a dairy case near you

Yogurt is poised to be the next big nut-milk trend. Full Story

12/6/2017 (BZ Weekly) – Could A2 Milk Company Change Direction After Less Shorts?

The stock of A2 MILK COMPANY LTD (OTCMKTS:ACOPF) registered a decrease of 4.14% in short interest. ACOPF’s total short interest was 941,900 shares in December as published by FINRA. Full Story

12/5/2017 (USA Today) – Weight Watchers adds chicken, yogurt, corn, more to its “eat as much as you want” list

Dieters expect to eat foods like celery and sugar-free gelatin in unlimited quantities. But now they can throw in fish, skinless chicken breast and non-fat yogurt, too. Full Story

12/5/2017 (Dairy Reporter) – EDA protests about ‘nonsense’ nutrition labels at EU Commission meeting in Luxembourg

Last week at the joint meeting of the ‘High-Level Group on Nutrition and Physical Activity’ and the ‘EU Platform for Action on Diet, Physical Activity and Health’ in Luxembourg, EDA secretary general Alexander Anton officially protested at what the EDA says are “nonsense” nutrition labels. Full Story

12/4/2017 (The Daily Meal) – Fat-Burning Ice Cream Is a Thing Now and We’re Confused

Ice cream that can burn fat — yes, ice cream that can burn fat — sounds way too good to be true. But Rebel Creamery thinks they’ve done it. Full Story

12/4/2017 (Dairy Reporter) – Tetra Evero aseptic bottle comes to US market to shift consumer view of shelf-stable dairy

The Tetra Evero aseptic carton bottle and the Tetra Pak A6 filling machine have launched in the US where brands like Kahlua Coffee Creamers and Healthy Living dairy alternative beverages will be among the first to use the novel 1-liter bottle shape with a 360° printable surface. Full Story

12/4/2017 (Wisconsin State Farmer) – Explore dairy farms virtually

To better understand how agriculture affects and is affected by climate change, the U.S. Department of Agriculture funds multiple projects related to food, fiber and fuel. Full Story

12/1/2017 (Startsat60) – Five superfoods that actually don’t benefit your health

While almond milk can have a great taste, it could be doing you more harm than good. Because it isn’t regular milk, it doesn’t have all the nutrients and calcium that is usually found in the dairy staple. Full Story

12/1/2017 (AgInfo) – Tough 2017 For Dairy Farmers

Guarded optimism was the common theme among industry experts regarding 2017 milk prices. Full Story

12/1/2017 (NY Times) – Set Your Ice Cream Cake on Fire

Baked Alaska is a simple ice-cream cake, but with the tension of a good novel (will the delicate protagonist — the ice cream — survive the flames?) and the beauty of a poem. Full Story

November 2017

11/30/2017 (Dairy Foods) – Chobani adds new yogurt line, more flavor varieties

The company introduced a low-sugar yogurt option, in addition to new varieties of Flip, Smooth and updated all its packaging. Full Story

11/30/2017 (The Daily Meal) – Cinnabon’s New Cinnamon Bun Cookie Comes With Free Milk

If you’ve ever stressed over having to choose between cookies and cinnamon rolls, fear no more. In honor of National Cookie Day on December 4, Cinnabon is offering a limited-edition hybrid of the two called the Cookie BonBite — a snack-sized cinnamon roll inside a chocolate chip cookie. Full Story

11/30/2017 (Dairy Reporter) – FrieslandCampina Kievit launches new foaming creamers

FrieslandCampina Kievit, a manufacturer of beverage and food ingredients, has developed a new range of foaming creamers after undertaking studies in Southeast Asia. Full Story

11/30/2017 (Dairy Reporter) – Canadian government funds Quebec dairy growth

The Government of Canada has kicked in C$382,000 (US$296,000) in financial assistance to Laiterie de l’Outaouais Inc., a Quebec dairy company. Full Story

11/30/2017 (WFAA/ABC 8) – Behavior issues? Here’s what not to feed your kids

With so many options and so little time, we tend to reach for the fast and easy. But, not so fast. What you’re feeding your kids could be interfering with their development. Full Story

11/29/2017 (Reuters) – Qatar builds dairy industry in desert as it defies Arab boycott

The boycott disrupted Qatar’s shipping routes through the Gulf. It also shut Qatar’s land border with Saudi Arabia, across which many perishable goods were imported, including almost 400 tonnes of fresh milk and yogurt a day. Full Story

11/29/2017 (AgWeb) – Five Milk Market Factors to Watch in 2018

Because the lid has been taken off of milk production in the EU, dairy farmers there have been increasing output over the past several years. Milk produced by American dairy farmers has also continued to soar. Full Story

11/29/2017 (AgDaily) – Vermont college to run on manure and food waste

A Vermont family farm is building the largest digester in the state to produce Renewable Natural Gas from cow manure and food waste to fuel a local college. Full Story

11/28/2017 (WILX/NBC 10) – Undercover video shows workers abusing cows at Florida dairy farms

Four workers fled the farm after the release of a video that appears to show dairy cows being abused at dairy farms. Workers can be seen hitting, and kicking cows to get them in and out of narrow milking stalls. Full Story

11/28/2017 (The Cattle Site) – New Zealand: Latest Dairy Stats Reveal More Milk Per Cow, Fewer Cows

Daisy and her paddock mates are record-breakers, reveal the latest national dairy statistics released today by DairyNZ and LIC. Full Story

11/28/2017 (Dairy Reporter) – Ontario government investing $24m in Feihe formula plant

The government of the Canadian province of Ontario is supporting a subsidiary of Feihe International to establish the company’s first facility outside of China. Full Story

11/27/2017 (NPR) – Sacré Beurre: France Faces A Butter Shortage

The French consume more butter per capita than any other nation on Earth: some 18 pounds per person every year. So fears of running out — whether real or whipped up — have been causing meltdowns. Full Story

11/27/2017 (TCPalm) – Southeast Milk increases surveillance after Okeechobee animal abuse allegations

A week and a half after allegations of abuse on a second dairy farm in Okeechobee County, Southeast Milk Inc. announced it would be retraining and strengthening security on farms in the cooperative, according to a statement. Full Story

11/27/2017 (Dairy Herd Management) – China Unilaterally Lowers Cheese Tariffs

Effective Dec. 1, 2017, China is unilaterally lowering its cheese tariffs from 12 percent to 8 percent. The move will immediately boost U.S. export competitiveness in China and help U.S. suppliers take a larger role in meeting the nation’s booming cheese demand. Full Story

11/27/2017 (Food and Wine) – Here’s How Koel Thomae Launched Noosa Yogurt

A tale of dairy farm drive-bys and international yogurt smuggling, plus why Noosa comes in a clear container. Full Story

11/22/2017 (Washington Post) – Got Food Allergies? Add Milk To The Worries For Your Meal

Since her son Matt was an infant, Lynda Mitchell knew he had a milk allergy. Full Story

11/22/2017 (Dairy Reporter) – Plant-based industry weighs in on Dairy Pride Act: ‘The consumer is not confused’

The buzz around the Dairy Pride Act has caused some plant-based brands to drop the use of common dairy terms such as “milk” and “cheese” from their labels, while others have not abided by the dairy industry’s demands claiming consumers understand the difference between dairy and non-dairy products. Full Story

11/22/2017 (Wisconsin Ag Connection) – Cropp: Continuous Milk Production Keeping Dairy Prices Low

Dr. Bob Cropp has been saying all year long that total milk production will need to simmer down before prices get any better. And one day after the USDA announced that October’s national output was up by another 1.4 percent over last year, the professor emeritus with the University of Wisconsin-Extension says the results are predictable. Full Story

11/21/2017 (Dairy Reporter) – UK consumers would rather give up chocolate than cheese, Mintel finds

Half of British consumers would rather give up chocolate than cheese when asked if they had to “choose between never being able to eat cheese again or never being able to eat chocolate again,” according to new research by Mintel. Full Story

11/21/2017 (Beverage Daily) – Coca-Cola on North America: ‘It’s a big business, with big opportunity’

Building strong brands and creating customer value will help Coca-Cola continue to build on its success in its flagship North American market, says incoming president for Coca-Cola North America, Jim Dinkins. Full Story

11/20/2017 (Ledger-Enquirer) – Excerpts from recent Wisconsin editorials

For more than three-quarters of a century, Wisconsin’s license plates have been stamped with the “America’s Dairyland” label. Full Story

11/20/2017 (Newsweek) – When Good Intentions Bang Heads with Unintended Consequences

The CDC estimates that raw milk caused about 760 illnesses and 22 hospitalizations a year from 2009-2014, mostly from Salmonella and Campylobacter bacteria. Full Story

11/17/2017 (Food Navigator) – Danone focuses climate efforts on regenerative agriculture

French dairy-to-drinks giant Danone has signaled its intention to “sharpen” its focus on regenerative agriculture as a way to “broadly reduce emissions” in the future and respond to consumer demand for “naturality and transparency.” Full Story

11/17/2017 (Caixin Global) – Huishan Dairy Takes First Step Toward Liquidation

Huishan, northeastern China’s largest dairy producer, said earlier that it owed 26.7 billion yuan ($4.03 billion) in debt as of late March. Full Story

11/17/2017 (The Cattle Site) – Queensland Dairy Farmers Could be Paid More for Their Product

ABC Online reports that the factory will incorporate Queensland’s first infant formula plant and aims to produce more than 30 million units of infant formula a year, destined for Asia via Toowoomba’s Wellcamp Airport. Full Story

11/16/2017 (Dairy Reporter) – Valio to launch products in UK

Finnish dairy company Valio will launch its brand in the UK at Food Matters Live this year. Full Story

11/16/2017 (Dairy Reporter) – Egypt’s Beyti gets $44m EBRD loan

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has announced a long-term loan of up to $44m to International Company for Agricultural Industries Projects (Beyti) JSC, an Egyptian company active in dairy and fruit juice processing. Full Story

11/15/2017 (Dairy Reporter) – Up to half of India’s milk and vegetables wasted from poor cold chain infrastructure

About 40% to 50% of India’s total annual production of milk, fruit and vegetables, worth $440bn, ends up wasted. Full Story

11/15/2017 (Dairy Reporter) – DairyReporter exclusive: Baltics report

Recently, DairyReporter had an opportunity to visit some companies in the Baltic States in eastern Europe. Full Story

11/14/2017 (Dairy Reporter) – Nestlé Mexico doubles milk capacity in Lagos de Moreno

Nestlé Mexico has announced the investment of 100m pesos ($5.25m) in its Lácteos Lagos de Moreno factory, to double its capacity to receive fresh milk in the region. Full Story

11/14/2017 (medGadget) – At a CAGR 6.7% Dairy Herd Management Market to Rise by $3.55 Billion in 2022

Factors such as the increasing herd size of dairy farms, growing production and consumption of milk and dairy products globally, rising public-private funding and investments in dairy farming, and technological advancements are driving the growth of the dairy herd management market. Full Story

11/13/2017 (Food Business News) – State of the industry: Dairy

The refrigerated retail dairy case continues to fatten up while the frozen cabinet embraces protein and snacking trends. Full Story

11/13/2017 (Washington Post) – Undercover video shows farmworkers beating cows with metal rods

Larson Dairy in Okeechobee, Fla. — one of the state’s largest milk suppliers — is under criminal investigation after a video surfaced online showing its workers kicking and beating cows. Full Story

11/13/2017 (The Cattle Site) – Kanpur Firm Ties Up with Dutch Group to Boost Dairy Entrepreneurship

An Indo-Dutch collaboration has taken shape in the industrial town of Kanpur to promote entrepreneurship in the dairy sector and boost sustainability of dairy farms. Full Story

11/13/2017 (Food Safety News) – FDA warns seafood importer, dairy to clean up their facilities

A seafood processor in New York, and a milk-powder manufacturing facility in Minnesota are both on notice from the Food and Drug Administration for violations of federal food safety rules. Full Story

11/10/2017 (Feedstuffs) – Dairy Business Milk Marketing Cooperative rebrands as Edge

Milk is getting a new voice in America’s Heartland with Edge, a dairy farmer cooperative that is taking a fresh approach to representing its members. Full Story

11/10/2017 (CBS Miami) – Dairy Owner Says He’s Taken Action After Cattle Abuse Video Surfaces

Jacob Larson, the owner of Okeechobee-based Larson Dairy, says he doesn’t tolerate animal abuse. Full Story

11/10/2017 (Las Vegas Review-Journal) – Undercover video shows worker kicking cows at Florida dairy farm

An undercover video that purports to show workers kicking cows in the head and hitting them with metal rods has prompted authorities to open a criminal investigation at one of Florida’s largest dairy farms. Full Story

11/9/2017 (The Cattle Site) – PETA Urges FSSAI to Label Dairy Products as Non-vegetarian

The Times of India reports that the animal welfare organization requested the FSSAI to amend Regulation of the Food Safety and Standards (Packaging and Labelling) Regulations, 2011, by removing the exemption for dairy products from the definition of “non-vegetarian food.” Full Story

11/9/2017 (Feed Navigator) – ForFarmers faces Brexit fallout as drivers flee UK

Dutch feed group, ForFarmers, says it is facing challenges in the UK – both in the market and in its own organization – as it announced its third quarter 2017 trading update. Full Story

11/8/2017 (Fox 5) – Toddler with dairy allergy dies after school gave him grilled cheese, family says

A New York City school is closing while officials investigate the death of a 3-year-old boy who died after he was allegedly given a grilled cheese sandwich – despite the school knowing he had a severe dairy allergy, according to WPIX. Full Story

11/8/2017 (Dairy Herd Management) – An App for Tiestall Barns

If you milk cows in a tiestall or stanchion barn and don’t use a herd management software program, now there’s an app for you, too. Full Story

11/8/2017 (North Bay Business Journal) – Marin’s Straus Family Creamery pursues environmental goals while inventing ice cream flavors

Albert Straus, CEO of Straus Family Creamery, learned to drive a tractor when he was barely six years old. Full Story

11/7/2017 (Dairy Reporter) – Fonterra buys 10% share of Lithuania’s Rokiškio Sūris

New Zealand’s Fonterra Co-operative Group has taken a 10% shareholding of Lithuania’s biggest dairy producer, AB Rokiškio Sūris. Full Story

11/6/2017 (Farm Journal) – Estate Tax Elimination Could Cause Problems

In late September the Trump administration released a tax reform framework supported by Congress. The plan includes several of agriculture’s priorities including a repeal of the estate tax, but according to American Farm Bureau Federation’s tax expert, Patricia Wolff, there are a number of unanswered questions. Full Story

11/6/2017 (Dairy Reporter) – Saputo spending continues despite Q2 earnings drop

In spite of a Q2 net earnings fall of 3.4 percent, Canadian dairy company Saputo Inc. is continuing its acquisition spree. Full Story

11/6/2017 (InvestinBrazil) – Brazil starts export of milk and products to Japan

After two years of negotiation, the country will start exporting milk and its products to Japan. The measure was only possible after the signing of the International Health Certificate (ITC). Full Story

11/3/2017 (Jackson County Chronicle) – Heller: Are dairy farmers drowning in milk?

With news stories popping up about exports declining and farms losing a home for their milk, let’s take a macro look at what is causing the past, current and short-term future market conditions. Full Story

11/3/2017 (Reuters) – Indonesia warns may bar EU milk powder if palm oil sales restricted

Indonesia, the world’s biggest producer and exporter of palm oil, said it could block milk powder imports from the European Union if the bloc pushes forward with a resolution to restrict imports of the vegetable oil. Full Story

11/2/2017 (Dairy Reporter) – Chr. Hansen adds to FreshQ culture portfolio

Chr. Hansen adds to FreshQ culture portfolio to improve shelf life of dairy. Full Story

11/1/2017 (EcoWatch) – ‘Peel Back the Label’ Is Bound to Fail

About 10 years ago, Monsanto’s genetically engineered bovine growth hormone, rBST or rBGH, was in trouble. Leading dairy processors and major supermarket chains, such as Wal-Mart, Costco, Kroger and Safeway were banning the use of rBST in dairy production. Monsanto had big plans for rBST, which is injected into cows to increase milk production. Full Story

11/1/2017 (WKOW) – Swiss-style yogurt comes to Wisconsin

Working in partnership with Voegeli Farms Candinas is borrowing from his Swiss heritage and using milk from Brown Swiss cows to create Yodelay Yogurt. Full Story

October 2017

10/31/2017 (Dairy Reporter) – October dairy product round-up

It’s the time of the month when we take a look at some of the new products launched in the dairy aisles around the world. Full Story

10/31/2017 (Dairy Reporter) – EMB says high butter prices don’t help dairy sector ‘chronic poor state’

The European Milk Board (EMB) has taken part in a protest it titled ‘Stripped to the bone,’ in front of the European Commission. Full Story

10/30/2017 (Bloomberg) – France Is Running Out of Butter for Its Croissants

France’s much-loved croissant au beurre has run up against the forces of global markets. Full Story

10/30/2017 (Reuters) – NZX adds skim milk powder options contract as futures demand soars

New Zealand’s NZX said on Monday it will introduce a new options contract for skim milk powder in December to expand investors’ options to cope with volatile prices in dairy, the country’s largest goods export. Full Story

10/27/2017 (Bloomberg) – Saputo Back in Trademark Buying Mode With Murray Goulburn Deal

With a $1 billion deal half a world away, Saputo Inc. returned to the wheeling and dealing that’s propelled the Canadian cheesemaker’s growth for decades. Full Story

10/27/2017 (Reuters) – Canada’s Saputo buys Australian dairy, bolsters China access

Canada’s biggest cheesemaker Saputo Inc (SAP.TO) has agreed to buy debt-ridden Murray Goulburn Co-operative (MGC.AX) for up to $490 million, becoming Australia’s top milk producer and expanding its access to China. Full Story

10/26/2017 (Food Navigator) – Formulating with dairy: More protein, less sugar, a cleaner label

Less sugar, more protein, a cleaner label, savory flavors, and new formats from farmer’s cheese bars to ambient moon cheese. Full Story

10/26/2017 (Food Navigator) – Dairy farmers use technology in effort to cut greenhouse gas production by 25% by 2020

Animal agriculture in the US is often criticized for its heavy environmental impact, but data from the National Dairy Council tells a very different story – one of farmers using technology to improve the sustainability of their lands and dairy production. Full Story

10/26/2017 (Farm Journal) – Milk Futures Making a Comeback

After last week’s steep sell-off, Class III milk markets began this week in much better shape. November milk, which sold off 72 cents between Wednesday and Friday last week, has rebounded 46 cents after Wednesday’s trade, which was up 23 cents. October finished 9 cents higher while December bounced up 13 cents. Full Story

10/26/2017 (WHTC) – Prairie Farms introduces America’s First Milk Snack Bar

Prairie Farms Dairy has a new product on shelves and it’s America’s first Milk Snack. Full Story

10/26/2017 (Eater) – Milk Fat Mayhem Heightens as France’s Butter Shortage Worsens

France has been suffering from a butter shortage for some months now (the per-ton price doubled from April to June of this year alone) — but now the problem is getting more acute, with supermarkets unable to stock shelves with France’s favorite fat. Full Story

10/25/2017 (St. Louis Post-Dispatch) – Comfortable cows make happy milk

It turns out that old commercial was right. The best milk really does come from contented cows. Full Story

10/25/2017 (All Africa) – Kenya: Drought Cuts Dairy Farmers’ Earnings By 21 percent

According to statistics from the Department of Agriculture, Nyeri produced approximately 97 million liters of milk compared to 125 million liters last year as a protracted drought bit into farmers’ productivity. Full Story

10/24/2017 (Dairy Herd Management) – Cover Crops Can Lead to Lower Silage Yields

Research at the W.H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute in New York shows that planting corn into a growing stand of winter rye can reduce the silage yield of the subsequent corn crop. Full Story

10/23/2017 (Dairy Reporter) – UK latest to sign up to Dairy Declaration

The UK dairy industry has become the latest country to endorse a declaration to promote the sustainability of dairy systems worldwide. Full Story

10/23/2017 (Dairy Reporter) – Blulog expands its NFC cold chain monitor range

Blulog cold chain technology has launched a new version of its NFC (Near Field Communication) real-time monitoring system. Full Story

10/20/2017 (Farm Journal) – Global Butter Supplies Will Be Short in 2018

Butter stocks have been tighter in 2017 due to a combination of reduced production levels and increased consumer demand. Based on a report from, it looks like butter supply will continue to get squeezed well into 2018. Full Story

10/20/2017 (The Cattle Site) – Iran’s Dairy Exports to Hit $1B

In an interview with Financial Tribune, Deputy Agriculture Minister Hassan Rokni estimated that Iran’s dairy exports will hit a record high of $1 billion by the end of the current Iranian year (March 20, 2018). Full Story

10/20/2017 (Lancaster Farming) – Farmers Give Insights on How to Engage Customers

About 50 people attended a classroom session by Monika Roth, agriculture issue leader with Cornell Extension Tompkins County, on “Getting Started in Agritourism.” Full Story

10/19/2017 (Dairy Reporter) – EDA wants to stop ‘traffic light’ labeling

The European Dairy Association (EDA) says it supports consumers’ rights to be fully informed on the nutritional properties of foods, but the proposed traffic light labeling system by the Evolved Nutrition Labelling Initiative (ENL) is not adequate for providing information on the global nutritional properties of milk and dairy products. Full Story

10/19/2017 (Bakery and Snacks) – The end is nigh for date codes on labels as they reach the end of their ‘shelf-life’

Mimica is developing an award-winning food expiry label called Mimica Touch (formerly Bump Mark) that claims to disrupt the food packaging industry and challenge the impact of food waste. Full Story

10/18/2017 (WHAS) – JCPS schools not serving milk

(Louisville, Ky.) If you have a student in a JCPS school, you may want to pack something extra in your student’s lunch bags. According to a notice by JCPS sent out to families on Tuesday, schools may not be able to serve milk to students for the entirety of the week. Full Story

10/17/2017 (The Daily Meal) – Sorry, Paleo Dieters: Stonehenge Humans Ate Cheese

Scientists discovered bones of ancient humans at the nearby settlement of Durrington Walls — and found that their diet was heavy on butter and cheese. Full Story

10/17/2017 (Dairy Reporter) – BV Dairy signs contract to bottle 4 million cultured milk drinks a year

BV Dairy, a UK manufacturer of specialist dairy products has made a historic move into contract packaging after signing a long-term deal to produce bottled kefir cultured milk drinks. Full Story

10/17/2017 (Dairy Reporter) – NZMP sees consumer trends driving Asian demand for protein

With the Asia protein ingredients market forecast to grow by 11.5% from 2016 to 2021, NZMP – Fonterra’s dairy ingredients business – is intent on capitalizing on its strong ties to the region. Full Story

10/16/2017 (Dairy Reporter) – Cheese lifts US dairy exports driven by emerging markets

US cheese exports have risen 30% over the last six months compared to the same period last year, with cheese shipments to Mexico, Australia, Japan, and the Middle East/North Africa increasing by double- to triple-digits in volume sales, according to USDEC. Full Story

10/16/2017 (Michigan Live) – Move to treat wastewater on site makes Continental Dairy more ‘sustainable’

With a turn of a valve at the Continental Dairy Facilities LLC plant in Coopersville last week, hundreds of thousands of gallons of wastewater were diverted from the Coopersville Wastewater Treatment facility to a new pre-treatment system owned and operated by Continental Dairy. Full Story

10/16/2017 (Food Dive) – As large retailers process milk, dairy companies worry

Large retailers — including Kroger and Albertsons — are investing in milk processing and bottling facilities to help make sure they have a steady supply of the commodity. Kroger is now processing all the fresh milk its stores sell. Full Story

10/13/2017 (Fox Business) – Retailers Are Bottling Their Own Milk, Raising Pressure on Dairy Companies

Big food retailers are becoming large players in the milk processing and bottling business, a development that threatens to squeeze a longstanding network of farmer-owned cooperatives and dairy processors. Full Story

10/13/2017 (MSN News) – Consumers Like a2 Milk, Dairy Industry Not So Sure

The makers of a2 milk claim it’s easier on the stomach than regular milk. It contains only A2 proteins. Regular milk has both A1 and A2 proteins. Full Story

10/12/2017 (NMPF) – NMPF Pokes FDA for Taking Action Against Granola Made with “Love,” But Not “Milks” Made from Plants

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recent enforcement action against a Massachusetts granola maker for listing “love” as an ingredient in its product is a clear indication that the agency has time and resources to enforce regulations against the use of the term “milk” on the labels of plant-derived dairy imitators, the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) said today. Full Story

10/12/2017 (Dairy Reporter) – Goodness! Beverages doing things differently as it expands in India

Goodness! is a ready-to-drink dairy beverage brand with its parent company, DropKaffe Food & Beverages Pvt. Ltd., based in Bengaluru. Full Story

10/11/2017 (Food Navigator) – Whey protein industry must overcome a ‘lack of awareness’ among EU consumers

Although many consumers are interested in nutrition that supports an active lifestyle, there is still a nutritional knowledge gap and untapped potential in the EU whey protein market, according to the European Whey Processors Association (EWPA). Full Story

10/11/2017 (Dairy Reporter) – Arla launches branded organic milk in the Middle East

Arla Organic Milk is now available in retailers across the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Full Story

10/10/2017 (Progressive Dairyman) – Cool stuff we saw at World Dairy Expo 2017

It’s become a tradition for the Progressive Dairyman team to scope out new products, ideas and innovations to share with readers following World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin. Full Story

10/10/2017 (AG Daily) – Dairy detector invention wins $1M 43North competition

A Canadian start-up has won the $1 million 43North grand prize for their invention that allows farmers to check milk quality and detect illness. Full Story

10/10/2017 (Capital Press) – Dairy cow delivers pizzas to shocked customers

The annual event is a way for the state’s dairy industry to help bring the farm to consumers in a fun and unforgettable way, according to Dairy West officials. Full Story

10/9/2017 (Progressive Dairyman) – U.S. leaders eye dairy export goal as August posts gains

With increasing U.S. milk production outpacing growth in domestic consumption, the global market will become more important as an outlet for U.S. sales. Full Story

10/9/2017 (Dairy Reporter) – Canadian dairy startup wins $1m in international tech competition

SomaDetect, a Canadian artificial intelligence company that allows dairy farmers to monitor milk quality and cow health in real time, has received $1m to establish an incubator development space in Buffalo, New York. Full Story

10/9/2017 (Dairy Reporter) – What’s trending in the Israeli dairy industry?

The Israeli dairy industry prides itself on being cutting edge, which means that the industry itself is always evolving. For those both within and without Israel, it can be a lot to keep track of. Full Story

10/6/2017 (Dairy Reporter) – Ben & Jerry’s signs ‘Milk with Dignity Program’ to improve dairy farm worker conditions

Ben & Jerry’s has agreed to implement the Milk with Dignity (MD) Program, a multi-year plan created by Migrant Justice in 2014, which aims to improve working conditions of dairy farm workers who supply the milk for the ice cream manufacturer. Full Story

10/6/2017 (WisconsinWatch) – How to keep the milk flowing in America’s Dairyland

Farmers, experts say reliance on immigrant workers, many of them in the U.S. illegally, will continue unless dairies — and Congress — make significant changes. Full Story

10/5/2017 (Bloomberg) – Americans Eating More Butter Made Dallas Wuethrich a Billionaire

The U.S. Department of Agriculture projected that 2017 consumption will rise 10 percent from a year earlier, hitting 940,000 metric tons, the highest in half a century. The nation will devour more than 2 billion pounds of butter this year. Full Story

10/4/2017 (Fox Business) – The Single Biggest Change at McDonald’s in the Last 2 Years

In 2006, legendary McDonald’s (NYSE: MCD) CEO Jim Skinner teased the possibility of making breakfast available to customers well past morning hours. Skinner explained in an interview that the company needed to make a few operational improvements in the kitchen before all-day breakfast could become a reality. Full Story

10/4/2017 (Michigan Farm News) – Proposed changes to fluid milk pricing – why farmers need to care

The beverage milk industry is a risky business. Buying and selling milk going into fluid milk beverages is confusing because of Federal Milk Marketing Order end-product pricing formulas, along with the inability for processors to directly forward contract milk intended for fluid use and a lack of a commercially traded futures contract for beverage milk. Full Story

10/4/2017 (Born2Invest) – What you need to know about the dairy industry on a global scale

Dairy farmers are no longer competing with just neighbors or fellow countrymen, but with the global community. Full Story

10/3/2017 (AG Daily) – Dannon’s non-GMO shift is a bad financial move and even worse PR

A little over a year ago, Dannon yogurt announced they would be transitioning to non-GMO sourced feed for the dairy cows that provide the milk for Dannon yogurt. This is a problem for many reasons. Full Story

10/3/2017 (Food Safety Network) – Dairy pulls raw milk from stores; one retailer stops carrying it

An organic raw milk dairy quietly pulled its unpasteurized milk from Washington state retailers Friday, one day after refusing a request from state officials who wanted the milk recalled because lab tests had confirmed Salmonella contamination. Full Story

10/3/2017 (Business Wire) – Redefining Hot Cocoa: Darigold Releases New Heat N’ Serve Hot Cocoa

No more messy powder and packets. Made from a blend of rich Darigold whole milk, cream and premium cocoa, Darigold’s new hot cocoa makes for an indulgent seasonal beverage. Full Story

10/2/2017 (BuzzFeed) – Is McDonald’s A Healthy Place For Kids To Eat Now?

A new report released by McDonald’s shows more kids are ordering milk, juice, and water alongside their burger and fries. Here’s what health experts have to say about the revamped Happy Meal. Full Story

10/2/2017 (Washington Post) – How good has U.S. cheese become? Good enough to worry the Italians.

In a pavilion sponsored by the famed and powerful Parmigiano-Reggiano consortium, there was a comparative tasting, served to a mostly Italian audience. But on the plate was something previously unimaginable in Italy: Three American cheeses were served alongside a hunk of aged Parm. Full Story

10/1/2017 (Bustle) – Where To Buy Arctic Buzz Ice Cream, The Vodka-Infused Treat That Is Perfect For Welcoming Fall

Whether your heart has just been broken or it’s just been a long week at work, alcohol and ice cream are the perfect pairing for any occasion. Full Story

September 2017

9/29/2017 (Farm Journal) – NMPF Urges Action Against Cashew Milk

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) urged federal and state food regulators to take enforcement action against imitation dairy product “Blue Magic Cashew Milk” for continuing to ignore federal standards of identity for dairy products. Full Story

9/29/2017 (Yakima Herald) – Salmonella found in raw milk from Granger’s Pride and Joy dairy; no illnesses reported

The Washington Department of Agriculture is advising consumers not to drink raw milk from Pride and Joy Dairy in Granger after a sample of the milk tested positive for salmonella. Full Story

9/29/2017 (PR Newswire) – U.S. Dairy Industry Cautions Japan to Respect Current Trade Relationships

Japan’s agriculture officials must respect current market access between Japan and its trading partners, including the United States, when reviewing a list of geographical indications (GIs) proposed by the European Union (EU), or else risk disrupting one of the world’s largest consumer marketplaces, the U.S. dairy industry urged today. Full Story

9/28/2017 (Fox 17) – Take an inside look at the non-GMO process at Country Dairy farms

Country Dairy uses only home-grown non-GMO corn and alfalfa to feed their cows. Full Story

9/28/2017 (Stowe Today) – Move over, pumpkin spice, maple lattes are coming

Cool, crisp mornings turn cravings from cold iced coffee to something a little warmer. Instead of the typical pumpkin spice latte that seems to sweep the nation each season, turn to something with a Vermont twist: maple lattes. Full Story

9/27/2017 (Dairy Reporter) – Dutch cheese shop streams live to boost sales

Cheese shop Kaan’s Kaashandel and bank ABN AMRO have launched the world’s first live stream store in the Dutch city of Alkmaar. Full Story

9/26/2017 (The Verge) – Yogurt pods are just powdered milk and bacteria without a container

The Yomee is a new gadget on Kickstarter designed to make you yogurt. It’s essentially an automated milk heating and cooling system that also happens to rely on pods. Full Story

9/26/2017 (Food Safety News) – More raw milk sold by vending machine at the farm gate in NZ

Australia and New Zealand share a lot when it comes to food safety, but they’ve long differed on raw milk sales. Raw milk for human consumption is not a legal option in Australia, while New Zealand permits farm sales of raw milk. Full Story

9/25/2017 (Epicurious) – European Dairy Company Arla Plans to Release Pink Sparkling Milk

One European dairy company has developed a surefire recipe to up its milk’s cool factor: Take a glass of woefully uncool white milk, dye it pink, add carbonation, and voila! Pink, sparkly, cool milk. Full Story

9/25/2017 (Daily Democrat News) – Report: Global Milk Powder Market 2017

Supported by comprehensive primary as well as secondary research, the report Global Milk Powder Industry 2017 presents profitable market insights.  Full Story

9/25/2017 (The Cattle Site) – Yili Becomes Olympic Partner to Milk Rewards

Inner Mongolia’s Yili Group has teamed up with Beijing 2022 to become the official supplier of dairy products for the Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. Full Story

9/24/2017 (Washington Post) – Deaths of farmworkers in cow manure ponds put oversight of dairy farms into question

Alberto Navarro Munoz had been working on the farm for only two weeks when he encountered one of the most gruesome hazards that a dairy worker can face. Full Story

9/22/2017 (Dairy Reporter) – Milking the Latin American dairy market

At $60bn, the Latin American market accounts for less than 15% of global dairy sales.[1] However, that is likely to change soon. Full Story

9/22/2017 (Dairy Reporter) – Award for Novozymes’ Saphera shows importance of Latin America market

Danish headquartered company Novozymes is doing well in the Latin American market, confirmed recently as the company’s dairy product, Saphera, took first place as most innovative functional ingredient at the “Fi Innovation Awards 2017” – the biggest award for the Brazilian food industry. Full Story

9/22/2017 (Floornature) – Parmigiano Reggiano Museum: the process of making Parmesan cheese

The Parmigiano Reggiano Museum is an important showcase of the history and production of one of Italy’s best-known food products. Displaying the implements and technologies that make genuine Parmesan cheese truly unique. Full Story

9/21/2017 (Washington Post) – Get ready for pea milk. It doesn’t taste like peas and it’s not even green

The biggest brand in pea milk thus far has been Ripple, a company that obtained $44 million from Google and Silicon Valley venture capitalists, according to Bloomberg. Full Story

9/20/2017 (KMIR) – Dairy Ingredients Industry 2017 Key Growth Drivers, Challenges, Demand and Upcoming Trends

Increased demand for protein foods especially milk-derived is having a positive impact on the Dairy Ingredients Market. Advancements in dairy processing technologies, availability of various dairy products and changing consumption patterns also have triggered a positive growth in the market. Full Story

9/20/2017 (Cornell Daily Sun) – Lecturer Reveals Unexpected History of Milk Production in China

When one thinks of traditional Chinese cuisine, dairy is often not the first food group that comes to mind. But in fact, China is the second-largest consumer and third-largest producer of dairy in the world. Full Story

9/20/2017 (Herald Keeper) – Non-Dairy Cheese Market to Develop Rapidly at CAGR of about 7.70% by 2023

The significant factor increasing the growth of non-dairy cheese market is the increasing incidence of lactose intolerance across the globe. Full Story

9/19/2017 (Farm Journal) – August Milk Production Up 2%–Again

The biggest gainer, in terms of percentage increase, was Utah, up 10.2%, with cow numbers up 6,000 (6.7%). Texas also reported strong milk gains, with milk up 9.2% and cow numbers up 30,000 head, or 6.2%. California, however, continued its backward slide, reporting milk production down 0.7% in August compared to a year ago, and cow numbers down 13,000 head. Full Story

9/19/2017 (Food Navigator) – Ripple Foods seeks to disrupt plant-based yogurt category: ‘Let’s not mince words… some of these products are terrible’

There’s a reason plant-based products have only captured 1.5 percent of the $7.7 billion yogurt market. Full Story

9/18/2017 (Farm Journal) – ‘Great Grain Train’ Aids Florida Dairies

“The Great Grain Train,” or “The Midnight Train from Georgia,” as it’s has been dubbed by local dairy farmers, rolled into Okeechobee, Fla. last Thursday, just a day or two before the dairies there would have run out of feed. Full Story

9/18/2017 (Brownfield) – Milk futures, cash dairy, mostly lower

Class III milk futures at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange were mostly lower on spread trade, demand uncertainties, and follow through selling. September was up $.04 at $16.27, October was down $.05 at $15.72, November was $.03 lower at $15.62, and December was down $.05 at $15.56. Full Story

9/18/2017 (Food Navigator) – New produce coalition stands against potential anti-dumping revisions in NAFTA

A new coalition of US and Canadian produce companies hopes to protect the North American Free Trade Agreement from potentially “traumatic” revisions based on “protectionism and a very narrow view of trade,” according to one co-founder. Full Story

9/15/2017 (Dairy Herd Management) – Florida Dairies Dealing with Aftermath of Irma, Some Dump Milk

Hurricane Irma is long gone now but dairy producers in Florida are still dealing with the aftermath from the storm nearly a week afterwards. Full Story

9/15/2017 (TC Palm) – Micro dairy Jupiter Creamery finding success on small scale

In addition to beef cattle, Florida is a leader in dairy production, with most of the dairy cows, called Holsteins, living in Okeechobee and Lafayette counties. Full Story

9/14/2017 (Food Navigator) – Organic sales projected to rise as more millennials have children and seek clean options for kids

New research published by the Organic Trade Association connecting parenting to increased organic purchases suggests sales of organic could see a significant boost in the coming years as more millennials, many of whom already favor organic, have children. Full Story

9/12/2017 (Dairy Herd Management) – DFA Partners with Third Sun Solar

Dairy Farmers of American (DFA) announced today that it was partnering with Third Sun Solar to bring solar panel technology to more DFA-member farmers. Full Story

9/12/2017 (Food Navigator) – Fairlife ultra-filtered milk sales surged 79% in 2016; Core Power and Yup! to be brought under fairlife brand umbrella

Dollar sales of Coca-Cola-backed high-protein milk fairlife grew 79% in 2016, as consumers continued to trade up in the fluid milk category. Full Story

9/12/2017 (KSN News) – Oldest Kansas State Fair vendor still a favorite: ‘Who doesn’t love ice cream?’

On Tuesday, KSN got the inside scoop of the Dairy Bar, the oldest and longest running vendor at the fair. Full Story

9/11/2017 (IndeOnline) – A better milk? Local cows key to Origin Milk Co.

A Cleveland-based Origin Milk is relying on Guernsey cows from dairy farms in Holmes County to produce milk being sold in Northeast Ohio grocery stores, including local Fishers Foods and Acme stores. The milk contains only A2 proteins, which is different from most milk found sold in stores. Full Story

9/11/2017 (Marketplace) – As customers buy more organic food, a call for more industry oversight

A couple of years ago, Steve Reuter decided to go organic at his dairy in Minnesota. He was aware of the trends — some organic dairies were fetching twice as much for their milk as conventional producers. And organic food sales were booming. Full Story

9/7/2017 (Food and Wine) – Kelis Finally Reveals Her Milkshake Recipe, and It’s Better Than Yours

Even though her breakout success is inextricably tied up with milkshakes, Kelis has never expressed much interest in the frothy dessert beverage. In fact, in 2016, the “Milkshake” singer and Cordon Bleu-trained chef said she’d never even made one before. That changes now. Full Story

9/7/2017 (Food Navigator) – Could traditional supermarkets disappear in 20 years?

As the immediate shock of the Amazon Whole Foods deal wears off, and spooked retailers are reassured that just 1% of US food and beverage retail sales are generated online,* they would be wise to remember that not all growth curves are linear, says Hartman Group, which says steady food eCommerce growth in the next 10 years could be followed by 10 years of truly explosive growth. Full Story

9/7/2017 (Feedstuffs) – Keeping cows cool with less water, energy

Innovative cooling technologies tested on dairy cows at the University of California-Davis (UC-Davis) are addressing the long-standing challenge of keeping dairy cows cool in heat-stressed areas like California and other regions. Full Story

9/7/2017 (Courier-Journal) – Petition: It’s time to replace milk with bourbon as Kentucky’s state drink

It’s been 12 years since Kentucky legislators approved the commonwealth’s first official state drink, and few have questioned their decision since. Full Story

9/6/2017 (Brownfield) – Dairy economist concerned about NAFTA impact on milk price

A University of Wisconsin dairy economist says milk prices are improving as expected, but changes in NAFTA might end that trend. Full Story

9/5/2017 (Wisconsin State Farmer) – Growing the next best crop for agriculture – youth

In a county where farms are scarce and dairy farms even more rare, Tom and Joan Oberhaus love their small family farm on Highway 18 in the Town of Delafield in Waukesha County. The crops they grow feed their 150 animals and provide pumpkins for local families and school children. Full Story

9/5/2017 (Digital Journal) – Ben & Jerry’s Selects Where Food Comes From as Exclusive Verification Provider to ‘Caring Dairy Standards’

Under the Caring Dairy Standards program, dairy farmers that supply Ben & Jerry’s with milk and cream must comply with three core areas of focus: Cow Care, which involves animal care, well-being and herd management; Planet Stewardship, which covers a variety of sustainable farming techniques; and Farmer livelihoods, which ensures safe dignified conditions for all involved on the farm. Full Story

9/2/2017 (Business Insider) – Slack is making its way out of the office — and into the kitchen and onto the farm

As Slack and other cloud-based office productivity tools become more commonplace, they’re making their way well beyond the land of cubicles and into more hands-on places of business like farms and restaurants. Full Story

9/1/2017 (Walls & Ceilings) – Arizona’s New State-of-the-Art Dairy

We all buy milk, but rarely think much about the process of sourcing it. However, for Chris and Craig Zinke, two dairy men in Arizona, this is on top of their minds. Full Story

9/1/2017 (KTTN News) – Growing taste for butter drives farm-gate milk prices upward

As consumers relearn to butter their toast, they help dairy prices at the farm gate. Full Story