Monthly Archives : October 2016


Alimenta: a joint-venture with Blue River Dairy to consolidate itself in the Chinese sheep and goat milk market

Sardinian products and ingredients made from sheep and goats are increasingly present in China. What is more, the agreement signed between Alimenta and Blue River Dairy, a well-established Chinese manufacturer from the sheep and goat infant formula sector, represents another important step in reinforcing the Sardinian company in Asia's biggest market. The objective of
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Milk production down in Australia

Milk production in August was down by 9.28% in Australia compared to the same month the previous year. Reasons for this are to do with the weather situation. Although spring rains brought some relief to livestock farmers in the southeast and a reduction in prices of water for irrigation (with
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A Mark of Origin for a well-known New Zealand cheese

The name Kaikoura won't mean much to most people, yet in New Zealand it stands for two excellencies: a sea town on the South Island where you can see spectacular whales and dolphins (a real tourist destination that is attracting increasing numbers of visitors wanting to see these marine mammals) and a
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Northern European milk powder for Senegal

Northern European cooperative Arla Foods, a major player in the global dairy sector as far as organic production is concerned, has opened a new plant for the packaging of milk powder in Senegal's capital city Dakar. This initiative is part of the company's 2020 strategy and the Senegalese plant is
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EU dairy exports on the rise in August

EU dairy exports rose sharply in August. This is clearly evident from percentage increases that refer to volume for the following products: butter (+35.3%), milk and cream (+30.3%), infant formula (+26.6%), whey powder (+21.2%), cheese (+18.9%) and milk powder (+5.1%). The only negative figures regard skimmed milk powder (-31.0%). The value of exports amounted to €9,107 million and that
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Raw milk prices on the rise in New Zealand

New Zealand milk production in August has caused concern about the availability of milk during the months to come and the effects of this have not been slow to emerge. For example a major New Zealand cooperative, Fonterra, has recently increased the price of milk paid to farmers. The increase was
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