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Sheep milk: Characteristics, unique features and problems of a one-of-a-kind product

Sheep milk means Mediterranean basin, the geographical area in which this food’s history unfolded. A robust milk, ideal for cheese-making, used to make some of world’s most flavorsome cheeses. And Italy is no exception: the nation’s gastronomical tradition sees a sensibly higher incidence of sheep milk dairy products compared to dairy made
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New Zealand milk and cream exports are booming

The January/September period saw a boom in New Zealand milk and cream exports. However, most of the industry registered extremely positive figures bar very few exceptions. In September this year, compared to the same month the previous year, New Zealand exports of the following products increased in volume: packaged and unpackaged
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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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Chinese demand for finished dairy products is on the rise

In August this year imports of the following dairy products increased in volume compared to the same month the previous year: cheese (+63.9%), infant formula (+34.8%), butter (+34.6%), whey powder (+31.9%), milk and cream (+30.5%) and whole milk powder (+20.6%). However, skimmed milk powder decreased (-18.9%). If we consider the first eight months of this year (January-August), the largest increases
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New Zealand milk versus Chinese steel

Not always do free trade agreements signify open and receptive markets. One only need look at the Chinese steel and New Zealand milk case. In 2008 China and New Zealand signed the China-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (FTA). Recently China has threatened to reduce imports of milk and fruit from
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Strong growth in Chinese imports of dairy products

Chinese imports are practically booming. During the month of July the following products increased in volume: infant formula (+63.8%), cheese (+36.6%), packaged milk (+27.8%), cream (+88%), butter (+33.6%) and whole milk powder (+4.9%). Whey powder and skimmed milk powder decreased however by 4.1% and 26.9% respectively. These figures confirm the market’s
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EU-28 exports of milk and cream are booming

In the first half of 2016 EU exports of milk and cream increased by 45% compared to the same period the previous year. June also registered double-digit growth (20.4%). Since May last year a surprising export market for these products has been Belarus, which saw the volumes it imported increase by
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