Arla’s global ingredients business poised for growth following partnership with Dale Farms

DENMARK – Arla’s global ingredients business is set to grow even further following a new partnership between its parent company Arla and Northern Ireland dairy company, Dale Farms.   According to a statement from Arla, the new partnership will allow Dale Farm to supply whey protein concentrate for Arla’s global ingredients business which will be used as an ingredient in infant formula and consumer health ingredients.  This is the first time the two dairy cooperatives have partnered as part of a significant supply contract.   AFI is a supplier of refined whey ingredients within the…

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Tetra Pak offers support to Nigeria’s dairy farms establishing reliable water sources, safe milk handling

NIGERIA – World’s leading food processing and packaging solutions company Tetra Pak, has donated solar-powered boreholes and stainless-steel milk collection containers to dairy producing communities in Nigeria. The support is aimed to enable the dairy farmers access clean water and transportation of their fresh milk to collection centres. Tetra Pak’s Managing Director West Africa, Oshiokamele Aruna, highlighted that as the demand for dairy products keeps rising across the world, there was an urgent need to focus on sustainable dairy development especially in Africa, as guided by the UN SDGs. “Statistics…

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Natalie Sarich-Dayton becomes first female CEO of Australia’s oldest dairy company

AUSTRALIA- Brownes Dairy, Australia’s oldest and most iconic dairy company, has promoted Natalie Sarich-Dayton to the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective immediately.  Sarich-Dayton who untill her promotion was the company’s chief sales and marketing officer, becomes the company’s first female leader in its 135-year history.  She succeeds Tony Girgis who had headed the company for 14 years. His time as CEO saw Brownes Dairy change ownership and bring back traditional cheddar cheese to West Australian supermarkets.  Through his leadership, Browne’s vintage and mature cheddar range have now  become generally available throughout WA and nationally in IGA…

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DSM launches new yogurt culture to help manufacturers meet clean label requirements

NETHERLANDS – DSM, a Dutch multinational health and nutrition company, has extended its yogurt culture portfolio to include DelvoFresh YS-042 that helps manufacturers meet clean label requirements without compromising on quality. According to a statement from DSM, the new culture enables dairy processors to create stirred yogurt that stays “extra mild, creamy and thick throughout its shelf life,” without the need for extra texturizers. “Manufacturers can reduce the number of thickening agents and added proteins needed to create a creamy and thick stirred yogurt with the DelvoFresh YS-042 culture,” says…

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FrieslandCampina WAMCO gets closer to Nigeria dairy farmers with opening of new collection center

NIGERIA – FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria, an affiliate of Royal FrieslandCampina in the Netherlands, has opened a new milk collection center in the South West of Nigeria on the campus of Bowen University. This was revealed by Jeroen Elfers, Corporate Director Dairy Development & Milk Streams at FrieslandCampina on a LinkedIn post, indicating that the institution of higher learning is also building a dairy farm for training purposes. The university dairy farm will also deliver its milk to the Nigerian dairy processing company, as part of its sustainable dairy value chain…

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Danone offloads US plant-based nutritional products brand Vega as part of portfolio review

FRANCE -French dairy giant, Danone is selling Vega, Canada, and U.S. plant-based nutritional products brand, as part of a strategic portfolio review announced in October last year. According to a statement from Danone, Vega will be sold to funds managed by WM Partners, a US-based private equity investment firm focused on the health and wellness industry. WM Partners said the acquisition was made through the HPH II Investments Master Fund. Over the last two years, the HPH II fund has acquired hydration brand Ultima Replenisher, collagen business Great Lakes and…

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Arla to invest in new modern dairy farm in Nigeria to boost milk production

NIGERIA – Arla Foods, one of the largest dairy cooperatives in Europe, has announced plans to build a new commercial dairy farm in Northern Nigeria, in an effort to support local milk production in the country.  Located in Kaduna State, the 200-hectare farm will house 400 dairy cows, modern milking parlours and technology, grassland, as well as living facilities for 25 employees. The dairy cooperative has said it will train and support up to 1,000 local dairy farmers to improve milk yields and quality, animal welfare and farm profitability. The…

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5-year truce on aircraft dispute hands temporary relief to European dairy industry

EUROPE – A recently announced five-year truce in a long-running trade dispute over subsidies for Boeing and Airbus has brought relief to Europe’s dairy industry which found itself in the crossfire between the US and the European Union. Beginning in October 2019, many EU dairy lines have been subject to an additional tariff of 25 percent on arrival in the US. The additional tariffs imposed on EU dairy exports reached hundreds of millions of dollars and severely impacted EU and US-based businesses alike. Dairy producers in the EU lost business…

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Chobani launches zero-sugar yogurt as taste remains top purchasing driver

US – Chobani, is rolling out a Greek yogurt without sugar as the dairy giant seeks to meet demands of consumers who are more closely watching what they eat and drink. According to the company, the new Chobani Zero Sugar, is the first nationally distributed product in the U.S. yogurt aisle that has no trace of the popular sugar. Each serving has 60 calories, uses only natural ingredients, is lactose-free and contains six live and active cultures including probiotics. The product that is shipping to retailers this month is Chobani’s…

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Tyson foods launches plant-based products in Asia as BiH dairy producers gear up for Chinese market

ASIA – Tyson Foods, the world’s second-largest processor and marketer of chicken, beef, and pork, has launched a new line of plant-based meat alternatives across the Asia Pacific to take advantage of increased demand in the region. The launch under the company’s First Pride brand marks the first time Tyson Foods is introducing plant-based products in the region. First Pride brand is however not new to consumers in the region as Tyson has offered frozen chicken, beef, and fish products under the brand in Malaysia for nearly 15 years. According…

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