Bega executive chairman, Barry Irvin, is urging consumers to think about the milk that they purchase and the impact of their purchasing decisions. Read more
Following recent increases in sourcing, transportation and packaging costs, including a substantial rise in farmgate prices paid to dairy farmers, Coles is raising the retail price of Coles Brand fresh and UHT white milk products. Read more
Bannister Downs Dairy’s Farm Fresh Milk has been crowned the winner of the prestigious 2022 Australian Grand Dairy People’s Choice Awards. Read more
The Victorian state government has supported Australian Consolidated Milk (ACM) – one of Australia’s fastest growing dairy companies – to hire more workers and expand its operations in Girgarre. Read more
Kyabram Cold Storage has been a staple of regional Victorian cold storage for the dairy and agriculture sectors and after continued growth the company is looking to expand its operations. Read more
Norco, Australia’s largest and oldest dairy co-operative, has announced a milk price increase for May and June which will see a $1.6 million injection go towards supporting its farmer base following an exceptionally difficult period of production. Read more
The Victorian state government is supporting local food producer, Purearth Foods, to make new products, boost sales in international markets and respond to supply chain risks. Read more
Bega Cheese reported in a trading update to the ASX yesterday that although the brand is likely to experience a $40 million hit this financial year, COVID-19 associated costs are easing and the market is recovering. Read more
A breakthrough in milk price transparency and buyer competition has been made, Australian Dairy Farmers (ADF) said, when the Australian Milk Price Initiative (AMPI) ran its first regional milk spot markets. Read more
Last week, Fonterra announced that it will exit its businesses in Russia, following the co-op’s decision to suspend shipments of product to Russia at the end of February. Read more
Brownes Dairy, a West Australian brand, will change its cartons to Tetra Pak’s unbleached renewable milk cartons in its latest step to lead sustainability in the dairy industry. Read more
Select Equip continues to work successfully across food and beverage manufacturing by anticipating which emerging systems and innovations will work best for its clients. Adam McCleery writes. Read more
Fonterra has lifted its 2021/22 forecast Farmgate Milk Price range to NZD$8.90-$9.50 per kgMS, up from NZD$8.40-$9.00 per kgMS. Read more
Dairy Australia have collaborated with the Victorian government to create the Dairy Transition project, to support dairy farmers in adopting new practices and technologies and help improve the resilience, sustainability and efficiency of their businesses. Read more
René Dedoncker, Managing Director Fonterra Australia, said that since Fonterra’s last price review in August, market conditions globally have remained positive with solid demand and subdued growth in supply.
Village Dairy, a growing dairy manufacturer in Gippsland, Victoria, is being supported by the state government to expand its export sales via the new equipment needed to supply increasing demand from Asian markets in the coming year. Read more
Market fundamentals through the coming quarters are expected to remain mostly supportive of prices, according to the latest Global Dairy Commodity Update. Read more
An estimated 68 per cent of consumers worldwide have a low ability to digest lactose. Lactose intolerance is an uncomfortable dietary restriction that affects the ability to digest lactose, a sugar found in milk and dairy products.
The image of a healthy, happy cow grazing on a lush pasture is probably the first that comes to mind when thinking about Australia and New Zealand’s dairy products.
And, for the most part, that image is in line with reality.
Both countries have long enjoyed a high reputation for the quality and safety of their dairy products. Moderate climate, abundant grazelands and access to water mean pasture is available for cows to graze outside, which adds to the reputation of Australian and New Zealand dairy products as high in nutritional value.
This positive industry image bodes well for the two countries’ export markets. A study in 2020 confirmed that the positive perception around Australia’s ‘pure and natural farmlands’ is quite strong in major dairy consumer markets in Southeast Asia.1 Dairy is also the largest export sector in New Zealand, accounting for one in every three dollars New Zealand earns from the goods export trade.2
With both countries’ economies so reliant on dairy exports, food testing laboratories such as AsureQuality’s Auckland laboratory process millions of dairy samples – from raw and treated milk to powdered milk, butter, and cheese – each year to support New Zealand exporters and help them meet Overseas Market Access Requirements (OMARs) in their destination countries.
Michael Hodgson, Group Service Manager – Food Testing at AsureQuality, which conducts approximately 1.4 million dairy sample tests per year, says access to quality chemicals and laboratory consumables is essential to our business of supporting dairy exporters through fast and accurate testing services.
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