The European Dairy Association’s World Dairy Forum in Stresa, Italy attracted a diverse audience. Suzanne Christiansen reports. The wind and wet weather on the edge of Lake Maggiore couldn’t hide the grandeur of the Regina Palace Hotel hosting the EDA’s World Dairy Forum. And the mood indoors did not match the gloomy weather outside, as speakers […]Read more
Heather Humphreys, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, and Arlene Foster, NI Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Investment, officially opened Glanbia Ingredients Ireland’s newly-built milk protein facility on the existing GII site in Virginia, County Cavan.
Austrian Dairy Association VÖM has come forward to assure the public that a scandal with the neurotoxin hexachlorobenzene (HCB) from a cement plant found at a few Austrian dairy farms is not a general problem and that the dairies have the situation under control.
The future of traditional ice cream in the UK is under threat after the removal of long standing quality standards by the EU, according to UK trade association The Ice Cream Alliance. New regulations coming into force this week will allow “artificial” ice cream to be sold which fails to meet the standards adhered to for more than 100 years, it says. Until now ice cream had to contain minimum amounts of milk and fat in order to pass the legal food standard but due to EU rules this is no longer the case.
The UK National Farmers Union dairy board chairman Rob Harrison has spoken of the frustration felt by many dairy farmers who are not currently getting a sustainable price for their milk when he addressed the Northern Dairy Conference.
Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited has reduced its forecast Farmegate Milk Price for the 2014/15 season from $5.30 per kgMS to $4.70 per kgMS.