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fane valley logoFane Valley reports profits

Posted on 15 April 2014

Fane Valley Co-operative, a Northern Irish dairy and meat processor, saw turnover grow by 17% and pre-tax profits by 50% last year. The group, based at Armagh, achieved a rise in sales to £534 million (€647.1m) and profits to almost £9 million for the year ended 30 September 2013. Fane Valley has meat processing operations in Northern Ireland, Linden […]

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3 kerrygoldIrish Dairy Board reports jump in profits

Posted on 16 April 2014

The Irish Dairy Board has recorded an increase to €22.8 million from €10.8m for 2013, an increase of 87%. Turnover was also up, rising by 5% to €2.12bn. The company also announced it was debt-free by the end of last year, with €51.9m in cash on hand. The IDB says it is “well-positioned for expansion” when milk quotas end […]

Tetra Pak A3/Speed iLineTetra Pak triples production rate for Chinese dairy

Posted on 16 April 2014

Tetra Paksays that its Tetra Pak A3/speed filling machine  for Tetra Prisma aseptic portion packs has been successfully deployed with its first customer Mengniu, a Chinese dairy. Running at a speed of 24,000 packs per hour, or approximately seven packs per second, the machine is one of the world’s fastest filling machine for carton packages, pushing operational cost down […]

Costs not covered in Germany, says BAL

Posted on 16 April 2014

The average price paid to dairy farmers in Germany in last year in October 2013, amounting just under €0.42 per kilogram, does not cover current production costs, according to a cost study carried out by BAL – the German Office for Agriculture and Agricultural Sociology. For the same period, production costs amounted to just over €0.44 per kilogram, resulting […]

Welsh optimism for dairy processing

Posted on 16 April 2014

The Welsh dairy processing sector must capitalise on the current positive market situation to “create a better and more sustainable industry for the future,” says the report ‘The Welsh Dairy Processing Sector-2014,’ produced for UK dairy research organisation DairyCo by Promar International. At the end of November 2013 there were 1,874 milk producers in Wales, […]

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