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EU labour is vital to UK dairy sector, says RABDF

A report outlining the case for UK dairy farming to maintain access to EU labour in the short term, and improve the pipeline of domestic labour in the long term, has been presented to the UK Department of Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra)’s access to labour team by the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF) in London.

Posted 11 October 2017

BV Dairy moves into contract packaging

UK manufacturer of specialist dairy products BV Dairy has begun contract packaging after signing a new long term contract to produce bottled kefir cultured milk drinks.

Posted 10 October 2017

US endorses Dairy Declaration of Rotterdam

The US has endorsed the Dairy Declaration of Rotterdam, which sets out the dairy sector’s commitment to sustainability and feeding the world with safe, nutritious foods.

Posted 9 October 2017

Unilever announces divestment of margarine division

Commenting on Unilever’s decision to divest its margarine division, Pinar Hosafci, food analyst at Euromonitor International, says, “It is no secret that consumers have grown skeptical of health claims in spreads, and are returning to butter as they look for more natural and wholesome alternatives in their diets.

Posted 6 October 2017

UK dairy farm incomes set to recover in 2017-18

British dairy farmers lost an average of 3.49p/litre (€0.0394) in 2016-17, following the extended spell of low milk prices, according to a new survey by accountant Old Mill.

Posted 4 October 2017

Discovering milk in Germany

As part of the North Rhine-Westphalian school programme, the Milchentdecker-Tour (milk discovery tour) will visit North-Rhine Westphalian primary schools in October with a mobile kitchen.

Posted 3 October 2017

Germany works less for butter

The dairy industry association of Lower Saxony (LVN) has drawn a comparison between wage developments and the price development of foodstuffs – with increasing wages, less money is being spent on food.

Posted 2 October 2017

Arla launches organic in the UAE

Arla Foods has launched its first branded organic milk in the Middle East, the company’s biggest growth market outside Europe, the company says.

Posted 29 September 2017

Butter prices up in Austria

Butter prices in Austria are increasing, according to Georg Strasser, president at the Austrian Farmer’s Association.

Posted 28 September 2017

Forum asks, who makes the rules?

“The Market of Tomorrow – Who Makes the Rules?” This question was discussed by the 120 participants at the Forum Milch NRW, organized by the association of the dairy industry of North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany.

Posted 27 September 2017

UK campaign celebrating milk

Today’s (27 September) World School Milk Day is being celebrated with an initiative to get primary schools across Great Britain sharing their favourite thing about milk.

Posted 27 September 2017