Fonterra Australia and Bellamy’s Organic Pty have strengthened their strategic partnership by signing a long-term supply agreement for the recruitment and supply of organic milk in Tasmania.
Parag Milk Foods, which owns Bhagyalakshmi Dairy Farm in Manchar – India’s largest private dairy farm – will send four of its dairy trainers to South Australia later this year to receive a mix of classroom and hands-on training from TAFE SA lecturers.
“Foreign trade for the Austrian dairy industry in 2017 showed a pleasing development. Particularly towards the end of the year, exports of Austrian dairy products could be significantly increased,” according to the president of the Association of Austrian milk processors (VÖM) Helmut Petschar.
Markus Mühleisen will become Arla Foods’ new head of Germany as of 1 March. As managing director and group vice president Germany, he will be responsible for Arla Foods’ business in Germany and Austria.
Fonterra Australia is matching its push to secure additional milk volumes with over AU$165 million (€107m) in capital expenditure in this financial year at its Victoria and Tasmania sites.
In a survey of 2,000 consumers in the UK, US, Spain and Australia, carried out by New Nutrition Business, 79% of consumers revealed that they find messages surrounding health, food and nutrition confusing.
According to a recent online survey by the Social Survey Centre of the China Youth Daily, nine years after the melamine scandal, 50% of the interviewees see improvement in the quality of Chinese milk and 75% are confident in the future production.
According to agricultural consultany Promar International, the UN Dairy Price Index (DPI) is at its highest level since 2014, having increased by a significant 48.2 points in the last 12 months and by 4.5 points during September to reach 224.2 points.
Clotted cream company Rodda’s has joined forces with Somerdale International, exporter of British cheese and dairy products, to target the Australian market.