U.S. December cow numbers drop

U.S. cow numbers declined for a seventh consecutive month and are now the lowest since August 2020. December 2021 cow numbers were also down 7,000 from the revised November estimate and are now also down 132,000 head since peaking in May 2021. In the 24 major dairy states, December 2021 cow numbers were down 42,000 … Read more

Pandemic delivers growth for the food sector

CHICAGO — The total CPG industry grew approximately 10.4% in 2020, outpacing the prior three-year annual growth rate of 1.8%, according to Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and IRI’s annual CPG Growth Leaders List. Total CPG volume growth (6.4%) outpaced price growth (3.7%) for the first time in more than a decade, driven by heightened demand … Read more

Global cargo disruption deepens, delaying and shifting goods deliveries

Amazon seller Bernie Thompson shifted half of his production out of China to reduce his business risks and still found himself in the crosshairs of logistical chaos besetting the movement of goods around the globe. A surge in demand for furniture, exercise equipment and other goods for shoppers sheltering at home in a worsening COVID-19 … Read more

The smell of Cheese

But first, what makes cheese so smelly, anyway? “A cheese’s smell directly correlates to what molds or bacteria are used to age the cheese and form the rind,” says Bayne. The mold works in tandem with yeast, especially in washed-rind cheese, which get a massage with water and liquor, making them extra stinky on the … Read more

The Vindication of Cheese, Butter, and Full-Fat Milk

A new study exonerates dairy fats as a cause of early death, even as low-fat products continue to be misperceived as healthier. As a young child I missed a question on a psychological test: “What comes in a bottle?” The answer was supposed to be milk. I said beer. Milk almost always came in cartons … Read more

News Canada’s dairy farmers are poised to dump milk as coronavirus worsens

Dairy farmers in Ontario expect to dump millions of litres of milk due to coronavirus. According to reporting from the BBC, Dairy Farmers of Ontario, a key industry group, has told farmers to discard raw milk to keep prices steady and prevent oversupply. Demand for milk has stalled as restaurants and other bulk-buyers of dairy … Read more

Concerns over Chinese virus spread continues influencing global dairy prices

Today’s GDT event’s (February 18) outcome did not come as a surprise to the dairy market watchers, as virtually all commodities were weighed down by the ongoing implications caused by the effects of a new strain of coronavirus ravaging through biggest global importer China Source IEG Vu Agribusiness

Nutrition of different kinds of milk

Cow’s milk comes in several different fat percentages, including skim, 1%, 2%, and whole. All provide approximately 12–15 grams of carbs and 8 grams of protein in 1 cup (240 ml). However, the amount of fat and number of calories vary by type (1Trusted Source, 2Trusted Source). Here’s a list of different milk varieties and … Read more

Fonterra Announces Plans to Streamline Dairy Operations in Chile

CHILE – Fonterra has purchased the minority interest in Prolesur, held by Fundación Isabel Aninat (the Fundación), as the Co-op looks to streamline its operations in Chile. The Fundación has sold its 13.6 percent shareholding for NZ $29.3 million, which takes Fonterra’s ownership of Prolesur from 86.2 percent to 99.9 percent. Prolesur is a milk … Read more

Troubles for Fonterra

SUPPLIED Jobs are on the line at Fonterra’s corporate centre in Melbourne. Fonterra was once lauded as the golden child of New Zealand’s primary industries. Source Otago Daily Times Created in 2001 from a merger of two major dairy co-operatives, Kiwi Co-operative Dairies and the New Zealand Dairy Group, with the New Zealand Dairy Board, … Read more