1,000 cow dairy approved after 6-year battle in U.K.

It took six years, $500,000 USD, and an unknown sum of a farmer’s time, but Fraser Jones will be able to build a 1,000 cow dairy in Leighton, Wales, in the United Kingdom. FULL STORY »

Danone shuttering three European plants

French food company Danone said on Wednesday it planned to shut three plants in Italy, Germany and Hungary and cut 325 jobs to cope with falling demand for fresh dairy products. FULL STORY »

DFC: Animal Abuse is Never, Never Okay

Dairy Farmers of Canada views any mistreatment of animals as completely unacceptable and the Executive voiced their concerns about activities that took place in British Columbia, which led to people facing charges for animal abuse on a dairy farm. FULL STORY »

Fonterra N.Z. production up 8% as milk year ends

An 8% growth rate was achieved by Fonterra’s farmers in the June to May 2013/2014 season. But Fonterra’s Australia farms are down 2% in a season that ends June 30. FULL STORY »

India’s dairies promise improvement

After a 2012 survey that found 70 percent of milk samples nationwide did not meet food safety standards, India and its milk producers are on a mission to improve. FULL STORY »

Cow fertility rising in New Zealand

Kiwi dairymen are reversing the trend in dairy cow fertility. The number of cows with calf at 6 weeks after the voluntary waiting period increased by 3%, to 65% since 2010. FULL STORY »

Ukrainian dairies feel brunt of conflict

As Ukraine remains in turmoil through pro-Russian advances on the regions of Crimea, Donetsk, and Lugansk, the country’s milk producers are stuck with a $12 million (€9 million) monthly loss in opportunity. FULL STORY »

Indian processors begin expanding

A report from Rabobank says that India’s milk processors are now targeting smaller cities as demand in that country rises for products like cheese and baby food. But, the Indian industry is far from being organized. FULL STORY »

World’s largest fluid milk plant opens Play video

World's largest dairy processing plant for fresh milk officially opened today in England. FULL STORY »

Lower payout for NZ dairy farmers may crimp economic growth

New Zealand's dairy farmers are bracing for a sharp drop in earnings as milk prices fall back from record levels this coming dairy season - a headache for a highly indebted industry that also threatens to slow economic growth and pressure the New Zealand dollar. FULL STORY »

Chinese could see fresh Australian milk in stores

Australia’s farmer-owned milk cooperative, Norco, found a big opportunity in China. Norco delivered 4,000 liters (9,088 pounds, or 1,056 gallons) of fresh milk to Shanghai and charged about $8 a liter. FULL STORY »

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