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Dairy UK launches industry election manifesto

Dairy UK has launched a manifesto setting out what the dairy industry expects of the main political parties as they prepare to fight the forthcoming general election in May.

Milk price tools on the way for dairy

New tools to manage the volatility of UK milk prices are likely to emerge from the current turmoil suffered by the sector, according to the boss of Europe’s largest mozzarella...

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Dairy Crest executive md to quit

Dairy Crest executive md Martyn Wilks will leave the firm on March 31 2015 to “pursue other interests”, after seven years in the role.

Müller cuts milk price to remain competitive

Müller UK & Ireland aims to cut its milk price from 24.15ppl by 1.75ppl from March 5, 2015 in a bid to remain competitive.

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Scotland to launch dairy brand, says Lochhead

Scotland aims to launch a dairy brand specifically designed to boost its domestic and international sales in the sector, Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead has announced.

Dairy Crest set to profit from spreads

Dairy Crest will reap big rewards from its spreads business, Shore Capital analyst Darren Shirley claims, raising his profit forecast for the division by £26M as he covered its interim...

Broad spectrum test detects residue antibiotics in milk

Dutch company QLIP, which carries out composition and quality checks on farm milk samples for dairy firms in the Netherlands, is using the Delvotest T equipment from DSM Food Specialties...


Dairy Crest avoids milk price cut

Dairy processors have halted milk price cuts for the time being, as the market struggles to right itself.

Food job cuts outweigh creations

More jobs have been cut or put at risk by food and drink manufacturers in the UK over the past six months, this site can exclusively reveal.

PM: empower groceries code adjudicator

Groceries code adjudicator (GCA) Christine Tacon should be able to enforce her decisions with fines and have her remit extended, according to Prime Minister David Cameron.

Lakeland Dairies scoops up frozen yogurt firm

Lakeland Dairies has acquired Taste Trends, a frozen yogurt business based in Surrey, and plans to invest to grow the company under its existing management team.

Eurilait pumps cash into dairy plant

Eurilait has invested thousands of pounds in extra cutting and packing space and staff services at its Somerset dairy facility.

Dairy crisis

First Milk must quell farmers’ fears, says NFU

First Milk must quell the fears of its milk suppliers after announcing it would delay payments to them by two weeks and increase contributions from them, according to the National Farmers Union....

Meadow Foods pumps £1.8M into Chester factory

Meadow Foods is investing £1.8M in its Chester facilities, enabling it to branch out into making and storing skimmed and blended concentrated milks.

Dairy crisis

NFU ‘urgently seeking answers’ from First Milk

The National Farmers Union (NFU) is planning urgent talks with First Milk after the farmer cooperative proposed to crank up its members’ costs at a time when the dairy industry is under severe financial...

Poor milk yields great cheese

Dairy companies will be able to manufacture high-quality speciality cheeses without fresh milk by using a new recombining solution from Arla Foods Ingredients.

Dairy farmers hit by further milk price cuts

Fresh milk price cuts have already cast a shadow over 2015, stepping up pressure on dairy farmers to further slash production costs.

Müller holds milk price – but for how long?

Müller UK & Ireland Group has confirmed that its standard milk price for February 2015 will be unchanged, but has stressed it couldn’t guarantee prices beyond that point.

Dairy targets good health for all ages

The health benefits of milk-derived functional ingredients through all stages of life are being explored by Food for Health Ireland (FHI).

New stevia product launch aimed at dairy beverages

Pure Circle has launched a new stevia product aimed at reducing the sugar content of dairy products.

Arla milk price cut prompts angry reaction

Dairy giant Arla’s decision to cut the price of milk paid to producers has prompted an angry reaction from the National Farmers Union (NFU) and a plea to buy British...

Glanbia Ingredients Ireland opens milk protein plant

Glanbia Ingredients Ireland (GII) has opened its €7.8M (£6.2M) milk protein facility at its existing site at Virginia, County Cavan, which supplies the cream for Baileys liqueur among other products.

Co-op’s £1.5bn pledge supports British food firms

Further evidence of shoppers’ growing preference for British-produced food came last week in the form of a £1.5bn pledge to UK farmers from the Co-operative.

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Christmas cheese ceremony features ‘Strictly’ dancers

‘Strictly Come Dancing’ stars Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace were guests of honour at the Royal Hospital Chelsea for the 300-year-old Ceremony of the Christmas Cheeses. 

Food manufacturing Oscar winners in pictures

Irish meat firm Dawn Meats was the big winner at the 2014 Food manufacturing excellence awards, earlier this month, picking up the Environmental initiative of the year and the overall...