Kategori: 2018-06

More milk needed to cover demand in 2030 – new technologies will and must help

Between now and 2030, the worldwide demand growth for milk and milk products will be three times the level of current US milk production, this was one of the main findings of the latest publication from the IFCN – the Dairy Research Network – discussed at the 19th IFCN Dairy Conference, which opened on Monday, 11th June, in Teagasc, Moorepark, Cork.  
Today, about 876 million tonnes of milk is produced worldwide with Oceania, EU and India among the leading producers. But how much additional milk is needed in 2030?

Dr Torsten Hemme, Managing Director of the IFCN, stated: “More milk will be needed on the market. The increase of demand is not only due to more people living in the world, but also the per capita consumption will increase, due to growing prosperity and worldwide investments in dairy product development”. The founder of IFCN underlined that the increased demand will be covered by higher global milk supply. The dynamics of structural changes of dairy farms internationally will continue and farms will intensify their farming systems. Hemme said that ‘By 2030, IFCN forecasts an increase in milk production and demand in total by 35%’.

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DMK pays 36.29 eurocents per litre

Germany’s largest cooperative dairy company, the DMK Group (including MILRAM, Humana and Uniekaas), has scored initial wins in the first year of its sweeping reorganisation. Ingo Müller, CEO of the dairy company, presented a turnover for 2017 of 5.8 billion euros (12.6 percent up on the previous year) in Hanover on Wednesday at the Annual Assembly of the owners from the Deutsches Milchkontor eG cooperative. At 29.6 million euros, the consolidated net profit for the year more than doubled.

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Brist på Västerbottensost i midsommar

Västerbottensost är med sin unika smak och mytomspunna historia ett mathantverk där lagringstiden är både lång och varierande. De ostar som skulle vara klara nu till midsommar, ystades i början av 2017.

Thomas Rudin är ostmästare vid Burträsk mejeri. Foto: Erik Hillbom

– Varje vecka väljer vi ut de ostar som har mognat färdigt. Men det är inget som kan påskyndas. Vissa ostar behöver mer tid än andra att bli färdiga, ibland hela 18 månader, säger Thomas Rudin, ostmästare vid Burträsk mejeri.

Ostarna har behövt längre tid än beräknat för att mogna och kombinationen med att allt fler väljer Västerbottensost gör att den färdiga osten inte räcker.

BEUC: “Food makers’ labels mislead us”

The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) is publishing a report showcasing many misleading tricks that food makers commonly use on labels across the EU. The report Food labels: tricks of the trade highlights three practices that sugar-coat the actual quality of foods and drinks:

  • Industrial products being labelled ‘traditional’, ‘artisanal’;
  • Drinks and dairy with little or no actual fruit displaying fruit pictures;
  • Breads, biscuits, pasta, etc. with barely any fibre labelled as ‘whole grain’.

The problem mainly stems from a lack of EU rules defining in which cases manufacturers can use such terms. BEUC has set out recommendations for the EU institutions to make food labels more honest.

Consumer organisations from 10 countries that are part of the BEUC network have unveiled those deceptive practices.1 The three categories highlighted in the report may be just the tip of the iceberg.

Report: Food labels:tricks of the trade

Saputo moves activities to Mexico

Canadian cheese and dairy giant Saputo Inc. is hoping to use its international operations to milk the Mexican market in the wake of impending tariffs.

The Montreal-based company doesn’t have a large Mexican presence yet, but could see opportunities in the country crop up if U.S. dairy producers retreat from Mexico because of tariffs of up to 25 per cent on U.S. cheese exporters, says chief executive officer Lino Saputo.

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China Aims to Improve Dairy Industry

By 2020, the country should have achieved substantial results in the supply-side structural reform of the dairy industry and made marked progress in modernizing the sector, according to guidelines released by the General Office of the State Council.

Milk self-sufficiency should be maintained above 70 per cent, according to the guidelines.

By 2025, the dairy industry should have been ”invigorated in an all-round manner,” with milk supplies, dairy processing and quality, and industrial competitiveness at world-leading levels.

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DSM introduces benzoate-free Accelerzyme® cheese ripening enzyme

Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, announces that Accelerzyme® CPG, the company’s proprietary enzyme for accelerated cheese ripening, is now benzoate-free. With this upgrade, DSM’s core portfolio of cheese enzymes – including Maxiren® XDS and Fromase® – is now completely benzoate free, allowing cheesemakers to respond to growing consumer demand for dairy products with a clean and clear label.

Milk bottles from individual cows

TOP introduces a new opportunity for entrepreneurial dairy farmers: the pasteurization and packaging of milk from single cows.

TOP bv from Wageningen in the Netherlands is developing a technology platform that enables dairy farmers to sell bottled milk from individual cows. With the technology it’ll be possible to pasteurize and package bottles of milk from individual cows. Dutch consumers will soon be able to buy milk from their very own favorite cow.

Arla emitterar obligationer för 1,5 miljarder

För att använda en bredare plattform för finansiering och refinansiering av delar av Arlas befintliga lån har Arla (Arla Foods Finance A/S) utfärdat ett nytt obligationslån på den svenska marknaden. Det är på totalt 1,5 miljarder svenska kronor och vänder sig till professionella investerare som banker, pensions-förvaltare, försäkringsbolag och fondbolag. Obligationerna kommer att komplettera andra finansieringskällor som konsolidering, hypotekslån och banklån.

South American consumers: ”We’ll pay extra for more protein”

Nearly two thirds of shoppers in South America are willing to pay extra for a food or beverage product that is higher in protein, according to a survey commissioned by Arla Foods Ingredients.

Researchers from Lindberg International asked 4,000 consumers in Argentina, Brazil and Colombia if they would spend more on buying a product if it contained more protein than a similar product. Across all three countries, 61% of respondents said they would be willing do so.

South America is a key market for Arla Foods Ingredients. In February 2018, it agreed to acquire the shares in Arla Foods Ingredients S.A, its joint-venture in Argentina, that were owned by SanCor. The move will support the company’s ambition for growth in South America.