Gates Foundation Supports Heifer International

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has donated $25.5 million to Heifer International to expand its East Africa Dairy Development (EADD) project – a program designed to assist small scale farmers in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania to “profitably participate in the growing dairy industry.” Read the entire article here.

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U.S. Dairy Exports Predicted to Be Up

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USDEC projects another record-breaking year for dairy exports in 2013 and credits manufacturers’ commitment to make the U.S. a reliable global supplier and efforts by industry organizations to expand trade. The 2013 year-end tally on U.S. dairy exports won’t be known until next month, but given the fact that exports through November were 17 percent higher than all of 2012, …

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LOL Joins GlobalDairy

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Land O’Lakes Inc will become the second U.S. firm to join the world’s dairy trading platform, adding a potentially big exporter of skim milk powder to the internationally traded dairy market. GlobalDairy Trade was set up in 2008 by New Zealand’s Fonterra. Land O’Lakes will begin offering skim milk powder, via the platform in March, while it will supply butter …

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Geiger Interview About Growing Middle East Market

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Recently, Hoard Dairymen interviewed Nina Bakht Halal, the director of the U.S. Dairy Export Council’s Middle East/North Africa region, at the U.S. Dairy Conference held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates about exporting dairy foods to the Middle East. “All we need is a little more collaboration,” Halal told the U.S. delegation to the United States Dairy Export Council’s Middle East …

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U.S. Dairy ‘More Export-Savvy’

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U.S. dairy exports could hit $6.5 billion in 2013 on the back of efforts by the increasingly “export-savvy” U.S. dairy industry to capitalize on “favorable” market conditions, the US Dairy Export Council (USDEC) has claimed. Read entire article here. Source: Dairy Reporter

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The Milk Gap

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Elanco president Jeff Simmons received the 2013 Borlaug CAST Communication Award this year at the World Food Prize and used the opportunity to talk about the difference two glasses of milk can make. Simmons says milk “one of the greatest food gaps we currently have” since there is currently 14% less milk per person globally than there was in 1961, …

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Ambrosia Named Bailey’s Irish Champion

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Congratulations to Neal Pepper and his four year old Holstein Friesian cow, Sahara Goldwyn Ambrosia, who was crowned the he Diageo Baileys® Irish Champion! Awarded by the company Diageo, which owns the world’s top selling liqueur brand, Baileys, the competition was held in Ireland. The competition took place at the Virginia Agricultural Show, in Co. Cavan – which is home …

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DeLaval to Host Longevity Conference

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DeLaval will be hosting a conference on Dairy Cow Longevity, bringing together twelve of the leading dairy farming scientists and experts to discuss and elaborate on issues regarding cow comfort and best practices to increase lifetime productivity. Held Aug. 28-29 at Hamra Farm outside Stockholm, Sweden, this team of excellent minds aims to bring awareness to a subject that keeps …

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Dairy Part of Next Farm Foundation Forum

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You could say that ag trade is the “big cheese” of the U.S. and the European Union’s nearly $4 trillion trade relationship, and of course, literal cheese makes up a good portion of that! That’s why Farm Foundation is sponsoring a forum featuring input from the dairy industry to discuss the U.S.-EU Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) on Wednesday, …

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Canada to Reclassify Mozzerella

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Canada is changing the rules used to classify milk that goes into making mozzarella cheese. The new milk class, to take effect June 1, is expected to result in lower costs for Canadian-made mozzarella for restaurants that prepare and cook pizzas on site. The battle to cut the cost of mozzarella for pizza restaurants has been fought for nearly 15 …

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