Seeking Dairy Leader In China

Chuck ZimmermanInternational

It sounds like dairies in China are getting more organized. In a story I found today on China Daily, the Mengniu Dairy is looking for a president by doing an international search. Interested? If so the story says you’ll need to have “at least two of the following requirements: a master’s degree, 15-years work experience in the dairy industry, or a good understanding of the international market.” The deadline to apply is October 31. Apparently it’s very unusual for a China company like this to actively seek out a foreign person as it’s leader.

Do You Know About The Fighting Cows of Switzerland

Chuck ZimmermanInternational

Having just returned from the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists Congress (their word for “convention”) I’ve got to say it’s good to be home. While there we saw a number of things that you just don’t see around the United States. Like cow fighting. I’m not talking bull fighting either! Here’s a link to the story on our sister website, … Read More

Swiss Milk Producer's Perspective

Chuck ZimmermanInternational, Milk

I’m still at the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists Congress in Switzerland. The group got to visit a dairy and here’s what we found out. The information is from the IFAJ staff.Milk producers president is pessimistic about the end of quotas On the Seeland Excursion people met Peter Gfeller, president of the Swiss dairy farmers union. Gfeller is not only … Read More

More Cheese On Display

Chuck ZimmermanCheese, International

I just couldn’t help post one more picture from the cheese display here at the IFAJ Congress in Thun, Switzerland. They sure make it look pretty don’t they?

Monk Cheese From Switzerland

Chuck ZimmermanCheese, International

While at the IFAJ Congress we were fed cheese at a number of functions. None was better than from Tete De Moine. This guy isn’t a monk but he’s wearing a habit to show the roots of the company which took over the cheese business from the Monks of the Monastery of Bellelay. You can order their cheese online now … Read More