I’m no chemist, but I sure like dairy!

Amanda NolzDairy Group, Milk, Products

A semester into my first year of college, I decided that I needed a part-time job, so I applied for a lab assistant job at Dairy Microbiology. I was pretty excited about the job as it paid well, and I was fascinated by the dairy industry. Plus, I got to take home free milk, cheese and ice cream samples home … Read More

BASF Plant Science Sponsors Virtual Farm Tour

Chuck ZimmermanAudio, BASF Plant Science, Education, Feed, Products, The Milking Parlor, World Dairy Expo

One of the features of World Dairy Expo is the virtual farm tours. BASF Plant Science sponsored one by State University of New York – Cobleskill. Jerry Weigel, Global Nutrition Manager, says these tours allow producers to look at some of the top dairies in the country and they also allow those same dairies to showcase their innovative ideas. He … Read More

2008 Championship Dairy Product Contest

News EditorCompetition, Dairy Business, Industry News, Products

Calling all dairy plants in the U.S. and Canada – did you receive your entry forms for the World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest? Be sure to enter your company’s products in this unique and competitive contest! Entries are due by August 8, 2008. This year’s contest promises to be even bigger and better since it will be expanding … Read More

Fonterra has New Corporate Headquarters

News EditorDairy Business, Industry News, International, Products

The New Zealand based dairy ingredients supplier company, Fonterra, recently opened their new North American corporate headquarters and laboratory in Chicago. The laboratory — an application and sensory technical and development centre — will be used to work more closely with North American customers developing products using NZ technology and ingredients. Fonterra’s US operations produce revenues of about $NZ2.67 ($NZ3.57) … Read More

Make the Right Formula Choice

News EditorHealth, Milk, Products

New research indicates that when it comes to feeding infants formula, ones made from cow’s milk may be a better choice than soy. In a clinical report based on a review of available information just released, experts have delivered the definitive word on feeding infants soy protein-based formulas versus cow milk formulas: Why use soy at all? “Why feed soy … Read More

Australian Group Receives Bid

News EditorInternational, Products

The Australian processor Dairy Farmers has received an initial bid from National Foods, owned by Japanese brewer Kirin Holdings. The deal could be worth $920 million. Dairy Farmers is owned by more than 2,000 Australian dairy producers. The company manufacturers branded milk, cheese and yogurt. A deal would mark a significant ramp-up in Kirin’s presence in Australia, just a few … Read More

Leader Discuss Calif. Processing

News EditorDairy Business, Industry News, Milk, Products

Leaders from Hilmar Cheese Co., California Dairies Inc. and Land O’Lakes Inc. met in Modesto, Calif. last week to discuss the state’s milk processing capacity. They said demand for their products is healthy, but plant construction is hindered by state regulations. “California is a disaster on plant capacity,” said Richard Cotta, president and chief executive officer at California Dairies Inc., … Read More

Sjora Drink Mixes Milk and Juice

News EditorHealth, Industry News, Milk, Nutrition, Products

Nestlé has introduced a revolutionary fountain drink called Sjora – a refreshing mix of milk and juice. Sjora contains 10-percent milk and 5-percent juice and has just 90 calories per 8-ounce serving. Mad Greens, a made-to-order salad bar based in Colo. is one of a handful of restaurants testing the product nationwide. Adding Sjora helps Mad Greens “round out our … Read More

Two Expansion Projects Underway in Wisconsin

News EditorAgribusiness, Cheese, Dairy Business, Industry News, Products

Two cheese manufacturers in Wisconsin have announced expansion projects. Masters Gallery and Sartori Foods, both of Plymouth, Wis. are planning $8 million and $15 million expansions respectively. Plymouth has been known for years for quality cheese production, earning the city the well-deserved title of “Cheese Capital” of the world. Masters Gallery’s expansion will eventually add about 40 new jobs. Sartori’s … Read More