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DAIRY MARKET NEWS TO SEPTEMBER 22, 2014

       Dairy Market News to September 22, 2014   

David Eric Brown
R.A. Chisholm Ltd
Global Dairy & Meat Traders Since 1938

INTERNATIONAL

DAIRY PRODUCT PRICES- GLOBAL SNAPSHOT – POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2014

http://agrihq.co.nz/assets/InternationalReport0919.pdf

Source: Agrihq.co.nz/Rice Dairy

 

WORLD

IFCN ANAYLSIS - WORLD MILK PRICES DOWN 36% THIS YEAR – Source: Dairy Industry Newsletter September 22, 2014

IFCN estimate that world milk prices “should” today be 35% lower than the start of the year, now at no more than 35c/kg (US) or 26.2 euro cents. This is an estimate based on the current value of dairy commodities. This is a fall from an all-time high milk price of 54.7c (US) in March this year. But on-farm margins are better because feed costs are well down as well—by close to 30% earlier this year.

 

EU

DESPITE CURRENT PRESSURES, MEDIUM TERM PROSPECTS FOR DAIRY ARE GOOD

http://theglobaldairy.com/noticias/despite-current-pressures-medium-term-prospects-for-dairy-are-good-40945/

Source: Theglobaldairy.com posted September 22, 2014

 

RUSSIA

BELARUS IMPORTS ATTRACT COMPLAINTS – Source: Dairy Industry Newsletter September 22, 2014

Russian dairy industry association Soyuzmoloko have complained about cheap dairy imports from Belarus that are flooding the market, and are calling for corrective measures from the Russian government. They say that imports at “dumping” prices are against the spirit of the Russian Customs Union. Belarus has announced that it intends to increase dairy exports to Russia by at least 50%. Soyuzmoloko fear that imports might get much higher as Belarus is currently developing into a “colossal hub for European dairy products”.

 

MEXICO

NESTLE MEXICO MAKES STRATEGIC $53M INVESTMENT TO ENSURE MILK SUPPLY

http://www.dairyreporter.com/Manufacturers/Nestle-Mexico-53m-investment-milk-dairy-farmers

Source: Dairyreporter.com posted September 22, 2014

 

ARGENTINA

DUE TO FLOODS A DECLINE IN PRODUCTION IS FORESEEN

http://theglobaldairy.com/noticias/argentina-due-to-floods-a-decline-in-production-is-foreseen-40940/

Source: Theglobaldairy.com posted September 19, 2014

 

AUSTRALIA

AUSTRALIA SHOULDN’T SEEK TO EMULATE FONTERRA – COMPETITION REVIEW FINDS

http://theglobaldairy.com/noticias/australia-shouldnt-seek-to-emulate-fonterra-competition-review-finds-40952

Source: Dairyreporter.com posted September 22, 2014

 

AUSTRALIA / CHINA

BEGA CHEESE SIGN €100m CHINA DEAL – Source: Dairy Industry Newsletter September 22, 2014

Bega Cheese are expected to generate $100m in the next 5yrs by supplying retailer Chongqing General Trading Group with Bega branded UHT milk, produced in Australia for distribution in China. CGTG said they believed it would be start of a broader commercial relationship in the future. The Chongquing municipality in southwest China is one of the fastest growing regions in China. CGTG have a 50% share of the market in food and groceries.

 

CHINA / AUSTRALIA

CHINA SOUR ON DAIRY MANAGEMENT

http://theglobaldairy.com/noticias/china-sour-on-dairy-management-40950/

Source: Theglobaldairy.com September 22, 2014

 

NZ

GDT CHART FOCUS-SEPTEMBER 2014, AN UPDATE ON GDT KEY INDICATORS

http://www.globaldairytrade.info/assets/Uploads/resources/GDT-Chart-Focus-interactive-September-2014.pdf

Source: GlobalDairyTrade

 

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Susan
IFT 2030 Scenarios-Looking for Final Review by September 29
Dear Core Team, I am excited to share with you the final version of the scenario material. Margaret has done a great job taking Cindy and my final suggestions and making edits. The scenario narratives are now each under two pages. We wanted to ask you to take a final read through of the document and send us your comments and feedback on anything major that stands out to you from your BOD discussions that was not effectively addressed. We would appreciate receiving your comments by close of business CT, September 29. Also, I am planning to post a few slides I plan to use for the Webinar and material related to the November Board session for your comment and feedback ahead of our next Core Team call on October 7. Kind Regards, Susan Stickley
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Herbert
Thoughts on Educating Sensory Scientist Professionals
Sensory scientists need to have a thorough understanding of the resources available to them and how best to apply them.   Besides knowing which method to use and which subjects are qualified to participate, sensory scientists need to know how to manage the information that is obtained.   This can be challenging for those making the transition from an academic to a business environment.   Companies with existing programs rely on specific procedures and use practices that are unique to that company and reluctant to change.  Projects generally have short timelines and budgets, requiring compromises that often are not consistent with best practices.   None the less, some situations require changes but sensory scientists need to understand the implications of these changes and especially their effects on the outcome of a test.   

Considering how we operated a few decades ago, much has changed in recent times; one can capture information from anywhere in the world, complete complex analyses and provide results quickly, 24/7, and data collection is no longer tethered to a laboratory.   However, the basic principles have not changed.  One still needs to articulate a test objective (what is/are the purposes for this test), have a practical plan of action, use qualified subjects, know the product source, and understand the importance of data interpretation vs. reporting a result.   

This post is part of the 2014 SCSD Ask the Expert: Sensory Achievement Award Winner series. If you have a question to Dr. Stone, either enter it in the SCSD community or email it to divisions@ift.org for posting. 
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Idea of the week - from fighting fires to innovation: an analogy for learning (The Baldrige Performance Excellence Program)
Most quality and continual improvement practitioners talk about evolving organizations to excellence and what is the best pathway to get there. 

Because recently I got the opportunity to participate in a survey about changing the name of the Baldrige criteria I thought that it will be a good idea to share some of their resources.

NIST Baldrige Performance Excellence Program (graphics)

Like you can notice in the graphics performance excellence include various aspects within the organization like leadership, planning, measurement (and analysis and managing knowledge), customers, workforce, operations and most importantly results.

How many in the group had the opportunity to work in qualifications for this criteria? How mature are the processes at your organization?
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Kelly
IFT Connect is Coming

Dear AF Core Team,

 

You’vetold us that you want a secure way to connect virtually with other members ofthe food science community, but that you also want the community interface tobe faster, easier, and more intuitive than our current online community system.We listened!

 

IFTwill launch our new community platform, IFT Connect, on September 29, 2014. Asa member of the AF Core Team , you will be automatically subscribed to your online workgroup. Inthe new system, you’ll be able to reply to discussions via email and access thesite via your mobile devices.

 

Beloware links to a quick demo, frequently asked questions about the transition, anda small library of “how to” videos and documents that will help make sureyou’re ready to go when the new community launches. We’ll also be offering livedemos via webcast that you can register to attend. Dates, times, andregistration links are listed below.

 

Wehope you will enjoy using this new system. If you have questions, we canaddress them on our next workgroup call, or you can contact me directly forassistance. Please note that the current IFT online Community is availableuntil September 29. However, any content posted after September 19, 2014, willnot be transferred to IFT Connect.

 

 

Best,

Kelly 

 

IFTConnect Resources

 

Demo Video

 

 

Transition FAQs

 

 

How-ToVideos

·  How to Participate in a Group Discussion

·  How to View and Download Resources

·  How to Adjust Email Alerts

 

 

How-ToDocuments

·  How to Join a Division Group

·  How to Adjust Email Alerts

·  How to Start a Discussion

·  How to Participate in a Discussion

·  How to Use People Search

 

 

Live Demos

We’llbe offering ongoing complimentary website demos for IFT members. If you’reinterested in attending, please register for one of the below times:

 

October1

·  5:00 p.m. CT

 

October2

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October7

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