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DAIRY MARKET NEWS TO AUGUST 22, 2014

 

         Dairy Market News to August 22, 2014      

David Eric Brown

R.A. Chisholm Ltd

Global Dairy & Meat Traders Since 1938

                                                             

EU

MILKING THE DAIRY INDUSTRY

http://theglobaldairy.com/noticias/milking-the-dairy-industry-40685/

Source: Theglobaldairy.com posted August 21, 2014

 

NETHERLANDS

RUSSIAN BOYCOTT HITTING F/C HARD – Source: Dairy Industry Newsletter August 21, 2014

Russia’s boycott of dairy products is now having an impact on the European dairy sector, according to Friesland/Campina. About 250,000t of cheese can no longer be exported from the EU to Russia and Dutch dairy companies account for about 20% of this. In 2013, F/C exported products worth €190m to Russia. Last week, F/C says they took measures to mitigate the direct consequences of the Russian boycott. Cheese production specifically for the Russian market has been suspended. The cheese that cannot now be exported to Russia has for the most part since been sold in other markets. However, to mitigate the medium-term impact as far as possible, F/C is investigating alternative sales markets. More milk powder is being produced to relieve the cheese market. This market distortion places extra pressure on the dairy market. The selling prices for milk powder and butter were already under pressure owing to the declining demand on the global market and the consistently high milk supply in 2014. The guaranteed price that Friesland/Campina pay their member dairy farmers every month is based on the milk prices paid out by the reference companies in the EU. F/C will publish their guaranteed milk price on September 1 and this will probably fall, F/C say. The F/C plant in Stupino in Russia is in full production with Russian milk, which is used mainly to produce yogurt. The cheese stocks still available in Russia can be sold as normal.

 

IRELAND / USA

GLANBIA ANNOUNCE €60m INVESTMENT AT IDAHO – Source: Dairy Industry Newsletter August 20, 2014

Glanbia Ingredients Ireland, in which Glanbia PLC is still a 40% shareholder, continued to under-perform the rest of the business, in interim results for the half-year to June published today. Now accounting for just 20% of the Glanbia business, Glanbia Ingredients Ireland traded at an EBITDA of just 3.0% compared with 11.5% for their Global Performance Nutrition business and 9.5% by Global Ingredients; JVs and associates reported a margin of 4.4%. The company reported total revenue up 8.1% at €1,797.6m and EBITDA up 6.0% at €129.5m. Glanbia also announced new investments of €60m at their Idaho plant in the US "strongly aligned with our strategy of adding further value to our whey stream while also supporting the growth ambitions of Performance Nutrition. The programme which we expect to operational by the end of 2015, involves the development of increased production capacity of higher end whey and lactoferrin".

 

USA / WORLD

PROTEIN TREND STRONGLY AFFECTING WHEY PROTEIN CONSUMPTION

http://www.adpi.org/tabid/74/mid/419/newsid419/2979/Protein-Trend-Strongly-Affecting-Whey-Protein-Consumption/Default.aspx

Source: American Dairy Products Institute posted August 20, 2014

 

CANADA  / AUSTRALIA

SAPUTO TELLS WARRNAMBOOL FARMERS TO BOOST HERDS, PRODUCTION

http://www.adpi.org/tabid/74/mid/419/newsid419/2985/Saputo-Tells-Warrnambool-Farmers-to-Boost-Herds-Production-/Default.aspx

Source: American Dairy Products Institute posted August 22, 2014

 

CHINA

CHINESE MILK IMPORTS TO INCREASE 75% BY 2020

http://www.adpi.org/tabid/74/mid/419/newsid419/2983/Chinese-Milk-Imports-To-Increase-75-By-2020/Default.aspx

Source: American Dairy Products Institute posted August 22, 2014

 

NZ

DAIRY PRICES SLIP TO TWO YEAR LOW - Source: Theglobaldairy.com posted August 21, 2014

http://theglobaldairy.com/noticias/dairy-prices-slip-to-two-year-low-40689/

 

AUSTRALIA

FORTNIGHTLY UPDATE – ISSUE 17 – DATED AUGUST 22, 2014

http://www.dairyaustralia.com.au/~/media/Documents/Stats%20and%20markets/Market%20news%20fortnightly%20update/2014/17Fortnightly%20Update22%20August%202014.pdf

Source: Dairyaustralia.com.au

 

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Kara
Frequently Missed Question - August 22nd (Happy Friday!)

Which protein source delivers a “completeprotein” [protein digestibility corrected amino acid score (PDCASS =1)]? 

A. corn meal

B. pinto beans

C. wheat gluten

D. nonfat dry milk

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Kara
Frequently Missed Question - August 21st

You are developing a new gluten-freepasta/macaroni product.  Which ingredientwould be suitable for use in your product?

A. rye flour

B. rice flour

C. semolina flour

D. whole wheat flour

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Svetlana
Gluten - Free Diet

A gluten-free diet has a significant value to those who are sensitive to gluten.

However, I noticed that most people, who self -diagnose themselves, do not know what gluten is. I have read a lot of articles and opinions about a gluten-free diet, where people think of gluten as fat, “not sure what it is but they do not need that thing”, or “some element that is in different kinds of food”. We know that two important proteins in the endosperm of wheatkernel are gluten-forming proteins, glutenin and gliadin. When flour is mixedwith water, glutenin and gliadin form a network of gluten, which is important for the structure of baked goods. Because of gluten’s viscoelasticity we can enjoy good quality bread.

Different cultures have been eating grains for tens ofthousands of years. I appreciate all the hard work that goes into bread making,and I love to make different kinds of bread products for my family.

Is there enough scientific research to say that a glutenfree diet is beneficial for our health?  People say, “Bread is the staff of life”. I think it is true.   

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Oscar
Article of the Week - Risk-based Audit Selection
This article is about criteria for ranking of suppliers and presents an approach to classify producers based on product quality to then determine ways to improve their performance. 

The idea was to relate the effect (lower quality products) with the cause (audit results) and propose solutions to the problem.

Risk-based audit selection of dairy farms


Do you agree with the article? Which do you think that will be more effective: audit randomization or frequency?
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