Dairy Processor News

Investments in UHT processing equipment helps Agropur grow

Investments in ultra-high temperature processing equipment help Agropur USA gain business in the burgeoning market for extended-shelf-life products.
By Jim Carper
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 The future is bright for the aseptic packaging of dairy and processed foods in North America. That’s the conclusion of a 2012 study by the research firm Markets and Markets.  

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Butter, cheese and milk

Butter prices weaken; cheese production increases; milk demand is low

Cheese demand continues to be good and manufacturers are striving to fill that need.
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Butter prices are weaker as some international markets converge to U.S. prices. Improved milk supplies are helping cheese plants to increase production, while milk production varies throughout the states, reports the USDA’s Dairy Market News.

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Agropur USA invests in ESL products

The U.S. division of the Canadian cooperative is a major contract manufacturer of ultra-high temperature pasteurized dairy and nondairy beverages. The Minnesota-based dairy is growing its own brand, too.
By Jim Carper
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The dairy industry thrives on tradition. Independent dairies have built long-term relationships with consumers that are passed from generation to generation. Family-owned regional dairies rely on these loyalties.

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Year-end results

Dairy co-op AMPI reports $1.8 billion in sales in 2013

Cheese sales increased 7% while butter sales rose 3%.
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Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI) announced Monday that the dairy marketing cooperative recorded sales of $1.8 billion and earnings of $7.5 million in 2013. American-style cheese production totaled 400 million pounds in 2013. 

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Corporate earnings

Higher dairy inputs sting General Mills Q3 results; Yoplait Greek boosts sales through 9 months

Net sales for the third quarter of fiscal 2014 totaled $4.38 billion, down 1% from year-ago levels.
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For the nine months of the company’s fiscal year, net sales have increased 2% to $13.63 billion. Yoplait Greek yogurt was cited as one of the retail products contributing to year-to-date net sales growth. Others include Fiber One protein bars, Nature Valley oatmeal squares and Totino's frozen pizza and snacks. 

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Wisconsin cheesemaker Sartori thrives for 75 years

Fresh milk, skilled master cheesemakers, a team of dedicated associates and modern research have kept Wisconsin cheesemaker Sartori Co. thriving for 75 years.
By Jim Sartori
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Partners, customer and employees keep us strong

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The cheese industry gathers in Wisconsin for the International Cheese Technology Expo

The International Cheese Technology Expo, Apr. 22 to 24 in Milwaukee, brings cheese manufacturers and suppliers together for seminars, exhibits and a gold medal auction.
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The 2014 International Cheese Technology Exposition (ICTE) will bring together cheese manufacturers and suppliers from the United States and around the world. 

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Dairy exports set a record and other dairy industry news

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Dairy exports in 2013 set a record. U.S. dairy exporters shipped record levels of milk powder, cheese, whey products, lactose and fluid milk, according to the U.S. Dairy Export Council.

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Fighting hunger

MilkPEP, dairy farmers spur milk donations to food banks

The Great American Milk Drive begins April 2.
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Milk processors and dairy farmers are behind an anti-hunger campaign intended to put fresh milk on the tables of America’s neediest citizens

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Dairy industry honors its leaders

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The 2014 Dairy Forum honored the leaders who have built the International Dairy Foods Association into a strong voice for processors of milk, cheese, ice cream and other dairy foods. IDFA held its annual event in late January in Palm Desert, Calif.

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Agropur, Natrel Division USA, St. Paul, Minn.

 At its Natrel Division plant in St. Paul, Minn, Agropur makes rBST-free white and flavored milk, heavy whipping cream, half n half, buttermilk, organic milk, nutritional drinks and shakes and sport drinks. Nondairy beverages (soy, rice, coconut, and almond) coffee creamers, broth and sauces. 


This photo gallery contains additional, unpublished photos of dairy processing facilities featured in Dairy Foods magazine. To view more Behind the Scenes galleries go to our archives page!

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