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Rockin' Refuel Lean Builder, a high-protein milk from Phoenix, Ariz.-based milk processor Shamrock Farms, received the most votes in Dairy Foods' 2013 Best New Dairy Products poll. The milk was one of 25 dairy foods and beverages nominated by the editorial staff of Dairy Foods.
Keller’s Creamery, owned by Dairy Farmers of America, is putting its butter sculptures into new, easy-to-open packaging. The new packaging includes a molded, plastic casing with easy-to-open tabs that allow convenient access to the butter.
Processors create line extensions with new flavors and more convenient packaging.
A convergence of consumers' growing appetite for Greek yogurt coupled with their declining interest in fresh milk and changes farmers have made in animal feed have resulted in increased supplies of butterfat.
Kroger, Cincinnati, rolled out six SKUs of finishing butters in late October under its Private Selection label. The butter is sold in 3.5-ounce (99-gram) cups.
The World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest auction raised $30,029. The contest was sponsored by the Wisconsin Dairy Products Association. A portion of the auction proceeds will be used to fund the Dr. Robert L. Bradley Scholarship, Wisconsin Dairy Products Association Scholarship, MATC Culinary Foundation Scholarship, which will be awarded annually to deserving students pursuing, careers in the dairy industry.
Western butter prices are steady to weak as increased butter in cold storage weighs on the market. Buyers are looking for discounts as an incentive to purchase more than immediate needs.