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2009-01-27 09:32:00

AMERSFOORT, The Netherlands, January 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, dairy company Royal FrieslandCampina presented its logo. The new logo represents FrieslandCampina's ambition: to get more out of milk by producing food, drinks and ingredients that helps people move forward in life. A pure white centre radiates a spectrum of colours and these colours represent the endless possibilities of milk. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090127/336160 ) The new logo stands for...

2008-12-17 09:56:00

MEPPEL and ZALTBOMMEL, The Netherlands, December 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Friesland Foods and Campina are to merge. On Wednesday afternoon of 17 December 2008, the General Meeting of Friesland Foods and the Members' Council of Campina decided to merge. Earlier today the European Commission approved the merger subject to the divestiture of some of the fresh dairy activities in the Netherlands, one cheese production plant in the Netherlands and two long-life dairy drink brands in the Netherlands...

2008-12-17 04:56:00

ZALTBOMMEL and MEPPEL, The Netherlands, December 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Executive Boards and Boards of Friesland Foods and Campina are pleased that the European Commission has approved the merger of the two dairy companies and dairy cooperatives. However, the Executive Boards and Boards of both dairy companies regret that some parts of the business will have to be divested. Today, the General Meeting of Friesland Foods and the Members' Council of Campina will take a final decision on the...

2008-11-13 12:00:15

Australian Co-operative Foods, or ACF, which trades as Dairy Farmers, has announced that its shareholders have approved the National Foods proposal to acquire all of the shares in the co-operative for a cash consideration of A$5.65 per share. Ian Langdon, chairman of ACF, said: "Following this successful ballot, a court hearing will take place on November 18 to seek approval of the scheme. If court approval is granted at this time, it is proposed that the scheme will be implemented on...

2008-11-07 15:00:11

The California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) announced today that on November 8, key board members, members of the executive team and several partners will travel to China to participate in an organized trade mission. The delegation will be investigating and promoting the state dairy industry's trade opportunities with the country as demand for products made with Real California Milk increases. This trade mission is extremely well timed to take advantage of heightened opportunities to open...

2008-11-05 12:00:16

BioEnergy Solutions announced that it has named Renee A. Rippchen, a well-known dairy expert with strong ties to California's dairy industry, to the newly created position of vice president of sales and marketing. Rippchen will focus on marketing BioEnergy Solutions, the first distributor of renewable natural gas produced on California dairies, to dairy producers across the U.S. by identifying new revenue streams for farmers and helping them realize significant on-farm emissions...

2008-10-10 21:00:23

By Mark Casci Both Arla Foods UK and Robert Wiseman Dairies will raise the money they pay to their members at the farmgate, with Arla's rise kicking in from Monday and Robert Wiseman's from next month.The increases come after the dairy sector has endured a challenging period, with the costs for fuel, fertilizer and feed all hitting profit margins.While the increase has been welcome by farmers, industry leaders say there is still a long way to go and that further rises will be necessary to...

2008-10-07 18:00:18

Tokyo, Oct. 7 (Jiji Press)--Major Japanese beverage firm Kirin Holdings Co. said Tuesday it has agreed to sell its Australian Dairy Farmers' yogurt license to New Zealand's leading dairy firm Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd. For an undisclosed sum, Fonterra will acquire the rights to manufacture and sell the Australian firm's core yogurt brand SKI. Kirin plans to buy Dairy Farmers in November at the earliest through its National Foods Ltd. unit, Australia's biggest dairy company.END...

2008-10-01 18:00:00

By Sam Wood AFAMILIAR face for many in the North East's agricultural sector will be helping farmers to collaborate on business ventures. Doug Gray, who until recently looked after hundreds of Dairy Farmers of Britain members across Northumberland, County Durham, north Cumbria and Yorkshire, has been named as the North East's new regional manager with English Farming and Food Partnerships (EFFP). Mr Gray will provide dedicated business support to groups of farmers who want to work...

2008-09-25 09:00:37

China takes measures to regulate dairy market, aid dairy farmers BEIJING, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) said that 29 provincial areas nationwide had set up special working groups by Wednesday to regulate the dairy product market in response to the recent tainted baby formula scandal. Local governments also promised subsidies for dairy farmers, in a bid to reduce their cost of feeding cows. North China's Hebei Province earmarked 316 million yuan (46.4 million...


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