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China and its coming Great Milk Battle

October 31 2014

China - In China, the great milk battle is coming. Two opposing forces are setting the trend. On one hand there is this ever-growing demand of milk, induced by westernization and 30 years of opening policy. On the other hand, plays this suspicion against milk produced by local brands, as the long lasting result of the melamine scandal in 2008..Read more 

Danone to buy 25 percent of Chinese dairy firm Yashili for $550 million

October 31 2014

China - (Reuters) - Dairy giant Danone SA (DANO.PA) will buy a 25 percent stake in Chinese milk powder maker Yashili International Holdings Ltd (1230.HK) for $550 million as it looks to increase its footprint in China's fast-growing dairy sector, the French firm said on Friday..Read more 

China milk powder imports continue to fall

October 30 2014

China - China’s whole milk powder (WMP) imports have fallen below year earlier levels for the first time since August 2013 according to DairyCo. It says in September, the country imported 9,400 tonnes of WMP, compared to 25,600 tonnes in September 2013..Read more 

Aus dairy farmers want same perks as Kiwi counterparts in China FTA

October 30 2014

Australia - The nine-year negotiating marathon with China about a Free Trade Agreement is entering its final stages. Australian dairy farmers have been lobbying for the same perks enjoyed by their New Zealand counterparts since 2008. They say they lost out on agreements with Japan and Korea..Read more 

Japan imports emergency supplies of butter and powdered milk

October 28 2014

Japan - Japan has announced plans for emergency imports of 3,000 tonnes of butter and 10,000 tonnes of powdered milk, underlining its eroding food security. Another 7,000 tonnes of butter were imported earlier this year, although the purchase of skimmed milk is a first since 1997 and the largest in Japan's history..Read more 

Russian boost for India’s dairy sector

October 28 2014

Team from Russia’s ministry of agriculture set to inspect, certify milk processing units in India as country mulls import of dairy items from hereRussia's move to ban fruits, vegetables, meat, fish, milk and dairy imports from the US, EU, Australia and Canada in response to sanctions imposed on it has thrown up opportunities for India’s dairy sector..Read more 

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