National Milk Day: Extension Dairy Program provides hands on learning

LAS CRUCES, New Mexico (KTSM) – It’s National Milk Day and New Mexico State University is providing dairy knowledge to students in the borderland with a program since 2005. The Extension Dairy Program is an Animal Science Curriculum that students can take as a minor. They can also join a six-week course during the summer … Read more

Anaerobic digesters, “wave of future”

Justin Whitmore Michigan State University EAST LANSING, Mich. – Dana Kirk, an associate professor at the Michigan State University-Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, was raised working on his family’s dairy farm. He “ran around scooping manure” while simultaneously developing a curiosity for the relationship between farming and the environment. Kirk’s interests blossomed into an … Read more

Californian dairy businesses bag US$300,000 in first round of DBII funding

The California Dairy Innovation Center (CDIC) has announced six California winners of Dairy Business Innovation Initiative grants by the Pacific Coast Coalition, the USDA-funded initiative hosted by Fresno State University supporting dairy product, process and packaging innovation. The grants are the first in the US$1.8m DBII award from the USDA that created the Pacific Coast … Read more

Methane-busting bolus for grass-fed cows may reduce emissions by at least 70%

The technology, which involves placing a bolus into cow’s rumen and releasing a substance that counteracts the formation of methane, has received backing by the government in the form of a NZ$7.8m grant. Private investors as well as we organizations including the Akina Foundation, Agmart and the New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Center have … Read more

What MycoTechnology’s Novel Food approval means for alt dairy

Colorado-based MycoTechnology wrapped 2022 with major distribution announcements and ambitions for growth and commercial expansion during the new year. At the start of 2023, the company announced it has overcome the final hurdle to enter the European market with FermentIQ, its fermented plant-based protein, which has now received Novel Food approval by the European Food … Read more

FrieslandCampina Ingredients joins forces with biotech firm Triplebar

The multi-year partnership includes the development of specific proteins using microbial fermentation technology, with the US firm contracting for all phases of product development up until commercial launch. California-based Triplebar Bio Inc. It deploys a proprietary platform, which can analyze animal and microbial cell lines 10,000 times faster than conventional screening methods. The firm uses … Read more

Villar kinontra ang mga plano ng National Dairy Authority

MAYNILA — Kinontra ni Sen. Cynthia Villar ang National Dairy Authority (NDA) sa balak nitong pakikipag-ugnayan sa mga lokal na pamahalaan para mapataas ang produksyon ng dairy products sa bansa. Sabi ni NDA administrator Farrel Benjelix Magtoto, itutuloy nila ang partnership sa mga LGU at may mga local investors na sila. “We will also sustain … Read more

Dairy farms and baby formula producers face squeeze in the US and China

Three of the world’s largest producers of baby food, Danone, Abbott, and Wyeth — all of which operate manufacturing facilities in Ireland — are facing major market disruption with potentially dire consequences for jobs and dairy processors. China, the world’s largest market for infant formula, and a major focus of these three exporters, has become … Read more

Hiland Dairy to pay $140K to Oklahoma man following breach of ADA

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – Hiland Dairy will pay $140,000 to an Oklahoma man after they withdrew a job offer because he was “legally blind” which is a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Equal Employment and Opportunity Commission says on Friday, Jan. 6, that Hiland Dairy – a Springfield, Mo.,-based dairy distributor and … Read more

MyPlate? Few Americans know or heed US nutrition guide | News

A new study finds that few Americans have heard of MyPlate, the government diet guide that replaced the long-standing food pyramid. Only about 25% of US adults were aware of the guide, which was launched in 2011 by the Obama administration to encourage Americans to eat healthy foods. For instance, it suggests that fruits and … Read more