Australian dairy industry growth in winning formula
February 10, 2016

Infant formula sales have grown by 30 per cent in the past year according to Dairy Australia’s new Situation and Outlook report released today.   The growth in formula sales is the highlight of the report which otherwise reflects an industry continuing to battle low prices due to the international oversupply of milk which plagued dairy farmers in 2015.   Milk prices remain steady   According to Dairy Australia, Australia’s milk sales remained steady increasing just 0.4 per cent over... ...Read more »

Is low-fat milk really better for you?
February 8, 2016

A new study from Edith Cowan University in Western Australia found no health advantage to consuming low-fat dairy products as opposed to full-fat versions.   The research, which is published in Issue 8, Volume 1 of Nutrients Journal, further found that full-fat dairy may be just as beneficial for cardiovascular health as low-fat products.   Researcher Dr Therese O’Sullivan of Edith Cowan University’s School of Medical and Health Science said the eating habits of 860 WA teenagers from early... ...Read more »

Coles and Lion milk recall in WA
January 27, 2016

Coles and Lion have issued recalls for milk a number of milk products sold in Western Australia after discovering a microbial coliforms contamination.   The two Coles branded milks are “Coles Brand Western Australian fresh hilo milk 98% fat free carton 1L” and “Coles Brand Western Australian fresh full cream milk carton 1 litre”. Coles is only recalling milks with the use-by date of 6 February 2016. Lion is the producer of these products.   Lion’s other milks which have been recalled... ...Read more »

‘Drinking yoghurts’ are rising in popularity
January 25, 2016

Drinking yoghurts and fermented beverages have been flagged for a global resurgence in a new report released last Friday 22 January by Innova Market Insights.   With the drinks accounting for 8.5 per cent of all dairy launches in the 12 months to the end of October 2015, Innova listed a couple of reasons for the possible growth after years of industry decline.   “There are now indications that the market is moving forward, with a particular focus on yoghurt and fruit blends in a smoothie... ...Read more »

WA dairy industry impacted by bushfire disaster
January 11, 2016

Major Western Australian dairy producer Harvey Fresh is hopeful it will be able to start receiving milk today after large bushfires impacted supplies.   Approximately 426 agricultural properties in the Yarloop, Harvey and Waroona areas are estimated to have been impacted by the fires, including nine dairy properties, according to the WA Department of Agriculture and Food.   The bushfire, which hit the South-West region of the state, forced many dairy farmers to abandon thousands of litres... ...Read more »

Devondale launches new milkshake range
January 11, 2016

Australian dairy co-operative Devondale has launched a new range of pre-made milkshakes, similar to flavoured milk cartons, to be sold in Australian supermarkets.   The milkshakes come in single 400ml serving sizes in a carton with a straw for easy drinking. Consumers are required to shake the beverage prior to consumption in order to mix the ingredients.   Fresh Devondale milk is used to create the shakes which come in four flavours: double chocolate, strawberry, chocolate and slated caramel... ...Read more »

Fonterra sells Australian yoghurt and dairy dessert business to Parmalat
December 16, 2015

Fonterra has sold its Australian yoghurt and dairy dessert business to Parmalat Australia for an undisclosed sum. The sale includes Fonterra’s manufacturing facilities in the Tamar Valley (near Launceston) in Tasmania and at Echuca in Victoria, and includes Fonterra’s yoghurt and dairy dessert brands including ‘Soleil’, ‘Tamar Valley Dairy’, ‘CalciYum’ and ‘Connoisseur’ yogurt brands. Fonterra purchased a substantial element of this business from the receiver of Launceston-based... ...Read more »

Bulla debuts new single serve dispensing machine
December 14, 2015

Bulla Dairy Foods has released an innovative single serve dispensing system for commercial retailers named “Bulla Real Dairy Soft”.     The machine allows for commercial kitchens, cafes and restaurants to make soft serve ice cream for their customers on the spot. It uses a pod system, similar to pod-based coffee machines with four flavours available for purchase from Bulla, Cookies and Cream, Chocolate, Strawberry and Vanilla.     Bulla says the machine does not require cleaning... ...Read more »

Australian consumers have developed a taste for yoghurt-based smoothies
December 9, 2015

Australians have developed a taste for yoghurt-based smoothies says Australian soft serve powder manufacturer Frosty Boy.   Frosty Boy’s ‘Creative Yoghurt Smoothie Base’ product is in high demand, says Felipe Demartini, General Manager of Sales and Marketing at Frosty Boy.   “After extensive market research, we realised yoghurt based smoothies would be the next big trend in food, which prompted the Creative Yoghurt Smoothie Base. Sales for this product have been growing exponentially,... ...Read more »

Anchor cream now selling in Australian supermarkets
December 7, 2015

The Anchor cream brand is now selling a variety of premium cream products through Woolworths supermarkets throughout Australia.   Although the country originates from New Zealand, all of the Australian sold creams will be made using Australian-sourced dairy produce. Anchor has set up a new plant in Cobden, South West Victoria that source milk from 34 local dairy farmers.   The creams come with a screw top lid to help avoid spills and measurement markers to make any cooking easier.   Three... ...Read more »

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