• In Augustus 2018 het die Suid-Afrikaanse suiwelindustrie in terme van massa 14 639 ton uitgevoer, terwyl invoere 4 872 ton beloop het. Dit beteken dat die netto uitvoere vir Augustus 9 767 ton beloop het, teenoor 8 346 ton in Julie. Dit verteenwoordig ʼn styging van 17% in Augustusmaand en teen die agtergrond van die swak rand in September word verwag dat netto uitvoere verder sal styg.

  • The current world-record holder for milk production calls Selz-Pralle Dairy near Humbird, Wisconsin home after producing 78,170 pounds of milk in 365 days.

  • A decade ago, Greek yogurt was ascendant in America. In New York state, the hope among farmers and politicians was that their fortunes would benefit as well.

  • A German milk lab uses advanced milk-testing technology to help farmers make better herd level decisions.

  • The results of a new analysis by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) demonstrated a decrease in “emissions intensity” (emissions per unit of product) of GHG emitted in the production of milk.

  • For years, experts have recommended low-fat dairy products over the full-fat versions, which are higher in calories and contain more saturated fat. Recent research, however, indicates that full-fat dairy may actually be healthier than its reputation suggests, and that people who eat full-fat dairy are not more likely to develop cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes than people who consume low-fat dairy. They may even be less likely to gain weight.

  • The organic milk market is likely to maintain healthy growth rate during the assessment period 2018-2028, as steadily growing awareness among consumers in the last decade translates into commercial opportunities for companies.

  • According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, global milk output in 2018 is estimated at 843 million tonnes, an increase of 2.2 percent from 2017, driven by production expansions in India, Turkey, the European Union, Pakistan, the United States and Argentina, but partially offset by declines in China and Ukraine, among few others.

  • Despite growing beef cattle inventories since 2014, dairy animals have been a stable source of beef and continue to play a key role in filling U.S. beef demand.

  • It is recognised more and more that the health effects of milk and dairy foods go beyond that of their individual nutrients.

  • Many people in popular culture today are spreading the notion that drinking milk is unnatural, and are suggesting to people that humans are not meant to drink milk.

  • China has the third-largest dairy industry in the world. That’s a very new development; dairy was highly localized and not very popular nationwide in China up until the Soviet influence of the 1950s.

  • “Functional Foods” are foods or dietary components that claim to provide health benefits aside from basic nutrition1. These foods contain biologically active substances such as antioxidants that may lower the risks from certain diseases associated with aging.

  • For years, experts have recommended low-fat dairy products over the full-fat versions, which are higher in calories and contain more saturated fat.

  • Over the past ten years, the number of milk producers in South Africa has declined by 65%, from 3551 in January 2009 to 1235 in January 2019, according to the BFAP Baseline Agricultural Outlook for the period 2019 to 2028.

  • The global whole fresh milk market is estimated at $798.4B in 2018, an increase of 1.7% from 2017.

  • Milk and dairy deserve a place in a sustainable diet and should be consumed more often than currently, health experts say.




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