Yili has signed a research agreement with Cornell University that will see the development of a cheese product for the Chinese market.
Fonterra has increased its farm gate milk price (FGMP) forecast for the 2015/16 season following a recent lift in global dairy prices.
Grassland, a Wisconsin butter products company, is seeing fast expansion in a Southeast Asian market that is now demanding a wide range of ingredients. "It is a very positive market for US dairy," says sales manager Greg Rodriguez.
Although not a newcomer to Southeast Asia, American cheese and diary ingredient manufacturer DairiConcepts is determined to break new ground. Its strategy is to bring innovation to Thailand while beating off competitors with less experience in the region.
Southeast Asia is now America's second biggest market after Mexico, and is the centre of a growth trend that is set to continue. Dali Ghazalay, the US industry's regional representative, talks about the reasons for this rise and the challenges exporters still face.
For generations, Southeast Asia has been a black hole for dairy, mainly because lactose has been seen as incompatible with regional physiology. But that is changing, says Sharon Gerdes, a food scientist and author. Ingredients like whey permeates could benefit conditions that affect millions in this part of the world.
Chinese dairy Yashili has agreed to acquire infant formula business Oushi Mengniu from its majority shareholder, Mengniu, for around $165m.
Fonterra has expanded its site in Cobden, adding a AU$31m (US$22.4m) fresh milk plant to supply Australian retailer Woolworths.
Fonterra's milk price calculation for the 2014/15 has been given final approval by the New Zealand Commerce Commission.
Fonterra has further reduced its Global Dairy Trade (GDT) offering forecast in anticipation of a fall in milk production.
New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra has opened a NZ$37m (US$23.5m) plant in Indonesia - its first manufacturing facility in the South East Asian country.
China has revised legislation to further reduce the number of domestically manufactured infant formula products.
Growth in demand for drinking yogurt in China "illustrates the scale of opportunity" such products present, says Tetra Pak.
New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra has partnered with Ethiopian manufacturer Faffa Foods to launch its first African consumer product.
New Zealand dairy Lewis Road Creamery has extended its flavoured milk offering after the success of its collaboration with a popular Kiwi chocolate brand.
Freedom Foods has "ceased detailed discussions" with US dairy giant Dean Foods on their failed joint bid to acquire the a2 Milk Company (a2MC).
Lagging Chinese demand and the impact of the Russian embargo are likely to put "considerable pressure" on FrieslandCampina's sales in the second half of 2015.
Fonterra has moved to strengthen its position in China's kids' milk market with the launch of a vitamin-enriched "ultra-premium" product.
Fonterra has partnered with recycling firm TerraCycle to launch New Zealand's first recycling programme for yogurt pouches.
The a2 Milk Company (a2MC) has had "no further communication" with Dean Foods and Freedom Foods since it rejected the takeover bid tabled by the pair.
Emerging market demand for cheese around the globe highlights a positive shift in the way consumers are experiencing and incorporating...