Lactopur at Gulfood 2015

We will be happy to welcome you at our stand S1-L33 in the Sheikh Saeed Hall at the Gulfood 2015 in Dubai from February 8 to February 12 2015!

Gulf Food Show Dubai 2013

Lactopur is pleased to welcome you in Dubai at our booth located at Sheikh Rashid Hall – booth# R-E38 (Canadian Pavilion)

Lactopur will be exhibiting at SIAL Paris

Lactopur will be exhibiting at SIAL Paris from October 21st to October 25th, 2012. We are pleased to welcome you in our Booth# 4P042-13 located in Hall 4 of the Canadian Pavilion. Lactopur sera présent au SIAL Paris du 21 Octobre au 25 Octobre 2012. Nous sommes heureux de vous accueillir à notre stand 4P042-13 situé dans le Hall 4 du Pavillon canadien.

USDA Report on 2012 Dairy Prices

The following is a synthesis of a USDA report speculating prices for milk and dairy products in 2012.

 

Milk and Feed Costs

While lower than last year, feed ingredients such as corn and soybeans are priced at historically high rates. This paired with the declining price of milk will result in a milk-feed price ratio unlikely to improve in 2012.

“The total milk production forecasts for both 2011 and 2012 remain unchanged from December at 196 billion and 198.5 billion lbs., respectively”

Butterfat and Cheese Imports

In 2012, butterfat and cheese import rates will remain stable with those of last year.

In October cheese imports were “unexpectedly” high. In comparison butterfat only saw a small increase in October. Because of this growth, fat basis milk equivalent imports for last year were raised from 3.3 billion lbs. to 3.4 billion lbs. For 2012, the USDA report forecasts similar numbers in cheese and butterfat imports.

Butterfat Exports

Butterfat exports were low in October and are speculated to remain low in 2012.

Fat Basis Exports and Skim Solids Basis Exports

“The fat basis export forecast for 2012 remains at 8.6 billion lbs., unchanged from December.”

For skim solids basis, higher movement in lactose, food production and infant preparations led to export projections increased by 200 million lbs. The USDA speculates that in 2012 skim solid basis exports will remain level with December at 31.9 billion lbs.

Stocks

End of the year stocks for 2011 in fat and skims-solids basis were “adjusted downward slightly.” This was due to lower carryin stocks.

“Butter stocks at the end of November were above 2010 levels, but still below those of 4 out of the most recent 5 years. Stocks of all natural cheeses are above those of the most recent 5 years except for 2010. Similarly, nonfat dry milk (NDM) stocks are above those of the last 5 years except for 2008.”

Shanghai fallout sees Danone suspend ops as Nestlé shuts Chinese site

French dairy giant Danone says it is refocusing its Chinese dairy operations after suspending operations at a yogurt facility in Shanghai, while Nestlé has closed an ice cream facility in the country.

http://www.dairyreporter.com/Markets/Shanghai-fallout-sees-Danone-suspend-ops-as-Nestle-shuts-Chinese-site

New plants hint at growing appetite in Middle East for processed dairy

SPX Corp and GEA Group have both been awarded large contracts in the dairy processing sector in the run up to Christmas, the companies have announced.

Germany-based GEA confirmed it had clinched a €25m order to build a new dairy plant in Israel for Milco Industries.

The plant, in Netivot, will produce extended shelf life (ESL) milk, mixed milk beverages, yoghurt, desserts, several varieties of soft cheese, cottage cheese as well as semi hard cheese.

The company’s process engineering unit supply the equipment, provide the engineering and supervise the construction of the new plant – which is scheduled to be completed in April 2012.

Growing demand for dairy

Meanwhile SPX said its Flow Technology unit had sealed a deal worth over $15m to custom design, manufacture and install process equipment for a new dairy products factory for Turkish food outfit Panagro, a subsidiary of sugar producer Konya Seker.

The dairy will be built in Konya, in central Turkey, in a bid to tap into growing demand for dairy products in the country, said a company statement. Construction is due to begin early next year.

The new facility is expected to produce yogurt and ayran (drinking yogurt), as well as double cream cheese, cheddar, kashkaval and feta cheese, butter, milk produced with ultra-high temperature processes, demineralized whey, skimmed milk powders and fruit juices.

SPX said technologies to be supplied included APV-branded automated thermal milk processing, fresh dairy processes, membrane and CIP (clean in place) technologies; Gerstenberg Schroder butter-making equipment; and Anhydro tubular evaporation and spray drying technologies.

“We are leveraging our advanced food processing equipment and technologies, as well as our engineering expertise, to help Panagro build a highly efficient dairy in Turkey,” said Don Canterna, SPX segment president.

Growth in Kazakhstan shop bought milk could open UHT market By Helen Glaberson, 17-Sep-2010

A growth in UHT milk sales in Kazakhstan over the next five years, coupled with the country’s limited production capacity could give international brands opportunities in the country, says a research analyst from Euromonitor.

Over the past ten years, the milk market in Kazakhstan has changed significantly, with the consumption of unpackaged milk falling from 85 per cent of the market in 2003 to 43 percent in 2009.

Consumers in Kazakhstan are switching to milk in stores as there is a risk of contamination from milk bought from the street, markets and home yards. The Milk Union of Kazakhstan started to encourage consumers to purchase milk from shops, resulting in an increase in packaged milk sales.

Opportunity to launch UHT brands

UHT milk is currently the most active category in the market at the moment with per capita consumption of the milk expected to grow over the next five years, from 10 litres per capita in 2009 to 16 litres in 2015, said Violeta Mordas a research analyst at Euromonitor

In the western part of the country, the share of UHT milk is very high. In some towns UHT milk accounts for 90 per cent of all milk sales. The highest consumption of milk is in the biggest city in the country, Almaty where there is both a high level of income and a large population.

Mordas said that the growth in UHT milk demand in Kazakhstan could open up opportunities for neighbouring countries to launch their UHT brands in the Kazakh market. This is because domestic production capacity for milk in Kazakhstan is restricted due to factors such as the breed of cows available and the limited number of large farms.

“For example in the neighbouring Russian market, where there is much more fresh milk available, the price of it is lower, and so is the cost of producing it. As a result, a few Russian brands have appeared on the Kazakh market, with prices lower than domestic brands,” Mordas said.

UHT growth

The growth in UHT milk is expected to rise for a range of reasons: refrigerating milk is either expensive or impossible due to the hot climate and distances between towns in Kazakhstan. Knowledge and awareness of the health benefits of milk and the method of UHT production are growing.

In addition to this, consumers are gaining a growing awareness that UHT milk contains vitamins and minerals. There is also the fading perception that for the shelf life of UHT milk to be so long, preservatives must be added.