Brexit is set to affect all economic sectors, and the dairy industry is no exception, as the UK’s exit from the EU will likely have a major impact. That is, unless those at the negotiating table begin to show signs of levelheadedness. However, at this stage that’s likely wishful thinking. After all, the EU is intent on setting a precedent...
Author: Roland Sossna
The World Economic Forum was held in Davos a few weeks ago. In our fast-paced world, that means it’s generally already been forgotten. What was it exactly that Trump or Merkel said? Most of us, including the author of these lines, have to resort to a Google search to answer that question. And that’s too bad, because several items on...
The start of every year means people’s thoughts turn to the future of the economy. The dairy industry is no exception. What kind of revenue will the most important product groups bring in? And what lucrative opportunities will develop in milk processing? Dairy farmers around the world ask themselves these and many other questions each and every year.
The “Milk Focus Day” has become a firm fixture at drinktec. On September 15, the world’s leading trade fair for the beverage and liquid food industry will be completely devoted to milk.
It’s impossible to optimize processes without transparent production flows. And if individual process steps lack clarity, those hoping to make improvements will end up flying blind. Industry 4.0 can help dairies monitor and improve production steps.
The extensive needs and wishes of today’s consumers are reflected in the huge variety of dairy products that are available. Some segments are particularly successful: Lactose-free and lactose-reduced products, for example, are becoming increasingly popular. Not surprising, considering that around one in seven people in Germany suffers from lactose intolerance.
Milk crises and ongoing trade pressure have further restricted available budgets at dairies in recent years. Yet at the same time, product and food safety are the pillars of every dairy’s business. Safety cannot be compromised as a result of cost-cutting measures. The production area’s equipment and immediate surroundings are and will remain the key to producing flawless, high-quality products.
Last year, German dairy farms processed 31.5 million tons of milk. According to recent findings by the Hannover University of Applied Sciences, a third of this amount could be recovered directly from different processing stages, winning back water for production, cleaning or processing. The focus now is on vapors from milk and dairy evaporation processes, as well as on permeating...
By its nature, wine contains a good bit of energy from the sun. At the same time, producing and transporting it requires a great deal of conventional energy. For years, wine producers have been striving for sustainability and attempting to put cost-saving solutions into practice.
An increasing number of companies are adopting measures to save energy. In their efforts, these companies focus on protecting the environment and reducing costs. Whereas converting to an energy-saving system can be expensive at first, making the investment pays off in many ways.