Dairy Bulletin News Archive

Chinese dairy processor to be the official milk sponsor for the 2018 World Cup in Russia

Mengniu Dairy Company, the second largest in China, has been confirmed as the official World Cup dairy sponsor and will supply milk, yoghurt drinks and ice cream at the FIFA World Cup Finals in Russia this summer. It is the first time in 36 years (1982) a dairy company has been involved in World Cup sponsorship.

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Arla Elected representatives meeting is set to be lively

Arla's first 2018 UKAF Area Forum to be held at Meriden, nr Coventry, this coming  Thursday 11th is set to be a lively meeting and will certainly  challenge meeting Chairmanship skills of  John Cook.  A second forum will be held on Thursday 8th February. As a forerunner last week’s BOR meeting in London flushed out Ake Hantoft who flew over to support Johnnie Russel and those who took the decision to axe Jonathan Ovens business D.

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350 Arla farmers in for March repayment

As part of the deal for AFMP farmers to join Arla as full members all AFMP farmers were on the hook to pay 7.5ppl joining fee based on milk produced between 1st October 2012 and September 2013. Due to ongoing expansion around 350 farmers overpaid and are due repayments of hundreds of thousands of pounds with at least one due towards £150,000 in March 2018. A HSBC loan to fast track AFMP members into full membership of Arla was masterminded by Ovens and his former EDL board.

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