Background Study Of Milk Industry

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Background The dairy industry in Malaysia is mainly dependent on imported milk and milk products. The self-sufficiency for dairy product is 4.5%. In an effort to boost the local dairy industry, the government through the Department of Veterinary Services embarked on a crossbreeding project using 50% Sahiwal with 50% Friesian crossbreds imported from Australia and New Zealand. Through inter-se mating and backcrossing, a number of Sahiwal-Friesian crossbred groups with 50 to 75% Friesian genes have been produced. This study was carried out to evaluate some of the genetic and non-genetic factors influencing milk production and reproductive performances of these Sahiwal-Friesian breed groups. The dairy industry is the sector with the highest degree of protection due to the economically vulnerable position of small milk producers. Milk also known as white gold, which can be used to make an enormous variety of high quality products. The high cost of milk as a raw material has necessitated a high-tech processing industry. The special nature of milk (perishable and bulky) leads to the necessity of strict and comprehensive quality regulation and to high transport costs. The large dependence of milk producers in the dairy processing industry has resulted in a strong position held by the co-operatives in milk marketing and in the processing industry. One of the leading company in the diary industry is Dutch Lady Milk Industries Berhad and this company will be discussed in the following. Dutch Lady Milk Industries Berhad (Dutch Lady Malaysia), has been a manufacturer of dairy products in Malaysia since the 1950s and was previously under Royal Friesland Foods, a Netherlands-based multinational cooperative that dates back to 1879. Dutch Lady M... ... middle of paper ... ...of growth. The future may also see the dairy industry, increasing its physical presence in key export markets where its products have achieved substantial market shares. Dairy processors predict trends that will have the greatest impact on dairy farming and manufacturing in the next five years:  Pending regulations – Compliance Policy Guide  Delivering healthier, high quality dairy foods – safely  Government involvement with global milk sourcing and pricing  Single-serve, consumer convenient products in sustainable packaging  Consumer’s acceptance of non-refrigerated dairy products  Programs aimed at increasing milk consumption  More dairy buyouts and consolidations – both mega farms and mega processors  Finding skilled labour to run higher technology equipment  The emergence of the stand-up pouch in dairy products.  Voice of the Dairy Industry

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