10 CheeseExpo cheese auction sets new record

CheeseExpo’s championship cheese auction raised a record $423,480 this year. The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association shared that the fundraising event beat the show’s previous record by more than $80,000.

9 Closing the gap: Women in dairy industry seek more progress

The number of women in the dairy industry is increasing, but the growth is not coming free of obstacles. A report released by the International Dairy Foods Association shows that while the dairy industry has made significant progress in supporting and empowering women, several challenges remain, particularly when it comes to elevating women into leadership roles.

8 Vital Farms taking new approach with butter

Looking to further drive its butter business, Vital Farms announced a portfolio refresh for its dairy products.

7 Dairy organizations ‘disturbed,’ disappointed by WIC update

Following the US Department of Agriculture’s release of its final rule on revisions to the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, the IDFA and National Milk Producers Federation expressed their disappointment in the cuts to dairy in WIC food packages.

6 Daisy Brand to construct Iowa facility

Cottage cheese and sour cream maker Daisy Brand LLC is investing $626.5 million toward construction of a 750,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Boone, Iowa.

5 Darigold promotes chairman to CEO

Farmer-owned dairy cooperative Darigold, Inc. introduced Allan Huttema as its chief executive officer.

4 Tillamook shares succession plan for president and CEO

Tillamook County Creamery Association president and CEO Patrick Criteser announced he plans to step down later this year. The farmer-owned cooperative’s board of directors chose David Booth, currently the executive vice president of brand growth and commercialization at Tillamook, as the next CEO and president.

3 Coca-Cola and fairlife break ground at NY site

The Coca-Cola Co. broke ground on fairlife’s production facility in Webster, NY, as part of fairlife’s continued expansion in the Northeast.

2 Dairy manufacturer files for bankruptcy

Milk and ice cream manufacturer Oberweis Dairy filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on April 12, per media reports.

1 Tombstone rolls out new pizza style

Tombstone, a pizza brand of Nestle SA, launched tavern-style pizza, a new offering that comes in two varieties.