Dairy Protein Market Trends & Outlook Presentation

Originally Published: July 6, 2016
Last Updated: March 9, 2021

“Dairy Protein Market Trends & Outlook” was presented at the 2016  Protein Trends & Technologies Seminar by Duane Banderob, MSc, Chief Operating Officer, Dairy.com and leader, consulting and market intelligence services, Blimling and Associates.

Abstract: Dairy proteins continue to grow in both popularity and use due to unique and now preferred nutritional and performance attributes. However, compared to more common plant proteins, operations in the day-to-day dairy markets introduces unique challenges on its own. Factors such as the sheer physical process to extract whey protein from milk (and what to do with the casein) and the investments required to do so complicate the supply-chain. Then, there are geopolitical influences (Russia, China, the EU) that matter, not to mention the weather in New Zealand that all combine to create a dairy market with plenty of ups and downs. A deep dive into the market challenges of milk and whey protein were explored, including a look at the key forces that influence price, and what’s ahead for the category.

Excerpt from the written summary of this presentation: Milk from cows is typically between 12-14% solids. Separating out proteins is a difficult and complicated process and, therefore, it’s expensive. For example, 100lbs of milk makes 10lbs of cheese, 0.6lbs of whey protein concentrate that contains 80% protein (WPC 80), and 4.7lbs of permeate, or 3.1lbs of lactose. In other words, four tanker loads of whole milk would be required for one pallet of WPC 80. The milk protein concentrate (MPC) world isn’t quite as dire, Banderob added, as 100lbs of milk makes 3.5lbs of MPC 85, 9lbs of cream and 5.2lbs of milk permeate. A truckload of MPC 85 requires 24 tankers of milk.

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