Nod for cheese deal

First Milk members have overwhelmingly approved the co-op's purchase of Dairy Crest's supermarket cheese manufacturing business. In a meeting, 92% of voters were in favour of the £62m deal.

Aid for animal charity

Robert Wiseman Dairies is using the packaging of its milk to help raise £5m for animal charity VETAID, which works with poor communities abroad. It hopes to enable Glasgow university to build a small animal hospital.

Yoghurt diet demand

A diet guide published by organic yoghurt maker Rachel's Dairy has been so successful it has gone to a second print run, the company says. It claims to make dieters shed 10lb in two weeks.