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Listening to Consumers Helps Maintain Agriculture’s Social Licence
Today it seems everyone has an opinion about how food should be grown, writes Angela Lovell....
Dairy Blog: Too Much Spilt Milk
In her first blog for TheCattleSite and TheDairySite, Carol Lever discusses the recent dairy downturn and her ideas for the future of dairy....
Cheese is Surprisingly Healthy
Why can the French eat a traditionally unhealthy diet and still have a relatively low level of cardiovascular disease? Scientists from Aarhus University have found the secret lies with cheese....
Planning For Successful Animal Welfare on Dairy Farms
Welfare is of course a priority for dairy farmers, but standardised assessments and schemes give the consumer piece of mind....
US Exports: China Is Important But Mexico Is Too
Mexico bought a record volume of US dairy products in 2013, prompting the industry to remember old friends, as well as the booming Asian demand....
World Dairy Forum Focuses on Making Milk More Sustainable
A host of dairy experts assembled to discuss the dairy sector's future and how sustainable milk production can be ensured, including a rigorous assessment what sustainable dairy involves. ...
Africa Offers Opportunities for Livestock and Meat Investment
Increases in the demand for animal-sourced food are estimated extraordinarily high in Africa over the coming decades, according to a new report from the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, writes Chris Harris. ...
Cream of the Crop: The Economic Benefits of Organic Dairy Farms
Job creation and greater economic output are the advantageous economic impacts of organic dairy farming over regular milk production, according to analysis carried out on Vermont and Minnesota farms by the Union of Concerned Scientists. ...
Starting Dairying Through Partnership
Starting a dairy partnership requires; communication, the right balance of experience and qualifications; and appropriate finances, according to Ciaran and Seamus Seery who have doubled their herd size since 2002....
Angularity in Dairy Cattle Linked to Obesity in Humans
Research from the Teagasc, the Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority, looks at how bovine genes may be linked to obesity in humans. ...

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