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14 March 2019
More Space Available in Cherbourg, But Ag Minister Must Act, Says IFA
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has acknowledged the announcement by the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed that capacity in lairage facilities in Cherbourg will increase to accommodate an additional 400 calves per day. However, he said more spaces...
Tariff Reduction Proposals Undermine UK Food Security
UK - Publication of the Government’s tariff schedule in the event of a no-deal Brexit has further exposed the catastrophic impact that a no deal would have on the nation’s farming; food and drink sectors and the wider rural economy....
Report: Danish Farmers Face Poorer Conditions than European Counterparts
DENMARK - Researchers from the University of Copenhagen's Department of Food and Resource Economics have looked at financial data from 80,000 EU farms comparable with similar farms in in Denmark. ...
13 March 2019
Glanbia February Milk Payout Cut Letdown for Suppliers
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan yesterday (Tuesday) said the decision by Lakeland to maintain their milk price at 30.6c/l + VAT was justified by current market returns and was to be welcomed. ...
Finnish Dairy Giant Confirms Cut of White-collar Jobs
FINLAND - Finnish dairy giant Valio announced on Wednesday that employee and employer representatives have completed co-determination talks and that 80 workers will be let go....
Queensland Dairy Farmers Protest Coles Milk Price
AUSTRALIA - Queensland dairy farmers rallied at a Coles in Brisbane to protest the supermarket giant's refusal to increase the price of milk....
Telangana HC Puts Tab on Cattle Transport
INDIA - The Telangana High Court on Tuesday directed the state government and the offices of the Union government which are located in Telangana, not to allow transportation of any cattle or animals without a permit order issued by the competent authority....
12 March 2019
President’s Budget Yet Again Neglects Severity of Farm Economy, NFU Says
US - President Donald Trump yesterday revealed his proposed fiscal year 2020 budget, proposing cuts to the US Department of Agriculture and other federal agencies in order to increase spending on a proposed border wall and defense initiatives....
Irish, French Farmers Re-affirm Strong Position on Brexit as Endgame Approaches
IRELAND & FRANCE - The Irish Farmers’ Association and the French farmers’ union FNSEA held a bilateral meeting in Dublin yesterday, ahead of this week’s vital Brexit votes in London....
11 March 2019
FrieslandCampina Exploring Options to Build Sustainable Dairy Processing Plant
NETHERLANDS - Global dairy producer Royal FrieslandCampina N.V. is exploring options to build a sustainable and innovative dairy processing plant in the Netherlands....
Arla Foods Aims for Carbon Net Zero Dairy
UK - Europe’s largest dairy cooperative, Arla Foods, has announced its latest ambitions to be achieved by 2050....
08 March 2019
FAO Food Price Index Rises on Higher Dairy Prices
GLOBAL - Global food prices rose in February, with the FAO Food Price Index averaging 167.5 points, up 1.7 percent from January, in part driven up by sharp increases in dairy prices. ...
NZ Meat and Dairy Up in December
NEW ZEALAND - The volume of meat and dairy product manufacturing rose in the December 2018 quarter, Stats NZ said today....
FrieslandCampina Includes Women Farmers to Achieve SDG’s
NIGERIA - FrieslandCampina WAMCO and public organization IFDC (under the 2SCALE project) work together with pastoralist milk producers in Oyo State, Nigeria, to boost the quality and quantity of local milk and improve the livelihoods of farmers....
07 March 2019
Dairy Marketing Hits the Big Screen
UK - Cinema advertising will be used for the first time in AHDB Dairy's joint £1.2 million consumer marketing campaign with Dairy UK, which runs nationwide for ten weeks from 11 March....
Healthier Dairy Products with Bacterial Films, Nanofiber Membranes
US - Bacterial biofilms are typically the target of heavy-duty cleaning regimens, but these films aren't always bad news. In fact, growing them on thin sheets of nanofibers is a great way to produce a fermented milk product that can deliver hardy probiotics...
06 March 2019
Israeli Court Orders Rise in Dairy Prices
ISRAEL - Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon lost a politically charged battle Monday, when the Supreme Court ruled that the price of some dairy products should rise by 3.4 percent....
NFU Applauds Appointment of New Defra Minister
UK - According to the National Farmers' Union, Defra has appointed a new minister....
04 March 2019
CME: Beef Replacement Numbers Revised Down
US - The 1 January US cattle inventory survey results were released on Thursday afternoon (28 February), reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
01 March 2019
Brit Dairy Farmers to Benefit from Share as Final Vote in Favour of Payout Concluded
UK - Arla Foods, the UK’s biggest farmer-owned dairy company, has announced that its British owners will receive a total of £64m (€70 million) as their 2018 year-end bonus from a European wide pay-out of £245 million (€290 million)....
Arla Releases Reports on 2018 Annual Results, Social Responsibility
EU - Yesterday, farmer-owned Arla Foods published its 'Annual Report 2018' along with its 'Corporate Responsibility Report 2018'. ...
28 February 2019
Farmers Vote in Favour of €280 Million Payout on 8 March
EU - In a vote late on Wednesday, Arla’s Board of Representatives approved the proposal of the Board of Directors to pay out the entire annual net profit of Arla Foods to farmer owners....
27 February 2019
Multi-million Dollar WA Dairy, Processing Facility Takes Transparent Approach
AUSTRALIA - A West Australian dairy has taken an innovative step towards transparency in the industry with a plan to open up its new multi-million-dollar dairy and processing facility to the public....
FrieslandCampina Signs Plastic Pact, Opts for 100% Recyclable Packaging
NETHERLANDS - FrieslandCampina is committed to using less plastic and does not want to use more (types of) plastic than necessary. For this reason, the company has signed the Plastic Pact NL. ...
Zoonoses: Antimicrobial Resistance Shows No Signs of Slowing Down
EU - Data released yesterday by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) reveal that antimicrobials used to treat diseases that can be transmitted between animals and humans, such as campylobacteriosis...
26 February 2019
Arla Foods Amba Confirms Unchanged March Milk Price
UK - Arla Foods amba’s conventional milk price for March 2019 will stay unchanged, with the manufacturing price per litre remaining at 30.24 pence from 1 March 2019 for Arla’s farmer owners....
25 February 2019
Arla Foods Amba Returns All Profits to Farmers with Strong Revenue Growth in UK
UK - Arla Foods amba last week announced its Group results for 2018¹, revealing strong growth in the UK, its largest market....
NFUS Pushes for Opportunity for Change in Scottish Agriculture Post-Brexit
SCOTLAND, UK - The opportunity for change within the Scottish agricultural industry post-Brexit was the focus for NFU Scotland as it attended the Scottish Liberal Democrat Conference on Friday (22 February)....
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