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11 July 2018
Finland to Probe Potential of Cattle Manure for Energy Production
FINLAND - Large-scale animal husbandry in Finland generates some 20 million tonnes of waste annually, the nutrient content of which is currently under-utilised....
03 July 2018
Greenpeace Says New Water Rules Must Ban Dairy Conversions
NEW ZEALAND - Greenpeace says New Zealand’s water regulations need to be updated to prevent dairy expansion and end the intensification of livestock farming across the country....
29 June 2018
Land O'Lakes, California Bioenergy Partner to Advance 'Barn to Biogas'
US - Land O’Lakes, Inc. and California Bioenergy LLC (CalBio) have launched a first-of-its-kind collaboration to support the financing, installation and management of on-farm methane digesters to generate renewable compressed natural gas fuel in California...
31 May 2018
Research Reveals How Same Foods Create Markedly Different Environmental Impacts
GLOBAL - Researchers at Oxford University and the Swiss agricultural research institute, Agroscope, have created the most comprehensive database yet on the environmental impacts of nearly 40,000 farms, and 1,600 processors, packaging types, and retailers....
25 May 2018
Hawkes Bay Dairy Company Tackles Plastic Bottle Mountain
NEW ZEALAND - Hawkes Bay dairy processor, Origin Earth, this week launches its’ vision to remove 2500 two litre plastic milk bottles from the recycling waste stream every week....
23 May 2018
Research Aimed at Nitrite Poisoning Leads to Methane Mitigation
US - Two government researchers and a college graduate student aiming at one issue in the cattle industry are finding they can address two issues - nitrite poisoning and methane emissions - with an animal probiotic they are developing....
22 May 2018
UK Dairy Sector Demonstrates Decade of World Class Environmental Progress
UK - The UK dairy sector has made significant progress in its efforts to reduce its environmental footprint, attendees at the launch of the Dairy Roadmap 10th anniversary report in the House of Commons were told today....
11 May 2018
Greenpeace Exposes Dairy Pipeline Incursion
NEW ZEALAND - Greenpeace has released drone video footage revealing a major dairy incursion into wilderness country in the Mackenzie....
27 April 2018
China's Agriculture Quality Improving Steadily
CHINA - China will make noticeable progress in agricultural output and quality to meet peoples' demand for better food over the next ten years, according to an outlook report released by the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences on Friday....
18 April 2018
FrieslandCampina on Full Speed Ahead Towards Sustainable Milk
NETHERLANDS - Earlier this week, FrieslandCampina announced that it will accelerate and further expedite its purpose driven strategy "nourishing by nature" with an even stronger commitment to sustainability....
17 April 2018
New Joint Patented Technology Removes Phosphorus from Manure
US - An innovation that could have a huge impact on water quality problems in the United States, a system capable of removing almost all phosphorus from stored livestock manure, was developed by a team of researchers from Penn State and the US Department...
NFU South East Prepared to Respond to Govt on Future Farm Policy
Hundreds of NFU South East members have come forward to help the NFU respond to government plans for future farm policy, which currently fails to recognise the vital role of food production, reports the NFU...
13 April 2018
More Accurate Estimates of Methane Emissions from Dairy Cattle Developed
GLOBAL - Leading the worldwide effort to get a better handle on methane emissions from animals, an international consortium of researchers devised more accurate models to estimate the amount of the potent greenhouse gas produced by dairy cattle....
12 April 2018
Livestock Production Much Smaller Challenge to Global Food Security
GLOBAL - Humans face mounting challenges when it comes to finding ways to sustainably feed an exploding population. As populations become wealthier and more urbanized, the demand for animal products continues to climb....
10 April 2018
Influence Feed: China strikes back
Stay current on the latest food and agriculture issues impacting your business with Influence Feed by Zoetis. Influence Feed tracks the top 1,500 most influential voices across all segments of food and agriculture to bring you insights in a convenient...
06 April 2018
Future Holds Challenges, Opportunities for Dairy Producers
GLOBAL - In the future, global food production systems will come under increased pressure from population growth, urbanization, and climate change....
23 March 2018
NZ-led Study Reveals DNA of Cattle, Sheep Bacteria
NEW ZEALAND - International scientists led by New Zealanders have identified the genetic makeup of over 500 species of bacteria found in the gut of cattle and sheep....
08 March 2018
Estimates Overstated for Mongolian Rangelands Damaged by Livestock
MONGOLIA - Livestock and wildlife graze on rangelands, grasslands, savannas and marshes that cover 45 per cent of Earth's land surface. Damage or degradation on these lands is a major concern globally, and the subject of widespread scientific study in...
16 February 2018
Fonterra’s Dairy Programme Surpasses Rs. 3B in Three Years
SRI LANKA - Fonterra Brands Sri Lanka, the dairy co-operative behind Anchor, recently surpassed the Rs. 3 billion investment-mark in its commitment to build a thriving local dairy industry and boosting the availability of high quality, local dairy nutrition...
15 February 2018
Dairy Industry Restructuring Amendment Bill Passed
NEW ZEALAND - Provisions to manage Fonterra’s dominant position in New Zealand’s dairy markets will continue under changes to the Dairy Industry Restructuring Act 2001 (DIRA)....
08 February 2018
China's Need to Turn Milk Green
CHINA - China will need more than three times as much milk by 2050 as it produced in 2010 and, without changes to its current supply lines, the demand will lift global greenhouse gas emissions from dairy herds by 35 per cent, expand dairy land by 32 per...
31 January 2018
Prize Awarded to Researchers for Breeding Climate-friendly Cows
DENMARK - The Innovation Fund Denmark's Grand Solutions Prize has been awarded to three researchers for their work involving breeding of climate-friendly cows....
17 January 2018
Cattlemen Kick Off Campaign to Prevent Farms, Ranches from Being Regulated
US - The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) yesterday kicked off a media campaign aimed at spotlighting and correcting a recent court decision that will require livestock producers to comply with laws that are only meant to apply to highly...
12 January 2018
Dairy UK Welcomes 25 Year Plan
UK - Dairy UK welcomes the publication of "The 25 Year Environment Plan" and supports the Government's aim to deliver an environmentally sustainable future. ...
08 January 2018
Less Chewing the Cud, More Greening the Fuel
UK, US & BRAZIL - Plant biomass contains considerable calorific value but most of it makes up robust cell walls, an unappetising evolutionary advantage that helped grasses to survive foragers and prosper for more than 60 million years....
14 December 2017
UK Dairy Industry Surpasses Environmental Targets, Demonstrates Commitment to Continual Improvement
UK - Recently published results from the Environment Agency in the Climate Change Agreement biennial progress report show that the dairy sector has achieved an 18.05 per cent energy efficiency improvement since 2008....
06 December 2017
Environment Secretary Tours Arla's Net Zero Carbon Dairy at Aylesbury
UK - Tomas Pietrangeli, Managing Director of Arla Foods UK, met with Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs this week for a tour of the cooperative’s Aylesbury site, the world’s largest fresh milk processing plant....
05 December 2017
Report: Call for Urgent Action on Food, Nutrition Security
EU - As part of an unprecedented global InterAcademy Partnership project by 130 science academies, a team of scientists from across Europe undertook a two-year, extensive analysis on the future of food, nutrition, agriculture, and health....
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