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08 January 2020
CME: Strong Gains in Steer, Heifer Dressed Weights Expected to Continue Through 2020
US - Steer and heifer dressed weights broke through year ago weights in September and have had strong gains over 2018 ever since, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Katsina to Vaccinate Cattle Against Contagious Pneumonia
NIGERIA - The Daura Local Government Council in Katsina State says it will vaccinate 10,550 cattle against Vontagious Vobine Chloro Pneumonia (CVCP)....
Positive Start to 2020 for Dairy Commodity Prices
NEW ZEALAND - It has been a positive start to 2020 for New Zealand dairy farmers, with commodity prices rising at the first global dairy auction for the year....
Cattle Prices Must Rise, Says IFA
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said cattle prices need to rise substantially in 2020....
NFU Urges Govt to be Global Leader of Climate-friendly Food
UK - NFU President Minette Batters will today urge the Government to commit to introducing a food standards commission that scrutinises future trade deals and safeguards British farming’s place as a global leader in climate-friendly food....
07 January 2020
Supply Shortages Loom as Aussie Dairy Industry Ravaged by Bushfires
AUSTRALIA - Authorities have warned that supplies of Australian dairy products could be significantly affected by the ongoing bushfire disaster, which has already wiped out vast numbers of livestock, Xinhua news agency reported....
IFA Calls for Urgent Clarification of Calf Investment Scheme
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan has called for the urgent publication of the detailed provisions of the Calf Investment Scheme, which is to open for applications today (7 January). It was announced before Christmas by the Minister...
NFU Launches New Offer to Help Members Stay Safe on Farm
UK - The NFU is today launching a new member offer which provides a 25 percent discount off all Spada helmets, as part of its work to help farmers stay safe and legal on farm....
06 January 2020
Salalah FZ Signs New Projects, Opens Dairy Products Factory
OMAN - Salalah Free Zone (SFR) has opened the Oman Dairy Products factory, a $70 million investment the first phase of which went operational by the third quarter of 2019, and signed a number of agreements for new projects on the free zone, a media report...
Dairy Giant Seeks Scale, Eyes Expanding Domestic Market
CHINA - The year past was special for China Mengniu Dairy Company Limited. For the first time, Mengniu made it among Brand Finance's list of top 500 most valuable brands in the world. ...
27 December 2019
Dairy Processors Milking Farmers Dry
KENYA - Ten years ago, for every litre that a farmer sold to milk processors, they were paid Sh28....
Arla Advises Use of Senses to Cut Holiday Season Food Waste
EU - It’s the time of year to indulge the senses. This year use them to make sure you use up all the extra food you buy during the holiday season and stop food waste being the unwanted gift....
26 December 2019
Arla Foods Amba Confirms Milk Price Stability for One Year with Hold for January 2020
UK - Arla Foods amba’s on account price for conventional, as well as organic milk in the UK, for January 2020 will remain unchanged. However, this month it will be negatively impacted by a slight quarterly currency smoothing adjustment of 0.15 pence...
25 December 2019
Iraq, Afghanistan, Russia Major Export Destinations of Iran’s Dairy Products
IRAN - Iraq, Afghanistan and Russia are the major export destinations of Iranian dairy products, the secretary of Iran’s Dairy Industries Association said in a press conference on Monday....
24 December 2019
CME: Cattle Inventories in Feedlots Up from a Year Ago
US - Cattle inventories in feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 head or more on 1 December were up 2.5 percent from a year earlier, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
NFU Meets with MPs, Urges Them to Support British Farming's High Standards
UK - NFU President Minette Batters has urged MPs to recognise the importance of Britain’s high farming standards and ensure they are not sacrificed by the UK’s future trade policy, as the NFU held one of its first receptions for politicians after...
23 December 2019
German Startup Raises €4M Seed Round to Make Dairy Cheese Without Milk
GERMANY - Berlin-based startup Legendairy Foods has raised €4M to develop cheese and other dairy products that have the same composition as milk but are not derived from animals....
More FrieslandCampina Dairy Farms Let Cows Graze
NETHERLANDS - The number of dairy farmers letting their cows out into the meadows has grown for the fifth year in a row. ...
€1.5m Calf Rearing Package First Step in Supporting Best Calf Care
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan has welcomed the announcement by Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed of a €1.5m grant aid support package for calf feeding systems....
20 December 2019
Research Shows Domestic Animals Link Virus Spread Among Humans, Wildlife
UK - Our domesticated animals - both pets and livestock - hold the key to the spread of viruses among humans and wildlife according to new research involving Swansea University....
19 December 2019
CME: Cattle Placement Weights Heavier This Fall
US - "Cattle on Feed" pre-report estimates were released on Tuesday for the upcoming report that will be issued by USDA-NASS on 20 December, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Strong Start to Dairy Export Season
NEW ZEALAND - Dairy led the rise in goods exports in November 2019 as milk powder exports reached $1.1 billion, Stats NZ said today....
Fonterra Announces Plans to Streamline Dairy Operations in Chile
CHILE - Fonterra has purchased the minority interest in Prolesur, held by Fundación Isabel Aninat (the Fundación), as the Co-op looks to streamline its operations in Chile. ...
Ag Bill a Necessity, Must Provide Launch Pad to Future Policy Development
SCOTLAND, UK - In evidence to the Rural Economy and Connectivity (REC) Committee in Scottish Parliament yesterday (18 December), NFUS said a bill that allows continuity of CAP payments is a necessity but must provide a launch pad to driving forward future...
Research Reveals Cows Maintain Individual Voices
AUSTRALIA - Farmers might finally be able to answer the question: How now brown cow?...
18 December 2019
Arla Foods: 'Use Your Senses to Cut the Holiday Season Food Waste'
EU - It’s the time of year to indulge the senses. This year use them to make sure you use up all the extra food you buy during the holiday season and stop food waste being the unwanted gift....
New Evidence Demonstrates Importance of Govt's Comprehensive bTB Eradication Strategy
UK - New research shows that cattle are ten times more likely to catch bovine TB from badgers than badgers are to catch it from cattle, providing an important insight into the transmission of bTB between badgers and cattle....
17 December 2019
New Livestock Regulations to Boost Trade on Global Stage
KENYA - The new livestock regulations being formulated have been lauded as crucial to opening Kenya to the international market....
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