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24 January 2020
Chinese Tariff Rate Quota Policy Severely Impacts US Wheat Exports
CHINA - The US and China recently agreed to a phase one trade deal that aims to resolve the current trade war between the two countries. But that is just the latest development in longstanding and complicated US-Chinese trade disputes....
23 January 2020
Arla Finland Launches World's First AI App for Animal Welfare
FINLAND - Arla Finland has launched an AI app for animal welfare that is reportedly the first in the world that uses artificial intelligence to give consumers a variety of up-to-date information on animal welfare....
Barn fires: how to address a deadly threat to cattle
It is estimated that between 2013 and 2019, over 4,900 cattle died in barn fires in the US. We speak to the Animal Welfare Institute about what’s needed to protect cattle in the future....
22 January 2020
Updates on the UK's Rural Payments scheme
Latest figures on Rural Payments Agency shows record levels of payments across three schemes. 97 percent of farmers and land managers eligible for the Basic Payment Scheme received funding by 20 January, £109 million paid to customers under Countryside...
21 January 2020
What’s the best way to improve the UK’s farm productivity?
Tim Mordan from the UK’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs gives a policymaker’s perspective on how the UK can improve its farm productivity and safeguard the environment as it leaves the EU trading bloc....
20 January 2020
Female genomic testing now available in the UK from VikingGenetics
VikingGenetics is expanding its range of services with the launch of female genomic testing and corrective mating packages....
18 January 2020
New updates to parasite control guide
The Control of Worms Sustainably in cattle group (COWS) has released updated chapters of its technical guide to parasite control, at the Animal Health Distributors’ Association conference in Birmingham on 15 January....
17 January 2020
Are we measuring ruminant methane emissions correctly?
Researchers at Oxford University have developed GWP*, a new climate metric that accurately measures the impact of methane emissions on global warming – recontextualising the debate surrounding ruminant methane emissions and climate change. ...
13 ag-tech innovators transforming livestock production
In the endeavour for better animal welfare and improved sustainability, new disruptive innovations are emerging to enable farmers to monitor the health of their herds in real-time, prevent disease outbreaks, and optimise nutrition....
New Agriculture Bill to boost environment and food production
A future where farmers are properly supported to farm more innovatively and protect the environment is a step closer today following the introduction of the Agriculture Bill....
Trade deals to dictate success of the UK's new Agriculture Bill
Organic Farmers & Growers (OF&G), the largest certifier of UK organic land has reacted to the new Agriculture Bill introduced to Parliament....
16 January 2020
First Phase of US-China Trade Deal Finalised
US - In an effort to ease tensions between their two countries, President Donald Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He yesterday signed the first phase of a trade agreement. At the time of the signing, the deal’s text had not yet been published. ...
Can the UK farming sector achieve net zero carbon emissions?
Achieving net zero carbon emissions on-farm was one of the hot topics debated at the Oxford Real Farming Conference on 8 January. Panellists from the House of Commons, Chatham House, NFU, Green Alliance UK and the Nature Friendly Farming Network debated...
15 January 2020
NFU Says Livestock Competition Rule Unlikely to Provide Needed Protections to Farmers
US - More than two years after failing to finalise a set of rules to protect American family farmers and ranchers from anticompetitive and abusive business practices from the increasingly consolidated meatpacking and processing industries, the US Department...
Dairy Farmers Back Imports Directive
KENYA - Stakeholders in the dairy sector now want authorities to move with speed and implement President Uhuru Kenyatta’s directives on milk imports that have disadvantaged producers....
Govt Sells Burera Dairy Ltd to Zimbabwean Investor
RWANDA - The government has found a buyer for Burera Dairy Limited which was floated into the market in September last year....
First Milk Announces February Milk Price
UK - First Milk last week announced that its member milk price will be reduced by 0.5ppl from 1 February 2020 on a liquid standard litre basis....
14 January 2020
Future Trade Policy Key for Dairy Sector, Says NFU
UK - Securing free and frictionless trade with the EU and safeguarding British food standards will be crucial for the UK dairy sector to grow, prosper and deliver quality products the public expects, NFU Vice President Stuart Roberts said yesterday....
Fonterra Backs Young Farmers with MyMilk Expansion
NEW ZEALAND - Dairy co-operative Fonterra has announced plans to make it easier for more dairy farmers to get into their own farms, and to grow with the Co-op, by extending its MyMilk initiative to the North Island. ...
IFA: Lakeland Shows Way, But Increases Needed by All Co-ops for Sustainable 2020 Milk Prices
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan yesterday said Lakeland Dairies Co-op, by increasing their December price by 1c/l, had shown the way for other co-ops to follow....
Global Diets Converging, with Benefits and Problems
GLOBAL - Research carried out by the University of Kent has shown that diets are changing in complex ways worldwide. ...
FMD Suspected to Have Killed 70 Dairy Cows in Thailand
THAILAND - Over 70 dairy cows have died from, and 1,700 others infected with suspected foot-and-mouth disease in Saraburi, central Thailand, local media reported on Monday (13 January)....
Namyang Dairy May Share Some Profits with Distributors
SOUTH KOREA - Namyang Dairy will share profits with its distributors in an effort to avoid being penalized by the antitrust agency....
13 January 2020
FDA Seizes Dairy Products
INDIA - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently carried out a special inspection drive and seized dairy products worth Rs 69 lakh for violating norms....
10 January 2020
NFU Responds to 'Apocalypse Cow' Documentary
UK - Last week, Channel 4 released a documentary called Apocalypse Cow: How Meat Killed the Planet wherein the channel refers to it as a "provocative documentary" and how "environmental campaigner George Monbiot argues the biggest problem driving us towards...
Claw Disease Tyloma Primarily Genetic in Cows
GERMANY - Scientists at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) and Georg August University Göttingen have succeeded in proving that a claw disease in cows is primarily genetic. ...
09 January 2020
Farm Gate Podcast: Practical Solutions for Climate and Food Security
Farm Gate, a new podcast, has launched focused on practical solutions for climate and food security. The topics are relevant for everyone who eats food, but particularly intended for farmers, food chain professionals and policy makers....
Pran Honours Successful Dairy Farmers
BANGLADESH - Pran Dairy Limited honoured 15 dairy farmers for their remarkable success in the sector....
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