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09 January 2017
View news from European Union No SMP Sold as Buyers Seek Intervention Deals
EU - Buyers have been testing the European Commission to see if they can get a good deal on intervention stock....
03 January 2017
View news from European Union Millions of Tons of Food Could be Saved with Better Logistics
EU - Each year, around 88 million tonnes of food is discarded in the EU, but Kristina Liljestrand, researcher at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, has ideas that could improve the situation....
20 December 2016
View news from European Union EU Milk Prices Discussed at Agricultural Outlook Conference
EU - According to DG AGRI officials, EU milk prices are not expected to go above 32 cents per kilo until 2018, as accumulated stocks of Skimmed Milk Powder (SMP) released onto the market will limit the price upturn. It would take at least two or even...
25 November 2016
View news from European Union EU Report Reveals Case for More Dairy Producer Organisations
EU - The European Commission has published the second report on the operation of the so-called Milk Package, a series of measures launched in 2012 to strengthen the position of European dairy producers in the supply chain....
22 November 2016
View news from European Union Ongoing Bluetongue Virus Outbreaks in Europe
EU - Bluetongue Virus (BTV) continues to be a problem in Europe, with France reporting more than 90 outbreaks in the last few weeks, according to Sandrine Moine, PhD, R&D Manager at Thermo Fisher Scientific. Diagnostic tests can quickly and reliably identify...
16 November 2016
View news from European Union Beef Vulnerable to EU Trade Deals, Study Shows
EU - The European Commission has presented a study to EU agriculture ministers this week on the impacts of 12 future trade agreements on the agri-food sector, highlighting sensitive products such as beef....
15 November 2016
View news from European Union Ag Markets Task Force Calls for New Rules on Unfair Trading Practices
EU - The Agricultural Markets Task Force (AMTF) has presented recommendations on how to improve the positions of farmers in the food supply chain to the EU's Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan....
28 October 2016
View news from European Union European Dairy Farmers Still Suffering from Severe Cash Flow Problems
EU - With producer prices at critical levels for two and a half years, the new Milk and Dairy Products Working Party Chairman of European farming organisation Copa & Cogeca, Thierry Roquefeuil, launched a debate on the milk market situation with members...
25 October 2016
View news from European Union Evaluation of EU's Antimicrobials Plan Shows Continued Efforts Needed
EU - The EU's evaluation of its Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Action Plan (2011-2016) has shown that while progress has been made, continued efforts are required to address the problem....
View news from European Union EU Agri-Food Exports Still Rising in August, but Milk Powder Exports Down
EU - The latest data show the monthly value of EU agri-food exports in August 2016 reached €10.6 billion, exceeding the export values in August of previous years....
21 October 2016
View news from European Union New Study Shows Ways to Reduce Ammonia Pollution from Cattle
EUROPE - Improved barn design, cleaning processes, and manure treatment could reduce ammonia emissions from commercial dairy cattle barns by 17 to 50 per cent, according to a new study published in the journal Science of the Total Environment....
03 October 2016
View news from European Union Friesland Campina Raises Milk Price Whilst Paying Farmers to Cut Production
EUROPE - European dairy co-operative Friesland Campina is paying members to cut milk production, but also considerably increasing milk prices, which could leave their milk producers wondering over the best strategy to improve returns, UK levy board AHDB...
28 September 2016
View news from European Union Thousands of Farmers Join EU Scheme to Reduce Milk Production
EU - The EU's Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan has announced that the €150 million Milk Production Reduction Scheme, which he announced in July, has been almost fully subscribed....
12 September 2016
View news from European Union EU Milk Production Hits Lowest Level Since End of Quota
EU - EU milk production this June fell to its lowest daily rate since milk quotas were abolished, according to UK levy board AHDB Dairy....
30 August 2016
View news from European Union EU Releases Details of Dairy Aid Package
EU - The precise details of the €500 million aid package for the dairy and other livestock sectors announced by Commissioner Phil Hogan in July have been finalised this week in agreement with Member State experts....
23 August 2016
View news from European Union EU Agri-Food Exports Rise Despite Milk Powder Decline
EU - The value of EU agri-food exports for the 12-month period from July 2015 to June 2016 amounted to just over €129 billion, a 2.1 per cent increase compared to 2014-2015, according to the latest monthly report on agricultural trade....
16 August 2016
View news from European Union European Labs Train Up on Lumpy Skin Disease Detection
EUROPE - Training is beginning for experts from 22 countries across Europe at the UN's International Atomic Energy Agency’s laboratories, on how to quickly detect lumpy skin disease – a highly infectious cowpox virus that is spreading through herds...
11 August 2016
View news from European Union Maximum Copper Levels in Cattle Feed Lowered
EU - The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has proposed modifications to the maximum levels of copper in feed for some animal groups. ...
28 July 2016
View news from European Union Countries Asked to Cut Use of Last-Resort Antibiotic in Animals
EU - The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recommended that colistin-containing medicines should only be used as a second line treatment in animals and sale should be reduced across the EU....
19 July 2016
View news from European Union EU Agri-Food Exports Increased in 2015
EU - EU exports for agricultural products reached €129 billion in 2015, an annual increase of 5.7 per cent, securing the EU's position as a top world agri-food exporter with a net trade surplus of €16 billion....
18 July 2016
View news from European Union Latest German Milk Price Figures Show Large Losses in April
EU - New figures from April for milk production in Germany showed an average price of 25.78 cents, with production costs over 44.60 cents per kilogram of milk....
07 July 2016
View news from European Union Promising Progress on Vaccine Against Fascioliasis
EUROPE - An international meeting took place earlier this month as part of the project to develop a vaccine against a parasite that reduces productivity in ruminants....
04 July 2016
View news from European Union Cost of Milk Production Study Shows Losses in Denmark, Netherlands
EU - Latest figures for the cost of production for milk in Denmark and the Netherlands mean that large farms are not necessarily the solution to the crisis in the dairy sector, according to the European Milk Board....
01 July 2016
View news from European Union EU Raises Dairy Intervention Ceilings Further
EU - The European Commission further increased the public intervention ceiling for skimmed milk powder from 218,000 tonnes to 350,000 tonnes. ...
View news from European Union Dairy Cooperatives Praised for Role in Better Milk Pricing
EU - Faced with low dairy prices and rising volatility on agricultural markets, President of European farming organisation Cogeca Thomas Magnusson said dairy cooperatives have a crucial role in enabling farmers to get a better price for their milk....
29 June 2016
View news from European Union EU Urged to Provide More Measures to Alleviate Market Pressure
EU - Ministers continued to press the EU's Commission to develop more support measures for farmers, at a meeting of the EU's agriculture and fisheries ministers on 27 and 28 June....
28 June 2016
View news from European Union EU Compound Feed Production Up in 2015
EU - Compound feed production in the EU-28 in 2015 reached 157.3 million tonnes, which is 0.6 per cent more than in 2014, according to data provided by members of feed producers' organisation FEFAC....
16 June 2016
View news from European Union EU Milk Production Not Expected to Increase Further This Year
EU - The EU appears to have finished its rapid increase in milk production, and little – if any – additional milk is expected to come out of the EU over the 2016/17 milk year (Apr-Mar), AHDB Dairy reports....
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