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07 October 2015
View news from Global Asia Given Eight Golden Rules for Sustainable Dairy Farming
GLOBAL – There are eight golden rules to observe for a sustainable dairy future, according to advisers at the World Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)....
View news from Global Milk Powders Gain Value as GDT Lifts 10 Per Cent
GLOBAL – Fonterra’s auction saw values lift across most categories, lifting the global dairy trade index 9.9 per cent, the fourth consecutive rise....
06 October 2015
View news from European Union Bluetongue Gathering Momentum Across Europe
EUROPE – Two strains of the destructive Bluetongue Virus (BTV) are putting sheep and cattle at risk in central France and the Balkans....
View news from New Zealand New Fonterra Palm Kernel Advice is “Lead Balloon”
NEW ZEALAND – Reasons behind greater scrutiny on palm kernel use sweeping into Fonterra farms have become less clear, says a farming leader....
01 October 2015
View news from United Kingdom BSE Found in Dead Cow in Wales
WALES, UK - A case of classical BSE has been found in a dead cow in Wales, the Welsh Government has confirmed....
View news from United States Negotiations on TPP Continue Amid Canadian Concern
US - The US is hosting negotiations over the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement in Atlanta, amid concerns from Canadian farmers that it could put their popular supply management system at risk....
30 September 2015
View news from Global Sustainable Agriculture Key to Meeting Sustainable Development Goals by 2030
GLOBAL - Investing in and achieving sustainable agriculture, alongside food security and nutrition, will be key to accomplishing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030....
29 September 2015
View news from New Zealand Higher Culling Contracts New Zealand Dairy Herd
NEW ZEALAND – A 2.8 per cent contraction in dairy cow numbers has shrunk New Zealand's dairy herd to 6.51 million head....
28 September 2015
View news from France Bluetongue Moving Across Auvergne, French Government Ups Vaccine
FRANCE - Ten more cases of Bluetongue virus (BTV) have been confirmed on cattle farms in central France....
View news from Germany Germany Setting New Standards in Animal Welfare Initiative
GERMANY - Germany is aiming to be in the vanguard in setting new standards for animal welfare across Europe....
25 September 2015
View news from Global The Increasing Ineffectiveness of Antibiotics - The Role of Agriculture
GLOBAL - The use of antibiotics to aid in the production of poultry, cattle, and swine has led to significant increases in the population of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, which can be transmitted to humans through direct contact with animals and through...
24 September 2015
View news from United Kingdom Monitoring Wellbeing of Animals through Precision Livestock Farming
ANALYSIS - The growth in size of livestock and poultry farms is demanding more dynamic methods to ensure the health, welfare and performance of the individual animals concerned....
23 September 2015
View news from France French Bluetongue Could "Blow Up" Significantly
FRANCE - The latest Bluetongue (BTV) outbreak in central France has the potential to engulf Europe again, a leading expert has told TheCattleSite....
22 September 2015
View news from Global World Milk Production Surge Outlined by Dairy Situation Report
GLOBAL – World dairy markets have dealt with a 3.3 per cent increase in milk supply for 2014 alone, the global dairy industry heard today....
View news from France Bluetongue Spreads to 17 More French Farms
FRANCE – Livestock at risk from bluetongue in central France is now in the thousands, according to latest reports of the costly virus infecting seventeen farms....
21 September 2015
View news from New Zealand Is New Zealand Culling Hard?
NEW ZEALAND - Anecdotal reports of “heavy culling” on New Zealand dairy farms are fuelling expectations of lower production for the coming season....
17 September 2015
View news from European Union Mission 2020: Europe Needs Innovation and Milk Marketing
EU - Europe needs innovative, entrepreneurial farmers to drive efficiency and marketing and this must be matched by efforts in the processing sector....
16 September 2015
View news from United Kingdom Infographic Sheds Light on What Food We Need
UK - A novel way of displaying food production information is hoped to get consumers thinking more about what they eat....
15 September 2015
View news from United States US Milk Price Would Double Without Migrant Labour, Says NMPF
US – Eliminating immigrant labour from the US dairy industry would cause huge industry contraction and almost double the price of milk, according to calculations in an industry report....
View news from United Kingdom Monitoring Wellbeing of Animals through Precision Livestock Farming
ANALYSIS - The growth in size of livestock and poultry farms is demanding more dynamic methods to ensure the health, welfare and performance of the individual animals concerned....
14 September 2015
View news from France Bluetongue Found in Central France
FRANCE – Bluetongue has been discovered in sheep and cattle in central France, kicking government veterinarians into action....
View news from United Kingdom Targeted Technology to Solve Agricultural Challenges
ANALYSIS - Agriculture and livestock farming needs to target better what it is putting into production in order to achieve improved yields....
11 September 2015
View news from United Kingdom Scientists Find Welsh, Scottish TB Regimes Effective
UK - Using publicly available data researchers from Queen Mary University of London's Biological and Chemical Sciences were able to determine the effectiveness of current Bovine TB management strategies....
10 September 2015
View news from Global Why Dairy Farming Needs Women
GLOBAL – Industry figureheads rallied progressive producers yesterday at the inaugural Women in Dairy conference....
View news from United Kingdom Farmers Use Pigs to Keep Cattle Calm
UK – Order can be maintained when working with cattle by distracting them with other livestock, real life examples on farms have shown....
09 September 2015
View news from Global Six Point Plan For Sustainable Dairy Development in Asia
ANALYSIS - A six point plan has been put forward for a regional strategy for sustainable dairy development in Asia....
08 September 2015
View news from European Union Europe Agriculture Crisis: Will €500 Million Be Enough?
ANALYSIS – An estimated 6,000 farmers and 2,000 tractors brought Brussels to a standstill yesterday as bureaucrats formulated strategies to stabilise the sector....
07 September 2015
View news from Canada Bluetongue Found in Canadian Beef Cattle
CANADA – Bluetongue disease has been confirmed in three beef cattle in Ontario, reports the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) reports after serology testing....
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