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Have you Ever Wondered Why you Can’t Sell Your Dairy’s Milk Straight to a Consumer?
Farmers are now able to sell raw milk straight to the consumer after the sale of raw milk was legalised earlier in 2013....
Balancing Food Security and Environmental Quality in China
In many ways, the evolution of Chinese agriculture over the past 40 years is a remarkable success story. Spurred by investments in research and government subsidies for fertilizers and other farm technologies, China now feeds 22 per cent of the world's...
Comparing Current and 1970 Farm Prosperity: U.S. Livestock Production
In a comparison of farm prosperity between 1970 and today, Carl Zulauf and Nick Rettig of the University of Illinois note that prosperity has led to production expansion in recent years and underline the considerable stress that livestock farming has...
Is Ireland Ready For More Milk?
Utilise futures markets to protect against volatility and plan borrowing and investments, advises Liam Fenton of FC Stone. ...
FAO Outlook: Milk and Milk Products
Trade is forecast to grow 1.9 per cent with Africa and Asia combining to take 70 per cent of the global dairy market, say analysts at the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations. ...
Markets Well Supported at Mid-Year
Stability is returning to the global dairy markets following down turns in the first two quarters, although short supplies are still hanging over the market following a March/April contraction, write Alan Levitt, Marc Beck and Brad Geheke of the US Dairy...
Enhancing Safety at Every Step in Food Supply Chain
Few would dispute that the emergence of chilled and frozen food technologies in the last century was a major advance for modern society, transforming all our lives and bringing convenience and choice. In Europe today, consumption of chilled and frozen...
Food for 9 Billion: A Perspective on Global Agriculture in 2050
Dr Dominique van der Mensbrugghe, FAO, gave the second lecture in the Teagasc/RDS lecture series. Here he summarises the main points of his lecture: ‘Will we run out of natural resources needed for food production?’....
Farm Land Values: Alberta's Changing Crops
Constantly shifting farmland prices have seen Alberta land values increase by 2.9 times, whereas Saskatchewan has only seen marginal increases. Generally the appeal of farmland as an investment and a future reserve has increased demand. ...
World Dairy Summit: 2013
Dr Phil Kelly reports on the International Dairy Federation’s World Dairy Summit 2012, which took place in Cape Town, South Africa....
Managing Price Volatility in Dairy Farming
Building a cash buffer, forward-purchase of inputs, lowering capital spending,income stabilisation tool, forward contracts and farm savings accounts all stand as viable options to use to decrease market volatility, says Tadhge Buckley of Teagasc. ...
Structural Changes in the Indian Dairy Sector
Vitally important for the economy, India's livestock sector employs 21 million people and currently stands at a quarter of national GDP, according to this exploration of Indian Dairy Sector Progression by Anjani Kumar, P.K. Joshi and Roelof J. Jongeneel. ...
Bulgarian Dairy Sector Faces New Challenges
A stop to prophylactics subsidies, the imminent closure of over 20,000 farms and palm oil rulings are all due to hit the Bulgarian dairy sector as it gets used to life the European Union....
Irish Food and Drink Exports Pass €9 Billion
Irish food and drink exports have passed €9 billion for the first time and the country has seen its food exports to Asia rise by 75 per cent since 2010, according to a new report from Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board....
Prospects for Dairy Markets and Income in the EU 2012-2022
Medium term prospects for milk and dairy products appear favourable due to the continuing expansion of world demand, the European Commission has concluded in their latest market forecast. ...
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