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Financial Performance of Australia's Dairy Farms
The national average farm cash income of dairy industry farms increased from $75 110 in 2009–10 to $141 000 in 2010–11, the highest since 2007–08, according to a report from the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences....
UK Farm Sector Worth £5.69 billion
Total Income from farming is estimated to have risen by 25 per cent in real terms over the last year after adjusting for inflation, to £5.69 billion, according to Defra's Agriculture in the United Kingdom 2011 report. ...
Dairy Imports to China Continue to Grow
Buoyed by strong domestic demand, China’s overall dairy imports continue to perform strongly according to Michael Hussey from the Food and Beverage Division, Bord Bia – Irish Food Board. ...
Living in a World of Decreasing Resources & Increasing Regulation: How to Advance Animal Agriculture
A White Paper based on information from the 2012 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) on 26 to 29 March 2012. ...
Milk Product Prices Fall - FAO Global Outlook
Milk and milk product prices fall in the face of increased availability on the international market, according to the FAO Global Food Outlook....
US Dairy Outlook: Milk Production Increases
Favourable weather at the start of 2012 has attributed to increased milk production. Rolling annual milk production is up 2.34 per cent at the end of February at 198 billion pounds. Rolling herd average at the end of February is at 21,497, up from 21,335...
Changing Farming Practices Accompany Major Shifts in Farm Structure
Changing production practices, including adoption of labour-saving innovations, have contributed to and been affected by increases in both agricultural productivity and the concentration of production, write Erik O'Donoghue, James MacDonald, Utpal Vasavada...
Waste of Processed Product at Retail and Consumption Level
Roughly one-third of the edible parts of food produced for human consumption, gets lost or wasted globally, which is about 1.3 billion ton per year. Food is wasted throughout the food supply chain, from initial agricultural production down to final household...
Raw Milk: Fact or Fiction?
The use of raw milk as a beverage for humans is a hotly debated topic. A simple Internet search using the term "raw milk" yields conflicting claims about its benefits and dangers. Many people base their opinions about raw milk on myths rather than facts....
Bridging the US China Trade Gap
The growing US trade imbalance with China has been a major cause of concern for US policy makers, according to a study by Xiuzhi Wang, Edward A. Evans, and Fredy H. Ballen for the University of Florida....
Dairy Farming in Lithuania
Stuart Lumb writes for TheCattleSite about a recent visit to Lithuania, where he visited the Litagra Group. ...
Reducing SCC Delivers
High somatic cell counts (SCC) and clinical mastitis are costing dairy farmers money through a combination of co-op fines, losses in milk production, treatment costs and potentially higher culling rates. The Mid-Monaghan Dairy Discussion Group,...
Global Dairy Outlook: Processors Struggling
The operating environment for dairy processors has changed substantially in the last four years. This is one of the key conclusions coming out of the Rabobank Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory report, “Global Dairy Outlook: Show me the money”....
Land Application of Livestock and Poultry Manure
Factors affecting the fertiliser value of manure and recommendations for application are covered by Mark Risse, Extension Engineer at the University of Georgia's Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, as well as practical aspects on how...
Productivity to Mitigate Environmental Impacts of Cattle
It seems to be a common consumer perception that the modern dairy herd and its practices are more damaging to the environment than extensive systems. Speaking at the British Cattle Breeders Conference, Dr Jude Capper presented research that suggested...
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