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Time is Over for Milk Protection Plan Decisions
A North Dakota dairy specialist offers some recent insights into the potential security provided by US dairy protection programmes. ...
Guessing the Big Dairy Events of 2015
A watchful eye should be on prices and export demand next year, while domestically, the new protection programme will be key, says a markets and policy expert looking through his crystal ball. ...
Drivers for Animal Welfare Policies in Africa
A new study from Lesotho calls for improved understanding of animal welfare in African countries or there could be deleterious effects in future on economic growth as well as national and international trade....
How Robust Livestock Tracking Leads to Increased Profitability
While a significant industry, Canada's cattle sector lacks the traceability seen in its pork supply chain. The worry, according to an industry figurehead, is that huge opportunities are being missed. ...
How Does A Free Trade Agreement Benefit Dairy?
With almost three quarters of South Korean milk used for drinking, there is plenty of scope for the sale of processed dairy goods, write two economists at the US Deparment of Agriculture. ...
What Can You Do When a Dog is Threatening Your Livestock?
Ohio agricultural law specialist Caty Daniels runs through some considerations on loose dogs running through livestock in her state....
Why Good Numbers Matter for the Livestock Sector and How Decision Makers Can Improve Them
Better data is needed in order for sustainable livestock growth strategies to be implemented appropriately, a new World Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)report has found....
How Much Will Change in Dairying Under the Farm Bill?
Jeremy Daubert, Extension Agent for Rockingham County, answers some questions on what the Farm Bill will mean for the dairy industry. ...
Prospects for Dairy Markets, Prices and Income 2013-2023
European Commission analysts see a positive outlook for both world and domestic dairy markets and deliveries are expected to reach 150 million tonnes by 2023. ...
How Do Resources Influence Control Measures During a Simulated Outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease in Australia?
In this work from Australia using modelling, a stamping-out policy was found likely to be the most effective in eradicating Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD), were there to be an outbreak with the current resources. With fewer resources, the model indicated...
US Dairy: Another Step Closer to A One Stop Shop
When the US Dairy Export Coucil (USDEC) launched its 'Gouda Inititative' in 2007, it put the US on the map as a country with capacity to supply and compete on a global market, quickly becoming vital sources for Mexico and Japan. ...
The Land of 'MILC' and Honey
A dairy safety net can be a 'win-win' for all and, according to a report from the University of Illinois, should come in the form of an expanded MILC programme and a limited income over feed cost margin insurance programme. ...
Liver Fluke: The Disease and The Snail
Agricultural consultants are issuing farmers in Western Australia liver fluke advice amid new movement restrictions applying to fluke restricted areas....
Comparing Control Strategies against Foot-and-mouth Disease: Will Vaccination be Cost-effective in Denmark?
Depopulation in zones is the measure most likely to control an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in Denmark, according to a new study there although suppressive vaccination scenarios would be a cheaper option under some circumstances. Most of the...
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....
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