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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...
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...
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. ...
USDA - Romanian Dairy Sector Overview
A shrinking dairy sector is forecast to continue contracting through 2013 as an ageing rural population, some of the lowest milk prices in Europe and a summer drought combine to impede sector progression....
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....
A Reminder About What is Essential for a Thriving Livestock Sector
Preparedness is an easier game than predictions according to Meristem after talking with Dr John Kelly, University of Alberta, who had just presented a discussion of the challenges and opportunities of the livestock industry. ...
Australian Dairy Farming Overview-2012
The economic significance of Australia's dairy industry, regional variability, water management improvements and retail competition are the main issues seen in 2012, according to Ian Halliday, Managing Director of Dairy Australia in the first of several...
Risk Management in the Irish Dairy Sector
The volatility of the dairy markets and risk management tools were discussed at a conference held jointly by the Cork Institute of Technology and the Irish Cooperative Society....
New Investigation Exposes Dairy Industry
A new investigation by Compassion in World Farming has revealed terrible conditions and widespread welfare problems on European dairy farms. ...
Evolution of the Market Situation and the Consequent Conditions for Smoothly Phasing out the Milk Quota System
This report comes as the second part of the Common Agricultural Policy health check and evaluates the evolving market situation in the 'smooth phasing out' of the dairy quota system, concluding that the process is 'on track'. ...
Can Big Be Beautiful? Large-scale Livestock Units
Sustainability, or the 'capacity to endure' has three principal pillars: economic, environmental and social, according to Farmerslivery....
Dairy Quotas in Latvia
Roger Waite, spokesperson for the European Commissioner of Agriculture gives a background to the milk quota system, particularly looking at Latvia. ...
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...
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...
Dairying In Viet Nam
On a recent visit to Viet Nam, Stuart Lumb got the opportunity to visit three dairy units and a processing facility. He writes about them here for TheCattleSite. ...
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