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05 December 2019
View news from United States CME: COF Report Skewed Toward Lower End of Pre-report Estimates
US - Last week, this publication noted that placements in October were rumored to be quite large, but that the "Cattle on Feed" report skewed toward the lower end of pre-report estimates, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from Australia Coles to Pay A$5m to Dairy Farmers
AUSTRALIA - Coles will pay over $5 million to Norco dairy farmers after it was found it had not passed on the full amount of a milk price rise, despite claiming it did in a marketing campaign....
04 December 2019
View news from United States US Grain Elevators Facing Tighter Margins, Revenue Pressures in 2020
Grain elevators face significant challenges in the year ahead as they buy basis on corn, soybeans, and wheat at the highest levels seen in years. ...
View news from Bangladesh Demand for Dairy Products to Grow Double Digits
BANGLADESH - Bangladesh has huge growth potential in dairy and the demand for dairy products is likely to grow double-digit, buoyed by rising income and expanding middle class, said a senior executive of an international dairy company owned by farmers....
View news from Jamaica Massive Chance for Local Dairy ­Farmers to Increase Production
JAMAICA - The local dairy industry is being prepped to ride the crest of a growing demand for fresh milk by developing countries, with a projected 22 per cent increase in global milk ­production by 2027. ...
View news from United States Proposed Rule Would Level Playing Field for Organic Dairy Farmers
US - A policy that allows a one-time transition of dairy cows from conventional to organic production has been inconsistently enforced, putting farmers who play by the rules at a competitive disadvantage and undermining the integrity of the organic label....
03 December 2019
View news from Jamaica Govt Looks to Revive Dairy Sector
JAMAICA - The Government is seeking to revive the local dairy industry by boosting technical competence in breeding and genetic strategies to improve milk yields from cattle....
View news from Rwanda Cattle Farmers to Benefit from Solar-powered Boreholes
RWANDA - Cattle in Nyagatare and Kayonza districts will no longer face water shortages and death induced by drought thanks to new boreholes run by solar energy....
View news from New Zealand Yili Group's NZ Investment Caters to Global Dairy Consumers
NEW ZEALAND - The first dairy enterprise in Asia, Yili Group is integrating premium resources in New Zealand to serve its global consumers, taking significant action to build the 'World Integrally Sharing Health'....
View news from Mongolia ADB, Milko Sign Deal to Expand Dairy Operations, Improve Rural Livelihoods
MONGOLIA - On 28 November, Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a local currency loan equivalent to $7.5 million with Milko LLC (Milko), a member of the Teso group (Teso) and a leading dairy company in Mongolia, to support the company’s plans to expand...
View news from European Union New EU Commission Must Back Agriculture, IFA Says
EU - Speaking as the new EU Commission took up office, IFA President Joe Healy said this Commission will preside over some of the most important decisions in the history of the EU....
02 December 2019
View news from New Zealand Export Prices Riding High on Meat, Dairy
NEW ZEALAND - Export lamb and beef prices reached new highs in the September 2019 quarter, Stats NZ said today....
View news from Ireland IFA Says Flexibility Needed from Glanbia on Fixed Price Scheme
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan led a delegation of Glanbia area County Dairy Chairmen to meet with Glanbia management. Up for discussion was the latest Glanbia Fixed Price Scheme, which is proving very contentious with farmers...
01 December 2019
View news from United States US-based Dean Foods Bankruptcy Update
Many people will have heard that Dean Foods declared bankruptcy recently and thought about the gallon jug in their refrigerator and wondered what is going on, writes Phillip Durst, Michigan State University Extension...
29 November 2019
View news from New Zealand 2019 Sustainability Report Shows Fonterra Picking Up the Pace
NEW ZEALAND - Co-firing biomass to reduce coal, lifting the number of New Zealand products with Health Star ratings and launching an emissions profile for every farm headline Fonterra’s 2019 Sustainability Report....
View news from India All Dairy Plants to Have Quality Testing Units from 1 January
INDIA - The Food Safety Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has ordered milk companies to set up a systematic milk sample testing system in their dairy plants. The move comes after a recent survey revealed the presence of carcinogen and other toxic substances...
View news from Ireland IFA: Co-ops Must Stop Short-changing Farmers on Milk Prices
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan said co-ops had failed to fairly reflect improved market returns for a few months. This was angering farmers and could only be explained by co-ops’ rebuilding balance sheets after supporting farmers...
28 November 2019
View news from United Arab Emirates UAE Demand Soars for European Dairy Products
UAE - The UAE’s imports of European cream increased to 8,702 tonnes in 2018 with France exporting 3,533 tonnes alone, according to the latest research from CNIEL, the French Dairy Board....
View news from Niger FrieslandCampina, Niger Sign MoU on Dairy Production
NIGER - Dairy giant FrieslandCampina WAMCO Nigeria Plc on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Niger State Government on local dairy production....
View news from United Kingdom Arla Calls for Industry to Help Support Dairy Farmers
UK - With support building from retailers, foodservice companies, industry and Government for Arla’s new calf policy, the cooperative is now turning to companies at the forefront of innovation to help those farmers who will be revaluating their current...
View news from United Kingdom New Vaccine to Stop Spread of Bovine TB
UK - Scientists at the University of Surrey have developed a novel vaccine and complementary skin test to protect cattle against bovine tuberculosis (bovine TB)....
27 November 2019
View news from Thailand Govt Approves Loan for New Smart Dairy Farm
THAILAND - The cabinet has approved a loan of Bt51.7 million to the Dairy Farming Promotion Organization of Thailand (DPO) from the agricultural products’ restructuring fund to establish the Thai-Denmark Smart Dairy Farm and increase Thailand’s capacity...
View news from New Zealand Dairy, Beef & Lamb Exports Rise in October
NEW ZEALAND - Exports of dairy products, beef, and lamb, particularly to China, increased in value in October 2019, Stats NZ said today....
26 November 2019
View news from United States CME: Total Inventory of Cattle in Feedlots on 1 November Higher Than a Year Ago
US - In this report we will focus on the cattle on feed report that was released on Friday. USDA also issued the results of its "Cold Storage" survey and we will cover that report in our next update, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from Global New course to combat antimicrobial resistance
A new online course on antimicrobial stewardship in the food chain, including the aquaculture sector, was launched by FAI Farms....
View news from India Dairy Out of India-US Trade Talks for Now
INDIA - India and the US have identified almost 40 products like pistachios, walnuts and apples that can be considered for duty concessions. The two sides are also trying to zero in on workable concessions for medical devices....
View news from United Kingdom ASA Ruling Following NFUS Complaint Sees Inaccurate Posters Withdrawn
SCOTLAND, UK - Driven by members, NFU Scotland lodged a formal complaint with the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) in June about a poster campaign in Scotland that erroneously claimed that 'eating animals' contributes more to climate change than transport....
25 November 2019
View news from China Mengniu's Acquisition of Aussie Dairy Giants Shows Complementarity
CHINA - China's Mengniu Dairy on Monday reached an A$600 million ($407 million) deal to acquire a third Australian drinks brand. The company announced its newest purchase following the acquisitions of Australian dairy companies Burra foods and Bellamy's...
 
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