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19 September 2022
Cattle Genomics: sire selection tools for breeding more productive, profitable cows
When we think about what makes a commercial cowherd exceptional, we must remember the long-term role that effective sire selection plays. ...
18 July 2022
How overstocking affects dairy cow performance
A common saying in the dairy industry is, "When milk prices are high, I want to milk more cows and when milk prices are low, I need to milk more cows." This often means overcrowding the pens....
24 June 2022
Weekly global protein digest: US House hearing on dairy, plant-based meats
Analyst Jim Wyckoff shares an update on the US futures market, USDA reports and global protein news...
18 May 2022
Monitor 10 mastitis control points for best milk quality
Mastitis is the most common and costly disease affecting dairy cows, ranking within the top two reasons for early removal of cows within US dairy herds. This disease affects cow welfare and causes significant economic losses through decreased milk yield,...
20 April 2022
Bacterial battle: How protective cultures can protect us from food-borne pathogens in cheese
This is one of the first studies helping give cheese producers more tools to keep their products safe...
18 April 2022
Learning from E. coli: study to facilitate traceability during foodborne investigations
Scientists with the USDA's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) aim to enhance the capacity of regulatory agencies to trace Escherichia coli (E. coli) O157:H7 back to its source during a foodborne outbreak investigation by studying how the DNA of a specific...
25 February 2022
Weekly global protein digest: USDA protein outlook, China's soymeal hits record high
Market analyst Jim Wyckoff shares highlights from this week's activities in the global protein market....
51% of parents exposed to aggressive formula milk marketing - report
Messages are often misleading and scientifically unsubstantiated...
Danish private-public partnership explores health effects of dairy products
Arla Food for Health has selected three new research projects for 2022...
21 February 2022
Hands-on milk pasteurization short course planned for September
Held September 27-29, 2022, participants in this three-day course will gain knowledge on the operational and regulatory procedures used for pasteurization, with an emphasis on milk. ...
18 February 2022
Canadian alliance aims to improve dairy competitiveness, sustainability
Dr. Gisèle LaPointe will lead the five-year initiative...
11 February 2022
Weekly global protein digest: Canada's dairy TRQ, livestock disaster asssistance
Market analyst Jim Wyckoff shares highlights from this week's activities in the global protein market....
10 February 2022
08 February 2022
FrieslandCampina Engro Pakistan launches Pakistan–Netherlands Dairy Development Centre
The Pakistan-NDDC aims to improve quality and productivity throughout the Pakistani dairy chain by sharing expertise between Dutch and Pakistani partners....
07 December 2021
Research shows duplication in vitamin D gene leads to more mastitis
Given the negative consequences of clinical mastitis, unravelling genetic variants underlying in this trait has been a prime interest for animal breeders....
29 November 2021
Researchers look at how to prevent spoiled milk, improve shelf life
Too much milk gets pitched, something that was an issue long before these pandemic times of global food insecurity. ...
24 November 2021
Diagnostics Role in Selective Dry Cow Therapy
Dry Cow Management Protocols Vary Around the World...
03 November 2021
German ice cream maker sets up regional HQ in Hong Kong
German-based ice-cream manufacturer Martosca announced today (October 27) that it has opened its regional headquarters in Hong Kong, leveraging the city's strategic location to bring its organic premium ice-cream and fruit sorbet brands to the region....
25 October 2021
What will the UK-NZ trade deal mean for the UK beef and dairy sector?
The UK and New Zealand recently announced an "agreement in principle" for a future trade deal, but UK cattle farmers fear that they could be undercut by food imports....
15 October 2021
Weekly beef and dairy digest: China continues to drive global meat consumption as global beef production expands
China's appetite for beef keeps the industry on track, and the USDA publishes its analysis of Spain's cattle sector. ...
14 October 2021
US WASDE report predicts higher beef output and lower dairy production in final quarter
The World Ag Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) forecast for 2021 has beef production rising as slaughter numbers slow...
13 October 2021
Consumer prices remain the biggest obstacle for transition to sustainable agriculture
New research from the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets shows that the price premium on sustainably-produced goods remains the biggest challenge in transitioning to sustainable agriculture. ...
08 October 2021
Weekly beef and dairy digest: US cattle market goes under the microscope
US Congress reviews recent disruptions in the cattle market as global food prices reach 10-year high. ...
07 October 2021
UK labor crisis sours the dairy sector
Some British dairy farmers have been forced to destroy tens of thousands of litres of milk due to rising costs, labour shortages and an acute deficit of truck drivers which has strained supply chains to breaking point, farmers said....
06 October 2021
New Zealand’s a2 Milk faces lawsuit over misleading forecasts
a2 Milk Co Ltd said on Wednesday 6 October that Australian law firm Slater and Gordon has filed a class action lawsuit against the dairy firm on behalf of investors that alleges that a2 issued misleading production forecasts....
05 October 2021
McDonalds sets net zero carbon emissions goal for 2050
McDonald’s Corp set a new target to cut global greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050, from the beef in its burgers to the light bulbs in its restaurants....
01 October 2021
29 September 2021
China takes additional efforts to stabilize agri-food sector
Rabobank's Food & Agribusiness Bimonthly for China shows that the surge of the Delta variant and recent floods are clouding the country's consumption picture during Q3 of 2021....
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