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24 April 2017
View news from Germany Production Costs in German Dairy Sector Covered by Farmgate Price
GERMANY - According to the latest cost study drawn up by the German Office for Agriculture and Agricultural Sociology (Büro für Agrarsoziologie & Landwirtschaft, BAL), in January 2017 the average price of 33.76 cents for a kilo of milk covered only...
10 March 2017
View news from Germany Organic Starches to Meet Growing Feed Industry Demand
GERMANY - The German organic industry is booming, with organic farming playing a key role in the food and agriculture industries. So much so that in 2017 the federal government is expected to invest €20 million to support and strengthen organic farming...
03 October 2016
View news from Germany Germany Reports Further Drop in Animal Antibiotic Use
GERMANY - Germany has once again reduced the amount of antibiotics used in animal agriculture, according to the latest government data....
08 July 2016
View news from Germany Researchers Find Gene Mutation Behind Juvenile Mortality in Calves
GERMANY - Respiratory diseases are among the most common ailments in calves, and new research has found a gene mutation that causes one type of respiratory problem....
20 April 2016
View news from Germany Livestock Waste Converted into More Useful Products in Pilot Plant
GERMANY - In regions with intensive livestock production, manure management is a problem, but a new plant presenting research results this June is showing promise in converting manure into useful products....
19 April 2016
View news from Germany German Milk Producers Facing Heavy Losses
GERMANY - The German milk production figures calculated quarterly by BAL (Office for Agriculture and Agricultural Sociology) indicate huge pressure on dairy farmers for January 2016....
11 April 2016
View news from Germany Reducing Food Waste Could Help Mitigate Climate Change
GERMANY - About a tenth of overall global greenhouse-gas emissions from agriculture could be traced back to food waste by mid-century, a new study shows....
18 January 2016
View news from Germany Latest Figures Show German Milk Producers Making Heavy Losses
GERMANY - Latest figures from studies into the cost of milk production indicate that German milk producers are facing a farmgate price well below their cost of production, the European Milk Board (EMB) has said....
20 November 2015
View news from Germany Demand for Strong Cheeses in Germany Growing
GERMANY - New research from market intelligence agency Mintel reveals Germany is a growing market for stronger variants of cheese....
28 October 2015
View news from Germany Arla Closes German Dairy Processing Plant
GERMANY - Arla Foods has closed its Kißleg dairy site in Germany, saying that the site is no longer economically viable....
01 October 2015
View news from Germany German Tractor Blockade Impedes Supermarket Deliveries
GERMANY – German dairy farmers assembled on upermarket warehouses to protest about the continued unsustainable milk prices, German media has reported....
28 September 2015
View news from Germany Germany Setting New Standards in Animal Welfare Initiative
GERMANY - Germany is aiming to be in the vanguard in setting new standards for animal welfare across Europe....
24 September 2015
View news from Germany Cattle Farm Hygiene Needs Improving, Says BVD Study
GERMANY - German vets and advisers are being blamed for spreading a highly virulent strain of bovine viral diarrhea spreading to 5,000 cattle, killing 500 animals in 2012....
15 September 2015
View news from Germany Lidl Announces Milk Price Increase for German Suppliers
GERMANY – Milk produced in Germany for retailer Lidl will receive five cents more from the first of October, in a move welcomed by farm leaders....
20 August 2015
View news from Germany Research Model Shows Hazardous Antibiotic Levels in Environment
GERMANY - Several antibiotics could be present in hazardous levels in the environment after manure spreading, new research from sustainability scientists at Leuphana University of Lueneburg shows....
17 August 2015
View news from Germany Agritechnica Is Coming to Germany in November 2015
GERMANY - Agritechnica 2015, which takes place from 10 to 14 November, is fast-approaching. Taking place in Hannover, Germany, this year’s show is aptly titled: ‘People, Technology, Innovation – the Future of Agricultural Technology.’...
19 May 2015
View news from Germany Combatting Global Rise in Antibiotic Resistance
GERMANY - The German Federal Cabinet has approved the new German Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy (DART 2020)....
15 May 2015
View news from Germany Germans Call For Change to Permanent Pasture Definition
GERMANY – Last minute changes to the European Union's permanent pasture definition were demanded by the German Farmers’ Association (DBV) this week....
29 April 2015
View news from Germany Joint Venture Passes Whey Between Companies
GERMANY – Production has started at a brand new whey processing facility in northern Germany in the first joint development between two of Europe’s biggest dairy companies....
21 April 2015
View news from Germany Germany Focuses on Farm Animal Welfare
GERMANY - The German agriculture department has launched a new initiative to make animal welfare a high priority....
13 April 2015
View news from Germany German Survey Shows Salmonella Falling but No Drop in Campylobacter
ANALYSIS - A survey of foodborne pathogens in poultry meat in Germany and the incidence of illness has shown that the number of cases of Salmonella poisoning are falling but there is no decrease in the number of cases of poisoning from Campylobacter....
27 March 2015
View news from Germany Resource Efficiency Theme to Anuga FoodTec
GERMANY - Resource efficiency is the central theme of the Anuga FoodTec exhibition that opened in Cologne, Germany this week....
27 January 2015
View news from Germany Growth at Site Makes German Facility Arla's Biggest
GERMANY – Central European butter and milk powder production capacity has been boosted by major extension work at Arla’s west German Pronsfeld site....
28 November 2014
View news from Germany Revered Paper Attacked For Antibiotics Prejudice
GERMANY – A highly regarded German newspaper is being attacked by farmers for using “bogus facts” to produce a one sided account of livestock antibiotics....
20 November 2014
View news from Germany On-farm Biosecurity to Protect against Disease and Reduce Antibiotic Use
ANALYSIS - The use of biosafety practices and instituting biosecurity programmes can help reduce the use of antibiotics on the farm....
18 November 2014
View news from Germany EuroTier 2014: Farmers Face Their Challenges
GERMANY - EuroTier 2014 has far exceeded expectations, attracting 156,000 trade professionals, around 30,000 of whom came from outside Germany....
14 November 2014
View news from Germany Call for Cooperation to Rebuild Markets
GERMANY - A call has been sent out to build cooperation between Germany and Russia to rebuild markets in the face of the current ban on agricultural exports from the EU....
13 November 2014
View news from Germany EUROTIER: Seeking Solutions to Antibiotic Resistance
GERMANY - At an event at EuroTier 2014 in Hanover this week, the President of the German veterinarians' association offered his views on possible solutions to the issue of antibiotic resistance....
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