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22 January 2014
View news from Germany Water Stewardship – Key to Food Security
GERMANY - How sustainable water use can secure food production over the long term was the central theme of the Blue Planet session at the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture during Green Week in Berlin....
21 January 2014
View news from Germany German BSE Outbreak Confirmed
GERMANY – Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) has been confirmed in a ten year old cow farmed on the border with Poland....
16 January 2014
View news from Germany Scientists Find Fleckvieh Bull Infertility Gene
GERMANY – A genetic mutation in Fleckvieh bloodstock is responsible for bull infertility, geneticists at the Technical University of Munich have discovered....
24 December 2013
View news from Germany Cloning Ban 'Would Be No Loss'
GERMANY – If the European Commission banned cloning, there would be no adverse impact to cattle farming, says the German Farmers Association (DBV)....
02 December 2013
View news from Germany EuroTier 2014: Meeting Place for Global Animal Production Industry
GERMANY - Preparations are now underway for the leading international event for animal production professionals – also featuring ‘EnergyDecentral’ and ‘Veterinarian Congress’ in 2014 – from 11 to 14 November 2014 in Hanover, Germany...
22 November 2013
View news from Germany Milk Crisis Still Hurting German Farms
GERMANY – Any economic recovery from the milk crisis looks distant, according to national farm accounts data....
20 November 2013
View news from Germany Germany Top of EU Dairy
GERMANY – Germany produced more milk and turned it into more cheese, butter and cream than anyone else in the European Union (EU) last year....
08 November 2013
View news from Germany Antimicrobial Resistance: From Monitoring to Preventive Measures
GERMANY - Resistance of pathogens to antimicrobials is on the increase and experts agree that the use of antibiotics must be reduced to an absolute minimum. ...
19 August 2013
View news from Germany German Farmers Attack Green Party Report on Breeding Practices
GERMANY - The German Farmers’ Association (DBV) has hit out at the Green Party in Germany for using the livestock sector as a political election issue. ...
14 August 2013
View news from Germany Germany Measures Antibiotic Use on Farms
GERMANY - Data on the amount of antibiotics used in livestock farming are to be collected for the first time. On average, a German pig receives antibiotics for 4.2 days over the 115-day growing period....
05 August 2013
View news from Germany Hipra's International Mastitis Course Sees Healthy Turnout
GERMANY - HIPRA organised a course, on 22 and 23 July, aimed at veterinarians specialising in milk quality and mastitis control in Hannover, Germany, in cooperation with Cornell University (USA) and the University of Hannover (Hochschule Hannover - University...
26 July 2013
View news from Germany Farmers Demand Liberal Dairy Policy to Spur Competition
GERMANY – If competition and entrepreneurship are to be promoted, dairy policy must take more liberal forms, the German Farmers Association (DBV) has told senior EU politicians....
09 July 2013
View news from Germany Germany Amends Act to Reduce Antibiotic Use
GERMANY - The German Federal Council agreed a draft to amend the Drug Law (AMG) on Friday clearing the way for more transparency in the use of antibiotics in animal husbandry and reducting of quantities used. ...
03 July 2013
View news from Germany When it Comes To Expansion, People Are Paramount
ANALYSIS - With quota removal on the horizon across Europe and emerging markets creating opportunities for new exports, many dairies are looking at producers such as Swiss farmer Martin Moos for pointers on how to run big dairies and manage expansion...
View news from Germany EC Approves State Aid for German Flood-affected Farmers
GERMANY - The European Commission (EC) has cleared €600 million in German compensation aid after flood damage to the country's agricultural sector....
06 June 2013
View news from Germany German Agricultural Exports Rise
GERMANY - German exports of agricultural goods and food rose by 8.1 per cent to €15.4 billion in the first quarter of this year compared to last year. ...
04 June 2013
View news from Germany German Farmers Say No To Market Intervention
GERMANY – After returning from milk talks and dialogues around the EU agricultural policy, German Farmers Association (DBV) President, Joachim Rukwied restated his opposition to milk market controls....
15 May 2013
View news from Germany Minister Calls on Companies to Share Cost Burden of Food Controls
GERMANY – German Federal Consumer Protection Minister Ilse Aigner has called for improved and more targeted food safety controls in Germany. ...
24 April 2013
View news from Germany Borrowing Survey Shows Farmer Confidence Remains Strong
GERMANY – Farmer confidence remains strong and has led to a rise in planned investments, according to a survey of economic and agricultural investment barometers....
22 April 2013
View news from Germany Milk Margins Must Improve Says DBV
GERMANY – Dairy farmers are expecting price increases because news from the European Exchange in Frankfurt....
10 April 2013
View news from Germany Dairy Safety Demands Continue to Grow
GERMANY – Frustration is building in the dairy sector over the lack of a workable ‘safety net’ policy to provide producers with support....
08 April 2013
View news from Germany Policy Discussions Reveal Cost of Dairying
GERMANY – In less than two years, input costs have risen 45 per cent on Germany's dairy farms....
04 April 2013
View news from Germany Quota Results Show Price Drop
GERMANY – Results of the 39th Milk Quota exchange show a price ration decline of four cents per kilogram....
05 March 2013
View news from Germany German Parliament Proposes Strict Measures to Cut Antibiotic Use
GERMANY - The Bundestag (Parliament) has decided on a major revision to the regulations on the use of medications for livestock, including stronger conditions for antibiotic use, more controls and greater transparency. ...
23 January 2013
View news from Germany Milk’s Importance Stressed at Green Week
GERMANY – Vital for its economic and environmental contributions, the dairy industry is of significant importance, said Parliamentary Secretary to the Agricultural Minister, Peter Bleser, at Green Week on Monday. ...
22 January 2013
View news from Germany Strong Sector Requires Further Improvements
GERMANY – Despite a gross domestic product of 160 billion euros and employing 5 million people the German agri-food industry still has much to achieve, this was the message of the German Farmers Association (DBV) at Green Week, the International food...
18 January 2013
View news from Germany More Specific Labelling Trials Prompted by Regional Renaissance
GERMANY – A government initiative is trialing new regional labelling for five areas areas of the country in an attempt maximise a ‘regional renaissance’ that has been observed in consumer demand patterns. ...
26 November 2012
View news from Germany Agricultural Exports Up in Income, Down on Volume
GERMANY - Officials at the German Federal Ministry of Agriculture have announced the nation's agriculture and food export income has increased but volume of produce export has decreased....
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