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12 August 2019
View news from Saudi Arabia Saudi Cattle Imports Rise
SAUDI ARABIA - More than 4 million head of cattle were imported into Saudi Arabia through Jeddah Islamic Port in the first seven months of this year, the Saudi Ports Authority said....
09 August 2019
View news from Bangladesh Illegal Cattle Markets Sprouting in Sylhet Ahead of Eid-ul-Azha
BANGLADESH - With Eid-ul-Azha approaching fast, illegal cattle markets are being set up in various areas across Sylhet sadar upazila....
View news from Ireland IFA Urges Green Party to Support Beef, Dairy Sectors
IRELAND - Thomas Cooney, IFA Environment Chairman has rejected Green Party calls for less of Ireland’s sustainable dairy and beef produce, as a solution to the climate challenge....
View news from United Kingdom Scottish Farming’s Success Story on Tackling Climate Change Lost in Global Report
SCOTLAND, UK - Scottish farming’s responsible approach to tackling climate change is being lost in the headlines generated by the latest report into Climate Change and Land Use from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). ...
07 August 2019
View news from Zimbabwe Cattle Farmers Enjoy Full Benefits of Livestock
ZIMBABWE - Cattle ownership in the country’s rural areas has often been regarded as a symbol of wealth and prosperity. Besides being a source of pride, it also provides cover in times of socio-economic shocks such as hunger and drought....
06 August 2019
View news from European Union EU Agriculture Not Viable for Future
EU - The current reform proposals of the EU Commission on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) are unlikely to improve environmental protection, say researchers led by the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv), the Helmholtz Centre...
View news from Japan Drug Combination Effective Against Bovine Leukemia
JAPAN - Scientists have succeeded in reducing levels of the bovine leukemia virus (BLV) in cows with severe infections by combining an immune checkpoint inhibitor and an enzyme inhibitor. The finding could be utilized to control other diseases in cattle,...
View news from Zimbabwe Small-scale Dairy Production Could Boost Milk Output
ZIMBABWE - Supporting smallholder dairy farmers with information and knowledge could help make their production systems more competitive, helping to reduce poverty, raise nutrition levels and improve the livelihoods of rural people across the country....
View news from India Dairy Sector to Boost Employment in J&K
INDIA - The Centre will develop the dairy and animal husbandry sector to create employment opportunities in Jammu & Kashmir....
05 August 2019
View news from Pakistan MCI to Allow Free Cattle Markets in Capital
PAKISTAN - After getting a low bid in two consecutive attempts as compared to last year, the Mayor of Islamabad Shaikh Anser Aziz has principally approved to allow ‘free cattle markets’ in the capital city....
View news from Viet Nam Dairy Group to Expand Cow Herd to 400k Heads
VIETNAM - Dairy maker TH Group aims to raise the number of cows under its closed breeding chain to 200,000....
View news from Nepal Lack of Milk Powder Hits Dairy Factories
NEPAL - Dairy factories in the country are reducing their daily supply due to lack of milk powder in the market....
View news from Korea, South Dairy Firms to Stop Using Japanese Ingredients
SOUTH KOREA - Namyang Dairy, Maeil Dairies and Seoul Dairy Cooperative are working to stop using dairy products and other ingredients imported from Japan amid the deepening trade dispute between Seoul and Tokyo, according to industry officials Wednesday....
02 August 2019
View news from United States CME: Toll Taken by Wet Weather, Muddy Conditions in Feedlots
US - Metrics on cattle feeding operations performance for June has been published by Kansas State University in recent days. The overriding theme continues to be the toll taken by wet weather and muddy conditions in feedlots during the winter and spring,...
View news from China Chinese Dairy Giant Acquires NZ's Westland
CHINA - China's Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Company Limited announced Thursday the completion of the transaction of the acquisition of Westland Co-operative Dairy Company Limited, New Zealand's second-largest dairy co-operative....
View news from New Zealand Dairy Company Sentenced for Effluent Discharge
NEW ZEALAND - On 11 July 2019, Greg Cowley Limited was sentenced in the District Court on one charge of discharging dairy farm effluent onto land in circumstances where it might enter water. The charge was brought by the Otago Regional Council (ORC)....
View news from Ireland IFA Says Ag Minister's Appeal for Agri Sector to 'Make Sure You are Ready for Brexit' is Bizarre
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has described the appeal by the Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed to the Agri-Food sector to make sure it is ready for Brexit as "bizarre"....
01 August 2019
View news from United States CME: Range, Pasture Conditions Best in Years at July-end
US - Range and pasture conditions as July comes to an end continue to be the best in many years, although normal seasonal deterioration is underway, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from Global Biomin Commits to AMR Challenge to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance
Animal nutrition firm BIOMIN has announced efforts to combat antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in the agriculture sector....
View news from Azerbaijan Agency Talks Spread of Anthrax Among Cattle in Azerbaijan
AZERBAIJAN - No cases of infection or death of cattle from anthrax have been recorded in Azerbaijan since 2005, spokesman for the Agency for Agrarian Services under Azerbaijan’s Agriculture Ministry Yolchu Khanvali told Trend....
View news from Zimbabwe Over 7k Smallholder Farmers Empowered in Dairy Programme
ZIMBABWE - More than 7,000 smallholder farmers have been capacitated to venture into low cost commercial dairy farming using their ordinary cattle breeds and are now supplying milk to markets in their districts....
View news from India Minister Allays Dairy Farmers' Fears
INDIA - Agriculture and dairy must be kept out of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, currently being negotiated by the Indian government with 15 other countries, Indian farmers’ unions said in a memorandum submitted to the Minister of...
31 July 2019
View news from Slovakia Slovak Dairy Manufacturer to Expand to Ukraine
SLOVAKIA - Ukrainian consumers will soon have the opportunity to buy Slovak cheese in their own shops....
View news from Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Receives $11m Boost for Beef, Dairy
ZIMBABWE - More than 7,000 smallholder beef and dairy farmers are benefiting from a US$11 million five-year USAID-funded programme which is targeting to boost milk yields and improve livelihoods....
View news from United Kingdom Union Welcome for Wide Ranging Report into Future of Scottish Agriculture
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland has welcomed the findings of a wide-ranging inquiry into the future of Scottish agriculture, published this morning (31 July). ...
30 July 2019
View news from United Kingdom Morrisons Opens Up Beef Supply Chain to Help Farmers Transitioning to Arla UK 360 Standard
UK - In an industry first, Morrisons is to allow bull calves from its dairy suppliers participating in the Arla UK 360 programme into its beef supply chain....
29 July 2019
View news from United States USDA Releases Details for Market Facilitation Programme; NFU Urges Long-Term Solutions for Oversupply and Low Prices
US - Two months after announcing its intentions to provide a new package to assist family farmers and ranchers coping with trade damages, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) last week released finalised details about the timing and calculation of...
View news from Ireland IFA Urges Ag Minister to Reject Flawed Policy to Cut Suckler Herd
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has described proposals to cut the national suckler cow herd from the Climate Change Advisory Council (CCAC) as, "unacceptable, lazy and flawed"....
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