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02 December 2019
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...
View news from Sri Lanka Dutch-Lanka Dairy Collaboration on the Cards
SRI LANKA - Ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, Tanja Gonggrijp said that since she began working in Sri Lanka she had found it difficult to find good milk and good milk by-products....
22 November 2019
View news from United Kingdom NFU Letter Urges Farmers to Showcase Best of British Livestock Farming
UK - NFU Vice President Stuart Roberts has written to "Farmers Weekly" and "Farmers Guardian" encouraging farmers to showcase the great story that British livestock farming has to tell....
View news from Ireland Farmers to Challenge Co-ops on Milk Price Letdown, IFA Reports
IRELAND - Following the November meeting of the IFA National Dairy Committee, its Chairman Tom Phelan said members are angered by co-ops' continued lagging behind European milk prices and dairy returns....
View news from United Kingdom 'Politicking' Holding Back Prosperity, Progress, Says NFUS
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland’s President Andrew McCornick used the annual AgriScot event, held at Ingliston this week (20 November 2019) to demand that progress replaces political stagnation and uncertainty....
21 November 2019
View news from Kenya Murang'a Farmers Milking Profits as Others Decry Falling Milk Prices
KENYA - Even as dairy farmers across the country decry the decreased milk prices, Murang'a farmers are smiling all the way to the banks thanks to the milk policy and initiatives by the devolved unit which stabilized milk prices at Sh35....
View news from United Kingdom Multiple Benefits of Clay as Feed Supplement in Dairy Cattle
US - Dairy producers frequently add clay as a feed supplement to reduce the symptoms of aflatoxin and subacute ruminal acidosis (SARA) in lactating cows. In a new study from the University of Illinois, researchers show that clay can also improve the degradability...
View news from United Kingdom Mixed Messages on Dairy in Agriscot Survey
SCOTLAND, UK - A survey to assess the current mood of Scottish dairy farmers, carried out ahead of a major farming event, suggests the dairy sector in Scotland is ‘on a knife edge’....
20 November 2019
View news from United States CME: Notable Increase Expected On Total Feed Supply
US - USDA will publish on Friday the results of its monthly survey of feedlots with +1000 head capacity, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from Ireland IFA: Significant Report on Technology Use in Agriculture Launched
IRELAND - Farm Business Skillnet, in conjunction with IFA, today (20 November) launched the findings of an extensive research project on the adoption of and attitudes towards digital technology in Irish agriculture. ...
View news from Global Access to Food, Nutrition More Limited in Sub-Saharan Africa Than Previously Estimated
AFRICA - A survey of over six thousand sub-Saharan households shows an estimated 39 percent experience severely unreliable access to food. ...
View news from Global Mycoplasma Mastitis – What’s Your Herd’s Risk?
Mycoplasma mastitis decreases milk production, but even worse, Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis) cases tend to be chronic and given that there is no treatment, animal welfare must also be considered....
19 November 2019
View news from Netherlands FrieslandCampina Sells Majority Stake in CSK
NETHERLANDS - Royal FrieslandCampina N.V. is selling its majority shareholding of 82.3 percent in provider Royal CSK Food Enrichment CV to the Royal DSM NV, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living. Other shareholders...
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