Defence Land Grab Last Straw for Frustrated Farmers

Tue, 17 Jan 2017

AUSTRALIA - A Department of Defence plan to take land from Queensland farming families so Singaporean soldiers can train more often in Australia is yet another example of Governments disregarding the importance of maintaining agricultural country for food production, AgForce said last week.

 

Cattle Breeders' Club Conference Brings Industry Together

Tue, 17 Jan 2017

UK - The British Cattle Breeders' Club Conference, which is being held once again at the Telford Hotel and Golf Resort in Shropshire, will see experts around the globe giving delegates an insight into a variety of topics, including the latest technology for improving profitability and the implications for cattle breeders post-Brexit.

 

BQA Producer Forum Open to All Cattle Producers

Tue, 17 Jan 2017

US - Attention all dairymen, cattle farmers and ranchers: The Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Producer Forum will be held Thursday, 2 February 2017 from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Nashville, Tennessee, during the Annual Cattle Industry Convention. The forum is open to all cattle producers and BQA stakeholders.

 

French Govt Orders CCTV Installation in All Slaughterhouses

Tue, 17 Jan 2017

FRANCE - Following issues with animal welfare in French slaughterhouses, the French government has passed a bill ordering for CCTV cameras to be installed in all slaughterhouses in the country from 2018.

 

Packaged Milk Industry Not Regulated for 40 Years

Tue, 17 Jan 2017

PAKISTAN - A National Assembly committee, stirred by the recent harrowing reports about adulterated milk being sold, came in for a greater shock when they visited the Ministry of Science and Technology for a briefing on the issue on Monday.

 

Dairy Products’ Firm Brand Name Launched in Oman

Tue, 17 Jan 2017

OMAN - Oman National Dairy Products Co. Ltd SAOG (ONDPC) has benefited from the services provided by Al Raffd Fund and the Public Authority for SMEs’ Development ‘Riyada’, said Dr Ali bin Masoud Al Sunaidy, Minister of Commerce and Industry.

 

Pelwatte Dairy Introduces Seasonal Offer on Bulk Butter Purchases

Tue, 17 Jan 2017

SRI LANKA - Pelwatte Dairy Industries Ltd, a frontrunner in the dairy industry and one of the only companies using 100 per cent locally sourced ingredients are offering hotels, bakeries and corporate institutions special prices on bulk butter purchases during the festive season.

 

Saudi Dairy Giant Almarai Reports Increase in Q4 Net Profit

Mon, 16 Jan 2017

SAUDI ARABIA - Saudi Arabia's Almarai, the Gulf's largest dairy company, reported a 1 per cent increase in fourth-quarter net profit on Sunday, broadly in line with analysts' forecasts, and said cost controls would continue to be a priority.

 

Canada’s Protectionist Policies Will Harm US Economy, Dairy Groups Tell US President-Elect

Mon, 16 Jan 2017

US & CANADA - US dairy organizations and the state departments of agriculture across the country told President-elect Donald Trump that Canada’s existing and soon-to-be-expanded protectionist policies are intentionally designed to block imports from the United States.

 

Dairy Prices Tipped to Rise at Auction

Mon, 16 Jan 2017

NEW ZEALAND - Futures market trading is pointing to a mild improvement in dairy prices at this week's GlobalDairyTrade auction after a surprisingly weak start to the year.

 

Groups Support Senate Bill Prompting FDA Enforcement of Milk Labeling Standards

Mon, 16 Jan 2017

US - New Senate legislation to enforce the proper labeling of imitation dairy products drew an endorsement last week (12 January) from the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), which together agreed that steps need to be taken to defend the integrity of federal food labeling standards and prevent the misbranding of dairy imitators.

 

Karnataka Milk Producers Reel Under Cash Crunch

Mon, 16 Jan 2017

INDIA - Demonetisation has hit the 24 lakh milk producers across Karnataka hard.

 

Saskatchewan to Implement New Regulations for Livestock Premises Identification

Mon, 16 Jan 2017

CANADA - The Government of Saskatchewan has announced changes to Saskatchewan's Premises Identification (PID) programme, a key traceability tool to plan for, control and prevent the spread of animal diseases and to respond to other emergencies.

 

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CID LINES@Agriflanders 2017

Mon, 16 Jan 2017

BELGIUM - Meet our CID LINES team at booth 7422 of Agriflanders in Gent, Belgium!

 

Prospects for US Cattle, Beef Markets a Little Brighter

Fri, 13 Jan 2017

US - The USDA updated their World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) yesterday, a monthly proceeding that integrates new developments and data into the existing outlook for agriculture commodity markets. Prospects for the cattle and beef markets are a little brighter, reflecting the improvement in beef demand that surfaced during December, writes the Steiner Consulting Group.

 

EU Slaughtering Increase in 2016

Fri, 13 Jan 2017

EU - According to Eurostat, EU cow slaughterings (January-September) increased 8 per cent compared to 2015 and have been at their highest level for a number of years.

 

Pakistan, Netherlands Agree to Enhance Cooperation in Agri, Dairy Sectors

Fri, 13 Jan 2017

PAKISTAN & NETHERLANDS - Pakistan and Netherlands Thursday agreed for enhancing bilateral cooperation in fields of agriculture, horticulture and dairy development to promote and develop the agriculture and livestock sector in the country.

 

Food Commodity Prices Fall for Fifth Year in a Row

Fri, 13 Jan 2017

GLOBAL - Prices of major food commodities declined for the fifth year in a row in 2016, averaging 161.6 points for the year as a whole, some 1.5 percent below their 2015 levels.

 

Müller Announces Investment and Site Closure

Fri, 13 Jan 2017

UK - Müller Milk & Ingredients has announced a £60m investment to upgrade the network of fresh milk and ingredients in Britain.

 

Call for Continuity in Existing Border Arrangements to Safeguard NI Dairy Industry

Fri, 13 Jan 2017

UK - Resolving issues around the future of the land border with the Republic of Ireland is critical for the dairy industry, said Dairy UK this week (Wednesday, 11 January).

 

IFA: Enhancement of Regional Veterinary Laboratories Services Vital

Fri, 13 Jan 2017

IRELAND - IFA Animal Health Chairman Bert Stewart has said the Department of Agriculture Regional Veterinary Laboratory services are highly regarded, a vital support for farmers throughout the country and the focus of the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed and his officials must be the enhancement of services to farmers in all regional sites.

 

Prices Beat Brexit to Top of Problem List for Irish Farmers

Fri, 13 Jan 2017

IRELAND - Farmers have identified product price as the key issue that will impact on their farm enterprise in 2017, according to the IFA barometer of farmer sentiment which is part of the Farm Income Review.

 

Sale of Adulterated Milk Goes on Unchecked

Fri, 13 Jan 2017

PAKISTAN - Consumers have been consuming milk adulterated with chemicals and contaminated water causing various diseases, particularly among children.

 

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Launching of Mastitis Management Program in Pakistan

Fri, 13 Jan 2017

PAKISTAN - Solve Agri Pak (Private) Limited, in collaboration with CID LINES launched the mastitis management program during a seminar on "Mastitis Can Be Managed" organized at a local hotel in Lahore in Pakistan.

 

More Funding for UK Antibiotic Resistance Action

Thu, 12 Jan 2017

UK - Funding for the Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture (RUMA) Alliance has more than tripled this year in support of a new business plan which will help UK farming play its part in the global drive to reduce antibiotic use across animal and human medicine.

 

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Nutriad Supporting US Customers on Veterinary Feed Directive

Thu, 12 Jan 2017

GLOBAL - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is taking numerous steps and actions to ensure that antibiotics are being used judiciously in Food Animal Production.

 

Supporting Small Farmers to Build Better Businesses

Thu, 12 Jan 2017

UK - AHDB is playing a key role in helping small family farms build more viable businesses, as part of its support for the Prince’s Farm Resilience Programme.

 

Grasslands Hold Potential for Increased Food Production

Thu, 12 Jan 2017

GLOBAL - About 40 per cent of natural grasslands worldwide have potential to support increased livestock grazing, according to a new study published in the journal "Global Change Biology".

 

Clear Scope for at Least 30C/L for December Milk

Thu, 12 Jan 2017

IRELAND - A minimum price of 30c/l + VAT would be fully justified on December milk, with a view to reaching at least 33c/l before peak, IFA National Dairy Chairman Sean O’Leary said following the first 2017 meeting of the Dairy Committee this week.

 

Welsh Farmers as Frustrated as Ever with Bovine TB

Thu, 12 Jan 2017

UK - NFU Cymru has made it clear to the Welsh Government that farmers across Wales are ‘as frustrated as they have ever been’ with the impact bovine TB is having on Wales.

 

New Approach to Mastitis ‘Almost Halves’ Farmer’s Antibiotic Costs

Thu, 12 Jan 2017

UK - At a recent event hosted on Bryn Jones’ farm near Oswestry local farmers heard how AHDB Dairy’s Mastitis Control Plan had helped him to significantly reduce the rate of new clinical mastitis cases and reduce antibiotic use across his 800-cow herd, delivering annual savings of around £57,000. This downward trend is encouraging as the livestock industry works towards achieving a long term reduction in the use of antibiotics.

 

Arunachal Pradesh Inks Pact with NDDB to Boost Dairy Sector

Thu, 12 Jan 2017

INDIA - On Tuesday (10 January), Arunachal Pradesh signed a memorandum of understanding with the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) at Anand in Gujarat to kick-start a 'white revolution' in the state.

 

China to Expand Corn Ethanol Amid Grain Surplus

Thu, 12 Jan 2017

CHINA - China will further encourage the use of corn to make ethanol this year amid efforts to reduce its huge grain stocks, as authorities mull adjustments to the floor prices for wheat and rice this year.

 

Greenpeace Calls on Dairy Industry to Come Clean

Thu, 12 Jan 2017

NEW ZEALAND - Despite widespread public concern over New Zealand's polluted rivers and lakes, the dairy industry plans to push the national dairy herd to record numbers.

 

USDA Licenses Diagnostic Kit to Improve Management of Johne’s Disease in Cattle

Wed, 11 Jan 2017

US - The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has issued Thermo Fisher Scientific a Veterinary Biological Product License for its Applied Biosystems VetMAX-Gold MAP Detection Kit, a real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based solution designed to detect the bacterium that causes Johne’s disease.

 

EU, FAO Unite to Address Alarming Food Insecurity in Yemen

Wed, 11 Jan 2017

YEMEN - With 14 million people food insecure in strife-torn Yemen, the European Union (EU) has committed 12 million euros in support of FAO's efforts to tackle rising hunger.

 

Dairy a Potential Ally in Asian Nutrition Challenges, UN Says

Wed, 11 Jan 2017

ASIA - Even as Asia makes clear strides in taming hunger and famine, the rapidly modernizing continent needs to focus more on diversifying its diet or risk failing to quell malnutrition, with milk having the potential to help, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization said in a report.

 

Hungary to Host FAO Workshop on Cattle Disease

Wed, 11 Jan 2017

HUNGARY - As the lumpy skin disease virus dangerous to cattle threatens to move further into Europe from the Balkans, a three-day regional workshop is set to be hosted in Budapest in March to discuss the situation and possible prevention methods, according to a press release sent to the Budapest Business Journal by the UNʼs Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

 

Winter Finishers Need Substantial Price Rise, Says IFA

Wed, 11 Jan 2017

IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the cattle trade is stronger this week with factories paying a base of €3.80 for steers and €3.90 for heifers.

 

IFA President Presses for Early Implementation of EU Food Chain Report

Wed, 11 Jan 2017

EU - Speaking from Brussels, where the Agriculture Committee of the European Parliament discussed the EU Food Chain report on increased price transparency and independent enforcement to strengthen farmers’ position with retailers, IFA President Joe Healy said it is critical that these recommendations are introduced without delay and actively enforced to rebalance power in favour of farmers.

 

Queensland Cattle Producers Predict High Prices in 2017

Wed, 11 Jan 2017

AUSTRALIA - Queensland cattle producers are looking forward to the year ahead, although they do not doubt there will be some challenges.

 

Improved Lactic Acid Bacteria Results in Better Tasting Cheeses

Wed, 11 Jan 2017

DENMARK - Lactic acid bacteria (LAB) provide many dairy products with the right taste, consistency and shelf life. In a new project, aroma producing LAB will be used to improve the flavour of cheeses and other dairy products, and in addition create value from dairy byproducts.

 

Müller Farmers See Farm Gate Milk Price Rise in 5-Month Period

Tue, 10 Jan 2017

UK - Müller has followed a 2.5ppl January milk price increase with a further 1.25ppl which will apply from 1 February 2017. This is the fifth consecutive price increase for Müller’s non aligned suppliers, who have seen their milk price increase by an average of 45 per cent since 1 October 2016.

 

NCBA, PLC Praise Senate Effort to Curb Abuse of Antiquities Act

Tue, 10 Jan 2017

US - The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Public Lands Council applaud the introduction of the Improved National Monument Designation Process Act, championed by Senate Energy and Natural Resources Chairwoman Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska). The bill, which has 25 co-sponsors, would require congressional and state approval for the designation of any new monument.

 

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The Effects of Emerging Mycotoxins in Livestock

Tue, 10 Jan 2017

GLOBAL - A recap of unregulated fungal metabolites that should be on the protein industry’s radar.

 

Pakistan Dairy Farmers Announce Increase in Milk Price

Tue, 10 Jan 2017

PAKISTAN - Another milk crisis is on the horizon in the city as dairy farmers’ associations, unhappy with the government’s capped milk price, have decided to increase the wholesale price of milk by Rs4 from 11 January and then Rs6 from 1 March.

 

Safeguarding Biodiversity Must be Integrated Across Ag Sectors

Tue, 10 Jan 2017

GLOBAL - Governments from 167 countries have given unprecedented recognition to the need to protect biodiversity across the agricultural sectors as a key action to achieve sustainable development, including ensuring food security and addressing climate change.

 

Oman Denies Forging Documents Concerning Saudi Cattle Export

Tue, 10 Jan 2017

OMAN - The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MoAF) has denied the report published in a Saudi newspaper (Al Yaum) regarding export of a cattle shipment from Oman.

 

IFA Calls for Major Push on Live Export Trade

Tue, 10 Jan 2017

IRELAND - Speaking at a Bord Bia/Department of Agriculture seminar for live exporters in Tullamore last week, IFA President Joe Healy called for a major national diplomatic initiative to be led by the Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed to maximise every single market opportunity on live exports in 2017.

 

Mugabe's Dairy Gets Duty-free Import Quota

Tue, 10 Jan 2017

ZIMBABWE - President Robert Mugabe's dairy business - Alpha Omega Dairy (Private) Limited - is among 20 companies that have been granted approval to import milk powder duty-free.

 

Maharashtra to Raise Milk Prices from 11 January

Tue, 10 Jan 2017

INDIA - Retail milk prices are set to go up by Rs 2 from 11 January, with dairies stating that there has been a 10 per cent drop in procurement.

 

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Mycotoxin Testing – From Multi-Toxin Analysis to Metabolomics

Tue, 10 Jan 2017

CANADA - Remarks by Rudolf Krska, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna at the 2016 World Nutrition Forum in Vancouver, Canada.

 

Union Urges Govt to Compel Banks to Allocate Funds to Agriculture

Tue, 10 Jan 2017

GHANA - The General Agriculture Workers Union (GAWU) has appealed to the Nana Akufo Addo administration to use policy tools to compel commercial banks in the country to cede a substantial portion of their loan portfolio to the agriculture sector.

 

Milk Testing Lab Remains Non-functional Since Opening

Mon, 09 Jan 2017

PAKISTAN - The first ever milk-testing laboratory established by the KP government to counter the grave problem of adulteration in milk in Peshawar is still non-functional despite its inauguration by the district nazim one month ago as analysing milk for human consumption continue to remain a dream for Peshawarities.

 

Pelwatte Dairy Set on Making Sri Lanka Self-sufficient in Milk

Mon, 09 Jan 2017

SRI LANKA - Pelwatte Dairy Industries Ltd, a leading manufacturer of locally produced dairy products has since its inception supported the local dairy industry and is on a quest to making Sri Lanka self-sufficient in milk.

 

Kyrgyzstani Milk, Meat Exporters Barred from Transporting Goods to Russia

Mon, 09 Jan 2017

KYRGYZSTAN - Kyrgyzstan is no longer allowed to transport its goods to Russia by road through the territory of Kazakhstan, Advisor to the Director of the Veterinary and Phytosanitary Safety Inspectorate Tolonbek Yrsaliyev told Tazabek on 6 January.

 

IFA Criticises Ag Department for Interference in Live Valuation Scheme

Mon, 09 Jan 2017

IRELAND - IFA Animal Health Chairman Bert Stewart has strongly criticised the Department of Agriculture for its interference with the independence of the live valuation scheme, and the resulting under-valuation of animals removed as TB reactors from farms.

 

Dairy NZ to Appeal Decision on Greenpeace Ad

Mon, 09 Jan 2017

NEW ZEALAND - One of the groups who complained that a Greenpeace advertisement was false and misleading says it plans to appeal the advertising watchdog's decision.