Project Launched Towards Sustainable Livestock in Africa

Fri, 24 Feb 2017

AFRICA - A project towards sustainable and productive livestock in Africa is launched on Thursday, by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and six African countries.

 

IFA Welcomes Positive Move by Minister Creed on Calf Exports

Fri, 24 Feb 2017

IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has strongly welcomed the positive decision from Agriculture Minister Michael Creed to reduce inspection charges on calf exports by 75 per cent from €4.80 to €1.20 per head. He said this is a very positive boost to the live export trade for calves and comes at a vital time when calf sales are reaching their peak.

 

NZ Dairy Sector Welcomes New Freshwater Rules

Fri, 24 Feb 2017

NEW ZEALAND - DairyNZ has welcomed the Government’s new Clean Water policy setting out the ongoing programme of water reform.

 

EU Agri-food Exports Reach Record High in 2016

Fri, 24 Feb 2017

EU - Agri-food exports from the European Union reached record high in 2016, according to annual 2016 figures.

 

Tax Hike on Milk Imports No Solution to Boost Dairy Industry, Says Fonterra

Fri, 24 Feb 2017

SRI LANKA - As Sri Lanka continues to struggle in improving its dairy industry, the leading global milk processor, Fonterra, stressed tax hikes on milk imports are not the way forward to boost the local capacity as such moves would eventually lead to a scarcity of milk and milk-based products, given the growing demand.

 

Neutral Fuels Makes Biofuel from Dairy Waste

Fri, 24 Feb 2017

UAE - After two years of research into new and improved ways to create biofuels, Dubai-based Neutral Fuels has become the first company to successfully use butter, cream and ghee waste as a feedstock for creating commercial biofuel.

 

Termination of Temporary Standstill Measure Starts 1 March

Fri, 24 Feb 2017

NETHERLANDS - FrieslandCampina implemented a temporary standstill on 9 January 2017. This measure was taken in the run-up to the phosphate reduction plan aimed at preventing milk supply from increasing in relation to the year 2016.

 

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Vaccination Pre-Turnout is Now Critical for Lungworm

Fri, 24 Feb 2017

UK - Feedback from cattle farmers during the 2016 grazing season suggests lungworm (husk) disease outbreaks are becoming more prevalent and unpredictable.

 

CME: Pre-report Estimates Show Cattle Marketed During January Up 10.2%

Thu, 23 Feb 2017

US - On Friday, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will publish their monthly 'Cattle on Feed' report, which is based on a survey of all feedlots with an animal capacity of 1,000 head or more, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc.

 

Arla Foods Amba Increases March Milk Price

Thu, 23 Feb 2017

UK - Arla Foods is raising its milk price to owners by a further half a eurocent per kilogramme from 1 March.

 

Trade, Investment Deals Post-Brexit Grab Spotlight at NFU Conference

Thu, 23 Feb 2017

UK - A panel of experts at the NFU Conference considered a number of the unanswered questions on the country’s future position on international trade and investment post-Brexit.

 

EU Report Reveals Antibiotic Resistance Remains High

Thu, 23 Feb 2017

EU - Bacteria found in humans, animals and food continue to show resistance to widely used antimicrobials, says the latest report on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in bacteria by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

 

Right Funds, Regulation Vital for Farming’s Future, Says Report

Thu, 23 Feb 2017

UK - A new report from the NFU urges Government and research providers to invest in agricultural R&D and to enable British farmers to use the latest technologies.

 

European Commission Launches Public Consultation on CAP

Thu, 23 Feb 2017

EU - The European Commission has launched a public consultation on the future of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

 

Farmers Protest for Water, Fodder for Cattle

Thu, 23 Feb 2017

INDIA - Rajya Raitha Sangha and Namma Karnataka Rakshana Vedike workers staged a protest in Chikkamagaluru district, Karnataka, on Wednesday demanding supply of drinking water and fodder for cattle.

 

Indonesia Increases Weight Limit for Imported Aussie Cattle

Thu, 23 Feb 2017

AUSTRALIA - The Indonesian Government has signed off on changes to the maximum average weight of feeder cattle imported from Australia.

 

Biogas Supply to FrieslandCampina Borculo Begins

Thu, 23 Feb 2017

NETHERLANDS - Since 7 February 2017, FrieslandCampina has made use of biogas in its plant in Borculo for generating steam used for the production of milk powder and ingredients for infant nutrition.

 

New Report Shows Importance of Dairy Industry

Wed, 22 Feb 2017

NEW ZEALAND - A new report confirms the dairy industry makes a major contribution to New Zealand’s economy, says Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy.

 

IFA: Cattle Prices Steady

Wed, 22 Feb 2017

IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has said cattle prices are steady at a base of €3.80 for steers and €3.90 for heifers, with some top prices of €3.95/kg paid for heifers.

 

Arla: New Campaign to Celebrate First Branded Organic Milk Range in UK

Wed, 22 Feb 2017

UK - Arla, the farmer-owned dairy company, is launching a new campaign, ‘The Might of Nature’. The campaign promotes its first branded organic range, which launched in November last year, with the aim to make organic milk accessible for all.

 

IFA President Welcomes Strong Stand Taken by NFU President on Standards for Imported Food Post-Brexit

Wed, 22 Feb 2017

UK - IFA President Joe Healy has welcomed the strong stand taken by the President of the National Farmers Union of England and Wales (NFU) by insisting that only food produced to the same standards as in the UK should be allowed into the UK post-Brexit.

 

Seprod Moves for Milk Industry Shake-up

Wed, 22 Feb 2017

JAMAICA - Chief executive officer of Seprod Ltd, Richard Pandohie is prepared to invest $180 million in a drive to revitalise Jamaica’s dairy industry — but is calling for Government to create the framework for a viable sector.

 

Rising Tide of Protectionism Could Hit NZ Dairy Sector

Wed, 22 Feb 2017

NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand's economy would be hard hit if there is a retreat to protectionism in the global dairy sector, a report from the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research has found.

 

Teagasc Food Research Presented to Chinese Food Companies

Tue, 21 Feb 2017

IRELAND - Teagasc outlined its dairy and nutrition research to Chinese food companies at seminars organised by Enterprise Ireland in Shanghai (13 February) and Beijing (15 February) in China last week.

 

Gene Editing can Complement Traditional Food-animal Improvements

Tue, 21 Feb 2017

US - Gene editing - one of the newest and most promising tools of biotechnology - enables animal breeders to make beneficial genetic changes, without bringing along unwanted genetic changes.

 

Companies Team Up to Develop Livestock Industry

Tue, 21 Feb 2017

INDONESIA - Two state-owned companies – PT Rajawali Nusantara Indonesia (RNI) and PT Berdikari – have signed an agreement to develop the livestock industry, specifically cattle and chicken breeding, as well as the animal feed industry.

 

UK Agriculture Delivers 7:1 Return on Investment

Tue, 21 Feb 2017

UK - A new report from Development Economics says that for every £1 invested in farm support, farming delivers £7.40 back to the economy.

 

Belarus Eager to Export Dairy Products to Pakistan

Tue, 21 Feb 2017

PAKISTAN - Belarusian Province Brest Oblast wants to export its dairy products to Pakistan in 2017 to promote mutual trade between the two countries.

 

Study Shows FMD Crises to be Averted with Vaccination Strategy

Mon, 20 Feb 2017

UK - Future outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) can be controlled effectively and quickly with vaccinations - saving millions of pounds and hundreds of thousands of livestock - according to research by the University of Warwick.

 

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CME: Minimal Number of Canadian Feeder Cattle Seen Entering US in 2017

Mon, 20 Feb 2017

US - USDA will publish next week the results of its feedlot inventory survey and we will cover both pre‐report estimates and the survey results as they become available, write the Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc.

 

China's Online Sales of Farm Produce Up in 2016

Mon, 20 Feb 2017

CHINA - Online sales of China's farm produce continued to grow in 2016 as more farmers take to e-commerce.

 

India's Dairy Farmers Seek MSP for Milk

Mon, 20 Feb 2017

INDIA - Dairy farmers have urged the government to set a minimum support price (MSP) for milk.

 

Bangladesh Livestock Die of Unknown Disease

Mon, 20 Feb 2017

BANGLADESH - An unknown disease has killed at least 40 cattle in Kaliganj upazila in the last one week, creating panic among the farmers.

 

Groups Welcome Scott Pruitt as New EPA Administrator

Mon, 20 Feb 2017

US - Last week, the National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) and the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) welcomed Scott Pruitt's confirmation as administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

 

Japan's Dairy Import Prices Soar Amid Output Cuts

Mon, 20 Feb 2017

JAPAN - Cheese and butter import prices are climbing as exporting nations in Oceania and Europe curtail production of raw milk, while the yen's weakness against the dollar could eventually have a ripple effect on domestic retail prices.

 

Mongolian Herders Face Dreaded 'Dzud' Losses

Fri, 17 Feb 2017

MONGOLIA - Thousands of Mongolian herders face disastrous livestock losses from dreaded severe weather known as the "dzud", the Red Cross said on Thursday in launching an international emergency aid appeal.

 

Groups Urge President Trump to Raise New Canadian Milk Pricing Scheme Issue

Fri, 17 Feb 2017

US - The US dairy sector has urged President Donald Trump to discuss Canada's protectionist milk pricing policy during Monday's meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

 

Focus on Livestock Sector Stressed

Fri, 17 Feb 2017

PAKISTAN - The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) organised stakeholders’ meeting to identify priorities initiatives proposal for the next year ADP 2017-18 on Wednesday.

 

New Livestock, Poultry Charges to Wait, Says Govt

Fri, 17 Feb 2017

ZAMBIA - The Government has said that it will engage stakeholders before implementing the new charges for poultry and livestock sectors.

 

A2 Milk Facts: What is A2 Milk?

Fri, 17 Feb 2017

US - A2 milk is cow’s milk that contains only the A2 variant of beta-casein protein. In referring to A2 milk, we are talking only about the specific type of protein it contains, called beta casein, and nothing else (not fat or carbohydrates), says the California Dairy Research Foundation.

 

Negri to Stop Spread of Contagious Brucella Virus in Livestock

Fri, 17 Feb 2017

MALAYSIA - The Veterinary Services Department has been directed to cull livestock found to be infected with the contagious brucella virus after sick cows were found in three farms.

 

Over 1500 Egyptian Livestock Infected with FMD Since January

Fri, 17 Feb 2017

EGYPT - An official report issued by the Ministry of Agriculture's General Authority for Veterinary Services revealed on Monday that the total number of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) infections among livestock since the first of January until 14 February amounted to 1,580 cases.

 

Climate Change May Hit India's Milk Products by 3M Tonnes/Year by 2020

Fri, 17 Feb 2017

INDIA - India, the world's largest milk producer, may see a loss of milk production by over 3 million tonnes (MT) per year by 2020 due to frequent climate change and it may also lead to a decline in per capita consumption, industry experts said.

 

Parliament Summons Ministers Over ‘Poor’ Dairy Sector

Thu, 16 Feb 2017

RWANDA - Parliament will summon heads of two ministries to explain poor practices leading to low milk production, and transportation and processing difficulties.

 

GB Dairy Herd Contraction

Thu, 16 Feb 2017

UK - The overall GB dairy herd fell by 1.6 per cent (46k head) between the start of 2016 and the start of 2017, according to data from BCMS. This is the largest year-on-year decline recorded for a number of years.

 

Further Increase in Hungary's December Cattle Stock

Thu, 16 Feb 2017

HUNGARY - Hungary’s cattle stock has been on the increase ever since 2010, according to latest data issued by the Central Statistical Office (KSH). The pig stock was down by 138,000 and sheep stock by 69,000 in the last six months, while the stock of chickens was 436,000 lower than a year earlier.

 

Drought Hits Dairy Farming; Milk Production Down by 40,000 L/D

Thu, 16 Feb 2017

INDIA - Acute shortage of water and green fodder has severely hit dairy farming in Chamarajanagar District of Karnataka. The prevailing drought has reduced milk production significantly. According to Chamarajanagar Milk Union Ltd (Chamul) sources, the milk production has come down by 40,000 litres/day.

 

Concentrating Milk at the Farm Does Not Harm Milk Quality

Thu, 16 Feb 2017

DENMARK - At dairies, the reverse osmosis filtration technique is extensively used to remove water from milk to be used for further processing such as e.g. cheese or milk powder. However, many resources would be saved if it was possible to move this process to the farms, since you would reduce the amount of water transported.

 

Belarus Ships First Batch of Dairy Products to Syria

Thu, 16 Feb 2017

BELARUS - Belarus has shipped the first batch of dairy products to Syria, Aleksei Bogdanov, the head of the main department for foreign economic affairs at the Agriculture and Food Ministry, said on the sidelines of the 1st International Forum Agrarian Belarus on 16 February, BelTA has learned.

 

GM Foods: Why Presenting 'Just the Facts' Won't Work

Thu, 16 Feb 2017

AUSTRALIA - When it comes to controversial science issues, scientists need to rethink their approach to engaging the public, according to the authors of a new study looking at women's attitudes towards genetically modified (GM) foods.

 

Canada Ready to Export More Food to China, Says Agri Minister

Thu, 16 Feb 2017

CANADA - With exploratory talks on a Canada-China free trade agreement scheduled to begin next week in Beijing, Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay wants the farm-to-fork sector he oversees in government to be one of the main courses on the menu of a future bilateral trade pact.

 

Unaligned Liquid Prices as Sensitive to Commodity Markets as Cheese

Wed, 15 Feb 2017

EU - In a series of articles, AHDB is looking at how farmgate prices across Europe respond to movements in European wholesale commodity prices.

 

Grass Management Delivering Benefits for Scottish Farmers

Wed, 15 Feb 2017

SCOTLAND, UK - The main take-home message from Quality Meat Scotland's grazing conferences this month was that farmers have an opportunity to improve their profits by taking control of their grass management.

 

Drought Pushing Food Prices Up Sharply in East Africa

Wed, 15 Feb 2017

EAST AFRICA - Drought throughout East Africa has sharply curbed harvests and pushed the prices of cereals and other staple foods to unusually high levels, posing a heavy burden to households and special risks for pastoralists in the region.

 

Robust Disease Surveillance Network More Vital Than Ever, Say Leading Vets

Wed, 15 Feb 2017

UK - With precautions against Avian Influenza further strengthened last week and reports of Schmallenberg Virus cases across the country, the anniversary of the devastating 2001 Foot and Mouth outbreak (19 February) offers a timely reminder that a robust surveillance system is vital to the health of UK livestock says the British Veterinary Association (BVA).

 

APHA Extends Free Carcase Collection Service in England

Wed, 15 Feb 2017

UK - More farmers now benefit from free carcase collection services where a veterinarian has recommended a post-mortem should be carried out for disease surveillance purposes.

 

Exports of Dairy Products from BiH Increased

Wed, 15 Feb 2017

BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA - BiH exported dairy products worth 70,188,291 BAM last year, which is 14.71 per cent more than in 2015, while imports amounted to 128,353,574 BAM, which represents an increase of 7 per cent compared to the previous year.

 

Study: Extended Lactation Does Not Impair Quality or Cheese-making Property of Milk

Tue, 14 Feb 2017

DENMARK - On average, a Danish dairy cow calves once a year. However, there are many indications that fewer calvings and extended milking periods have more advantages.