French Development Agency Finances Cattle Raising Project in Camaguey

Tue, 21 Nov 2017

CUBA - Cuban authorities and the French Development Agency (AFD) signed a credit agreement to finance a cattle raising development project in the province of Camaguey for €25 million.

 

Zimbabwean Farmers Beef up Livestock Breeding Skills

Tue, 21 Nov 2017

ZIMBABWE - More than 200 A1 and A2 Zvishavane farmers have undergone a livestock rearing and breeding training programme that is expected to add value to their farming business.

 

NCBA Commends FMCSA's 90-Day ELD Waiver

Tue, 21 Nov 2017

US - Yesterday, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced that it would issue a 90-day temporary waiver of the new electronic logging device mandate to livestock haulers as well as haulers of other agricultural commodities.

 

Ukraine's Animal Feeding Stuff Gets Approval for Export to China

Tue, 21 Nov 2017

UKRAINE - Ukraine has been approved to export sunflower meals and sugar beet pulp to China, State Service of Ukraine for Food Safety and Consumer Protection said in a statement on Monday.

 

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Farmers advised to secure new batch of Schmallenberg vaccine early to protect stock into next year

Mon, 20 Nov 2017

Schmallenberg disease is now endemic in the UK, with reported cases thought to be the tip of the iceberg, say leading vets.

 

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Zoetis Quick Tips: Timing vaccination against scours

Mon, 20 Nov 2017

While spring calving seems a long way off, proper vaccine timing could begin yet this year if your herd calves early in the season.

 

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Nutriad expands in Middle East

Mon, 20 Nov 2017

Multinational feed additives producer NUTRIAD announced the appointment of Dr. Ahmed Elmaazoun as Sales Manager Middle East. NUTRIAD is actively driving the introduction of feed additive solutions for livestock and aquaculture in the region via direct accounts and a distributor network.

 

Cattle Farmers Feel Squeeze After Ban Lifted on Exports

Mon, 20 Nov 2017

MYANMAR - The government has announced plans to lift a ban on live cattle exports but industry sources say ordinary farmers are unlikely to benefit until restrictions on transporting cattle are also removed.

 

PMI Nutritional Additives Continues to Build Team of Experts to Deliver Leading Feed Additive solutions

Mon, 20 Nov 2017

US - PMI Nutritional Additives announced last week the hiring of Kay Russo, DVM, as part of their expanding dairy product research and technical sales team.

 

CME: COF Pre-report Expectations for Feedlot Placements Show Wide Range in October

Fri, 17 Nov 2017

US - USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will release their monthly "Cattle on Feed" report today (Friday). The on-feed animal count will be as of 1 November and the animals placed and marketed will be for October, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc.

 

Further 1000 Mycoplasma Bovis Cattle to be Culled

Fri, 17 Nov 2017

NEW ZEALAND - A further 1000 cattle will be culled in South Canterbury due to the cattle disease Mycoplasma Bovis.

 

Fonterra 'Desperate' to Restore Public Support for Dairy

Fri, 17 Nov 2017

NEW ZEALAND - Fish & Game says Fonterra has now realised it must act quickly to meet public demand for better water quality instead of relying on spending millions on slick PR campaigns promoting the dairy industry.

 

One Health Researchers Identify Hot Spots of Tick-borne Diseases in Mongolia

Fri, 17 Nov 2017

MONGOLIA - Given the critical role livestock play in Mongolia, transmission of tick-borne diseases can have very real health and economic implications for livestock and the herders that tend to them.

 

Huishan Dairy Takes First Step Toward Liquidation

Fri, 17 Nov 2017

CHINA - China Huishan Dairy Holdings Co. Ltd. has asked its lawyers to begin provisional liquidation of the heavily indebted company, according to a disclosure filed to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange late Thursday.

 

Queensland Dairy Farmers Could be Paid More for Their Product

Fri, 17 Nov 2017

AUSTRALIA - As Queensland dairy farmers struggle to stay afloat amid unsustainably low milk prices, there are hopes a new milk factory on the Darling Downs might throw a lifeline to at least some of them.

 

How to Keep Cows Happy

Thu, 16 Nov 2017

BRAZIL - Corrals are used on livestock farms around the world to round up the animals when they need to be weighed or vaccinated. New research now shows that removing splashes of colors, shadows or water puddles from corrals, keeping noise levels down and not using dogs and electric prods can dramatically reduce the stress cattle experience.

 

Australian Dairy Giant Reaches Settlement with ASIC

Thu, 16 Nov 2017

AUSTRALIA - Murray Goulburn Co-operative Co. Limited and MG Responsible Entity Limited (MGRE) have agreed a settlement with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) in relation to ASIC’s investigation into Murray Goulburn’s conduct over the period prior to the ASX announcement on 27 April 2016. The settlement is subject to Federal Court approval.

 

Scottish Dairy in the Spotlight in AHDB's Latest Report

Thu, 16 Nov 2017

UK - AHDB has shone a spotlight on the potential impacts of Brexit on agriculture and horticulture in Scotland in its latest "Horizon" report.

 

Kebbi Govt Creates Settlement for Fulani Cattle Breeders

Thu, 16 Nov 2017

NIGERIA - The Kebbi State Government has resolved to create a permanent settlement for Fulani cattle breeders and with the necessary basic amenities for them and their animals.

 

Beef + Lamb NZ Invites Director Nominations, Remits

Thu, 16 Nov 2017

NEW ZEALAND - Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) yesterday announced that nominations have opened for two B+LNZ director roles and one position on its Directors’ Independent Remuneration Committee (DIRC).

 

Targets Good First Step but Fonterra Must Reduce Dairy Herd, Says Greenpeace

Wed, 15 Nov 2017

NEW ZEALAND - Greenpeace have welcomed Fonterra’s pledge to substantially reduce climate emissions from agriculture, but say there is a "gaping hole" in the plan.

 

Greener Livestock Supply Chains Offer Quick Wins in Climate Battle

Wed, 15 Nov 2017

GLOBAL - The agricultural sectors are where efforts to end hunger and prevent planetary overheating can come together, and improving livestock supply chains is a fast way to start, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said.

 

First Milk Holds Milk Price for December

Wed, 15 Nov 2017

UK - First Milk yesterday announced that it will be holding its current milk price for December 2017. This follows four consecutive months of milk price increase.

 

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Zoetis Influence Feed - October 2017 part 2

Wed, 15 Nov 2017

Every 2 weeks the team at Zoetis share the Top 5 Influencer Topics in the agriculture industry.

 

Dairy Marker Domty Profits Fall 48% in Jan-Sept

Wed, 15 Nov 2017

EGYPT - Egyptian dairy maker, Arabian Food Industries Company (Domty) reported Wednesday a 48 per cent decline in its nine-month profits to reach 28.5 million Egyptian pounds ($1.6 million).

 

Milk Gets a New Voice: DBMMC Now Edge

Tue, 14 Nov 2017

US - Milk is getting a new voice in America’s Heartland. Edge, a dairy farmer cooperative, is taking a fresh approach to representing its members.

 

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Nutriad commits to food safety

Tue, 14 Nov 2017

As a producer of feed additives NUTRIAD does not consider itself just a part of the animal protein/feed industry, but as an important link in the food chain as well. With that realization, the multinational company takes very seriously the safety of its products and ingredients not only to animals but also to consumers.

 

Sri Lankan Dairy Farmers Get US$21M

Tue, 14 Nov 2017

SRI LANKA - US Department of Agriculture through the Food for Progress Program announced a new US$ 21 million project to help increase the productivity of Sri Lanka’s dairy sector, and connect thousands of Sri Lankan farmers to local and regional markets, Under Secretary for Political Affairs Thomas A. Shannon, Jr. said.

 

A2 Milk Top-performing Stock on NZX 50 in 2017

Tue, 14 Nov 2017

NEW ZEALAND - A2 Milk, the best performing stock on the benchmark S&P/NZX 50 Index this year after its annual profit tripled, signalled that growth has continued into the current financial year.``

 

Iranian Firms Visit Bulgaria to Explore Opportunities for Investment in Dairy Sector

Tue, 14 Nov 2017

BULGARIA - Representatives of 15 Iranian dairy companies are exploring opportunities for partnership and investment in Bulgaria, the Economy Ministry said on 13 November.

 

IFA Demands Cattle Price Rise to €4.00/Kg

Mon, 13 Nov 2017

IRELAND - With grass cattle now gone, Christmas market demand in full swing and factories trying to buy cattle out of sheds, IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said farmers should be demanding a new minimum base price of €4.00/kg.

 

Kanpur Firm Ties Up with Dutch Group to Boost Dairy Entrepreneurship

Mon, 13 Nov 2017

INDIA - An Indo-Dutch collaboration has taken shape in the industrial town of Kanpur to promote entrepreneurship in the dairy sector and boost sustainability of dairy farms.

 

Dubai's TGI Group in Thai Dairy Push

Mon, 13 Nov 2017

THAILAND - Dubai-based TGI Group, an international investment and holding company, is making a foray into Thailand's dairy industry as part of the group's mission in emerging markets.

 

Urgent Need to Curb Overuse of Antibiotics in Animals

Mon, 13 Nov 2017

CHINA - On 7 November, the World Health Organization issued formal guidelines for the animal industries, which calls for food-animal producers to refrain from using antibiotics in healthy animals, so as to curb the rampancy of drug-resistant bacteria.

 

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Biomin launches Digestarom DC: the feed converter

Mon, 13 Nov 2017

BIOMIN has recently introduced its innovative, next generation phytogenic feed additive, Digestarom® DC, to the Indian feed and livestock sectors as the animal nutrition firm continues its global ambition to become the phytogenic feed additive market leader by 2020.

 

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Autumn parasite risk requires action from livestock farmers

Fri, 10 Nov 2017

The risk of parasitic disease and production loss from gastrointestinal worms and liver fluke is expected to be high this autumn, according to Merial Animal Health and the NADIS Parasite Forecast. Sheep and cattle farmers are advised to implement parasite control plans to reduce the risk to animals through winter.

 

Research Finds Current Cattle Injections Increase Risk of Injury

Thu, 09 Nov 2017

UK - Research by experts at the University of Nottingham suggests that current injection techniques in UK dairy cattle need to change to avoid the risk of nerve injury.

 

New Partnership with European Federation of Food Banks as Arla Continues to Cut Food Waste

Thu, 09 Nov 2017

NETHERLANDS, DENMARK & UK - Arla and the European Federation of Food Banks (FEBA) have signed an agreement to donate surplus products through the FEBA network partners in Europe.

 

PETA Urges FSSAI to Label Dairy Products as Non-vegetarian

Thu, 09 Nov 2017

INDIA - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has written to the Food Safety Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) urging it to label dairy products as 'non-vegetarian'.

 

Westland Milk Claims to be Poster-child for Green Dairy

Thu, 09 Nov 2017

NEW ZEALAND - Westland Milk Products says it's a better poster child for New Zealand's clean, green image than some of its rivals and having returned to profit it is now focused on ensuring its returns to farmers stay competitive as it grows.

 

Cautious Optimism for Next Three Years in Grains, Ethanol Market

Thu, 09 Nov 2017

US - Rising incomes worldwide will underpin global demand and create opportunities for US exports in grains, oilseeds and ethanol, according to a new report from CoBank's Knowledge Exchange Division.

 

CME: Cattle, Hog Futures Markets Pointing to Higher Prices in 2017

Tue, 07 Nov 2017

US - Cattle and hog prices jumped up last week in the cash market and across all the futures market months for the balance of this year and throughout 2018. Both futures markets and current livestock price levels are dramatically different than a year ago, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc.

 

Cargill to Invest $240m in India over Next 5 Years

Tue, 07 Nov 2017

INDIA - Cargill, a leading food and agriculture company, announced that it is investing US$240m (equivalent to Rs. 1500 crores) in India over the next 5 years. These new investments will add to the food safety and economic development of the country and benefit the food processing and agriculture industries.

 

Government Recruiting New Group for Dairy Farming

Tue, 07 Nov 2017

TAIWAN - A group of 50 people has been recruited by the Council of Agriculture (COA) to help the local dairy farming sector, which like many other old-economy businesses is plagued by a manpower shortage.

 

Unity for More Food Safety in Europe and Neighboring Countries

Tue, 07 Nov 2017

GLOBAL - "To protect consumers, the responsible public institutions have to be networked together all over the world," says Professor Dr Andreas Hensel, President of the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) and German representative of the Advisory Forum of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

 

Cattle Traders Saddened by Seizure of Cattle

Tue, 07 Nov 2017

BANGLADESH - Tears roll down the cheeks of 21 cattle traders in Sadar upazila as Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) yesterday seized their cows, saying the cattle were brought from India.

 

CME: 2017 FI Steer Carcass Weight Projected to Drop

Mon, 06 Nov 2017

US - One of the dominant annual trends in livestock and poultry industries is heavier slaughter weight, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc.

 

Big Hitters Confirmed for Question Time Panel at AgriScot

Mon, 06 Nov 2017

SCOTLAND - Some of the biggest names in the dairy sector will be answering farmers’ questions at a debate organised by the Scottish Dairy Hub at this year’s AgriScot on 15 November.

 

DFA Acquires Cumberland Dairy

Mon, 06 Nov 2017

US - Last week, Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), a national dairy cooperative owned by family farmers, announced the acquisition of Cumberland Dairy; a family-owned processor of ultra-pasteurized dairy products located in Bridgeton, N.J.

 

Fixed Milk Price Contracts a Valuable Risk Management Tool, Says IFA's O'Leary

Mon, 06 Nov 2017

IRELAND - Commenting on the announcement last week by Lakeland and Aurivo of 3-year fixed milk price contracts for their suppliers, IFA National Dairy Chairman Sean O'Leary said that for farmers to have the option to fix the price for a portion of their production could be a very valuable way of managing volatile incomes.

 

Research Sheds Light on Sri Lanka's Milk Production, Beef Consumption

Mon, 06 Nov 2017

SRI LANKA - The Policy Development Office of the Prime Minister’s Office has conducted a research study on the present status of milk production and beef consumption in Sri Lanka.

 

CME: September Feedlot Placements Up 13%

Fri, 03 Nov 2017

US - The pace of cattle moving into commercial feedlots this year has been brisk, to say the least, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc.

 

Arla Sells Share in Vigor

Fri, 03 Nov 2017

BRAZIL - Following a change in ownership of Brazilian dairy company Vigor S.A., Arla Foods has decided to divest its eight per cent share in the company with immediate effect.

 

FAO Food Price Index Eases in October as Dairy Prices Decline

Fri, 03 Nov 2017

GLOBAL - Global food prices dipped in October, led lower by dairy products, averaging 27 per cent below its all-time high reached in early 2011.

 

Belarusian Dairy Export Projected at $2B in 2017

Fri, 03 Nov 2017

BELARUS - Belarus plans to export $2 billion worth of dairy products and over $800 million worth of meat products, Aleksei Bogdanov, the head of the main department for foreign economic affairs at the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry, said in an interview with the BelRos TV channel, BelTA has learned.

 

Collateral Effects of Antibiotics Under Investigation

Thu, 02 Nov 2017

US - Antibiotics can influence the swimming and swarming ability of multidrug-resistant bacteria, according to an open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology.

 

Greek Dairy Company Thrives in Global Markets

Thu, 02 Nov 2017

GREECE - KriKri SA, a Greek dairy company, is rapidly expanding its business abroad, offering the necessary push during the current financial year.

 

Highly Productive Mid-Canterbury Dairy Farm for Sale

Wed, 01 Nov 2017

NEW ZEALAND - One of Mid-Canterbury’s larger and more productive dairy farms has been placed on the market for sale.