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Nutriad Opens New Plant in China

Wed, 29 Mar 2017

CHINA - Traditional Chinese dragon dances were on display when Nutriad, together with local partners, opened its new palatability factory in Nantong (China).

 

CME: Cattle Marketed up 3.6% During February

Tue, 28 Mar 2017

US - Last week cattle futures prices were pulled much higher week-over-week, the driver was two consecutive weeks of strong cash markets, report Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc.

 

Livestock Grazing Effects on Sage-grouse

Tue, 28 Mar 2017

US - Effects of livestock grazing on greater sage-grouse populations can be positive or negative depending on the amount of grazing and when grazing occurs.

 

Organic Milk Guaranteed Price for April €48.00

Tue, 28 Mar 2017

NETHERLANDS - The FrieslandCampina guaranteed price for organic raw milk for April 2017 is €48.00. The organic guaranteed price for April increases by €0.75 compared to March (47.25).

 

Dairy Farmers Should Rethink Cow's Curfew, Say Researchers

Tue, 28 Mar 2017

CANADA - Dairy cows housed indoors want to break curfew and roam free, suggests new research from the University of British Columbia.

 

Irish Cattle Prices on the Up as Numbers Tighten

Tue, 28 Mar 2017

IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said cattle prices are on the up this week and factories are finding it very hard to get numbers with tighter supplies.

 

Vinamilk Acquires All of Angkor Dairy Products

Tue, 28 Mar 2017

VIET NAM - Vietnam Dairy Products, or Vinamilk, announced late last week that it has acquired the other 49 per cent of its Cambodian joint venture, Angkor Dairy Products, for $10 million from BPC Trading, its local partner.

 

Govt Aids Dairy Farmers with Feed

Tue, 28 Mar 2017

FIJI - The government supplied animal feed last weekend to dairy farmers in Vatukoula. The help was rendered more than a year after they pleaded for assistance with their milk production business.

 

Interest in Issues Related to Livestock Transportation Builds Up

Tue, 28 Mar 2017

CANADA - The General Manager of the National Farm Animal Care Council says the general public is becoming more aware of and interested in issues related to the transport of livestock, Bruce Cochrane writes.

 

China, NZ Agree to Start Talks on Upgrading FTA in Late April

Mon, 27 Mar 2017

CHINA & NEW ZEALAND - China and New Zealand agreed to start talks on upgrading a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) in late April.

 

Largest Multi-product Dairy Processing Plant in Western Province to Open

Mon, 27 Mar 2017

SRI LANKA - Cargills Ceylon PLC, which has, over the last two years, initiated a Rs. 3.3 billion rupee intensive dairy expansion project will host President Maithripala Sirisena on 3 April to ceremonially launch the Kotmale Dairy Plant at Gaspe, Banduragoda in the Western Province, a statement said.

 

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Nutriad Showcases Additive Solutions for Responsible Antibiotics Use at VIV Asia

Mon, 27 Mar 2017

THAILAND - The pressure on the use of AGP’s in Asia has gained momentum since the Korean ban in 2011. At the recent VIV Asia in Bangkok (Thailand), multinational feed additives producer NUTRIAD, presented solutions for reduction of antibiotics usage in livestock production.

 

China Huishan Dairy Fallout Spreads as Chinese Lender Slumps

Mon, 27 Mar 2017

HONG KONG - Jilin Jiutai Rural Commercial Bank Corp shares slumped by a record amid concern over its exposure to the embattled dairy product manufacturer China Huishan Dairy Holdings on Monday (27 March).

 

Brexit Cannot Derail Farming, Food Growth Targets, Says IFA

Mon, 27 Mar 2017

IRELAND - Speaking at the ASA debate on Brexit in Kilkenny last week, IFA President Joe Healy dismissed any suggestion of diluting growth targets for the farming and food industry because of Brexit.

 

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Erber Group Plans New Clinical Pig Health Research Center at Kasetsart University

Fri, 24 Mar 2017

THAILAND - The ERBER Group has announced plans to open a new clinical research center for pig health at the Khamphaeng Saen Campus of Kasetsart University in the Nakhon Pathom province of Thailand.

 

Arla Foods Amba Confirms April Milk Price

Fri, 24 Mar 2017

UK - Arla Foods is decreasing its milk price to owners by 0.42 pence per litre from 1 April.

 

IFA to Launch 'Milkwise 2025' Next Week

Fri, 24 Mar 2017

IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy will, with National Liquid Milk Committee Chairman John Finn, next Tuesday in Dublin launch a major new Liquid Milk Strategy for Irish produced fresh milk.

 

GDT Upturn Must Help Co-ops Stay on Track

Thu, 23 Mar 2017

IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary said the upturn (+1.7 per cent) in the GDT weighted average price for products to be traded between April and September reflected the absence of surprise increase in volumes made available, by Fonterra especially.

 

Improved Farm Debt Mediation Process, QRAA Revamp Welcomed

Thu, 23 Mar 2017

AUSTRALIA - AgForce has welcomed more rigorous farm debt mediation processes and a revamp of the Queensland Rural Adjustment Authority to assist farmers in financial stress but have called for a broader overhaul of drought policy going forward.

 

EU Milk Reduction Scheme: Nearly 852,000 T Reduced

Wed, 22 Mar 2017

EU - Nearly 44,000 farmers from across the EU have applied for support from the EU for agreeing to voluntarily reduce their production of milk in the last quarter of 2016.

 

DairyNZ Committed to Lowering Environmental Impact

Wed, 22 Mar 2017

NEW ZEALAND - Commenting on yesterday’s OECD Environmental Performance Review announcement, DairyNZ’s chief executive Dr Tim Mackle says the dairy sector is committed to lowering its environmental impact, while protecting the valuable contribution dairying makes to the economy.

 

Farmers Urge Agriculture Victoria to Take Animal Welfare Role from RSPCA

Wed, 22 Mar 2017

AUSTRALIA - Victoria's peak farm lobby has warned the State Government needs to act swiftly to stop animal activist groups from seizing the power to police farm practice, in its submission to a parliamentary inquiry into the Victorian branch of the RSPCA.

 

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Free On-demand Webinar Shares How to Diagnose Paratuberculosis

Wed, 22 Mar 2017

GLOBAL - Watch Thermo Fisher Scientific's free on-demand webinar and discover how to accurately diagnose paratuberculosis with the right combination of diagnostic tests.

 

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Biomin Sees Bright Future ahead for the Phytogenic Feed Additive Space

Wed, 22 Mar 2017

GLOBAL - According to BIOMIN projections, the phytogenic feed additive (PFA) market could surpass USD 1 billion by 2023. The company, which recently released the results of its 2017 BIOMIN Phytogenic Feed Additives Survey involving 1,140 agribusiness professionals from across the globe, is encouraged by the very positive signs for the PFA segment moving forward.

 

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Biomin Announces Participation in €16m Project for Feed and Food Quality, Safety and Innovation (FFOQSI)

Wed, 22 Mar 2017

AUSTRIA - A total of 40 organizations, including 6 scientific and 34 company partners from 5 countries, are taking a farm-to-fork approach to addressing food safety and food security issues, in the form of the new K1 Center for Feed and Food Quality, Safety and Innovation (FFoQSI) in Austria.

 

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Moving the Nutritional Pieces of a Sliding Pussl towards Antibiotic Reduction

Wed, 22 Mar 2017

GLOBAL - Ellen van Eerden, researcher at Schothorst Feed Research, explains how proper nutrition can reduce gut stress, and consequently allow for the reduction of antibiotic use.

 

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Merck Animal Health Aids Communities in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Colorado Impacted by Wildfires

Wed, 22 Mar 2017

US - In the wake of the devastation recently caused by the wildfires in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Colorado, Merck Animal Health has announced it will donate $20,000 to help support communities impacted by the fires.

 

DP Tells Farmers About Benefits of Dairy Farming

Tue, 21 Mar 2017

KENYA - Deputy President William Ruto has urged farmers to venture into dairy farming to make the country self sufficient in milk production.

 

'Onerous' Letter Campaign by European Dairy Farmers

Tue, 21 Mar 2017

EU - Nowadays, "onerous letters" are landing on the desks of Europe's Agriculture Ministers and Agriculture Commissioner Hogan.

 

Directorate Unveils Plans to Prevent Outbreak of Cattle, Sheep & Poultry Diseases

Tue, 21 Mar 2017

GAMBIA - Dr Duto Sainey Fofana, Director General of the Department of Livestock Services has unveiled plans to prevent the outbreak of new cattle, sheep and chicken diseases in the country.

 

IFA: Cattle Prices Increase as Supplies Tighten

Tue, 21 Mar 2017

IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said cattle prices have risen a further 5 to 10c/kg this week, with the base price for steers at €3.90/kg and €3.95/kg paid. He said the base price for heifers has also moved on to €4.00/kg and some incidences of €4.05/kg being paid.

 

Positive Drug Residues in Milk Tankers Down to 350 Loads in 2016

Tue, 21 Mar 2017

US - Just 350 tankers out of more 3.5 million loads of milk tested positive for drug residues in fiscal year 2016, ending 30 September, according to the National Milk Drug Residue Database. That’s a violation rate of 0.011 per cent, the lowest level in 20 years and just one-eighth of the rate in 1997.

 

Arla Brand Records Biggest Growth Among UK's Top Grocery Brands

Mon, 20 Mar 2017

UK - Arla branded products recorded the largest growth of any of the 100 UK grocery brands listed, achieving growth of £37m in 2016. The Arla brand portfolio grew almost four times that of the next closest brand (Pepsi, £8.5m), reflecting a strong sales performance of volume driven growth of 7.6 per cent last year.

 

Shanghai Tightens Food Safety Regulations

Mon, 20 Mar 2017

CHINA - A new food safety regulation, said to be the most stringent ever enacted, will take effect in Shanghai on Monday.

 

Unknown Disease Kills 13 Cattle in Odisha State

Mon, 20 Mar 2017

INDIA - Outbreak of an unknown disease in agrarian areas of Odisha's Kendrapara district has claimed 13 cattle over the past one week, a veterinary official said today.

 

Iowa Capital Witnesses Remarkable Bonds of Canada, US Friendship

Mon, 20 Mar 2017

US - Canada's Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs applauds the remarkable bonds of friendship that exist between Canada and the United States, writes Bruce Cochrane.

 

Focus on Basics Critical to China's Dairy Industry

Fri, 17 Mar 2017

CHINA - The year 2020 is critical to the 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-20), as China's leadership has pledged to build an all-round well-off society by then. Almost every industry has its own individual (as well as collective) five-year plan with specific objectives and ways to implement it.

 

Farmers, Ranchers Ask Congress to Strengthen Safety Net

Fri, 17 Mar 2017

US - The American Farm Bureau Federation and 11 other farm and ranch groups have asked congressional budget and appropriations committees to increase funding for farm programs in the 2018 farm bill.

 

Arla UK Spends Extra in Milk Aisle as Consumers Choose Branded Milks

Fri, 17 Mar 2017

UK - Added value milk products by Arla Foods UK successfully added £95m in value to the category in 2016, with 1.5 million shoppers trading up from standard fresh milk to an Arla branded product offering additional benefits.

 

Cattle Prices Drive on as Supplies Tighten

Fri, 17 Mar 2017

IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has reported cattle prices are rising this week with most plants increasing the base prices by 5c/kg to get numbers. He said the base price for steers has moved on to €3.85 for steers and €3.95/kg for heifers.

 

Lithuanian Dairy Company Sends Trial Products to Chinese Market

Fri, 17 Mar 2017

LITHUANIA - One of Lithuania's largest dairy producers has sent the first product delivery to China amid fresh efforts to enter the Chinese market, the company announced on Wednesday.

 

Securing Future of Cattle Production in Africa

Fri, 17 Mar 2017

AFRICA - A 'world-first' study of the genomes of indigenous cattle in Africa has revealed vital clues that will help secure the future of cattle production on the continent.

 

KAP Urges Carbon Tax Exemption for Farmers

Fri, 17 Mar 2017

CANADA - The President of Keystone Agricultural Producers is calling for farmers to be exempt from any carbon on the inputs they use to produce food, writes Bruce Cochrane.

 

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CME: Total Canadian Cattle Inventory as of 1 January 0.2% Larger Than a Year Ago

Thu, 16 Mar 2017

US - Last week Statistics Canada issued the results of its semi-annual survey of cattle operations and an estimate of the inventory of cattle at various stages of production, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc.

 

IFA: Carbery Milk Price Welcome, Other Co-ops Must Stay on Track

Thu, 16 Mar 2017

IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary has said the 1.5c/l increase announced by Carbery on February milk will bring the West Cork Co-ops within just over half a cent of the 33c/l predicted by several industry leaders for 2017.

 

Canada, US Need Voices to Defend, Preserve, Enhance Free & Fair Trade

Thu, 16 Mar 2017

CANADA& US - Saskatchewan's Premier says strong voices are needed on both sides of the Canada-US border to speak to the importance of trade, Bruce Cochrane writes.

 

RCB Issues Final Notices for Shifting Cattle Pens

Thu, 16 Mar 2017

PAKISTAN - Rawalpindi Cantonment Board (RCB) has issued final notices to owners of cattle pens to shift them outside Cantt area.

 

Harm Caused by Changing US Trade Policies Avoidable Through Options

Thu, 16 Mar 2017

CANADA - A Canadian based International Trade Consultant says there are options available in the event the United States implements trade policies that cause economic harm to Canada, reports Bruce Cochrane.

 

Heritage Foods Commissions Cattle Feed Plant in Hindipur

Thu, 16 Mar 2017

INDIA - Heritage Foods Ltd has commissioned first cattle feed plant at Gollapuram village in Hindupur mandal of Anantapur district in Andhra Pradesh.

 

China's Quality of Agricultural Products to Improve

Thu, 16 Mar 2017

CHINA - The Ministry of Agriculture has published a five-year plan to improve the quality of agricultural products, including measures to ensure that products such as apples, tea and pork can be traced back to their producers.

 

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Merck Animal Health Supports Scholarship for 34 Veterinary Students from US, Canada and Asia

Wed, 15 Mar 2017

US - Today, 34 outstanding veterinary students from around the world received scholarships from Merck Animal Health, in partnership with the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF).

 

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5 Tips for On-site Mycotoxin Testing and Mitigation

Wed, 15 Mar 2017

GLOBAL - Here we present 5 key takeaways from our recent webinar on mycotoxin testing and survey results, in cooperation with Romer Labs.

 

What Makes Farmers Try New Practices?

Wed, 15 Mar 2017

US - Change is never easy. But when it comes to adopting new agricultural practices, some farmers are easier to convince than others.

 

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Digestarom® DC - Optimizing Feed Conversion

Wed, 15 Mar 2017

GLOBAL - This is a product video that explains the modes of action of Digestarom® DC.

 

India's Milk, Egg, Meat Production Growing, Says Govt

Wed, 15 Mar 2017

INDIA - The production of milk, eggs and meat has increased in the country as compared to last year, the Lok Sabha was informed yesterday.

 

New Drought Declarations Show Bush Still Doing it Tough

Wed, 15 Mar 2017

AUSTRALIA - New drought declarations announced over the weekend are a recognition of the continued impact deteriorating weather conditions are having on farming families across Queensland, AgForce said on Monday.

 

Vatukoula Dairy Farmers Seek Financial Assistance

Wed, 15 Mar 2017

FIJI - The Ministry of Agriculture remains tight-lipped on the plight of a group of Vatukoula dairy farmers seeking assistance with the running of their business.

 

Cattle Supplies Tighter; Prices Stronger This Week

Wed, 15 Mar 2017

IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has said cattle supplies are tighter this week and prices are stronger with agents reporting it much harder to get stock, and having to pay 5c/kg more. In addition, he said with the change in the weather along with the calving and lambing season, farmers are extremely busy.