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27 June 2017
View news from Netherlands Raw Milk Guaranteed Price for July 2017 €37.25
NETHERLANDS - The FrieslandCampina guaranteed price for raw milk for July 2017 is €37.25 per 100 kilogrammes of milk. The guaranteed price increases by €0.50 compared to the guaranteed price for June (€36.75)....
View news from Estonia Dairy Producers Say State Agency Not Impartial Awarding Investment
ESTONIA - Two contenders have applied for investment in the millions of euros by the Agricultural Registers and Information Board (ARIB) to be granted to large dairy producers. E-Piim made the race; competitor EstMilk are talking about a conflict of interest....
26 June 2017
View news from China China to Reduce Use of Antibiotics in Poultry, Livestock
CHINA - Irregularities in the use of antibiotics in poultry and livestock in China will be strictly monitored to reduce drug resistance, according to a national plan released by the Ministry of Agriculture on Friday....
View news from Jamaica Jamaica Broilers to Import New Cattle Varieties
JAMAICA - Jamaica Broilers Group is awaiting approval from the Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries to import varieties of cattle that produce more milk per day than the current local stocks....
View news from Canada Ag Employers Say Finding Front Line Workers Biggest Challenge
CANADA - The Human Resources and Training Coordinator with Manitoba Pork says the biggest challenge for pork industry employers is attracting front line workers, Bruce Cochrane reports....
View news from Iran IME Debuts Cattle Trading for Export
IRAN - Iran Mercantile Exchange has begun listing livestock for exports....
View news from Switzerland Swiss Dairy Farmers Urged to Adapt to Climate Change
SWITZERLAND - As temperatures climb and growing seasons change, milk producers across Switzerland must cooperate with one another to improve their grassland management practices if they want to break even, says an official agriculture report....
23 June 2017
View news from Global Ag Leaders from Canada, Mexico & US Discuss Trade
CANADA, MEXICO & US - Canada's Minister of Agriculture says he and his US and Mexican counterparts share a commitment to maintaining open and transparent markets so trade can continue to grow, Bruce Cochrane writes....
View news from Ireland Estimated May Milk Price League Shows Many Co-ops Have Scope to Beat Average
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Chairman Sean O’Leary has said that, assuming that all co-ops increase their May milk price by 1c/l including VAT, many would have a way to go to catch up with the 30.78c/l + VAT average indicated by an update to the April...
View news from United Kingdom Dairy Should be High Priority in Brexit Negotiations, Says Dairy UK
UK - It is vitally important that the UK dairy industry is recognised and prioritised during Brexit negotiations, Dr David Dobbin, Chairman of Dairy UK, said Wednesday....
View news from Sri Lanka Food Production Hit by Extreme Drought, Then Floods in Sri Lanka
SRI LANKA - A severe drought followed by heavy rainfalls in Sri Lanka has hit large swaths of cropping areas, threatening the food security of some 900,000 people, according to a report published yesterday (22 June) by the Food and Agriculture Organization...
View news from Canada Call for Reinvestment of Carbon Taxes into Agri Programming
CANADA - Keystone Agricultural Producers say, by investing proceeds collected through a provincial carbon tax into agriculture, the Manitoba government will be able to maximise farmers' ability to contribute to greenhouse gas reductions....
View news from Estonia Sugar Tax to Increase Dairy Prices
ESTONIA - Despite the original plan to impose a sugar tax only on sweetened soft drinks, the according bill passed into law on Monday by the Riigikogu includes dairy drinks as well as fruit juice....
View news from Pakistan Sindh HC Orders Status Quo on Cattle Colony Fee Collection Auction
PAKISTAN - The Sindh High Court has ordered status quo on auction of three contracts for collection of fees from cattle points in the city’s Cattle Colony and Aansoo Goth areas....
View news from United States Steps to Help You Make the Most from an Implant Programme
While it’s a challenging time in the cattle industry, as a progressive cattle producer you still have opportunities to add value to your final product. Using growth implants is one of the most profitable tools available to help you achieve this goal...
22 June 2017
View news from United States CME: Number of Cattle Marketed Outpaced by Cattle Placed on Feed
US - There is broad expectation that cattle inventory numbers continued to increase in May as the rate of the number placed on feed outpaced the number of animals marketed, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from New Zealand Dairy Shown to Improve Bone Health of Kiwi Children
NEW ZEALAND - New Massey University research shows children drinking milk at school have greater increases in the size and strength of their bones, compared to children who are not involved in the Fonterra Milk for Schools programme....
View news from Nigeria FAO: Emergency Aid to Combat Hunger in North-east Nigeria
NIGERIA - Seeds and fertilizer for more than one million people are being distributed by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in north-eastern Nigeria for the planting season that begins this month....
View news from United States New Sensors Could Enable More Affordable Detection of Pollution, Diseases
US - When it comes to testing for cancer, environmental pollution and food contaminants, traditional sensors can help. The challenges are that they often are bulky, expensive, non-intuitive and complicated....
View news from United Kingdom Arla Foods Amba Increases Milk Price for July
UK - Arla Foods is raising its milk price to owners by two eurocents per kilogramme from 1 July. When the increase in the on-account price is applied to the UK standard manufacturing litre, the increase equates to an upward movement of 1.65 pence....
View news from United States Urban Ag Only Provides Small Environmental Benefits in Northeastern US
US - "Buy local" sounds like a great environmental slogan, epitomized for city dwellers by urban agriculture. But when it comes to growing fruits and vegetables in vacant lots and on rooftops in cities, is the practice really better for the planet than...
View news from China Chinese Dairy Firm Invests Big in Farm Titan
CHINA - China Mengniu Dairy Company has invested more than 5 billion yuan (US$73.2 million) in Modern Farming Group Co Ltd to manufacture pasteurized milk products and other low-temperature dairy products....
View news from United Kingdom Food Citizenship Report Explores False, Limiting Idea of 'Consumer'
UK - The result of a ten-month inquiry with six organisations including the RSPB and Co-op to explore a Citizen food system, the Food Citizenship Report explores the false and limiting idea of ‘the consumer’. The report includes a review of international...
21 June 2017
View news from Romania Romania Reports Anthrax Outbreak
ROMANIA - The Romanian veterinary authorities have reported an outbreak of Anthrax in Botosani....
View news from United States Court Grants Request to Halt Ads from Arla in US
US - On 15 June, a US District Court in Green Bay, Wisconsin, granted pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly’s request to halt the continuation of dairy co-operative Arla Foods’ advertising related to the use of the synthetic growth hormone rBST....
View news from New Zealand Dairy Prices Drop for First Time Since March
NEW ZEALAND - The average price fell 0.8 per cent to $US3434 a tonne, while the key whole milk powder price - which determines the payout to dairy farmers - fell 3.3 per cent to $US3022....
View news from Uganda Uganda Puts Dairy Sector in the Limelight
UGANDA - As the world celebrates June dairy month, Uganda has more reason than most countries to put the dairy sector in the limelight. A quiet revolution has drastically changed the face of the sector, making it one of the outstanding agricultural success...
View news from United States Wheat Co-products Vary in Protein Digestibility When Fed to Livestock
US - Research from the University of Illinois is helping to determine the quality of protein in wheat middlings and red dog, two co-products of the wheat milling process that can be included in diets fed to pigs and other livestock....
 
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