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11 December 2017
View news from Netherlands New Tool Could Help Maintain Quality During Cheese Production
NETHERLANDS - Dutch type cheeses, notably edam and gouda, are made using complex starter cultures, that have been employed for centuries. Due to changes in strain composition within a culture, the quality frequently fluctuates. ...
View news from Thailand Nutriad present gut health research at Global Feed Summit
Multinational feed additives producer Nutriad presented new gut health research at the recent Global Feed Summit in Bangkok (Thailand)....
08 December 2017
View news from United Kingdom Top Milk Quality Bull Continues to Lead Young Holstein Ranking
UK - One of the top milk quality improvers of the Holstein breed, Mr Rubi-Agronaut, leads the way amongst genomic, young sires in the new AHDB Dairy indexes, with a December 2017 Profitable Lifetime Index (PLI) of £812....
View news from India Dairy Supply Chain Startup Ensures High Quality Milk
INDIA - In yet another instance of startups solving India-focussed problems garnering investors’ attention, dairy supply chain startup MilkLane has raised Rs 27 crore (US$4,180,950) in its first institutional round of fundraise. ...
View news from Zambia Mysterious Cattle Disease Breaks Out in Chikankata
ZAMBIA - A mysterious cattle disease has broken out in Chikankata district in the Southern province and has since claimed seven heads of cattle....
View news from Ireland IFA Looks for Changes to EU Veterinary Medicinal Proposals
IRELAND - In meetings this week with Irish MEPs, IFA Animal Health Chairman Bert Stewart again outlined the concerns farmers have with EU proposals for the regulation of veterinary medicinal products....
07 December 2017
View news from United States CME: Feeder Cattle Demand from Feedlots in H2/2017
US - The demand for feeder cattle from feedlots in the second half of this year has been one of the surprises of the cattle market in 2017, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United Kingdom Union to Meet Muller on Milk Price Shocker
UK - Following on from its decision to slash the milk price paid to Muller Direct farmers, NFU Scotland and NFU England & Wales are expecting to meet with the milk processor next week....
View news from Sri Lanka SL Govt Promotes Youth Dairy Entrepreneurs
SRI LANKA - As a part of the government’s policy to promote domestic dairy production with the participation of youth entrepreneurs the Cabinet of Ministers has decided to start an island-wide programme to create 10,000 youth dairy entrepreneurs in...
View news from European Union Nutriad launches MycoGut Academy
Multinational feed additives producer Nutriad, global leader in practical solutions for Mycotoxin Management, received customers and distribution partners in Belgium for the inaugural sessions of the MycoGut Academy....
06 December 2017
View news from United States CME: Corn, Soybean Acreage Planted Estimated to Increase Y/Y in 2018
US - Last week (28 November 2017), the USDA’s World Agricultural Outlook Board (WAOB) provided early release tables that will be included in their long-term annual projections to 2027, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from European Union Copa and Cogeca Underline Huge Efforts EU Farmers, Cooperatives are Making to Tackle AMR
EU - Copa and Cogeca highlighted yesterday the progress farmers and their cooperatives have made in tackling antimicrobial resistance, with EU reports showing a 13 per cent decline in antimicrobial use in livestock production....
View news from United Kingdom Environment Secretary Tours Arla's Net Zero Carbon Dairy at Aylesbury
UK - Tomas Pietrangeli, Managing Director of Arla Foods UK, met with Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs this week for a tour of the cooperative’s Aylesbury site, the world’s largest fresh milk processing plant....
View news from Australia Victoria: ACCC Fails to Deliver Entire Supply Chain Solution
AUSTRALIA - The United Dairyfarmers of Victoria has pushed for action to address power imbalances between milk processors and supermarket retailers following the release last week (Thursday, 30 November) of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission...
View news from Pakistan Pakistan PM for Exploiting Full Potential of Dairy Industry
PAKISTAN - Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has directed that all necessary measures be adopted for exploiting the full potential of Pakistan’s dairy industry and has also directed formation of a committee to study a proposal for establishing a milk...
View news from New Zealand NZ Commodity Prices Fall in November on Weaker Dairy
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand commodity prices slipped further in November, with dairy prices leading the pack lower although the softening was across the board....
View news from United States Zoetis Accepting Proposals for Research Grants on Innovative Approaches to Controlling Parasitic Disease
Zoetis today announced that the company is accepting grant proposals for research into innovative approaches to help protect dogs, cattle, sheep and poultry from parasitic diseases and to extend the efficacy of therapeutics through new formulations....
05 December 2017
View news from United Kingdom Muller Shocker on Milk Price: 1.5p Price Cut Angers Dairy Farmers
UK - News that dairy giant Muller are to slash the price paid to their farmers by a massive 1.5p per litre has seen NFU Scotland receive many calls from angry Muller suppliers....
View news from Ireland Foodwise Targets Dependent on Brexit Outcome, Says IFA
IRELAND - Speaking at yesterday's major conference on the Foodwise 2025 strategy for the agri-food sector, IFA President Joe Healy said the achievement of the 2025 targets would be very dependent on what happens in the Brexit talks over the coming days....
View news from European Union Report: Call for Urgent Action on Food, Nutrition Security
EU - As part of an unprecedented global InterAcademy Partnership project by 130 science academies, a team of scientists from across Europe undertook a two-year, extensive analysis on the future of food, nutrition, agriculture, and health....
View news from Global New Module Fully Integrates Johne’s Disease Testing into Laboratory Workflow
GLOBAL - Thermo Fisher Scientific today introduced the Applied Biosystems MagMAX CORE Mechanical Lysis Module designed to optimize nucleic acid purification in the detection of Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP), the pathogen that causes...
View news from France Danone Welcomes Arbitration Award in Fonterra Case
FRANCE - Last week (Thursday, 30 November), multinational food giant Danone was awarded damages of €105 million to be paid immediately by Fonterra for costs suffered as a result of the Fonterra food safety failures of 2013. ...
01 December 2017
View news from Singapore Starbucks Loses Claim Against Dairy Firm Logo
SINGAPORE - A Japan-based dairy firm can register a trademark for its line of milk coffees after an opposing claim made by coffee giant Starbucks was thrown out by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (Ipos)....
View news from New Zealand Dairy Auction Prices Expected to Lift on Drought Threat
NEW ZEALAND - Prices on the GlobalDairyTrade auction may lift next week, snapping four consecutive declines, as the increased threat of drought in New Zealand weighs on expectations for Fonterra Cooperative Group's milk production....
View news from Sweden Arla Foods Chairman Announces Retirement Plans
SWEDEN - The Chairman of Arla Foods amba, Åke Hantoft, 65, has announced his intention of retirement in the near future and has put his dairy farm in Ösarp, Sweden on the market as a going concern....
View news from United States Uncertainty Surrounds US Livestock Methane Emission Estimates
US - A new study of methane emissions from livestock in the United States - led by a researcher in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences - has challenged previous top-down estimates....
30 November 2017
View news from United States CME: Cow Slaughter Up in 2017; More Cows Expected to Come to Market in 2018
US - Cow slaughter has increased this year and we should see more cows come to market next year as well, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from European Union Initial Reaction to EU Commission Plan on Future CAP Outlined
EU - Reacting to the EU Commission plan on the future Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) yesterday, Copa and Cogeca called for a real simplification of CAP rules and for any further renationalization of the CAP to be prevented....
 
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