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23 July 2019
View news from United States CME: Proportion of Heifers in Feedlots Continue to Rise
US - Two cattle reports were released on Friday by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), monthly "Cattle on Feed" and the mid-year "Cattle inventory". Both were in-line with expectations (for pre-report estimates see this Daily...
View news from Canada Livestock Producers Receive Tax Relief for 2019
CANADA - The Government of Canada yesterday released an initial list of designated regions in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Quebec where livestock tax deferral has been authorized for 2019 due to extreme weather conditions....
View news from New Zealand M. bovis Levy Added to Long List of Costs for Dairy Farmers
NEW ZEALAND - A levy on milk solids to pay for the Mycoplasma bovis response is another cost in a long list that farmers are having to endure, an industry leader says....
View news from Global Understanding Drivers of Shift to Sustainable Diets
GLOBAL - One of the 21st century's greatest challenges is to develop diets that are both sustainable for the planet and good for our bodies. An IIASA-led study explored the major drivers of widespread shifts to sustainable diets using a newly developed...
22 July 2019
View news from Iran Dairy Consumption Declining Among Iranians, Report Shows
IRAN - The low rate of dairy consumption in Iran has always been one of the main concerns of the health ministry during recent years. However, the rate has decreased more after cutting the government subsidy on milk, which has led to an increase in milk...
View news from Bangladesh Fodder Crisis Hits Cattle Rearing in Flood-affected District
BANGLADESH - Cattle rearing in flood-affected areas of Lalmonirhat is severely affected for lack of green fodder due to rising floodwaters in Teesta and Dharla rivers for the last one week....
View news from Global Research: High Prices of Healthy Foods Contribute to Malnutrition Worldwide
GLOBAL - Poor diets are the now the leading risk factor for the global burden of disease, accounting for one-fifth of all deaths worldwide. While the causes of poor diets are complex, new research finds the affordability of more nutritious foods is an...
View news from Ireland IFA National Council Unanimous on Need for Changes to BEAM Scheme
IRELAND - The IFA National Council, made up of representatives from all sectors and counties, has unanimously reiterated its support for IFA’s six principles that all prime cattle should be included in the BEAM Scheme....
19 July 2019
View news from United States CME: Drought Monitor Shows Few Trouble Spots Across US
US - While crop conditions remain a concern, one of the key figures in the crop progress for cattle producers is pasture and range conditions, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States NIFA, ERS Relocation Detrimental to Researchers, Family Farmers, and Consumers
US - The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) relocation of two major research agencies is "misguided" and "detrimental to family farmers and ranchers and rural communities", according to the nation’s oldest general farm organisation....
18 July 2019
View news from United States CME: Feedlot Placements Expected to be Above a Year Ago in July COF Report
US - According to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc., two major cattle reports will be released Friday, 19 July 2019, by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)....
View news from Uganda Uganda to Issue 'Birth Certificates' for Cattle: Minister
UGANDA - The Ugandan government has announced plans to register all farmers and their cattle, including issuing "birth certificates" for the animals, so it can trace their products....
View news from Kenya Kenya's Demand for Cattle, Poultry Products to Rise
KENYA - Demand for beef, dairy and poultry products will rise by 90 percent in 30 years as the population increases, a report has shown. ...
View news from Global Rising CO2, Climate Change Projected to Reduce Availability of Nutrients
GLOBAL - One of the biggest challenges to reducing hunger and undernutrition around the world is to produce foods that provide not only enough calories but also make enough necessary nutrients widely available. ...
View news from Ireland IFA Opposes Ag Minister's Exclusion of Dairy Farmers from €100m Fund
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan yesterday agreed with IFA President Joe Healy who stated that it was wrong of Agriculture Minister Creed to exclude prime beef cattle from dairy farmers from the BEAM scheme and said that this...
17 July 2019
View news from Bangladesh Bangladesh to Stop Cattle from India
BANGLADESH - The government has decided to halt smuggling of cattle from India to ensure fair price for local farmers and traders during the Eid-ul-Azha....
View news from Zimbabwe Govt To Compensate Farmers Who Lost Cattle to Theileriosis
ZIMBABWE - The government has undertaken to compensate all farmers in Mashonaland East province who lost their cattle to Theileriosis also known as January disease....
View news from Canada Govt Investing in Dairy Research Cluster
CANADA - The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, yesterday announced an investment of $11.4 million to the Dairy Research Cluster, led by the Dairy Farmers of Canada. With investment from the industry, the total investment...
View news from Ireland IFA Calls for Urgent Changes to Farm Labour Permit Scheme
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has called on Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys and Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed to move immediately to make changes to the pilot employment permit scheme which will address...
16 July 2019
View news from United States CME: Liquidation of Dairy Herd Behind Increase in Cow Slaughter
US - USDA will issue at the end of the week the results of two important surveys. According to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc, one covers the supply of cattle that as of 1 July were in inventory at +1000 head capacity feedlots....
View news from Bangladesh HC Bars Unauthorised Sale, Administration of Antibiotics to Cattle
BANGLADESH - The High Court has banned the sale antibiotics for cattle and its administration without a prescription from a veterinarian....
View news from Palestinian Territory Israeli Ministry Blocks Imports of Palestinian Dairy, Meat Products
PALESTINIAN TERRITORY - As of 1 August, Israeli Authorities will prohibit the export of Palestinian meat and dairy products into East Jerusalem, a decision passed on 1 July this year. ...
View news from New Zealand Govt at Risk of Capitulating to Dairy Over Climate Pollution
NEW ZEALAND - Greenpeace Executive Director, Dr Russel Norman, has reacted with disbelief that the Government’s latest climate proposal includes an option for dairy to voluntarily deal with their emissions over the next six years....
15 July 2019
View news from India Govt Advises NDDB to Bring Mother Dairy, Other Units Under RTI Ambit
INDIA - The Ministry of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries recently told the Parliament that as NDDB Dairy Services was set up through a Rs 200 crore contribution from NDDB, it has advised NDDB to "extend the provisions of the RTI Act, 2005 to its...
12 July 2019
View news from India CM Allocates Budget to Promote Cattle Farming in Madhya Pradesh
INDIA - Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath in his first state budget allocated Rs 132 crores for the promotion of cattle farming and livestock. He has also decided to pay Rs 20 per day for cow protection which was earlier Re 1....
View news from Global Study Shows Global Farming Trends Threaten Food Security
GLOBAL - Citrus fruits, coffee and avocados: The food on our tables has become more diverse in recent decades. However, global agriculture does not reflect this trend. ...
11 July 2019
View news from Nepal Dairy Products Directive Hits Snag in Kavre district
NEPAL - The government-issued Dairy and Dairy Products Production Criteria Directive-2018 faces obstacles in its implementation from the locals of Kavre district....
View news from Ireland Farmer Costs in TB Programme Up 15% as Forum Proposes Additional Controls, Costs for Farmers
IRELAND - IFA Animal Health Chairman, Pat Farrell said the TB Forum established by the Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed has failed to deliver on the key objective of addressing stakeholder issues....
 
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