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19 June 2018
View news from Mozambique OIE Reports FMD Outbreak in Tete Province
MOZAMBIQUE - Dr Américo Da Conceicao, National Director at the Ministry of Agriculture in Maputo has reported an outbreak of foot and mouth disease in Tete Province affecting cattle....
View news from New Zealand NZ Dairy Product Prices Seen Steady to Easing
NEW ZEALAND - Dairy product prices are expected to slip at the Global Dairy Trade auction overnight amid a pick-up in supply, even as global trade tensions appear to benefit demand for New Zealand dairy products....
View news from Ireland Cattle Supplies Extremely Tight, IFA Reports
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said cattle supplies are extremely tight with numbers in factory lairages very scarce and agents and procurement managers actively looking for stock....
View news from United Kingdom Kintyre Milk Producers Look to the Future
SCOTLAND, UK - Milk producers in Kintyre are committed to building a positive future for dairy production in the region....
View news from China China to Improve Quality of Dairy Products
CHINA - China will improve the quality of dairy products to boost the confidence of consumers, according to a guideline unveiled by the State Council on 11 June....
18 June 2018
View news from Latvia Drought in Western Latvia Forces Farmers to Dispose of Cattle
LATVIA - Farmers in Kuldiga region in western Latvia have started disposing of their cattle because lasting drought has resulted in shortage of fodder....
View news from Netherlands FrieslandCampina Notes Increase in Dairy Farms with Outdoor Grazing Cows for 4th Consecutive Year
NETHERLANDS - According to notifications for the meadow season 2018, this year 303 member dairy farms of FrieslandCampina choose to put their cows out into the meadows. ...
View news from European Union Uplift in EU Returns Confirms Co-ops Need to Start Working on Price Increases, Says IFA
EU - IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan has said that co-ops owe it to their suppliers to reflect in their May milk price decisions the 4.8c/l increase in EU returns and the several points higher than expected 105.4 pts May PPI....
View news from United Kingdom Reducing Age at First Calving can Save Thousands
UK - Reducing the age of first calving from 26 to 24 months can potentially save dairy farmers £300 per heifer....
14 June 2018
View news from United Kingdom NFUS Welcomes Milk Price Moves
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland has welcomed positive milk price moves in recent weeks and believes that commodity prices indicate that a farmgate price of 30p per litre is achievable....
View news from United Kingdom MP Launches APPG Inquiry into Dairy Exports, Opportunities
UK - The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dairy, headed by Scott Mann MP, has launched a new inquiry to look at the future of dairy exports....
View news from United States Senate Committee Vote a 'Positive Step' for 2018 Farm Bill
US - Yesterday, the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee held a mark-up of the Senate version of the 2018 Farm Bill. The Committee voted to advance the bill on a 20-1 vote....
View news from United States ANIZOME Launches Microbiome Discovery Platform for Animal Health, Nutrition
US - ANIZOME™, the first company to offer a commercial therapeutic microbiome discovery platform dedicated to animal health and nutrition, was launched last month....
View news from United States Zoetis Influence Feed: WHO is making waves? May 28 - June 10, 2018
Stay current on the latest food and agriculture issues impacting your business with Influence Feed by Zoetis. Influence Feed tracks the top 1,500 most influential voices across all segments of food and agriculture to bring you insights in a convenient...
View news from European Union Bayer’s Care4Cattle initiative
Interview with Almut Hoffmann, Head of Global Marketing Farm Animal Products. ...
13 June 2018
View news from Bangladesh Dairy Farmers Slam Duty Cut of Powdered Milk
BANGLADESH - Dairy farmers have expressed deep concern over a budget proposal that cut import duty of powdered milk by 10 percentage points, saying it could open the floodgates to foreign products....
View news from Ireland Farmers Disappointed that Bonuses Not Fully Included in May Price
IRELAND - Reacting to the announcement by Lakeland and Glanbia that, while holding the base milk price, they would respectively eliminate and reduce the bonuses paid in April, IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan said farmers would be disappointed,...
View news from Tanzania Researchers Help Unlock Answers About Leptospirosis in Africa
TANZANIA - University of Otago researchers are helping lead international studies which have discovered that exposure to cattle and rice farming are risk factors for the devastating disease leptospirosis in northern Tanzania....
12 June 2018
View news from China China Aims to Improve Dairy Industry
CHINA - China on Monday unveiled guidelines to make a series of improvements to its dairy industry....
View news from United States NCBA Welcomes Introduction of Modernizing Agricultural Transportation Act
US - The Modernizing Agricultural Transportation Act was introduced in the Senate by Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.) and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) ...
View news from United Kingdom AHDB Launches Farm Data Sharing Project
UK - Creating a best practice guide to sharing farm data is the focus of a new consultation launched by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB)....
View news from Turkey Positive News on Live Cattle Exports, IFA Reports
TURKEY - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the live exports trade has performed very positively in 2018 with exports up 25 per cent to 154,650 head....
View news from European Union Bayer and World Farmers’ Organisation - Grant supports innovation in animal well-being
If you are a livestock professional with an innovative approach to the well-being of your animals, then you could be eligible to apply for part of a €30,000 grant fund from Bayer....
11 June 2018
View news from United Arab Emirates Cattle Feed Inspection Labs Open at Jebel Ali Port
UAE - Talib Julfar, Assistant Director-General of Dubai Municipality for Environment and Public Health Services Sector, recently inaugurated the veterinary laboratories for examining fodder samples and animal food shipments in Jebel Ali Port....
View news from New Zealand Cattle Cull Reaches 24,500 in M. bovis Battle
NEW ZEALAND - There have been 24,500 cattle culled in the fight against Mycoplasma bovis so far....
View news from Ireland IFA Reports Push Back Against Factory Attempts to Undermine Cattle Price
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said farmers should push back hard on the propaganda from agents and the factories on price and insist on full value for their stock....
08 June 2018
View news from Global Dairy Prices Push FAO Food Price Index Up in May
GLOBAL - Global agricultural food commodity prices rose in May, with dairy prices jumping significantly. The FAO Food Price Index averaged 176.2 points during the month, up 1.2 per cent from April....
View news from India Pune Dairy Farmers Reel Under Low Prices
INDIA - Since August, dairies have started slashing procurement price for farmers, as they cited a slump in global prices of Skimmed Milk Powder (SMP) and imposition of Goods and Services Tax (GST) on byproducts....
 
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