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13 August 2018
View news from Global Time for Dairies to Switch from Blanket Dry Cow Therapy To Selective Therapy?
Dairies in the Netherlands are required by law to use selective dry cow therapy. The idea was to reduce antibiotic use, however, the industry has been surprised by the unexpected benefits they've experienced on-farm. ...
08 August 2018
View news from Romania Bovine Babesiosis Outbreaks Reported in Romania
ROMANIA - Dr Geronimo Raducu Branescu, President Secretary of State Chief Veterinary Officer at the National Sanitary Veterinary and Food Safety Authority has reported four outbreaks of bovine babesiosis, also known as Redwater or Tick Fever, in the city...
View news from Global FAO Food Price Index Posts Sharp Drop in July
GLOBAL - Global agricultural food commodity prices fell sharply in July, as all the major traded items posted notable declines, led by dairy and sugar....
View news from Israel Tara Follows Tnuva in Raising Dairy Product Prices
ISRAEL - Tara Dairies is following in the footsteps of Tnuva by raising prices of its products that are not subject to price controls. ...
07 August 2018
View news from Jamaica Govt Strategises to Boost Dairy, Livestock Production
JAMAICA - Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Audley Shaw says the ministry is targeting the implementation of several strategies intended to boost Jamaica's livestock and dairy industries and enable the country to become more self-sufficient...
View news from Finland Hay-poor Dairy Farmers Consider Sending Cows to Slaughter
FINLAND - After a dry summer, many farmers in the south and west predict that they will only harvest half of their normal yield. This bodes poorly for Finland's livestock....
View news from Ireland IFA Says Dairy Farmers Will Continue to Need Co-op Price Support
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan on Friday said that with weather the main driver of income volatility in 2018, it was disappointing that many co-ops had missed the opportunity to increase June milk prices. This, he said, would...
06 August 2018
View news from New Zealand NZ Dairy Season Kicks Off with Reasonable Weather Outlook
NEW ZEALAND - Dairy cows around the country tend to freshen in the month of August and grass growth becomes important as production ramps up with warmer weather. ...
View news from Israel Tnuva Hikes Dairy Products Prices
ISRAEL - Tnuva is raising prices for non-controlled dairy products by an average of 2.2 per cent....
View news from Bosnia and Herzegovina Minister: BiH Gets Green Light for Export of Dairy Products to EU
BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA - The European Commission (EC) issued a green light on Monday to Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) to export milk and dairy products to the European Union (EU), BiH Trade Minister Mirko Sarovic said Monday....
View news from Pakistan Feared Congo Virus Fumigation Drive Launched in Cattle Markets
PAKISTAN - The livestock department started a fumigation drive to prevent the expected spreading Congo virus from sacrificial animals coming for Eid-ul-Azha in cattle markets set up on Super Highway and other areas of Karachi....
View news from United States From Farm to Fridge: Milk Carton 'Sell-by' Dates May Become More Precise
US - The "sell-by" and "best-by" dates on milk cartons may soon become more meaningful and accurate. Cornell University food scientists have created a new predictive model that examines spore-forming bacteria and when they emerge, according to research...
03 August 2018
View news from Ireland IFA: Minister Creed Needs to Deliver Real Measures to Help Farmers Affected by Drought
IRELAND - While visiting a number of drought-hit farms in the South East yesterday, IFA President Joe Healy said that Minister Michael Creed needs to deliver real measures to help farmers on the ground....
View news from China Valio Winning Over Chinese Consumers
CHINA - Finnish dairy manufacturer diversifies into local retail market, offering lactose-free, localized products....
02 August 2018
View news from United States Aid to US Farmers on Tariffs Seen as Stopgap
US - For US farmers affected by the trade war unleashed by President Donald Trump, the $12 billion in emergency aid from his administration is a temporary remedy, and it comes with several potential negative side effects....
31 July 2018
View news from Australia Brucellosis Outbreak in Upper Austria Affects Dairy Cattle Herd
AUSTRIA - Chief Veterinary Officer Dr Ulrich Herzog has reported an outbreak of brucellosis to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) at a dairy farm located in Upper Austria (Oberösterreich)....
View news from Romania Greek Dairy Producer Invests in New Production Line in Romania
ROMANIA - Olympus, one of the biggest dairy producers in Romania, has invested €20 million in a new production line at its factory in Halchiu, near Brasov....
View news from Armenia Armenia to Switch to New System of Labeling Dairy Products
ARMENIA - To meet a requirement of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), Armenia will switch to a new labeling of dairy products starting from January 2019, the chairman of the State Food Safety Service, Georgy Avetisyan, said at a meeting with producers...
View news from Myanmar Hluttaw to Discuss Ban on Cattle Export
MYANMAR - Parliament is to discuss a legislator’s proposal to ban the export of cattle used in seasonal cultivation....
View news from Bangladesh Low Cattle Prices Worry Farmers
BANGLADESH - The commercial cattle farmers in the district are worried due to price fall of the animals in the local markets, especially in view of the high cost of fodder and huge labour spent for them....
30 July 2018
View news from United States CME: Beef Cow Slaughter Through Mid-June Up 11%
US - Beef cow slaughter through the middle of July has increased 11 per cent over last year’s figures pointing toward the ongoing moderation of this cattle cycles expansionary phase, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States Injectable Trace Minerals Improve Oxidative Stress After Aflatoxin Challenge in Dairy Cows
US - When dairy cattle consume aflatoxin-contaminated feed, they are lethargic, their appetite wanes, they produce less milk, and their immune system goes awry....
View news from China Imported Food Gains Popularity in China
CHINA - Chinese consumers' demand for imported food has been growing steadily as the standard of living in China improves, according to a statement from the General Administration of Customs....
View news from Argentina US Says Farmers Could Get Cash Aid by Oct But Will Not be Made Whole
ARGENTINA - US farmers could receive cash payments from a planned $12 billion aid package as soon as late September, US Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue told Reuters on Saturday, warning that the program will not make tariff-hit farmers whole....
27 July 2018
View news from United States CME: Feedlot Placements Down from First Six Months of 2017
US - Placements of cattle into feedlots with capacities over 1000 head were up 1 per cent in June from a year earlier, according to USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS)....
View news from Ireland Time for Action from Minister Creed on Factories, Cattle Prices, Says IFA
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said cattle farmers would have expected a lot more action from Minister Creed and the Government in calling the factories to task on the cattle price issue....
View news from United Kingdom Forage Shortage Becoming Critical
UK - “The continuing dry weather is of great concern and for parts of the UK the forecast is for no rain for at least another 10 days,” says David Donaldson, National Nutritionist with The Dairy Group....
26 July 2018
View news from New Zealand First Time Ever: New Zealand to Eradicate Mycoplasma bovis from Dairy Herds
It's never been done before. New Zealand has announced plans to try to eradicate Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis) from its dairy herds. ...
 
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