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19 April 2018
CME: Number of Average Cattle on Feed on 1 April Expected to be Higher Than a Year Ago
US - USDA will issue its feedlot inventory survey at the end of this week and the following table summarizes the forecasts of 11 analysts polled by Urner Barry, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
NFU Says Current House Farm Bill Fails to Meet Family Farmers' Needs
WASHINGTON - The US House Agriculture Committee today marked up the 2018 Farm Bill, H.R. 2, sending the bill to the full US House of Representatives for its consideration...
Dairy Product Prices Gain for First Time in Five Auctions
NEW ZEALAND - Dairy product prices rose at the Global Dairy Trade auction, gaining for the first time in five events, amid strong demand....
Dairy Farmers Urge Ban on Import of Dry Milk Powder
PAKISTAN - Dairy and livestock farmers have voiced concern over import and sale of dry milk in the country, stressing the government to ban import of dairy items and instead take serious steps to enhance milk and meat production in the country....
Kakamega Banks on Sh240m New 'Smart Dairy' Initiative
KENYA - The Kakamega county government has embarked on a Sh240 million Smart Dairy farms initiative. ...
18 April 2018
FrieslandCampina on Full Speed Ahead Towards Sustainable Milk
NETHERLANDS - Earlier this week, FrieslandCampina announced that it will accelerate and further expedite its purpose driven strategy "nourishing by nature" with an even stronger commitment to sustainability....
AHDB: Understanding Consumer Needs is Key to Exports
UK - A ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to unlocking export opportunities for British food and farming products should be avoided if we are to reap the rewards of overseas trade....
US Farmers, Ranchers Bracing for Tough Times Amid Trade Dispute
US - From the Texas Gulf Coast to the American heartland, ranchers, farmers and petrochemical producers are expressing uneasiness over the growing US-China trade friction....
17 April 2018
Project Optimises Logistics in Collection, Transport & Delivery of Raw Milk
FRANCE - The logistics involved in collecting raw milk from livestock farms, transporting it and delivering it to dairies currently constitutes a significant cost to be added to the chain of dairy products. ...
NFU South East Prepared to Respond to Govt on Future Farm Policy
Hundreds of NFU South East members have come forward to help the NFU respond to government plans for future farm policy, which currently fails to recognise the vital role of food production, reports the NFU...
13 April 2018
IFA Reports Cattle Prices Rising, but Not Fast Enough
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has said that cattle prices are rising but not fast enough, and not in line with the price levels in the country's largest export market in the UK....
Experts Advise Use of Benchmarking to Identify Farms with High Antibiotic Use
UK - A number of British dairy farms are using extremely high levels of antibiotics in their cattle, a study finds....
12 April 2018
CME: No Surprises Found in Latest WASDE Forecasts
US - The World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) report was published on Tuesday (10 April) by USDA. Market analysts found no surprises in the feedstuff and animal-based protein WASDE forecasts....
Livestock Production Much Smaller Challenge to Global Food Security
GLOBAL - Humans face mounting challenges when it comes to finding ways to sustainably feed an exploding population. As populations become wealthier and more urbanized, the demand for animal products continues to climb....
Dutch Dairy Giant Plans Huge Investment in China
CHINA - Dutch global dairy giant Royal FrieslandCampina plans to invest €100 million ($123.7 million) in the China market this year, its CEO Hein Schumacher said in Beijing....
IFA Warns Co-ops Not to 'Kick Farmers While They're Down'
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan has warned co-ops that they must not kick farmers while they’re down by cutting milk prices, but must instead utilise some of the strongly increased 2017 profits to show their understanding...
Important Issues Drive Agenda for Leading Animal Nutrition Conference
CANADA - There's still time to register for the 2nd Animal Nutrition Conference of Canada from 2-3 May in Edmonton....
11 April 2018
FAO Food Price Index Rises for Second Consecutive Month
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index rose in March, driven by robust increases in grains and dairy prices....
Cows Happily Outside at Opening of Farmer Season
NETHERLANDS - Campina celebrated the start of the farmer season with the first outdoor grazing at the farm of farmer Niels in Leusden on Monday 9 April. ...
10 April 2018
Rabobank: China's Import Program, Weather-impacted NZ Season Perfect Ingredients for Short-term Rally
NEW ZEALAND - A robust import programme by Chinese buyers, combined with a weather-impacted New Zealand season, were the perfect ingredients for the short-term rally in Q1 2018....
Coop Switzerland Launches Locally-Sourced Dairy Range
SWITZERLAND - Swiss retailer Coop has launched a new dairy product line sourced from cows fed exclusively on Swiss hay....
IFA Says Any March Milk Price Cut to be Interpreted as Further Kick in the Teeth
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan has warned co-ops that they must show their understanding of the extreme hardship and stress levels on farms in the only way that will count for dairy farmers – by holding the March milk price....
06 April 2018
Nation's Diets are Stuck in a Rut, New Research from Arla Reveals
UK - New research released by Arla Fibre reveals that the nation’s diets are stuck in a rut, with nearly two thirds (61 per cent) of adults (2,000 adults polled by 72 Point in March 2018) eating the same or similar foods every day. ...
Future Holds Challenges, Opportunities for Dairy Producers
GLOBAL - In the future, global food production systems will come under increased pressure from population growth, urbanization, and climate change....
Tighter Finished Cattle Supplies to Drive Price Increases
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said cattle prices are moving in the right direction and feeders are expecting strong price increases over the coming weeks as supplies tighten and UK prices continue to increase....
05 April 2018
NFU Urges Plan to Protect Family Farmers from Brunt of Trade War
US – In the latest of a series of tariff threats exchanged between the United States and China, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOC) has announced plans to impose a 25 per cent tariff on $50 billion worth of US goods, including soybeans corn, beef,...
Dairy Product Prices Fall for Fourth Straight Auction
NEW ZEALAND - Dairy product prices fell at the Global Dairy Trade auction, dragged lower by an unexpected plunge in anhydrous milk fat....
04 April 2018
Armenia, FAO Sign Agreement to Boost Dairy Production
ARMENIA - An agreement signed today by the government of Armenia and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is supposed to help Armenia improve and expand the processing of dairy products....
 
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