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22 September 2017
Researchers Discover New Cattle Disease, Prevent from Spreading
DENMARK - Within Danish cattle breeding the semen of one breeding bull is used to inseminate a lot of cows. Due to the many inseminations one bull can thus father thousands of calves. Therefore, it is vital to determine whether breeding bulls carry hereditary...
FMD Outbreak in Bhutan Kills Dairy Cows, Calves
BHUTAN - Dr Tashi Samdup, Director General at the Department of Livestock under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, has reported an outbreak of foot and mouth disease (FMD) in a town called Samdrup Jongkhar....
Scientists, Farmers Work Together to Wipe Out African Lovegrass
AUSTRALIA - A partnership between QUT, the NSW Government and farmers could lead to the eventual eradication of the highly invasive African lovegrass threatening pastures and native grasslands Australia-wide....
Arla Foods Amba Increases October Milk Price
UK - Arla’s price for conventional milk for UK farmer owners will increase by 1.50 pence per litre from 1 October, taking Arla’s manufacturing litre to 32.30 pence....
Landmark EU, Canada Trade Deal Enters Into Force
EU & CANADA - The European Union and Canada began cutting import duties from Thursday on thousands of products and services in a reminder to the United Kingdom of the work it will take to replace the trade alliances it will give up when it leaves the...
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21 September 2017
CME: Average On-feed Estimate 2.7% Above a Year Ago
US - USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) releases their monthly "Cattle on Feed" report this Friday, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
Lactalis to Expand Local Dairy Production in Brazil by 30%
FRANCE - French dairy company Lactalis intends to increase its productivity at its milk plants in Brazil by 30 per cent within the next year....
Mitsui Enters Indonesian Dairy Market to Milk Growing Demand
JAPAN - Mitsui & Co. is getting into the dairy business in Indonesia, where demand for such products is rising along with incomes, through local food producer ABC Group. ...
Conflicts Drag Down Food Security Amid Growing Global Food Output
GLOBAL - Robust harvests in Latin America and rebounding agricultural conditions in Southern Africa are on course to improve the global food supply situation, but ongoing civil conflicts and climate-related shocks are affecting progress towards hunger...
CDC, Texas Health Officials Warn About Illness Linked to Raw Milk
US - People who consumed raw milk or raw milk products from one Texas dairy should contact their health care provider immediately, warn health investigators from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Texas Department of State Health...
20 September 2017
CME: Estimated Cattle Feeding Profitability Highest Ever During First Seven Months
US - In the first seven months of 2017 (January through July), on a cash basis (without hedging), estimated cattle feeding profitability per steer was the highest ever, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
DCANZ, DairyNZ & MPI Endorse Dairy Declaration of Rotterdam
NEW ZEALAND - DairyNZ, the Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ) and the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) yesterday endorsed the Dairy Declaration of Rotterdam, marking New Zealand’s commitment towards global sustainable dairy development....
New Dairy Farms to be Among Biggest in Central Europe
SLOVAKIA - An agricultural cooperative in Bzovík (Banská Bystrica Region) will invest €6 million in constructing one of the biggest dairy farms in central Europe....
Dairy Processors Stretched by Milk Production Gains
US - Every year, US dairy farmers produce 3 billion more pounds of milk than the year before. ...
Farmers Advised to Adjust to Higher Canadian Dollar
CANADA - The Chief Agricultural Economist with FCC is advising farmers to be prepared for the impact of increasing interest rates on the value of the Canadian dollar, writes Bruce Cochrane....
19 September 2017
CME: Significant Increase in Pace of Cow/Bull Slaughter
US - While hog producers have shown few signs of liquidation, the pace of cow/bull slaughter has increased significantly in the last three months, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
IFA Says Positive Change in Sterling Must be Reflected in Higher Cattle Price
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the positive change in sterling from 92p back to 88p must be reflected in stronger cattle prices back to farmers....
New UN Report Says World Hunger on the Rise Again
GLOBAL - After steadily declining for over a decade, global hunger is on the rise again, affecting 815 million people in 2016, or 11 per cent of the global population, says a new edition of the annual United Nations report on world food security and nutrition...
Dairy Industry Urged to Make Most of Brexit Opportunities
UK - There are huge opportunities for UK dairy after leaving the EU but the industry must shape up in order to exploit them effectively....
Largest Ever Micro-insurance Payout Made to Ethiopian Pastoralists
ETHIOPIA - More than 2,250 pastoralists received insurance payouts following the extremely poor rains this year in southern Ethiopia....
Westland Milk Shareholders to Vote on Shrinking Board
NEW ZEALAND - Westland Milk Products shareholders are to vote on shrinking the board and improving selection processes after criticism that followed the cooperative's $14.5 million loss last year....
USDA Announces TRQ Reallocations for US Dairy Importers
US - The US Department of Agriculture published last week a list of licenses that were unused by US dairy importers under the 2017 tariff-rate quota (TRQ) system. ...
18 September 2017
IFA Meets Agri Minister on Beef, Brexit and Budget
IRELAND - An IFA livestock delegation led by the President Joe Healy met last week with Agriculture Minister Michael Creed in Dublin to highlight the severe income and price pressure on cattle farmers....
Arla Bolsters Online Strategy with New Head of E-commerce & Digital
UK - Arla Foods UK, the country’s leading dairy cooperative, has appointed Steve Millard as its new Head of E-commerce & Digital....
Dairy Farms Using Same Amount of Water as 60M People, Experts Say
NEW ZEALAND - Using Dairy NZ numbers, economist Peter Fraser and agricultural consultant Dr Alison Dewes calculate the water consumption of New Zealand dairy farms is equivalent to the residential use of 60 million people....
Contaminants in Food: Health Risks of Natural Origin Frequently Underestimated
GERMANY - The following are the findings of a representative study recently conducted by the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) on the risk perception of contaminants in food....
Cattle Not Subjected to Quarantine Pose Health Risks, Say Experts
BANGLADESH - Cattle are being brought in over the borders without being put in quarantine, posing a health risk to humans and livestock for diseases that might arrive and spread undetected....
 
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