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15 August 2018
Another Hefty Fine for Dairy Pollution
NEW ZEALAND - An Ōtorohanga farmer has been convicted and fined a total of $57,000 for discharging dairy effluent into the environment. This hefty fine comes within a week of a $41,000 fine imposed on a Reporoa farmer, also for dairy pollution....
Call for 'Stability and Simplicity' to Look Further into the Future
SCOTLAND, UK - In an extensive and comprehensive response to the consultation: 'Stability and Simplicity: Proposals for Rural Funding Transition Period', the National Farmers' Union Scotland has welcomed the Scottish Government’s intent but urged it...
Alibaba Eyes Revamp in Food Sector
CHINA - After taking the lion's share of China's e-commerce sector, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is looking to revamp the food sector by addressing the imbalance between supply and demand....
Dairy Company Renews Distribution Agreement with CSFA Shanghai
AUSTRALIA - Australia's a2 Milk Company has renewed its strategic arrangement with China State Farm Holding Shanghai (CSFA Shanghai) on Tuesday....
Anthrax Cases Reported in North China
CHINA - Twenty people have been confirmed to be infected with cutaneous anthrax in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, local authorities said Tuesday....
14 August 2018
EuroDairy's 'Antibiotics Anonymous' Final Meeting
UK - For the last two years, thirty forward thinking farmers have participated in multiple action-groups across South-West England, aiming to reduce their use of on-farm antibiotics....
Spread of Anthrax Suspected in Inner Mongolia; Suspected Victims in Stable Condition
MONGOLIA - Eight people may have been infected with anthrax in Tongliao, the Inner Mongolia autonomous region, during a suspected outbreak in cattle, local authorities said....
13 August 2018
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. ...
CME: Drop in Slaughter Cow Prices in W1 of August
US - Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc. reports that according to USDA-Agriculture Marketing Service (AMS), slaughter cow prices in the first week in August dropped below $50 per cwt....
Meeting Called for Development of Dairy Sector
PAKISTAN - The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore, in collaboration with the Punjab Livestock and Dairy Development Department, organised a consultative meeting for the development of the dairy sector of Pakistan....
Shortage of Cattle this Eid Most Unlikely
BANGLADESH - The country is unlikely to face a shortage of cattle during the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha as the supply of locally-reared cattle is quite enough to meet the demand for sacrificial animals, say officials....
09 August 2018
CME: Spike in Cattle Trade Receipt Volume During July
US - Weekly feeder cattle receipt volumes continued above year ago levels in July, according to USDA-Agriculture Marketing Service (AMS), reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
IFA: FMP Welcomes Retailer Moves to Support Irish Liquid Milk Hit by Drought
IRELAND - IFA President, Joe Healy, has acknowledged the move by retailer Iceland, to support Irish liquid milk farmers, who are experiencing extreme financial pressure as a result of the extended drought this summer....
08 August 2018
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...
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....
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
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...
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....
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
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. ...
Tnuva Hikes Dairy Products Prices
ISRAEL - Tnuva is raising prices for non-controlled dairy products by an average of 2.2 per cent....
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....
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....
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
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....
Valio Winning Over Chinese Consumers
CHINA - Finnish dairy manufacturer diversifies into local retail market, offering lactose-free, localized products....
02 August 2018
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
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)....
 
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