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20 May 2014
View news from India Amul to Set up Dairy Plant in Varanasi
INDIA - Amul brand name of Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation subsidiary, Palanpur-based Banas Dairy (Banaskantha District Co-operative Milk Producers Union Limited) will be setting up dairy plant in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh state, writes Jagdish...
View news from India Haryana Clears New Agri Policy
INDIA - Haryana state has passed a new agriculture policy to generate four per cent growth in the farming sector, writes Jagdish Kumar....
12 May 2014
View news from India Illegal Delhi Dairies Implicated With Cattle Abuse
INDIA – Dairy cattle in Delhi’s illegal dairies are being subjected to an array of welfare infringements, local authorities have reported....
09 May 2014
View news from India Gujarat Ranks No 1 in Total Dairy Output Across India
INDIA - With an annual dairy output worth over $2.07 billion, Gujarat has been ranked number one state with about 21 per cent share in terms of total dairy output worth over $10 billion across top 20 states in India, writes Jagdish Kumar....
02 May 2014
View news from India India Pegs $9.20 billion Investment on Agri-Infra Schemes
INDIA - In order to develop agriculture infrastructure in the country, India has set aside $9.20 billion that will be spent on developing integrated scheme for agricultural marketing in the 12th plan period (2012-2017), writes Jagdish Kumar....
30 April 2014
View news from India Kwality Dairy Plans $50 million Investment on Dairy Expansion
INDIA - New Delhi based dairy product producer, Kwality Dairy is planning to invest $50 million during the current fiscal year....
View news from India Cadbury India Renamed Mondelez India Foods Limited
INDIA - Cadbury India Limited, a subsidiary of Mondelez International Inc. has been renamed as Mondelez India Foods Limited....
29 April 2014
View news from India Gujarat Milk Federation Output Up 32 Per Cent During Last Year
INDIA - India’s largest milk cooperative society, Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), popularly known as Amul brand has recorded a 32 per cent increase in sales turnover at $3.04 billion during 2013-14 fiscal year....
View news from India India's Milk Production To Hit 177 MT By 2019-20
INDIA - With the increasing income levels of average Indians, milk production in India will touch 177 million tonnes by 2019-20, the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham), an apex industry body’s Economic Research Bureau (AERB)...
21 April 2014
View news from India Cattle Feed Quality Woefully Deficient, Says Former Dairy Chairperson
INDIA - No less than 70 per cent of the cost of milk production in India goes towards fodder, and yet, cattle feed remains woefully deficient in quality, thereby affecting yield, the former chairperson of the National Dairy Development Board Amrita Patel...
08 April 2014
View news from India Rapid Growth in Meat, Dairy Output in Gujarat
GUJARAT, INDIA - Meat production has doubled in the state of Gujarat over the last 10 years and the output of dairy products is almost four times higher. India exported seven per cent more poultry meat last year....
18 March 2014
View news from India Freak Hail Kills 500 Cattle
INDIA – Extreme unseasonal hail storms have claimed the lives of over 500 cattle in a town to the north east of Mumbai....
11 February 2014
View news from India Indian Agricultural Food Exports Rise Sharply
ANALYSIS - Indian agricultural food products have seen a dramatic rise in exports over the last two years – rising by 55 per cent two years ago and 13 per cent last year, writes Chris Harris....
09 January 2014
View news from India Foot and Mouth Could Cripple Kerala Cattle Industry
INDIA – Kerala's foot and mouth outbreak has led to state milk production plummeting 40 per cent and could now threaten animal health at a local zoo, a farming minister has revealed....
31 December 2013
View news from India Report Warns of Growing Feed Shortage in India
INDIA - The country's livestock population is forecast to reach 312 million by 2015, leading to likely shortage of feed and fodder....
06 December 2013
View news from India Kerala Government Ban Cattle and Meat Imports
INDIA – Cattle and meat imports into the state of Kerala have been outlawed as part of efforts to reduce Foot and Mouth disease (FMD) spread....
05 December 2013
View news from India Study Aims for New Solution for Bovine Tuberculosis
INDIA - Scientists in the UK and India have acquired a grant to develop a cheaper and more accurate diagnostic test and accompanying vaccine for bovine tuberculosis....
08 November 2013
View news from India Religion and Genetics: Simplifying India's Dairy Farming
Religion and culture could limit the world’s biggest milk producer in becoming a sustainable farming dairy farming nation, a leading expert at the World Dairy Summit in Japan has revealed....
30 September 2013
View news from India Opposition Calls For Foot and Mouth Disease Assistance
INDIA – The opposition has said that farmers struggling against foot and mouth disease should receive more support in the form of compensation and healthcare....
10 September 2013
View news from India Rabobank: Indian Dairy Market Ready to Engage with Global Players
GLOBAL - Rabobank says it's time for global players to start engaging with one of the largest volume dairy markets in the world. ...
08 August 2013
View news from India New Dairy Rules Tighten Imports
INDIA – Exporters involved in shipping dairy products to the Indian market should ensure that their products can be cleared under new revised requirements....
06 August 2013
View news from India Aid Needed After 18,000 Cattle Die in Storm
INDIA – Emergency fodder is being airdropped in the Uttarakhand division of northern India where torrential rain has killed over 18,000 cattle....
31 July 2013
View news from India Vet Recruitment Plans to Address Under-staffing
INDIA – The Assam Public Service Commission has launched a recruitment drive after chronic under-staffing of veterinary doctors has caused a drop in cattle health in the region....
18 July 2013
View news from India Indian Buffalo Meat Exports to Expand
INDIA - As a result of sustained increases in the production of buffalo meat, export capacity growth and competitive export prices, India is on track to become the world’s largest bovine meat exporter in 2013-14 (Business Monitor International, utilising...
26 June 2013
View news from India India Retains Status as World Leader in Milk Production
INDIA - In order to meet the rapidly growing demand for milk with a focus to improve milch animal productivity and increase milk production, the Government has also approved National Dairy Plan Phase-1(NDP-1) in February, 2012 with a total investment...
21 June 2013
View news from India DVM Joséphine Verhaeghe Guest Speaker at the Gujarat Livestock and Dairy Development Conference in India
INDIA - DVM Joséphine Verhaeghe was a guest speaker at the Gujarat Livestock and Dairy Development Conference in India, 11/06/2013....
18 June 2013
View news from India Cattle Care Centre A Massive Success
INDIA – A cattle care centre, with excellent 'green' credentials, has been launched to provide support and facilities for local farmers from three nearby villages....
View news from India India Opts to Extend Chinese Milk Ban
INDIA – The Food Safety and Standards of India has announced an advisory that the continuation of an imports ban on Chinese milk, milk solids and all associated food preparations containing dairy products, is to be maintained....
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