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26 July 2017
View news from Switzerland Isotopes in Neolithic Cattle Teeth Suggest Herding Strategies
SWITZERLAND - Analysis of strontium isotopes in teeth from Neolithic cattle suggest that early Europeans used different specialised herding strategies....
26 June 2017
View news from Switzerland Swiss Dairy Farmers Urged to Adapt to Climate Change
SWITZERLAND - As temperatures climb and growing seasons change, milk producers across Switzerland must cooperate with one another to improve their grassland management practices if they want to break even, says an official agriculture report....
28 July 2016
View news from Switzerland New Tests Could Protect Cowpat-Eating Animals
SWITZERLAND - Livestock medications can impair beneficial organisms that break down dung, but a new study could show a way to conduct better testing to prevent such harm....
21 September 2015
View news from Switzerland New Company Setting Good Example in Food Waste Battle
SWITZERLAND - A new start-up company in Switzerland is leading the way on helping to reduce our food waste, writes Lucy Towers....
02 April 2015
View news from Switzerland Swiss Must Knock Down Trade Barriers, Says Report
SWITZERLAND – Half of Swiss farm receipts come from farm support measures and major trade barrier reductions should be rolled out to address this....
07 August 2014
View news from Switzerland Swiss Lessons to Inform Post-Quota Lobbying
SWITZERLAND - Farming representatives are hoping that lessons learned in Switzerland can ensure milk quota abolition is supported with market stabilising and monitoring measures....
27 December 2013
View news from Switzerland Variation in Land-use Intensity Leads to Higher Biodiversity
SWITZERLAND - If grassland is managed intensively, biodiversity typically declines. A new study led by Bernese plant ecologists shows that it is rare species that suffer the most....
16 August 2013
View news from Switzerland Swiss Industry Considers Impact of Opening Trade With EU
SWITZERLAND – The Federal Office for Agriculture has distributed a questionnaire to assess how best to handle open border dairy trading with the EU....
30 May 2013
View news from Switzerland Call for Sustainable Solutions to Feed the World
SWITZERLAND - FEI President HRH Princess Haya and Goodwill Ambassador to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has called for sustainable solutions to feed the world's growing population....
22 November 2012
View news from Switzerland DSM Launches State-of-the-art Animal Nutrition, Health Website
SWITZERLAND - DSM is showcasing the full breadth and versatility of its Animal Nutrition & Health offering with a brand new website....
13 November 2012
View news from Switzerland DuPont Pioneer Forage Inoculant Patent Upheld
SWITZERLAND - DuPont Pioneer recently prevailed in a major European patent challenge to its bacterial strain used in the Pioneer® brand inoculants portfolio. The decision in favor of Pioneer by the European Patent Office (EPO) means that the key bacterial...
16 August 2012
View news from Switzerland Schmallenberg Hits Switzerland
SWITZERLAND - 33 cases of Schmallenberg have been identified in Switzerland, all in cattle....
30 November 2011
View news from Switzerland Calls For Volume Control
SWITZERLAND - Swiss dairy farmers along with other European producers protested yesterday against export dumping....
14 January 2011
View news from Switzerland BSE Pathogens Can Be Transmitted By Air
SWITZERLAND - Researchers at the University of Zurich, have concluded that airborne prions are also infectious and can induce mad cow disease or Creutzfeldt-Jakob disorder. ...
06 December 2010
View news from Switzerland USGC Team Promotes Sorghum, DDGS at Conference
SWITZERLAND - The US Grains Council built on its long-standing presence at the Global Grains Conference to promote US sorghum and distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) to almost 900 grain traders and feed manufacturers. ...
29 October 2010
View news from Switzerland Switzerland Takes Step Towards Volume Control
SWITZERLAND - 16 months after the abolition of the milk quota in Switzerland, members of the parliament have decided to introduce the motion of volume control, which will be managed by milk producers. ...
11 October 2010
View news from Switzerland Change Of Direction For Swiss Dairy Policy
SWITZERLAND - Members of the Swiss National Council have voted in favour of implementing volume control for the milk market. ...
03 August 2010
View news from Switzerland Pass Profit To Producers, Say Swiss Farmers
SWITZERLAND - BIG-M, the Swiss member organisation of the European Milk Board organised a cattle procession through Zurich last week to highlight the unfair dealings in the milk market and to protest against the business practices of MIGROS, one of the...
14 July 2010
View news from Switzerland Milk Demonstration in Bern
SWITZERLAND - More than 100 milk producers gathered on 12 July to demonstrate against the inaction of the branch organisation milk (BO Milk) regarding the dairy market situation....
02 June 2010
View news from Switzerland Innovative UHT Processing System Launched
SWITZERLAND - New UHT milk processing technology launched by Tetra Pak claims to cut production time by up to 90 per cent and cut operating costs in half....
26 March 2010
View news from Switzerland IBV Confirmed In Switzerland
SWITZERLAND - Two outbreaks of infectious bovine rhinotracheitis (IBV) were confirmed earlier this week by the Swiss Federal Veterinary Office. ...
19 February 2010
View news from Switzerland Vaccinating Against Bluetongue
SWITZERLAND - Thirteen per cent of farmers have opted out of vaccinating their livestock against bluetongue. ...
21 August 2009
View news from Switzerland More Poultry, Cattle in Switzerland
SWITZERLAND - A recent census reports that numbers of both cattle and poultry are increasing. ...
01 June 2009
View news from Switzerland Tetra Pak Forecasts Global Growth and New Markets
GLOBE - Global consumption of milk and other liquid dairy products is expected to increase by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.2 per cent over the next three years, according to research released today from Tetra Pak, the world leader in food...
25 February 2009
View news from Switzerland Swiss Delegates Vote in National Milk Pool
SWITZERLAND - The delegates of the ZMP (Central Swiss Milk Producers) voted at their meeting in Hochdorf LU on 10 February 2009 by 250 for to 124 against to join in the Swiss Milk Producers’ Milk Pool....
29 October 2007
View news from Switzerland Bluetongue Reaches Switzerland
SWITZERLAND - The Swiss veterinary authorities have registered the first case of bluetongue disease in the country, after cows were infected near Basel....
06 July 2007
View news from Switzerland Nestlé opens new milk factory in China
SWITZERLAND - Nestlé inaugurated a new state-of-the-art milk factory in Erguna, near Hulunbeir, in the Chinese Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. ...
16 March 2007
View news from Switzerland Reform Plans Benifit Dairy Farmers
SWITZERLAND - Swiss farmers have won a reprieve after parliament this week decided in principle to slow the pace of agriculture reform. ...
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