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07 June 2019
View news from New Zealand Fonterra Gets Veto Rights on Open Entry Requirement
NEW ZEALAND - Primary Industries Minister Damien O'Connor will grant Fonterra Cooperative Group a little relief over its requirement to accept milk from all-comers, but it will also face greater oversight by the government....
View news from Uganda Financial Support Missing in Thriving Uganda Dairy Sector
UGANDA - Dairy is one of the few sectors witnessing a positive response in recent years to the Uganda government policy to commercialize agriculture....
06 June 2019
View news from New Zealand Changes to Dairy Industry Legislation
NEW ZEALAND - Minister of Agriculture Damien O’Connor today announced changes to the legislation governing the dairy industry....
View news from Myanmar Ministry Unveils Plan to Boost Cattle Numbers
MYANMAR - The Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department is cooperating with the private sector on a five-year plan for natural breeding, asexual breeding, development of animal feed and pasture, and control of infectious diseases to increase the nation’s...
View news from Global Food Prices Rise Amid Weak Production Outlook for Maize
GLOBAL - Global food prices rose for the fifth consecutive month in May, pushed up by rising prices of cheese and maize due to adverse weather conditions....
View news from United States Hearing Highlights Implications of ERS, NIFA Relocation for Agri Research
US - During a hearing held yesterday by the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture, and Research, key stakeholders expressed concerns about the current and potential ramifications of reorganising and relocating two major agricultural...
View news from United Kingdom Food Freshness Sensors Could Replace 'Use-by' Dates to Cut Food Waste
UK - Researchers say new sensors could help detect spoilage and reduce food waste for supermarkets and consumers....
View news from United States Consumers Want Food Labelling Details Spoon-fed
US - In 2016, Congress passed a federal mandate requiring manufacturers to label bioengineered foods. Since then, industry leaders have been searching for quick and easily accessible methods for sharing information about how and why a product was bioengineered,...
05 June 2019
View news from Zimbabwe Drought Threatens to Wipe Out Over Half of Zimbabwe’s Cattle
ZIMBABWE - Farmers and livestock experts say escalating diseases, as well as the devastating effects of the El Niño-induced drought, have combined to put millions of animals at risk of dying....
View news from Malaysia Importing Cattle from Sabah Not Practical, Says SEDC
MALAYSIA - The Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) has continued to defend its purchase of a second cattle property in Australia, saying importing cattle from Sabah instead would incur high costs....
View news from New Zealand Dairy Export Volumes Advance to New Record
NEW ZEALAND - Dairy export volumes hit a new high after rising 19 percent in the March 2019 quarter, adjusted for seasonal effects, Stats NZ said yesterday....
04 June 2019
View news from United States CME: Live Cattle Futures Steady to Slightly Higher for Most of W22
US - A Memorial Day shortened work week has not been an impediment to the chaos that washed over the food and agriculture markets this week, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from Malaysia Can-One Receives Offer for Dairy Product Unit
MALAYSIA - Can-One Bhd has received a letter of offer from private equity firm Southern Capital Group Pte Ltd to acquire its wholly-owned dairy product manufacturing arm F & B Nutrition Sdn Bhd for an indicative price of between RM800 million and RM1...
View news from Jamaica Seprod Aims to Make Dairy Farming Comeback with New Merger
JAMAICA - In Seprod's 79th year of operation, the company has decided to merge its Serge Island Dairy processing plant in Seaforth, St Thomas and the recently acquired dairy-processing plant in Bogwalk, St Catherine into a single operation called Serge...
03 June 2019
View news from Australia Live Export Relief as New Cattle Density Rules Delayed
AUSTRALIA - Cattle exporters have been granted an 11th-hour reprieve after being told yesterday tougher new rules that reduce stocking densities up to 15 per cent will not come into effect from today as originally planned....
View news from United Kingdom As Nation Celebrates Nature's Natural Superfood, Research Shows Brits in 'Confoodsion'
UK - Saturday, 1 June, marked World Milk Day, but a new YouGov survey on behalf of Arla Foods UK shows there is widespread ‘confoodsion’ among UK consumers. ...
View news from Global Research Brief: Climate Change Already Affecting Global Food Production
GLOBAL - The world's top 10 crops - barley, cassava, maize, oil palm, rapeseed, rice, sorghum, soybean, sugarcane and wheat - supply a combined 83 percent of all calories produced on cropland. ...
View news from Israel Israeli Dairy School Presents Management Seminar, Tour for US Producers
Haifa, Israel — The Israeli Dairy School will offer a Dairy Herd Management Seminar and Tour of Israel from January 5-11, 2020. An opportunity to learn about the Israeli dairy industry’s success, the Seminar offers American dairy farmers an introduction...
31 May 2019
View news from United States CME: Ample Supplies of Lean Beef So Far in 2019
US - Supplies of lean beef so far in 2019 have been ample, boosted by increases in both beef and dairy cow slaughter and a small increase in beef imports, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United Kingdom Arla Farmers Launch Initiative to Get Bees Buzzing Again
UK - A group of farmers from the Arla Foods dairy cooperative have launched a trial initiative to see whether their efforts for environmentally friendly dairy farming can be broadened to help increase wild bee populations given the crucial role they play...
30 May 2019
View news from United States CME: Livestock Producers Pay Close Attention to Grain Markets
US - Grain markets have been in a frenzy in recent days as market participants come to terms with the fact that a good portion of the corn crop has yet to be planted, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from Bolivia Bolivia to Consider Building Dairy Plant Using Belarusian Technologies
BOLIVIA - Belarus and Bolivia will look into the possibility of building a milk processing plant using Belarusian technologies....
View news from South Africa Anthrax Outbreak Among Cattle in Lesotho
SOUTH AFRICA - The Veterinary Authority of Lesotho has reported three anthrax outbreaks to the World Health Organisation for Animal Health, after 24 cattle died of the bacteria-born disease....
View news from Ireland IFA Says Dairy Sector Needs Extra 200 Labour Permits
IRELAND - IFA Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan said access to potentially skilled employees from outside of the EU cannot be closed off when Ireland's current national labour market is at full employment (4.6 percent unemployment in April 2019)....
View news from United States New Vision for Genomics in Animal Agriculture
US - Iowa State University researchers are part of a team that designed a new vision for animal genomics research into the next decade. The blueprint they created could help scientists and farmers meet the needs of a growing global population while improving...
View news from United States Model Identifies High-risk Areas for Lumpy Skin Disease in Cattle
US - Researchers have combined two separate computer models to identify areas at highest risk for outbreaks of lumpy skin disease virus (LSDV) in cattle. ...
29 May 2019
View news from United States CME: Bullish Cattle on Feed Report
US - Analysts on average were expecting placements to be up 13.5 percent compared to a year ago, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from Georgia US to Invest $10m in Livestock Development in Georgia
GEORGIA - The United States Department of Agriculture launches a new project with the Farmers Association of Georgia, Land O'Lakes International Development and Michigan State University which will promote farmers to improve food safety standards and...
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