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15 October 2018
View news from United Kingdom AHDB: Maximising Environment for High Yielding Cow Meetings
UK - A series of practical workshops aimed at farmers with housed herds of high yielding cows can help optimise the environment and maximise herd performance....
View news from Argentina Argentina Eyes Shanghai Import Expo for Great Opportunities
ARGENTINA - Argentina is preparing to make the most of the great opportunity offered by the first ever China International Import Expo (CIIE), said a top Argentine trade official....
12 October 2018
View news from Netherlands FrieslandCampina Finds Way to be on Road in a More Sustainable Way
NETHERLANDS - Driving with a lower CO2 emission is a possibility with LNG fuel. In the last few years, FrieslandCampina has been working with its carriers on a pilot project with LNG (Liquid Natural Gas) as an alternative fuel for diesel. ...
View news from United States Study Reveals Clay Supplements in Dairy Cows Improve Immune Response to Aflatoxin Challenge
US - In the fight against aflatoxin, dairy producers often turn to sequestering agents such as clay to reduce transference of the toxin into milk. It's an effective tactic, but a new study from the University of Illinois shows that clay has additional...
11 October 2018
View news from United States CME: Steer Weights Reported Unchanged for 3 Consecutive Weeks
US - The number of fed cattle coming to market in the last few weeks has been near or below year ago levels even as the USDA feedlot survey put the 1 September inventory at +5.9 per cent above last year’s levels, reports Steiner Consulting Group,...
View news from Ireland IFA Reports New Funding of €20m for Sucklers in Budget 2019
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the new €20m funding for suckler farmers announced in this week’s Budget was recognition of the income crisis in the sector, but the level of funding was disappointing and more needs to be...
View news from United States Trade Conflicts Fill US Food Banks
US - United Food Bank in Mesa, Arizona, like many of the nation's food banks, is reportedly facing a daunting task: Trying to distribute new shipments from the US Department of Agriculture caused by US President Donald Trump's trade conflicts with a number...
10 October 2018
View news from Malaysia Nestlé Invests Over RM100m to Establish MILO Manufacturing Centre
MALAYSIA - Nestlé (Malaysia) Berhad is investing over RM100 million to expand its MILO factory in Chembong, Negeri Sembilan, in line with its strategy of driving strong, profitable and sustainable growth and investing in Malaysia as a key manufacturing...
View news from United Kingdom Milk Production Growth Continues to Slow, Reports AHDB Dairy
UK - According to Rabobank’s latest report, milk production growth continued to slow in quarter three of 2018 as a result of the dry weather in the EU and Australia. ...
View news from Zimbabwe Masvingo Cattle Farmers Start Veld Fires to Destroy Ticks
ZIMBABWE - Cattle farmers in parts of Masvingo province are reportedly burning down tracts of land in attempts to destroy ticks that are affecting their livestock....
View news from Ireland 'Are Irish Co-ops Short-changing Milk Suppliers on Price?' Asks IFA
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan has pointed out that other than the four West Cork Co-ops, no other Irish milk purchasers had returned the August Ornua PPI equivalent price of 31.78c/l + VAT for 3.3 per cent protein and 3.6...
09 October 2018
View news from Saudi Arabia Consumers Question Decision to Remove Manufacturing Date from Dairy Products
SAUDI ARABIA - A number of consumer protection experts believe that some dairy companies have removed production dates off perishable dairy products, the Makkah newspaper said in a recent report....
View news from New Zealand Greenpeace: Water Plan a Start but Govt Must Ban Dairy Expansion
NEW ZEALAND - Greenpeace has welcomed the Government’s fresh water work plan as a good step towards clean rivers but has criticised it’s lack of immediate action to stop increases in cow numbers and pollution....
View news from Ukraine Anthrax Outbreak Reported in Odessa
UKRAINE - Dr Andrii Zhuk, First Deputy Head of the State Service of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumer Production, has reported an outbreak of Anthrax in Odessa....
08 October 2018
View news from European Union EU, FAO Reaffirm Commitment to Build More Sustainable Future for All
EU - Last week, the European Union (EU) and FAO reaffirmed their commitment to tackle common global concerns such as rising hunger, bring about prosperity and peace, and build a more sustainable future for all....
View news from United States Zoetis Enhances Rapid Response to Emerging Diseases
When Schmallenberg virus spread quickly across eight European countries, causing fever, diarrhoea, and reduced milk yield in cattle, sheep and goats, Zoetis was swift to respond with Zulvac® SBV, the first vaccine centrally authorised in 2014 by the...
View news from Malawi Malawi Vaccinates 30k Cattle in Lilongwe
MALAWI - The Government of Malawi has announced that 30,000 heads of cattle have received vaccination against foot and mouth disease (FMD). However, lifting a ban of slaughtering of infected animals in Lilongwe, Dedza and Ntcheu has been ruled out. ...
View news from Ireland LacPatrick, Lakeland Merger Must Deliver for All Farmers, Says IFA
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has welcomed the announcement by Lakeland and LacPatrick that their boards had agreed merger terms, to be put to their respective shareholders for a vote on 23 October....
05 October 2018
View news from Global FAO Food Price Index Down in September Amid Robust Supplies
GLOBAL - Global agricultural food commodity prices fell in September due to growing inventories of key staples....
View news from Zimbabwe Govt to Fund Cattle Farmers
ZIMBABWE - Cattle farmers in Manicaland will soon receive funding from the Government to acquire animals for breeding under the Command Livestock programme....
View news from United Kingdom Standards Set to Develop Future Farmers, Growers
UK - To develop the next generation of skilled farmers and growers, AHDB, NFU and industry employers have joined forces to set standards for three new apprenticeship schemes....
View news from Global Agriculture a Key Area for Collaboration, Say Leaders
AFRICA & CHINA - African countries are enthusiastic about Chinese assistance in agriculture and infrastructure, as the continent attempts to eradicate hunger in a decade and speed up modernization to achieve the aspirations of the African Union's Agenda...
04 October 2018
View news from Viet Nam Dairy Giant Seeks New Markets to Offset Local Slump
VIET NAM - Viet Nam’s biggest dairy firm Vinamilk is eyeing foreign markets in the hopes of offseting the declining growth in the local market....
View news from New Zealand Otago Researchers Help Unlock Answers About Leptospirosis in Africa
NEW ZEALAND - University of Otago researchers are helping lead international studies which have discovered that exposure to cattle and rice farming are risk factors for the devastating disease leptospirosis in northern Tanzania....
View news from Canada Canadian PM Defends New Trade Deal with US, Mexico
CANADA - While Canada's Liberal government said the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) agreement is good for Canada, the main opposition party questioned whether it is an improvement....
View news from United Kingdom Cows Fans of Calvin Harris; Produce Award-winning Cheese
UK - A dairy farm in Cheshire that supplies Asda supermarkets with award-winning cheese has revealed that the tantalising tracks of Calvin Harris are the key to its success. The DJ’s music makes its cows happier, meaning they produce better quality...
03 October 2018
View news from United Kingdom Why are UK Cheddar Imports Rising?
UK - Previously, AHDB has investigated the growing UK trade deficit in cheddar, identifying increased imports of EU cheddar as the main driver. The question is, why is the UK importing more EU cheddar?...
View news from Global US, Canada Deal Saves NAFTA as Trilateral Pact
US & CANADA - The United States and Canada forged a last-gasp deal on Sunday to salvage NAFTA as a trilateral pact with Mexico, rescuing the three-country, $1.2 trillion open-trade zone that had been about to collapse after nearly a quarter-century....
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