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12 April 2019
View news from Malaysia Etika Initiatives to Drive Growth of Local Dairy Industry
MALAYSIA - Etika Holdings will initiate commercial processing of fresh milk with a foreign direct investment (FDI) of more than RM100mil in a move to drive the dairy industry....
View news from Pakistan Dairy Farmers Reject Govt Decision to Sell Milk at Old Rate
PAKISTAN - The Sindh government has rejected the new offer of the dairy farmers’ association to sell milk at Rs116 per litre....
11 April 2019
View news from South Africa Cattle Will Suffer as Support for SPCAs Dwindles, IFP Warns
SOUTH AFRICA - The vital work carried out by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) in rural areas has been highlighted by the Inkatha Freedom Party....
View news from Pakistan Dairy Farmers in Karachi Hike Milk Price
PAKISTAN - Dairy farmers in Karachi announced the milk price hiked by Rs23 per litre on Wednesday....
View news from Ireland Farmers Should Reject Candidates Unwilling to Fight on Their Backs for Irish Farmers, IFA Says
IRELAND - Launching the IFA Manifesto for the European Parliament & Local Government Elections in Dublin, IFA President Joe Healy said those elected as MEPs for Ireland next month will have some far-reaching decisions to make about the future of Irish...
View news from United States Genetic Breakthrough on Tropical Grass Could Help Develop Climate-friendly Cattle Farms
US - Cattle are a mainstay for many smallholders but their farms are often on degraded lands, which increases cattle's impact on the environment and lowers their production of milk and meat....
10 April 2019
View news from Taiwan Dairy Farms can Hire Migrant Workers, Says MOL
TAIWAN - Dairy farms are to be allowed to hire up to 400 migrant workers in an effort to help solve the sector’s labor shortage, the Ministry of Labor (MOL) said on Tuesday....
View news from European Union Little Growth in EU Milk Production
EU - There has been a lot of focus on milk production in the UK recently with deliveries reaching record levels. This is not the case though for the whole of the EU....
09 April 2019
View news from Ireland IFA: More Reasons Why Co-ops Can and Must Hold March Milk Prices
IRELAND - Speaking ahead of yesterday's National Dairy Committee meeting, Chairman Tom Phelan said the lobbying effort undertaken in recent days by IFA for March milk prices, which saw Committee members approach their local co-op board members with a...
View news from United Kingdom UK Unions Seek European Farmers' Support on Need to Avoid 'No Deal' Brexit
UK - Faced with ongoing division amongst politicians and continued uncertainty, the Presidents of NFU Scotland, Ulster Farmers' Union, NFU and NFU Cymru have written to the presidents of farming unions in Europe stating their unequivocal position that...
View news from United States NFU Urges President Against 'Disastrous' Closing of the Southern Border
US - Amidst escalating rhetoric and threats from President Donald Trump to close the US-Mexico border, National Farmers Union (NFU) last week insisted the President avoid such a "disastrous" decision, which would effectively cripple trade with US agriculture’s...
View news from Australia Camperdown Dairy Extends NZ Yoghurt Deal
AUSTRALIA - Camperdown Dairy Company has extended its production contract with New Zealand yoghurt brand The Collective by two years, potentially doubling the value of the deal for owner Australian Dairy Nutritionals Group....
View news from Indonesia Severe Viral Diarrhea Attacks Cattle in Keerom, Papua
INDONESIA - More than 100 head of cattle have died in Keerom regency, Papua, since January this year suffering from severe diarrhea caused by a viral infection that also attacks sheep, goats and pigs....
View news from Germany New Pathways for Sustainable Agriculture
GERMANY - Hedges, flowering strips and other semi-natural habitats provide food and nesting places for insects and birds in agricultural landscapes. This also has advantages for agriculture: bees, flies, beetles and other animal groups pollinate crops...
08 April 2019
View news from Pakistan Nishat Dairy Eyes 2020 to Launch Milk Brand
PAKISTAN - In a well-maintained dairy farm equipped with latest machines just 100 km off to Lahore at Sukheki, Nishat Dairy Private Limited is targeting 2020 to launch its own milk brand that will be game changer in the Pakistan’s dairy industry. ...
View news from Ireland Twenty/20 Beef Club Represents New Thinking for Sector
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said the Glanbia/Kepak Twenty/20 Beef Club represents much-needed new thinking for the sector. He said the model on dairy beef could deliver greater certainty on beef prices and better cashflow on farms....
View news from Global FAO Food Price Index Holds Steady
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index held broadly stable in March, as a jump in dairy prices was offset by drops in cereal, vegetable oil and sugar price quotations, according to a benchmark UN report released last week....
View news from European Union UK Farming Unions, IFA Discuss Brexit
EU - In advance of the European Council meeting on 10 April, where an extension to Article 50 could be agreed, the NFU Scotland has met with its UK farming counterparts – NFU and NFU Cymru – at a summit in Co Fermanagh hosted by the Ulster Farmers’...
View news from United States CME: Major Cattle Feeding Stations Battle Harsh Winter Weather
US - Data reported by Kansas State University (Focus on Feedlots closeout comparison for February) showed the impacts of severe winter weather and very muddy feedlot conditions, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
05 April 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Lobbies Co-op Boards with Reasons to Hold March Milk Price
IRELAND - As the GDT records its 9th consecutive uplift (+0.8 percent), IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan said the Committee would in the coming days be lobbying co-op board members to show them that they must hold the March milk price....
04 April 2019
View news from Canada Evonik announces new Canadian distribution agreement for dairy feed additive
Evonik and Halchemix Canada are pleased to announce the launch of a strategic partnership for the promotion of Evonik’s rumenprotected methionine product Mepron® in the Canadian market....
03 April 2019
View news from New Zealand A2 Milk Says Lift in Dairy Prices May Impact FY2020
NEW ZEALAND - A2 Milk Company said recent increases in dairy pricing will have an impact on gross margin percentages in the 2020 financial year but it doesn't anticipate any significant impact this year....
View news from Qatar Chinese Dairy Giant in Talks with Fifa about Sponsoring World Cup 2022
QATAR - China’s second biggest dairy producer said it is in talks with football’s governing body about sponsoring the World Cup in Qatar in 2022 as it strives to boost its brand and gain the edge over rivals....
View news from New Zealand Rise of Veganism Threatens NZ Dairy, Meat Industry, Says Report
NEW ZEALAND - A new report claims New Zealand's dairy and meat industry is under threat from a growing global demand for vegan products....
View news from Namibia Dairy Producer Gets 800 kWp Solar Power Plant
NAMIBIA - Cronimet Mining Power Solutions recently completed the construction of an 800 kWp solar power plant located in Windhoek to cover the energy needs and cut operational costs of Namibia Dairies....
View news from Zimbabwe Rare Disease Kills Cattle in Gutu
ZIMBABWE - Farmers in Gutu have raised a red flag over a rare disease that has killed over 100 cattle in the district ravaged by Cyclone Idai....
02 April 2019
View news from Uganda Pastoralists Cry Foul Over Cattle Movement Ban
UGANDA - Pastoralists at Uganda-Tanzania border have faulted government over failure to enforce measures aimed at curbing animal diseases....
View news from Ireland IFA Welcomes Completion of Lakeland-LacPatrick Merger
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy welcomed yesterday's announcement of the completion of the Lakeland/LacPatrick merger. ...
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