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02 April 2019
View news from United States Cornell Model Helps Dairy Farms Reduce Nitrogen, Save Money
US - The Chesapeake Bay - about 235 miles down the Susquehanna River from New York's Southern Tier - and other waterways might grow cleaner, thanks to new updates and improvements in a Cornell dairy nutrition model....
View news from United States CME: Cattle Slaughter in W13 Lower Than Previous Week
US - Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc. provides a brief review of key numbers from last week....
01 April 2019
View news from New Zealand Dairy Effluent Treatment System Good News for Water Quality
NEW ZEALAND - New research conducted by Lincoln University on Ravensdown’s ClearTech® farm dairy effluent (FDE) treatment system in Canterbury has shown the system could have significant environmental benefits for river, lake and groundwater quality....
View news from Mozambique FAO Urges Immediate Help for Mozambique's Livestock, Fisheries Sectors
MOZAMBIQUE - The lives and livelihoods of farmers and fishers in the three Southern African countries hit by Tropical Cyclone Idai are under severe threat, with communities in Mozambique bearing a particularly heavy burden. ...
View news from Italy Advancia is pleased to open new horizons on butyrate: from the nutrient to the messenger
Rome will host the 6th Intestinal Health Scientific Interest Group or Gut Health Seminar this week....
29 March 2019
View news from Qatar Qatari Dairy Exports First Batch of Products
QATAR - In just 20 months after the blockade, Baladna Food Industries, Qatar’s largest producer of fresh dairy, has announced its first export of dairy products to Afghanistan. Qatar used to import nearly 98 percent of its dairy products before June...
View news from Armenia Armenia Cattle Breeding Development Programme Approved
ARMENIA - At its Cabinet session on Friday, the government approved the 2019-2024 cattle-breeding development programme for Armenia....
View news from Netherlands FrieslandCampina's Member Council Approves 2018 Annual Reports
NETHERLANDS - The Member Council of Zuivelcoöperatie FrieslandCampina UA yesterday adopted the annual reports of Zuivelcoöperatie FrieslandCampina UA for the year 2018....
28 March 2019
View news from Armenia Ameriabank Acts as Main Financial Partner of New Dairy Plant
ARMENIA - Ameriabank acted as the main financial partner of a new plant of Spayka agro-holding for the production of cheese and other dairy products, the bank said....
View news from Viet Nam Vietnam’s Biggest Dairy Farm Opens in Tây Ninh
VIETNAM - Vietnam Dairy Products Joint Stock Company (Vinamilk) on Wednesday inaugurated a dairy farm with more than VNĐ1.2 trillion (US$52 million) of capital in the southern province of Tây Ninh....
View news from Hong Kong Mengniu Dairy 2018 Profit Surges, Lifted by Strong Sales
HONG KONG - China Mengniu Dairy, the mainland’s second largest dairy producer, reported a 49 percent rise in 2018 net profit, bolstered by rising sales and the introduction of premium products....
View news from Netherlands FrieslandCampina Supports World's Largest Maritime Biofuel Pilot
NETHERLANDS - A large Triple-E container ship is to soon sail 25,000 nautical miles from Rotterdam to Shanghai on biofuel blends alone. This is one of the world’s first pilots of this magnitude, saving 1,500 tons of CO2 and 20,000 kg of sulfur. FrieslandCampina...
27 March 2019
View news from United Kingdom Morrisons Signs Up to Arla UK 360 Farms Standards Programme
UK - Arla Foods' new farming standards programme Arla UK 360 continues to gain traction as Morrisons becomes the first retailer to commit to supporting the standards across its entire Arla milk supply....
View news from United Kingdom NFUS Urges Chancellor to Act Now to Revise No-Deal Applied Tariffs
UK - Last week, the UK farming unions joined NFU Scotland in writing to Chancellor Philip Hammond warning that the recent UK applied tariff policy announcement is another example of how British farming will be damaged by a no-deal Brexit....
View news from Zimbabwe Govt Sets Up Cattle Breeding Centre
ZIMBABWE - The government has laid the foundation for the recovery and growth of cattle breeding and off-shoot industries through the setting up of the Centre of Excellence in Animal Breeding and Reproductive Technologies at Chinhoyi University of Technology....
View news from United Kingdom Arla Foods Amba Confirms April Milk Price
UK - Arla Foods amba’s on account price for conventional milk price will remain the same for April 2019. ...
View news from New Zealand Westland Milk Deal Rings Alarm Bells for Dairy Industry
NEW ZEALAND - Westland Milk Products shareholders need to think long and hard before selling their 125-year-old Co-op, says New Zealand First Primary Industries spokesperson Mark Patterson....
View news from United States NFU, Broad Coalition Urge Full Funding for Farm, Ranch Stress Assistance Network
US - In an effort to improve mental health support for farmers, ranchers and farmworkers, National Farmers Union (NFU) and a broad coalition of leading farm and rural advocacy groups are urging Congress to fully fund the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance...
15 March 2019
View news from Netherlands FrieslandCampina Signs up for Ellen MacArthur’s Plastic Commitment
NETHERLANDS - FrieslandCampina has signed The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment, led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. ...
View news from United Kingdom Buying, Selling Cattle can Link Individual Farms to Thousands of Others Per Purchase
UK - Understanding the complex networks of "contact chains" between British farms, could help identify potential routes for spread of infections and improve disease control strategies for the cattle industry....
View news from Sri Lanka French Firm Boccard to Develop Dairy Farming, Processing in SL
SRI LANKA - Agriculture, Rural Economic Affairs, Livestock Development, Irrigation and Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Ministry has signed a contract agreement with French company Boccard to develop dairy farming and processing in the presence...
14 March 2019
View news from Ireland More Space Available in Cherbourg, But Ag Minister Must Act, Says IFA
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has acknowledged the announcement by the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed that capacity in lairage facilities in Cherbourg will increase to accommodate an additional 400 calves per day. However, he said more spaces...
View news from United Kingdom Tariff Reduction Proposals Undermine UK Food Security
UK - Publication of the Government’s tariff schedule in the event of a no-deal Brexit has further exposed the catastrophic impact that a no deal would have on the nation’s farming; food and drink sectors and the wider rural economy....
View news from Denmark Report: Danish Farmers Face Poorer Conditions than European Counterparts
DENMARK - Researchers from the University of Copenhagen's Department of Food and Resource Economics have looked at financial data from 80,000 EU farms comparable with similar farms in in Denmark. ...
View news from Australia Aboriginal Corporation Eyes BHP Cattle Stations
AUSTRALIA - An indigenous corporation has emerged as the preferred bidder for two BHP-owned cattle stations in the iron ore rich Pilbara....
View news from Philippines Cattle Imports to Boost Filipino Dairy Industry
PHILIPPINES - The Philippines is set to import at least 1,500 cattle as part of the government’s program to strengthen the local dairy industry....
13 March 2019
View news from Ireland Glanbia February Milk Payout Cut Letdown for Suppliers
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan yesterday (Tuesday) said the decision by Lakeland to maintain their milk price at 30.6c/l + VAT was justified by current market returns and was to be welcomed. ...
View news from Finland Finnish Dairy Giant Confirms Cut of White-collar Jobs
FINLAND - Finnish dairy giant Valio announced on Wednesday that employee and employer representatives have completed co-determination talks and that 80 workers will be let go....
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