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09 July 2019
View news from United States NFU Urges Additional Improvements to USMCA
US - As Congressional leadership and the Trump administration work towards a compromise on the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the country’s oldest general farm organisation is urging additional improvements to the deal that could help to reduce...
08 July 2019
View news from Malaysia Govt Should Consider Livestock Rearing as Alternative, Say Settlers
MALAYSIA - The Felda settlers hope the government can consider the livestock industry as an alternative for them if they (settlers) are not to depend solely on rubber and oil palm....
View news from Belarus Belarus Expects to Earn $2m on Breeding Cattle Export
BELARUS - Belarus expects that the export of breeding stock will reach $2 million by the end of the year, Belarus Deputy Agriculture and Food Minister Igor Brylo said in an interview with the Belarus 1 TV channel on 7 July....
View news from United States EPA's RFS Obligations Another Setback for American Farmers
US - On Friday, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its proposed renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for the year 2020. The proposal would set required biofuel use at 20.04 billion gallons next...
View news from Global Study Shows Potential for Reduced Methane from Cows
GLOBAL - An international team of scientists has shown it is possible to breed cattle to reduce their methane emissions....
05 July 2019
View news from New Zealand Tougher Bank Capital Rules Could Slice Off from Dairy Profit
NEW ZEALAND - Stricter bank capital requirements would severely dent dairy farm profits if the Reserve Bank goes ahead as planned, warn dairy interests in submissions on the contentious proposals....
View news from Myanmar Chinese Cattle Breeder Invests in Myanmar, Plans to Export
MYANMAR - The Myanmar Invest Commission (MIC) last month permitted China’s Kangrui Agriculture & Livestock Development Company to invest in the raising of cattle in Myanmar. ...
View news from Ireland IFA Says Liquid Milk Being Under-remunerated
IRELAND - Commenting on the publication this week of the National Milk Agency Annual Report for 2018, IFA National Liquid Milk Chairman John Finn said it was clear that liquid milk producers were being under-remunerated relative to the value of the high...
View news from United Kingdom Discovery Linking Microbes to Methane Emissions Could Make Agriculture More Sustainable
US - Common dairy cows share the same core group of genetically inherited gut microbes, which influence factors such as how much methane the animals release during digestion and how efficiently they produce milk, according to a new study....
View news from Brazil New Dairy Cattle Breeding Method Increases Genetic Selection Efficiency
BRAZIL - Brazilian scientists at São Paulo State University (UNESP) collaborating with colleagues at the University of Maryland and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) have developed a dairy cattle breeding method that adds a new parameter...
04 July 2019
View news from Global FAO Food Price Index Steady in June
GLOBAL - Global food prices declined marginally in June, as lower prices of dairy products and vegetable oils more than offset a significant jump in maize quotations, and are now very close to their level of a year ago, according to a report by the Food...
View news from Spain Milk, Dairy Products can Help Prevent Chronic Disease
SPAIN - An adequate consumption of milk and dairy products at different life stages can help prevent various chronic diseases....
03 July 2019
View news from United States CME: Rainy Weather a Boon to Pasture, Range Conditions Across Most of US
US - The rainy weather that has been a major obstacle to getting spring crops planted this year has been a boon to pasture and range conditions across most of the US, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from India Supreme Court Moved Against Rules Allowing Seizure, Forfeiture of Livestock
INDIA - The rules' existence had emboldened "anti-social elements" to take matters into their own hands and loot cattle traders, say cattle traders....
View news from Global Arla Foods Agrees New Brand License for Middle East Cheese Business
MIDDLE EAST - Arla Foods has agreed to a new brand license for its cheese business in the Middle East with Kraft Heinz....
View news from New Zealand Scientists Discover Processes to Lower Methane Emissions from Animals
NEW ZEALAND - University of Otago scientists are part of an international research collaboration which has made an important discovery in the quest to lower global agricultural methane emissions....
02 July 2019
View news from Egypt GOgreen Aims to Build Egypt’s Biggest Livestock Farm
EGYPT - Egypt’s Ministry of Agriculture and GOgreen Company plan to establish the country’s biggest livestock farm in Moghra, El Alamein city....
View news from Zimbabwe Communities Urged to Revive Livestock Feedlots
ZIMBABWE - The government has called for the revival of community livestock feedlots in Matabeleland South Province in order to save thousands of animals that are under threat from perennial drought....
View news from Belarus Tajikistan Shows Interest in Belarusian Dairy Production Practices
BELARUS - Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon expressed interest in the use of Belarusian dairy production practices as he visited the Agrokombinat Dzerzhinsky farm near Minsk on 29 June, BelTA has learned....
View news from Ireland IFA Says Milk Price Increase Overdue for June
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan today pointed out that, as well as paying up to 1.5c/l less than the May Ornua PPI, and undershooting it for the last 6 months at least, Ireland’s main milk purchasing co-ops had underperformed...
01 July 2019
View news from United States CME: Dairy Cowherd Continues to Contract Through H1/2019
US - At the beginning of the year, the cowherd was still showing signs of expansion with an ever so slight increase of half a percent. The dairy cowherd was contracting due to continued depressed profitability while the beef cowherd was up a full 1...
View news from India Dairy Co-ops Increase Milk Procurement Prices by Rs 5-6 per Litre
INDIA - Dairy cooperatives and companies have increased milk procurement prices by Rs 5-6 a litre over the last three months to prop up dairy farmers and ensure steady supply of milk at a time when the sector is facing water shortage and higher fodder...
View news from Global Food, Agriculture Must Play Vital Part in Reaching a Sustainable Future
GLOBAL - There is a growing realization that food and agriculture must play a vital part in reaching the Sustainable Development Goals and that in this context, FAO provides a neutral forum to address global issues of transboundary dimensions, the UN...
28 June 2019
View news from United States CME: Canadian COF Significantly Smaller Than US Feedlot System
US - According to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc., Canadian "Cattle on Feed" was released on 14 June 2019 by Canfax.ca....
View news from Sweden New Initiative Powering Arla Milk Trucks
SWEDEN - Cow manure plays a pivotal role in the biogas revolution and contributes to a future for fossil-free fuel. As a result, Arla's pioneering farmers are intent upon making the most of their cow's manure by converting it to biogas - a fuel which...
View news from Ireland IFA: Ag Minister, MEPs Must Reject EU-proposed Pre-movement TB Test
IRELAND - IFA Animal Health Chairman Pat Farrell has called on the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed to stand firm on the outright rejection of the proposal in the new EU Animal Health Law Delegated Act to impose 30-day pre-movement testing for TB...
View news from Bangladesh Call for Raised Duty on Imported Powdered Milk
BANGLADESH - The local dairy industry has been left disappointed as the government did not raise the duty on imported powdered milk in the proposed budget for 2019-20, which may fuel uneven competition in the sector, the National Dairy Development Forum...
View news from Zimbabwe Milk Output Rises 14% in Q1/2019
ZIMBABWE - Zimbabwe's milk output for the first quarter increased by 14 percent to 19,4 million litres compared to the same period last year, the Livestock and Meat Advisory Council has said....
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