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03 January 2019
View news from Oman Mazoon Dairy Invests in Latest Technology at Buraimi Facility
OMAN - Mazoon Dairy Company is investing in the latest global dairy technology at its new facility in Buraimi, with a goal to produce 200mn litres of milk annually by 2026....
View news from India Spurt in SMP Prices Cheers Up Dairy Farmers
INDIA - The New Year is set to bring smiles on the faces of dairy farmers, thanks to firm prices of the skimmed milk powder (SMP) following export incentives by the government....
02 January 2019
View news from United States CME: Futures Market Points to Optimism in Feeder Cattle Demand in Q1
US - Feeder cattle cash prices have been falling for the last several weeks in major feeder cattle markets for 700 to 800-pound steers, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from Canada New Food Guide Makes Cattle, Dairy Farmers Anxious
CANADA - Canada is set to release a replacement for its decade-old food guide next year, and it looks like the document will likely be in line with writer Michael Pollan's commonly-cited dietary prescription "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants."...
View news from India UP Cabinet Decides to Set Up Cow Sheds for Stray Cattle
INDIA - The state cabinet meeting, presided by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, okayed the plan and said a "cow welfare cess" will be imposed for the same, a government spokesman said....
24 December 2018
View news from United Kingdom Arla Foods Amba Confirms January Milk Price
UK - Arla Foods amba’s conventional milk price for January 2019 will reduce by 1.5 eurocents per litre....
View news from United Kingdom Red Tractor to Roll Out New Inspection Regime to Dairy Sector
UK - Poor performing farms are to receive unannounced inspections in a move to increase consumer confidence in Red Tractor logo....
View news from Ireland Second Consecutive Price Cut by Aurivo Blow to Farmers in West, IFA Reports
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan said the decision by Aurivo - uniquely among co-ops - to cut their milk price for a second month running was a real letdown for their suppliers, especially at a time when markets and the outlook for 2019...
View news from United Kingdom Dairy Genomic Indexes Stand Test of Time
UK - A major new study of Holstein dairy sires has confirmed that genomic indexes are a remarkably reliable predictor of actual daughter performance. This provides reassurance to the thousands of UK dairy producers who select service sires on the strength...
View news from United States Annual, Biological Rhythms Govern Milk Production in Dairy Cows
US - The amount and composition of milk produced by dairy cows appears to be more regulated by internal, annual biological rhythms than by environmental factors such as heat and humidity, according to Penn State researchers who studied more than a decade...
19 December 2018
View news from Global Bedding material can impact mastitis risk
Dr Sandra Godden, professor at the University of Minnesota and speaker at the international meeting for the National Mastitis Council in Milan, Italy, spoke about the importance of reducing bacteria counts in bedding and therefore reducing the risk for...
View news from France Merck to acquire privately held Antelliq Group
The move establishes Merck Animal Health as a leader in emerging digital tracking, traceability and monitoring technology ...
17 December 2018
View news from Germany FrieslandCampina, DMK Group Sign Manufacturing Agreement
GERMANY - Royal FrieslandCampina NV and DMK Group signed a contract manufacturing agreement for the production of mozzarella cheese. The agreement will come into effect in 2019....
View news from United States Farmers Union Insists Immediate Trade Payments Happen
US - Amidst reports that the White House is delaying the second round of Market Facilitation Programme (MFP) payments, National Farmers Union (NFU) is insisting the administration move forward with the payments and develop a long-term solution to mitigate...
View news from Ireland Dairy Outlook for Spring '19 More Positive Than Some Co-ops Suggest
IRELAND - While Brexit and international trade wars are creating some uncertainty, IFA National Dairy Chair Tom Phelan said there were many signs that dairy markets will be tighter and prices firmer into the spring of 2019. ...
View news from Global FAO Urges to Scale Up Response to Climate Change in Ag Sectors
GLOBAL - The world must scale up the response to climate change, particularly in agricultural sectors, FAO Deputy Director-General Maria Helena Semedo told delegates at a high-level side-event of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP24) in...
14 December 2018
View news from Global JV Between FrieslandCampina, Millán Vicente for Spanish Cheese Business
SPAIN & PORTUGAL - Dutch Royal FrieslandCampina N.V. announced the acquisition of Spanish-based cheese co-packer and distributor Millán Vicente. ...
View news from Global Arla Acquires Branded Cheese Business from Mondeléz International
MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA - The deal is set to significantly strengthen Arla’s position in the Middle East and North Africa, giving access to new product categories, new markets and a state-of-the-art production site....
View news from China Massive Growth Prospects for China's Dairy Market Over Next Five Years
CHINA - China will see significant growth potential in the consumption of organic milk, yogurt and cheese products, fueled by increasing demand for premium products from quality-conscious consumers, according to a new report....
View news from Canada Consumers Increasingly Interested in Basics of Food Production
CANADA - The Coordinator of the Bruce D. Campbell Farm and Food Discovery Centre says consumers are increasingly interested in learning the basics of food production....
View news from United States Climate Change Imperils Midwest Ag Production
US - A new Cornell University-led study shows that Midwest agriculture is increasingly vulnerable to climate change because of the region's reliance on growing rain-fed crops....
View news from Sweden Study: Organic Food Worse for Climate
SWEDEN - Organically farmed food has a bigger climate impact than conventionally farmed food, due to the greater areas of land required. ...
13 December 2018
View news from United States CME: Corn, Soybean Markets Trending Higher Since Labour Day
US - Corn and soybean markets have been trending higher since Labour Day, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from United States NCBA Hails Congressional Approval of 2018 Farm Bill
US - Senate and House lawmakers approved the 2018 Farm Bill, including important mandatory funding for animal disease prevention and preparedness efforts. US President Trump is reportedly expected to sign the legislation into law in the coming days....
View news from China Self-developed Milk Powder Comes to Local Market
CHINA - The city of Wuxi, Jiangsu province, hosted a press conference yesterday to announce that its self-developed milk powder "Carecoming", based in New Zealand, Australia, has come to the local market, the Wuxi Daily reported....
View news from United States Farm Bureau Board Endorses USMCA Agreement
US - The board of directors of the American Farm Bureau Federation yesterday recommended swift passage of the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement....
View news from United States Coalition Applauds Animal Health Provisions in 2018 Farm Bill Conference Report
US - Members of the Animal Agriculture Coalition released a statement applauding animal health provisions included in the 2018 Farm Bill Conference Report, which was sent to President Trump’s desk for signature yesterday....
12 December 2018
View news from United States CME: Alfalfa Hay Prices Higher Every Month in 2018
US - Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc. reports that hay production rebounded significantly this year on more acres and normal yields, but prices are still significantly higher than last year....
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