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28 June 2019
View news from Nepal Bhojpur Farmers Attracted to Livestock Insurance Programme
NEPAL - Local farmers have been attracted to livestock insurance programme in Bhojpur of late....
View news from Korea, South Ministry Aims to Reduce Fine Dust from Agro-Livestock Sector by 30%
SOUTH KOREA - The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs has announced a set of measures to reduce air pollution by decreasing the output of ultrafine dust particles and ammonia by 30 percent through 2022....
27 June 2019
View news from United States CME: 1 June Cattle on Feed Inventories Up Compared to a Year Ago
US - 1 June cattle on feed inventories in feedlots with capacities of 1,000 head or greater were up two percent from a year earlier, according to the USDA-National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) in a report was released last Friday, writes...
View news from Ireland Farmer Costs in TB Eradication Programme Increase as Forum Refuses to Address Shortcomings in Compensation Schemes
IRELAND - IFA Animal Health Chairman Pat Farrell said the TB Forum established by the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has failed to deliver on the key objective of involving stakeholders....
View news from Australia Animal Welfare Concerns Cause Turmoil for Australia's Largest Dairy
AUSTRALIA - The owner of Australia's largest dairy farm is facing a staff mutiny over serious animal welfare and safety concerns....
View news from United Kingdom Next Generation Reception Sets Out Plan for Future
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland Next Generation Chair Colin Ferguson spoke to a packed out NFU Scotland stand at the Royal Highland Show on Thursday (20 June) where he highlighted the need for the industry to adapt to represent the diverse range of people...
26 June 2019
View news from Viet Nam Vinamilk’s Organic Products Impress Global Dairy Congress
VIETNAM - Vietnamese dairy producer Vinamilk’s organic product have impressed delegates to the 13th Global Dairy Congress which is being held in Lisbon, Portugal, from 26-27 June. ...
View news from United Kingdom Partnership Tackling Livestock Worrying Launches New Banner Campaign
SCOTLAND, UK - A partnership involving NFU Scotland, Police Scotland and Argyll and Bute Council continues to promote responsible dog ownership in the region in a bid to prevent further devastating attacks on livestock. ...
25 June 2019
View news from Ireland Ireland’s Bovine TB Eradication Programme Advanced by Diagnostics
In the 1950s, Ireland set out to eradicate bovine tuberculosis (bTB). Today, they have a very successful bTB eradication programme in place that dramatically reduced production losses, maintained their export status and has helped their beef and dairy...
View news from United States CME: 14.5%/More Increase in US Corn Price Likely
US - According to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc., the assumption is often made that when feedstuff costs increase dramatically that a response in the livestock and poultry sectors is to lower carcass (dressed) weight. Basic economics suggests...
View news from Viet Nam Vietnam to Develop Cattle Breeding, Officials Say
VIETNAM - Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Phung Duc Tien said in the first half of this year, despite many difficulties, especially the outbreak of African swine fever which has caused heavy losses in the livestock sector, the sector...
View news from Netherlands Growing Number of Farmers Equals Higher Level of Animal Welfare, Climate and Nature
NETHERLANDS - Since mid-December 2018, the moment that the first Campina milk and yoghurt cartons carrying the broad, independent 'On the way to PlanetProof' sustainability quality mark were introduced in the refrigerated section, the quality mark has...
24 June 2019
View news from United States Presidential Candidates Called Upon to Increase Fairness for Family Farmers
US - Last week (Thursday, 20 June), 35 farm and food organisations called on elected officials and candidates running for office to address the disproportionate market power held by the giant agribusinesses that dominate livestock and poultry markets....
View news from United Kingdom Arla Foods Amba Confirms Hold for July Milk Price
UK - Arla Foods amba’s on account price for conventional and organic milk for July 2019 will remain unchanged. ...
View news from United States Genome Study Reveals Evolution of Ruminants
US - A team of researchers has carried out a detailed study of the genomes of ruminants, giving new insight into their evolution and success....
View news from United States Antibiotic Resistance in Spore-forming Probiotic Bacteria
US - New research has found that six probiotic "Bacillus" strains are resistant to several antibiotics....
21 June 2019
View news from United States CME: Drought Pressure Minimal for Much of US
US - Drought pressure appears to be minimal for much of the country at this time and, combined with good moisture conditions earlier in the spring, it has resulted in one of the best pasture conditions of the last 25 years, according to Steiner Consulting...
View news from United Kingdom Brexit Survey Shows Ongoing Uncertainty is Eroding Confidence Levels in Scottish Agriculture
SCOTLAND, UK - Ongoing uncertainty around the Brexit process and a lack of clarity and direction on future policy and funding is eroding the confidence of Scotland’s farmers and crofters....
View news from United Kingdom Future of Dairy Industry in Scotland
SCOTLAND, UK - Scottish dairy farmers are being urged to attend meetings on the future of dairy farming in Scotland being held in early July. ...
20 June 2019
View news from United States CME: 1 June Supply of Cattle on Feed Expected to be Up
US - USDA-NASS will issue on Friday, 21 June, the results of its monthly survey of feedlot operations with a capacity of +1000 head, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from New Zealand Milk Price Forecast Down for 2019-20 Season
NEW ZEALAND - Market analyst company NZX has revised its milk price forecast down for the 2019-20 season, after this week's drop in global dairy commodity prices....
View news from Uganda Uganda Dairy Sector Performing Below Full Potential
UGANDA - Ugandan dairy farmers are producing 2.4 billion litres of milk annually instead of 10 billion due to livestock diseases, low uptake of high grade exotic cattle, a high rate of failure for artificial insemination, limited access to extension services...
19 June 2019
View news from Australia Costs, Weather Hit Dairy Farmer Confidence and Profits
AUSTRALIA - Costs are crippling the nation's dairy farmers with only a third positive about the future of the industry....
View news from Pakistan Dairy Sector Seeks Withdrawal of Taxes
PAKISTAN - The Pakistan Dairy Association (PDA) has written a letter to the Prime Minister and Adviser to the Prime Minister requesting the withdrawal of a 10-percent sales tax on Fat Filled Milk products classified under the Eighth Schedule of the Sales...
View news from Australia RSPCA Files Complaint Over Alleged Mistreatment of Cattle
AUSTRALIA - RSPCA Australia has lodged a formal complaint with the federal Department of Agriculture after receiving images and footage revealing allegedly brutal treatment of Australian cattle live exported to Israel on board the notorious ship Maysora....
View news from United States 'Its Time to Reform US Dairy Industry,' Says NFU
US - June is National Dairy Month, making it a good time to highlight the important role family dairies play in the global food system, while also reflecting on the economic difficulties that America’s dairy farmers are currently facing....
View news from United States Seaweed Feed Additive Cuts Livestock Methane but Poses Questions
US - Supplementing cattle feed with seaweed could result in a significant reduction in methane belched by livestock, according to Penn State researchers, but they caution that the practice may not be a realistic strategy to battle climate change....
18 June 2019
View news from Serbia Serbian Pork, Dairy Products Soon to be Exported to China
SERBIA - Serbian Agriculture Minister Branislav Nedimovic and Deputy Head of China's General Administration of Customs Zhang Jiwen signed on Monday in Belgrade agreements enabling exports of Serbian pork and dairy products to China as well as a memorandum...
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