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Friday 21st August 2015.
Michael Priestley - Editor

Michael Priestley
Editor


MSD Animal Health

"Milk Market Burns": Farmers Kick Up a Stink Across Europe

Highly publicised and at times disruptive farmer protests have taken place across Western Europe this summer in a variety of guises.

Notable demonstrations have ranged from Germans lighting bonfires to French farmers jeopardising road systems and supermarket access in response to world dairy prices sinking to lows not seen since 2002.

The protests, also seen in Spain, the UK and Belgium, have been calling on supermarkets and legislators to address a crisis seeing farmgate prices sink well adrift of production costs.

Emotions were high on Tuesday 18 August when thousands of farmers across Belgium, Spain and France engaged in separate demonstrations.

Liege airport was blockaded by over 600 dairy farmers with certain trading companies targeted.

On the same day, Spanish farmers snubbed an agreement for milk lower than 34 cents per litre and four supermarkets in southern France had milk products defaced by farming protestors.

Labels carrying the slogan “made from milk sold at a loss – farmers strangled” were fixed to items of Savencia group outlets.

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New Zealand Feed Myth Put to Bed

Those supplementing pasture-based rations expecting a yield lift of 100 grams of milk solids per kilo of dry matter are wrong, according to a nutrition expert. read more



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This Week's Articles and Analysis

Market Reports

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Global Dairy Industry News

   New Zealand

Dairy Market Recovery “Triggered” for mid-2016
New Zealand Worst Hit in Milk Price Crash
New Fonterra Dryer to Supply Over 20 Countries
Fonterra Child’s Milk Builds on Strong China Market Share

   Germany

Research Model Shows Hazardous Antibiotic Levels in Environment
Agritechnica Is Coming to Germany in November 2015

   United Kingdom

New Pea Variety Could Help Livestock, Poultry Protein Intake
Hard Pressed Dairy Farmers Urged to Consider Ice Cream Boom
Illegal Badger Persecution Could Worsen TB, Say Scientists
Arla Customers Agree to Pay Dairy Farmers More
Improve International Helps Veterinarians Deliver Cymorth TB in Wales
Dairy Crisis Latest: Aldi, Asda Increase Milk Prices; Morrisons to Launch Farmer Cheese Brand

   Global

Treat Global Dairy Trade Increase “With Caution”
Dairy Sector Could Supplement Tight UK Beef
Dairy Crisis: What Can Ten Pence On Milk Do?

   Australia

Farmer Rates Web-based Benchmarking Tool

   Botswana

Foot and Mouth Spreads in Botswana

   United States

US Antibiotic Resistance Results Positive for Food Safety
CME: Feed Costs to Remain Low

   India

India Sees Sharp Rise in Exports of Livestock Products

   European Union

Most EU Food Waste Avoidable
Nomad Foods Expands Reach with Findus Sverige Acquisition
German Minister Attacks French Dairy Protests
Russian Ban on EU Agriculture – 12 Months On

   Ireland

Retailers Warned not to Damage Irish Milk Production

   Zimbabwe

Hardy Cattle Boost Zimbabwean Farmers’ Incomes

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