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US Dairy Outlook: May Milk Production Increased
May 2012 23 major dairy states milk production increased 2.1 per cent. Production per cow was up by 22 pounds from one year ago, writes Kristen Schulte from the Iowa State University....
High Feed Prices, Low Milk Prices - What Can You Do?
Current economic conditions are causing intense frustration throughout the dairy industry, writes Bob James, Extension Dairy Scientist, Virginia University....
Private Industry Invests Heavily into Agricultural Productivity
Over the past several decades, private-sector firms have become major players in developing new innovations for agriculture worldwide ,writes the USDA Economic Research Service. ...
Immigration Policy and its Possible Effects on US Agriculture
Changes being considered would affect the market for hired farm labour. Analysis by the Economic Research Service looks at the possible effects of a decrease in the supply of unauthorised labour in all sectors of the US economy – including agriculture...
Fall in Milk Prices, Increased Feed Prices Puts Pressure on Dairy Producers
Dairy producers have experienced volatility with decreased milk prices and sustained high feed prices so far in 2012, writes Kristen Schulte, Extension Farm & Agribusiness Management Specialist with Iowa State University....
A Viable Progression Path in the Dairy Industry
This report, put together by AgFirst and Federated Farmers looks at the progression path for those wishing to progress from a farm employee to farm owner, after concerns that this traditional progression is under threat, and the path to succession more...
Financial Performance of Australia's Dairy Farms
The national average farm cash income of dairy industry farms increased from $75 110 in 2009–10 to $141 000 in 2010–11, the highest since 2007–08, according to a report from the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences....
UK Farm Sector Worth £5.69 billion
Total Income from farming is estimated to have risen by 25 per cent in real terms over the last year after adjusting for inflation, to £5.69 billion, according to Defra's Agriculture in the United Kingdom 2011 report. ...
Dairy Imports to China Continue to Grow
Buoyed by strong domestic demand, China’s overall dairy imports continue to perform strongly according to Michael Hussey from the Food and Beverage Division, Bord Bia – Irish Food Board. ...
Living in a World of Decreasing Resources & Increasing Regulation: How to Advance Animal Agriculture
A White Paper based on information from the 2012 Annual Conference of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) on 26 to 29 March 2012. ...
Milk Product Prices Fall - FAO Global Outlook
Milk and milk product prices fall in the face of increased availability on the international market, according to the FAO Global Food Outlook....
US Dairy Outlook: Milk Production Increases
Favourable weather at the start of 2012 has attributed to increased milk production. Rolling annual milk production is up 2.34 per cent at the end of February at 198 billion pounds. Rolling herd average at the end of February is at 21,497, up from 21,335...
Changing Farming Practices Accompany Major Shifts in Farm Structure
Changing production practices, including adoption of labour-saving innovations, have contributed to and been affected by increases in both agricultural productivity and the concentration of production, write Erik O'Donoghue, James MacDonald, Utpal Vasavada...
Waste of Processed Product at Retail and Consumption Level
Roughly one-third of the edible parts of food produced for human consumption, gets lost or wasted globally, which is about 1.3 billion ton per year. Food is wasted throughout the food supply chain, from initial agricultural production down to final household...
Raw Milk: Fact or Fiction?
The use of raw milk as a beverage for humans is a hotly debated topic. A simple Internet search using the term "raw milk" yields conflicting claims about its benefits and dangers. Many people base their opinions about raw milk on myths rather than facts....
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