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Bridging the US China Trade Gap
The growing US trade imbalance with China has been a major cause of concern for US policy makers, according to a study by Xiuzhi Wang, Edward A. Evans, and Fredy H. Ballen for the University of Florida....
Dairy Farming in Lithuania
Stuart Lumb writes for TheCattleSite about a recent visit to Lithuania, where he visited the Litagra Group. ...
Reducing SCC Delivers
High somatic cell counts (SCC) and clinical mastitis are costing dairy farmers money through a combination of co-op fines, losses in milk production, treatment costs and potentially higher culling rates. The Mid-Monaghan Dairy Discussion Group,...
Global Dairy Outlook: Processors Struggling
The operating environment for dairy processors has changed substantially in the last four years. This is one of the key conclusions coming out of the Rabobank Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory report, “Global Dairy Outlook: Show me the money”....
Land Application of Livestock and Poultry Manure
Factors affecting the fertiliser value of manure and recommendations for application are covered by Mark Risse, Extension Engineer at the University of Georgia's Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, as well as practical aspects on how...
Productivity to Mitigate Environmental Impacts of Cattle
It seems to be a common consumer perception that the modern dairy herd and its practices are more damaging to the environment than extensive systems. Speaking at the British Cattle Breeders Conference, Dr Jude Capper presented research that suggested...
Dairy Commodity Report - ABARE
In the short term, world dairy prices are expected to fall slightly according to the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES)....
Australian Dairy Production - An Overview
There are 8,594 dairy farms in Australia, with a national dairy herd of 1.6 million cows, according to the National Farmers' Federation ‘Australia Farm Facts 2012’....
DairyCo UK Dairy Market Update: Butter Markets Weaken
In Dairy Co's monthly update, farmgate milk prices in the UK are at a similar level to Actual Milk Price Equivalent and US producers are shifting to larger herds....
Global Dairy Outlook: Farm Returns Improved
The global dairy market will offer strong growth prospects in the coming five years, but the uneven spread of this market expansion and an era of elevated pricing will create as many challenges as opportunities for key players along the dairy supply chain....
Dairy Outlook Overview
Milk price is driven by simple economics of supply and demand. United States milk supply continues to increase over time with increased milk output per cow and an expanding cow herd. Demand outlook for dairy products in 2012 is not favorable due to...
February 2012 Global Market Update
The global economy is losing momentum amid concerns that the Eurozone is on the brink of a second recession in three years, according to the Dairy Situation and Outlook by Dairy Australia....
Global Dairy Outlook: Not Getting any Cheaper
The global dairy market will offer strong growth prospects in the coming five years, but the uneven spread of this market expansion and an era of elevated pricing will create as many challenges as opportunities for key players along the dairy supply chain....
Global Dairy Outlook: Attractive but Unbalanced
The global dairy market will offer strong growth prospects in the coming five years, but the uneven spread of this market expansion and an era of elevated pricing will create as many challenges as opportunities for key players along the dairy supply chain....
Antimicrobial Resistance – Veterinary and Public Health Concerns in Europe
Radical reforms of antimicrobial use in livestock are being contemplated for political reasons, according to David Burch of Octagon Services Ltd. ...
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