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18 July 2019
IFA Opposes Ag Minister's Exclusion of Dairy Farmers from €100m Fund
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan yesterday agreed with IFA President Joe Healy who stated that it was wrong of Agriculture Minister Creed to exclude prime beef cattle from dairy farmers from the BEAM scheme and said that this...
17 July 2019
Bangladesh to Stop Cattle from India
BANGLADESH - The government has decided to halt smuggling of cattle from India to ensure fair price for local farmers and traders during the Eid-ul-Azha....
Govt To Compensate Farmers Who Lost Cattle to Theileriosis
ZIMBABWE - The government has undertaken to compensate all farmers in Mashonaland East province who lost their cattle to Theileriosis also known as January disease....
Govt Investing in Dairy Research Cluster
CANADA - The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, yesterday announced an investment of $11.4 million to the Dairy Research Cluster, led by the Dairy Farmers of Canada. With investment from the industry, the total investment...
IFA Calls for Urgent Changes to Farm Labour Permit Scheme
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has called on Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys and Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed to move immediately to make changes to the pilot employment permit scheme which will address...
16 July 2019
HC Bars Unauthorised Sale, Administration of Antibiotics to Cattle
BANGLADESH - The High Court has banned the sale antibiotics for cattle and its administration without a prescription from a veterinarian....
Israeli Ministry Blocks Imports of Palestinian Dairy, Meat Products
PALESTINIAN TERRITORY - As of 1 August, Israeli Authorities will prohibit the export of Palestinian meat and dairy products into East Jerusalem, a decision passed on 1 July this year. ...
Govt at Risk of Capitulating to Dairy Over Climate Pollution
NEW ZEALAND - Greenpeace Executive Director, Dr Russel Norman, has reacted with disbelief that the Government’s latest climate proposal includes an option for dairy to voluntarily deal with their emissions over the next six years....
15 July 2019
Govt Advises NDDB to Bring Mother Dairy, Other Units Under RTI Ambit
INDIA - The Ministry of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries recently told the Parliament that as NDDB Dairy Services was set up through a Rs 200 crore contribution from NDDB, it has advised NDDB to "extend the provisions of the RTI Act, 2005 to its...
12 July 2019
CM Allocates Budget to Promote Cattle Farming in Madhya Pradesh
INDIA - Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath in his first state budget allocated Rs 132 crores for the promotion of cattle farming and livestock. He has also decided to pay Rs 20 per day for cow protection which was earlier Re 1....
11 July 2019
Dairy Products Directive Hits Snag in Kavre district
NEPAL - The government-issued Dairy and Dairy Products Production Criteria Directive-2018 faces obstacles in its implementation from the locals of Kavre district....
Farmer Costs in TB Programme Up 15% as Forum Proposes Additional Controls, Costs for Farmers
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 addressing stakeholder issues....
10 July 2019
Chinese, German Scientists Collaborate to Cut Livestock Emissions
CHINA - Chinese and German scientists are working together to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions from raising livestock, China Daily reported Tuesday....
Govt of Canada invests $1.2m for Dairy Farmers, Processors
CANADA - Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau announced an investment of more than $1.2 million to support the dairy industry in British Columbia. ...
Union Hears Out Members at Dairy Contract Meetings
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland held four meetings, over two days, across Scotland last week to inform and to listen to Scotland’s dairy farmers on the subject of a future government consultation on milk contacts. ...
09 July 2019
Azerbaijan to Increase Control Over Food Safety of Meat, Dairy Products
AZERBAIJAN - Azerbaijan will strengthen the system of food safety control over the production and import of meat and dairy products, Chairman of Azerbaijan's Food Safety Agency Goshgar Tahmazli told reporters, Trend reports....
NFU Urges Additional Improvements to USMCA
US - As Congressional leadership and the Trump administration work towards a compromise on the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the country’s oldest general farm organisation is urging additional improvements to the deal that could help to reduce...
08 July 2019
Govt Should Consider Livestock Rearing as Alternative, Say Settlers
MALAYSIA - The Felda settlers hope the government can consider the livestock industry as an alternative for them if they (settlers) are not to depend solely on rubber and oil palm....
EPA's RFS Obligations Another Setback for American Farmers
US - On Friday, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its proposed renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for the year 2020. The proposal would set required biofuel use at 20.04 billion gallons next...
05 July 2019
Tougher Bank Capital Rules Could Slice Off from Dairy Profit
NEW ZEALAND - Stricter bank capital requirements would severely dent dairy farm profits if the Reserve Bank goes ahead as planned, warn dairy interests in submissions on the contentious proposals....
Chinese Cattle Breeder Invests in Myanmar, Plans to Export
MYANMAR - The Myanmar Invest Commission (MIC) last month permitted China’s Kangrui Agriculture & Livestock Development Company to invest in the raising of cattle in Myanmar. ...
03 July 2019
Supreme Court Moved Against Rules Allowing Seizure, Forfeiture of Livestock
INDIA - The rules' existence had emboldened "anti-social elements" to take matters into their own hands and loot cattle traders, say cattle traders....
02 July 2019
GOgreen Aims to Build Egypt’s Biggest Livestock Farm
EGYPT - Egypt’s Ministry of Agriculture and GOgreen Company plan to establish the country’s biggest livestock farm in Moghra, El Alamein city....
Communities Urged to Revive Livestock Feedlots
ZIMBABWE - The government has called for the revival of community livestock feedlots in Matabeleland South Province in order to save thousands of animals that are under threat from perennial drought....
01 July 2019
Food, Agriculture Must Play Vital Part in Reaching a Sustainable Future
GLOBAL - There is a growing realization that food and agriculture must play a vital part in reaching the Sustainable Development Goals and that in this context, FAO provides a neutral forum to address global issues of transboundary dimensions, the UN...
28 June 2019
IFA: Ag Minister, MEPs Must Reject EU-proposed Pre-movement TB Test
IRELAND - IFA Animal Health Chairman Pat Farrell has called on the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed to stand firm on the outright rejection of the proposal in the new EU Animal Health Law Delegated Act to impose 30-day pre-movement testing for TB...
Call for Raised Duty on Imported Powdered Milk
BANGLADESH - The local dairy industry has been left disappointed as the government did not raise the duty on imported powdered milk in the proposed budget for 2019-20, which may fuel uneven competition in the sector, the National Dairy Development Forum...
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....
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