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22 May 2020
RABDF submits evidence in last ditch attempt to save foreign dairy workers
The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF) has submitted evidence to the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) after they launched a six-week call for evidence last week (13 May) on skills shortages in the UK....
21 May 2020
UK dairy podcast helps farmers gain better control of their milk price
Dairy farmers should consider evaluating their businesses and assessing the vulnerability of their supply chains after disruptions caused by Coronavirus highlights the fragility of the sector....
Fonterra slashes farmgate milk prices as COVID-19 erodes demand
New Zealand’s Fonterra issued a statement saying the coronavirus pandemic was, “nothing like we’ve experienced before.”...
20 May 2020
Canadian government steps in to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on dairy sector
The Canadian government has amended the Canadian Dairy Commission Act to support dairy producers and processors and ensure Canadians maintain access to affordable food. ...
15 May 2020
Breedr’s virtual supply chain ensures meat quality, supply and supports net zero targets
A virtual value-chain for livestock production that ensures quality and supply has been developed by Breedr and has the support of the National Farmers Union, major livestock producers, processors and leading supermarkets....
April price cut puts Irish dairy farmers on the back foot
Cuts to Irish milk prices in April a further blow to dairy farmers....
11 May 2020
Australia releases its March 2020 Dairy Export Report
Year-to-date dairy exports contracted by over 8 percent but increased in value terms....
07 May 2020
UK dairy industry welcomes COVID-19 aid from government
UK government enacts new funding supports for dairy farmers facing hardship due to coronavirus, NFU and RABDF welcome new aid. ...
05 May 2020
EU takes crucial steps to shore up agri-food sector
The European Commission takes action by enacting exceptional measures to support the agriculture and food sectors affected by the COVID-19 crisis. ...
30 April 2020
New Zealand’s Fonterra reports 1.4 percent drop in exports to China
New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra’s exports to China, its biggest market, fell 1.4 percent in the first two months of 2020 due to public health measures enacted to curb the coronavirus....
29 April 2020
RABDF’s interim survey results highlight true scale of UK dairy losses
A survey from The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF) finds that more than 1 million litres of milk have been discarded since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak....
MPs urged to put pressure on government to support British dairy industry
A huge groundswell of support for the iconic British dairy industry has seen more than 2,230 letters written to nearly 400 MPs, as part of an NFU campaign, calling for urgent help to save a sector hit severely by the Coronavirus pandemic....
RABDF submits key evidence on foreign labour contributions to UK dairy sector
The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF) has submitted vital evidence to the Government highlighting the negative impact restrictions on access to foreign labour could have on UK dairy farms post-2021....
24 April 2020
Joint IDF and ICAR initiative to improve consistency in milk somatic cell counting
The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has announced the launch of the first certified reference materials for somatic cell counting in milk, an integral part in a joint project of the International Dairy Federation (IDF) and the International...
23 April 2020
EU unveils €80 million support package for farmers amid COVID-19
After the European Commission unveils its aid package for the agri-food sector, farmers say that the support isn’t fit-for-purpose....
22 April 2020
New Zealand’s a2 Milk sees a spike in quarterly sales on consumer stockpiling
On 22 April, a2 Milk Co raised the outlook for its full-year core earnings margin as consumers stockpile goods during the coronavirus outbreak....
21 April 2020
Danone withdraws 2020 guidance for producers – but first-quarter sales rise
On 21 April, French dairy giant Danone withdrew its financial guidance for 2020 due to disruption from the coronavirus pandemic....
20 April 2020
UK dairy industry groups unite behind calls for urgent government action to save sector
Appeals for urgent government action to save the dairy industry have been backed by the entire supply chain, including UK farming unions, RABDF, Dairy UK and the Provision Trade Federation....
New Zealand’s Fonterra keeps its 2019-2020 milk price forecast
Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd retained its forecast milk payments to farmers for the 2019-2020 season, but told producers to exercise caution with on-farm decisions due to pandemic uncertainty....
UK dairy industry pulls together to manage milk supply through COVID-19
Government announces a temporary relaxation of UK competition law to support the dairy industry through the coronavirus outbreak. ...
16 April 2020
Japfa set to sell stake in Chinese dairy business to Meiji
Singapore agri-food company Japfa Ltd announced on 15 April that it will sell a 25 percent stake in its dairy farming business in China to Meiji for $254.4 million....
15 April 2020
Coronavirus: NFU and dairy industry united behind urgent call for action
Following a dairy crisis meeting held earlier today, the whole industry has united behind the need for meaningful action to avoid a national catastrophe in UK dairying....
COVID-19-related cattle industry losses in the US estimated at $13.6 Billion
A recent study estimates that cattle industry losses stemming from the coronavirus pandemic will reach $13.6 billion....
Germany calls on EU to support dairy farmers
Germany’s agriculture ministry has called on the European Union to take action to support dairy farmers who face a steep fall in milk sales due to the ongoing pandemic....
13 April 2020
Irish dairy farmers enter unique collaboration to meet COVID-19 challenge
Irish Farmers Association (IFA) Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan takes steps to reassure Irish dairy farmers as the pandemic grinds on....
09 April 2020
French milk producers need help from EU as pandemic grinds on
On 8 April, French Agriculture Minister called on the European Commission to help milk producers with surplus production due to low demand from the export and restaurant sectors....
NFU calls for meeting with Defra Secretary to save UK dairy sector
The survival of many British dairy farming businesses hit by the coronavirus depends on urgent action from the government, the NFU said on 8 April....
Why British dairy farmers have to discard their milk
The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF) has produced a Q+A document to help answer questions on why some farmers are having to discard their milk despite shortages still being seen in a few supermarkets....
 
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