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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....
08 April 2020
RABDF seeks Government support in a new scheme to prevent widespread dairy disruption
The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF) is calling on the Government to help fund a short-term financial support scheme for dairy farmers whose businesses have been severely affected as a result of Coronavirus and to avert a larger crisis...
07 April 2020
Canada’s dairy farmers are poised to dump milk as coronavirus worsens
Dairy farmers in Ontario expect to dump millions of litres of milk due to coronavirus....
23 March 2020
Increasing UK milk price gap indicates a broken market
The widening gap between the highest and lowest milk prices was highlighted as competing brands announce opposing price points....
20 March 2020
Dairy farmers struggle to find market for their milk
UGANDA - Majority of the cattle keepers in Ankole and some parts of central Uganda have over the last three decades been investing heavily in dairy farming....
18 March 2020
Dairy Australia releases March 2020 Situation and Outlook report
The latest Situation and Outlook report indicates that Australia’s national milk production has steadied, with rainfall offsetting dry conditions and helping curb higher feed costs....
13 March 2020
Study examines environmental footprint of California dairy cows over 50 years
US - Producing a liter of milk in California emits less greenhouse gas and uses less land and water than it did in 1964, according to a recent study from researchers at the University of California, Davis....
11 March 2020
15,000 people sign NFU’s food standards petition
More than 15,000 people have urged the Government to commit in law that food that would be illegal for British farmers to produce here will not be imported as part of future trade deals....
09 March 2020
Arla introduces new brand, plant-based products
UK - The farmer owned dairy cooperative Arla Foods enters plant-based drinks sector to offer oat-based options made only from natural ingredients....
Jordanian Agriculture Ministry upholds import ban on dairy cows
Jordan’s Ministry of Agriculture “stands firm” in its decision to ban dairy cattle imports until further consultations are held. ...
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