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21 May 2020
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
UK supermarkets threaten to boycott Brazilian products over proposed forest law
British supermarkets have warned Brazil that they might boycott its products if Brazilian lawmakers pass a controversial bill that could ramp up destruction of the Amazon rainforest....
19 May 2020
How to transport calves without trouble
The transported calf is subject to a series of stresses, stresses that would even greatly challenge a mature immune system....
18 May 2020
Kerry Group cuts Brazil workforce as coronavirus erodes restaurant demand
According to union leaders, Irish food and ingredients company Kerry Group PLC is reducing its workforce in Brazil in response to COVID-19-related changes in the marketplace....
16 May 2020
LWR invited to join dairy accelerator programme
America's largest dairy cooperative recognises Livestock Water Recycling's (LWR) role in the dairy value chain with invitation to join accelerator. ...
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....
13 May 2020
AI technology reduces antibiotic treatment to a minimum in dairy cattle
New artificial intelligence software from Connecterra alerts producers to ailing cows and can improve welfare and decrease antibiotic use. ...
Neogen Viroxide Super granted Canadian approval to fight COVID-19
Neogen Corporation announced that Health Canada has granted temporary approval for Neogen to supply Neogen Viroxide Super disinfectant to aid in the country’s fight against COVID-19....
10 May 2020
Next generation silage inoculants give options to feed recently made silage
Late turnout and actions by dairy farmers to cut milk output due to coronavirus impact, may see some running out of silage this spring....
09 May 2020
Keenan unveils Virtual Showroom and range of supports to help farmers during lockdown
Keenan, an Irish-based machine manufacturing company, launches a dedicated Virtual Showroom for farmers....
08 May 2020
Abiec finds Brazil's 2020 beef exports steady despite pandemic
Brazil's 2020 beef exports will likely set a new record in terms of volume and value despite the economic uncertainty caused by COVID-19. ...
Register now for the new DCHA webinar
New webinar featuring Kevin Dhuyvetter focuses on the economic cost of respiratory disease in diary replacement heifers. ...
Zoetis shows suckling calves with significant weight gain from implants
Recent studies of implant use in suckling calves revealed promising results for weight gain through the feedlot phase compared with non-implanted cattle....
Extra care advised for this year’s first cut silage
Forage experts have warned that weather conditions over recent weeks could bring multiple challenges to silage-making which may need to be addressed this spring....
05 May 2020
Costco limits beef purchases amid fears of supply shortages
Costco Wholesale Corp announces limits on the number of beef, pork and poultry products customers can buy....
04 May 2020
US retailer Kroger limits ground beef and pork purchases in some stores
On 1 May, supermarket chain Kroger Co put purchase limits on ground beef and fresh pork at some of its stores in response to growing fears over meat shortages....
As coronavirus infections rise in meat plants, Canada lets companies decide when to close
Reporting from Reuters finds that Canada’s public health officials are allowing decisions on meat plant closures to be made by packing companies, despite provincial authority to enforce stoppages....
01 May 2020
Nine meat processing plants in Brazil contend with coronavirus outbreaks
Health officials in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil’s southernmost state, report that coronavirus has spread to nine local meat processing plants....
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....
28 April 2020
Candidates for Thai-Denmark Milk Land franchise
THAILAND - The Dairy Farming Promotion Organisation (DFPO) of Thailand aims to appoint a business administration representative from four candidates to support the Thai-Denmark Milk Land (TDML) franchise amid the Covid-19 crisis, DFPO deputy director...
Arla Foods amba confirms May milk price
UK - The Arla on-account prices for conventional and organic milk will decrease by 1 eurocent for May 2020. ...
26 April 2020
Limited grass growth and pandemic restrictions highlight need to plan and monitor grazing
In light of the UK's low milk price, increased feed costs following the ongoing lockdown and depressed grass growth, assessing forage stocks and tracking margins are becoming more essential. ...
25 April 2020
Mole Valley Farmers pledges support to farmers during COVID-19 lockdown
Whether it’s over the phone or via video calling, the Mole Valley Farmers team are on hand to offer support to farmers during the coronavirus lockdown....
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....
UK parasite control and alerts for Spring 2020
Elanco has released its analysis of the UK's potential parasite challenges for farmers. ...
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
Zoetis teams up with cattle producers to support coronavirus relief efforts
Cattle producers are sharing images from calving season to raise money for food banks. ...
19 April 2020
Calf stress at weaning could affect future production
There are two times in a dairy cow’s life that can be critical to maximising future milk production. One, as most of us know, is the transition period around calving. The other, which may be more surprising, is the weaning period way back when the cow...
 
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