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24 February 2017
View news from New Zealand Fonterra Confirms 2016/17 Forecast Farmgate Milk Price
NEW ZEALAND - Fonterra is required to consider its forecast Farmgate Milk Price every quarter as a condition of the Dairy Industry Restructuring Act. For this purpose, Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited has confirmed the forecast Farmgate Milk Price...
View news from United States CME: Important Fed Cattle Market Innovation Under Discussion
US - In this Daily Livestock Report (DLR), we provide some discussion of an important fed cattle market innovation which began in 2016 — the Fed Cattle Exchange, according to the Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from Zimbabwe Zimbabwe to Benefit from Livestock Production
ZIMBABWE - Rural farmers in Zimbabwe and the whole of Southern Africa are set to receive a major boost in their livestock production through the expected launch of the beef value chain finance initiative this year....
View news from Global Project Launched Towards Sustainable Livestock in Africa
AFRICA - A project towards sustainable and productive livestock in Africa is launched on Thursday, by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and six African countries....
View news from Sri Lanka Tax Hike on Milk Imports No Solution to Boost Dairy Industry, Says Fonterra
SRI LANKA - As Sri Lanka continues to struggle in improving its dairy industry, the leading global milk processor, Fonterra, stressed tax hikes on milk imports are not the way forward to boost the local capacity as such moves would eventually lead to...
View news from United Arab Emirates Neutral Fuels Makes Biofuel from Dairy Waste
UAE - After two years of research into new and improved ways to create biofuels, Dubai-based Neutral Fuels has become the first company to successfully use butter, cream and ghee waste as a feedstock for creating commercial biofuel. ...
View news from New Zealand NZ Dairy Sector Welcomes New Freshwater Rules
NEW ZEALAND - DairyNZ has welcomed the Government’s new Clean Water policy setting out the ongoing programme of water reform....
View news from Global Researchers Suggest New Vision for Future of Agriculture
GLOBAL - "Food production must double by 2050 to feed the world's growing population." This truism has been repeated so often in recent years that it has become widely accepted among academics, policymakers and farmers, but now researchers are challenging...
View news from Netherlands Termination of Temporary Standstill Measure Starts 1 March
NETHERLANDS - FrieslandCampina implemented a temporary standstill on 9 January 2017. This measure was taken in the run-up to the phosphate reduction plan aimed at preventing milk supply from increasing in relation to the year 2016. ...
View news from Viet Nam US Beef Gets 'Hollywood' Treatment in Viet Nam
VIET NAM - Working to build and strengthen relationships with red meat buyers in Viet Nam, USMEF collaborated with a major beef importer to conduct a US beef promotion during a Lunar New Year celebration. ...
View news from European Union EU Agri-food Exports Reach Record High in 2016
EU - Agri-food exports from the European Union reached record high in 2016, according to annual 2016 figures....
View news from Ireland IFA Welcomes Positive Move by Minister Creed on Calf Exports
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has strongly welcomed the positive decision from Agriculture Minister Michael Creed to reduce inspection charges on calf exports by 75 per cent from €4.80 to €1.20 per head. He said this is a very positive boost to...
View news from United Kingdom Vaccination Pre-Turnout is Now Critical for Lungworm
UK - Feedback from cattle farmers during the 2016 grazing season suggests lungworm (husk) disease outbreaks are becoming more prevalent and unpredictable....
23 February 2017
View news from United States CME: Pre-report Estimates Show Cattle Marketed During January Up 10.2%
US - On Friday, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will publish their monthly 'Cattle on Feed' report, which is based on a survey of all feedlots with an animal capacity of 1,000 head or more, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR...
View news from United Kingdom Arla Foods Amba Increases March Milk Price
UK - Arla Foods is raising its milk price to owners by a further half a eurocent per kilogramme from 1 March....
View news from Netherlands Biogas Supply to FrieslandCampina Borculo Begins
NETHERLANDS - Since 7 February 2017, FrieslandCampina has made use of biogas in its plant in Borculo for generating steam used for the production of milk powder and ingredients for infant nutrition....
View news from Australia Indonesia Increases Weight Limit for Imported Aussie Cattle
AUSTRALIA - The Indonesian Government has signed off on changes to the maximum average weight of feeder cattle imported from Australia....
View news from India Farmers Protest for Water, Fodder for Cattle
INDIA - Rajya Raitha Sangha and Namma Karnataka Rakshana Vedike workers staged a protest in Chikkamagaluru district, Karnataka, on Wednesday demanding supply of drinking water and fodder for cattle. ...
View news from European Union EU Report Reveals Antibiotic Resistance Remains High
EU - Bacteria found in humans, animals and food continue to show resistance to widely used antimicrobials, says the latest report on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in bacteria by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Centre for Disease...
View news from United Kingdom Trade, Investment Deals Post-Brexit Grab Spotlight at NFU Conference
UK - A panel of experts at the NFU Conference considered a number of the unanswered questions on the country’s future position on international trade and investment post-Brexit....
View news from United Kingdom Right Funds, Regulation Vital for Farming’s Future, Says Report
UK - A new report from the NFU urges Government and research providers to invest in agricultural R&D and to enable British farmers to use the latest technologies....
View news from Ireland European Commission Launches Public Consultation on CAP
EU - The European Commission has launched a public consultation on the future of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)....
22 February 2017
View news from United States CME: Market Ready Cattle Prices Sustain Impressive Rally
US - Market ready cattle prices, basis the USDA-AMS 5 Market average, have sustained an impressive rally from Christmas week of 2016 to early February, according to the Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from New Zealand New Report Shows Importance of Dairy Industry
NEW ZEALAND - A new report confirms the dairy industry makes a major contribution to New Zealand’s economy, says Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy....
View news from United States Scientists Weigh in on 'Next Frontier' for Beef Quality Research
US - When it comes to beef, certain traits, like tenderness, are easier to quantify than others....
View news from United Kingdom Arla: New Campaign to Celebrate First Branded Organic Milk Range in UK
UK - Arla, the farmer-owned dairy company, is launching a new campaign, ‘The Might of Nature’. The campaign promotes its first branded organic range, which launched in November last year, with the aim to make organic milk accessible for all....
View news from Ireland IFA: Cattle Prices Steady
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has said cattle prices are steady at a base of €3.80 for steers and €3.90 for heifers, with some top prices of €3.95/kg paid for heifers....
View news from Jamaica Seprod Moves for Milk Industry Shake-up
JAMAICA - Chief executive officer of Seprod Ltd, Richard Pandohie is prepared to invest $180 million in a drive to revitalise Jamaica’s dairy industry — but is calling for Government to create the framework for a viable sector....
 
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