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20 January 2017
View news from United States Sonny Perdue to Be New US Agriculture Secretary
US - President-elect Donald Trump has selected former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to be the US Agriculture Secretary in the incoming Trump administration....
View news from European Union European Milk Crisis Far from Over
EU - Lakes of milk, piles of butter... and now a mountain of milk powder! The European Commission is looking to put 400,000 tonnes of skimmed milk powder from intervention on to the market in the coming months. For heavily-hit dairy farms, these milk...
View news from Estonia Estonia's Milk Prices See Increase Following Last Year's Lows
ESTONIA - ERR's online news portal reported repeatedly last year on how the purchase price of milk had dropped below its own cost of production and yet dairies' and retailers' price pressure did not allow for it to increase. ...
View news from Pakistan Seminar Discusses ‘Dealing Strictly’ with Milk Adulterators
PAKISTAN - Despite being the fourth largest milk producing country with an annual production of 42 million tons, Pakistan faces a serious issue of milk adulteration, which should be dealt with strictly....
View news from United States Administration Pushes Forward with Organic Marketing Rule
US - The USDA's Agriculture Marketing Service (ARS) has released its final rule on Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices....
View news from United Kingdom Tesco Leads Way with Food Surplus Donations from Stores
UK - Tesco has revealed its food surplus redistribution initiative, Community Food Connection, has so far helped serve five million meals to more than 3,300 community groups and charities since its launch less than a year ago....
View news from Global Arla Enters New and FReSH Initiative
GLOBAL - Arla is teaming up with a number of partners to launch the ‘Food Reform for Sustainability and Health’ (FReSH) programme. It aims to define guidelines on sustainable diets, redefine food production, reshape food consumption and evaluate a...
View news from United Kingdom Vitamin D-Enriched Fresh Milk Launched in Asda
UK - Asda Vitamin D milk has launched in-store, fortified fresh milk from Arla, to help customers obtain their recommended daily allowance of Vitamin D....
View news from Australia Angus Breed Set to Harness Greater Benefit from Genomics
AUSTRALIA - Genomics, the term given to describe a range of DNA based technologies concerned with the structure, function, evolution, and mapping of genomes, is a science receiving much interest around the world among breeders of all livestock species....
View news from Global Global Milk Production Peak at 3-Year Low
GLOBAL - Milk production from the five main exporting nations has recorded its lowest October peak in 3 years....
19 January 2017
View news from United Kingdom Arla Foods UK Welcomes Success of Courtauld Commitment 3
UK - Arla Foods UK, the farmer-owned dairy company, has welcomed Waste & Resource Action Programme’s (WRAP) results of Courtauld Commitment 3 (CC3), the food and drink industry’s ambitious approach to reduce food waste in the UK....
View news from Global Job Clip - Managing Director
GLOBAL - Hannes talks about being a Managing Director at BIOMIN....
View news from Ireland Ag Department Announces Identification of Atypical BSE Case
IRELAND - The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine today confirmed that it has identified a case of ‘Atypical BSE’ in an 18 year old cow, through its surveillance of ‘fallen’ animals (died on farm) at knackeries....
View news from Global DAFF Meets China with Prospects of Exporting Beef
SOUTH AFRICA & CHINA - The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) of the Republic of South Africa hosted a delegation from the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) of The Peoples Republic of...
View news from European Union AHDB Dairy's FMP Indicator Still Showing Premium
EU - AHDB Dairy’s Forward Market Performance (FMP) indicator is continuing to show a premium over current prices. The latest numbers show that, despite wholesale prices increasing over the last few months, those trading futures still believe demand...
View news from Australia Dairy Farmers Fear Pay Dispute Could Cost Them A$3M
AUSTRALIA - A group of Queensland and New South Wales dairy farmers fear they could lose up to $3 million if a major milk processor drops the price it pays to farmers....
View news from Australia Cattle Prepare for Simulated Heatwave for Study Into Welfare, Performance
AUSTRALIA - Radio transmitters have been inserted into the stomachs of 24 feedlot cattle to monitor their body temperatures, as part of a three-month trial investigating the impact of heatwaves....
View news from Ireland IFA Welcomes Commitment to Live Exports, Trade Mission to Egypt Plan
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has welcomed the strong view of the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed, expressed at the IFA AGM in Dublin this week, that the live export trade is critically important and a vital safety valve...
View news from United Kingdom Highly Competitive Wholesale Meat Market Expected in 2017
UK - Early reports from the retail sector suggest that the overall grocery trade had a better than expected Christmas....
View news from United Kingdom Search on for Scotland’s Top “Scotch Brand” Product
SCOTLAND, UK - A brand new category for the best product made with Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI or Specially Selected Pork has been added to the recently launched Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards....
View news from United States Cattlemen Call on Senate to Confirm Scott Pruitt as EPA Administrator
US - The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association sent a letter to the US Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works this week, expressing strong support for the nomination of Scott Pruitt to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency...
View news from Ireland IFA Raises Brexit Threat with Minister for Agriculture
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy emphasised the need for Government to use its strong relationships with EU and UK leaders to influence a constructive approach to Brexit negotiations with Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed at the IFA Annual General...
18 January 2017
View news from Global New Bovine Tuberculosis Detection Kit Expands Options, Reduces Program Costs
GLOBAL - Thermo Fisher Scientific announced the launch of VetMAX M. tuberculosis Complex PCR Kit, the only commercially available PCR test that detects all seven strains of the M. tuberculosis complex in a single solution....
View news from New Zealand Dairy Product Prices Rise, Stemming Two Straight Drops
NEW ZEALAND - Dairy product prices inched higher at the Global Dairy Trade auction, stemming two consecutive declines....
View news from Belarus Belarus Mulls Over Dairy Exports to Sudan
BELARUS - Belarus considers launching supplies of its dairy products to the Sudanese market, Alexei Bogdanov, head of the foreign trade department at the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry, told reporters in Khartoum, BelTA has learned....
View news from Uzbekistan US Beef Master Class Showcases Alternative Cuts for Uzbekistan Chefs
UZBEKISTAN - USMEF partnered with the Association of Uzbekistan Chefs to conduct an educational master class on US beef for Uzbekistan chefs and other foodservice professionals....
View news from Global UK Exporters Trained on US Beef, Lamb Import Requirements
UK & US - A group of UK meat exporters received training on meeting US regulatory requirements for beef and lamb imports during a visit to Washington DC last week....
View news from Ireland Brexit Threat to Agriculture Must be Top of Govt Agenda, Says IFA President
IRELAND - Addressing the 62nd Annual General Meeting of the Irish Farmers’ Association in Dublin yesterday, IFA President Joe Healy said the biggest threat to Irish farming in half a century is the impact of the Brexit negotiations on farm incomes....
 
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