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03 March 2015
View news from Brazil Brazilian Land Appreciates Over 600 Per Cent
BRAZIL – Farmland prices in central Brazil have increased by nearly 700 per cent since 2002, with mean increases above 300 per cent....
View news from Global Sixth Consecutive GDT Rise
GLOBAL – Today’s global dairy trade finished 1.1 per cent higher, the sixth trade to return a positive result in a run stretching back to December....
View news from Global Cargill Completes $12.5 Million Investment in South Africa Animal Feed Facility
GLOBAL - Driven by an increase in demand from customers throughout the region for animal feed products, Cargill has completed a US$12.5 million expansion of its premix facility in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa....
View news from United Kingdom Brucellosis Free Northern Ireland Would Save £15 Million
NORTHERN IRELAND – Northern Ireland can now officially apply for Brucellosis free status, potentially saving the country £15 million in cattle testing annually....
View news from New Zealand New European Cattle and Sheep Breeding Company Announced
EUROPE - A leading New Zealand breeding company is branching into Europe following the acquisition of a major stake in a UK based sheep breeding specialist, bringing with it cattle and sheep expertise. ...
View news from New Zealand Efforts Build to Tackle Yellow Bristle Grass
NEW ZEALAND – Efforts are being combined on New Zealand’s north island to address a road side weed which has become a problem on some farms....
View news from India Maharashtra Bans Beef Sale
INDIA - All beef sales have been banned in Maharashtra after President Pranab Mukherjee signed a Maharashtra Animal Preservation Bill, pending since 1995....
02 March 2015
View news from Global BVDV Persistently Impacts Herd Health
ANALYSIS - A diagnosis of Bovine Viral Diarhea Virus (BVDV) persistently impacts the health and performance of the herd, and it's the mostly costly cattle disease for producers from a reproductive and respiratory perspective, writes Sarah Mikesell, TheCattleSite...
View news from European Union Dairy Recovery Takes Market By “Surprise”
EU – A European milk market monitoring board has said dairy prices appear to be stabilising and look to have hit a floor in some member states....
View news from European Union Antimicrobial Resistant Foodborne Bacteria Levels Rising
ANALYSIS - Salmonella and Campylobacter show significant levels of resistance to common antimicrobials in humans and animals....
View news from Global Global Dairy Market to Look East
GLOBAL - The end of milk quotas in Europe this year and the growth in yields in northern Europe is going to place more milk on the global dairy market....
View news from Viet Nam Biomin Receives GMP Certification for Premix Facility in Viet Nam
VIET NAM - The 4.7-hectare Biomin premix plant in Binh Duong is the first and only premix facility in Viet Nam to obtain the Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) according to the requirements of the GMP+ Feed Certification scheme....
View news from Brazil BRF Sees Sales Profits Rise
BRAZIL - Brazilian meat, poultry and dairy processing giant BRF saw net income more than double in 2014 reaching R $ 2.2 billion, an increase of 109.4 per cent compared to the previous year....
View news from Russian Federation Localisation for Russian Dairy Industry
RUSSIA - Against a background of a devalued ruble and high inflation rates, the Russian dairy industry may be characterised as undergoing a period of localisation, according to Emily McCormack from the Moscow office of Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board....
27 February 2015
View news from United States Sustainability Means Passing on a Legacy
US – Sustainable cattle production means taking care of every drop of water and selecting the right location and grazing for every animal’s needs, says a US rancher....
View news from United Kingdom Moves to Increase Welfare in Non-stun Slaughter
UK - The British government is to look at ways of introducing post-cut stunning in religious slaughter systems....
View news from United Kingdom Dairy Sector Needs Ways to Manage Volatility
UK - The UK dairy sector needs to find ways of managing volatility, farmers heard at the National Farmers Union conference in Birmingham this week....
View news from United Kingdom Labour Pledges to End Badger Culls
UK - A future Labour government in the UK would call an immediate end to the pilot badger culls as part of the strategy to control bovine TB....
View news from Cyprus Dung Detective Takes Over From Fire Brigade
CYPRUS - Manure sieving is informing a Cyprus farm’s feed preparation, according to one of TheDairySite features this week....
View news from Global The World's Hardest Working Robot: The Delaval VMS
GLOBAL - If a car was to be as productive as a DeLaval VMS™, it would need to drive around the world 205 times. Compared with a tractor, you would need to buy between four and six of them just to keep up with the productivity of a DeLaval VMS™. Is...
View news from United States Economic Models Give Insights Into Global Sustainability Challenges
US - Combining global economics, geography, ecology and environmental sciences is essential to understanding how changes in trade and natural systems in one part of the world affect those in another, a review concludes....
View news from Romania Romanian Meat Industry Expects VAT on Meat to be Cut
ROMANIA - Following efforts by the Romanian Meat Association (ARC) which has been calling on the country’s government to reduce the value-added tax (VAT) on meat, the recently released new draft of the country’s Tax Code states that the VAT on meat,...
26 February 2015
View news from United Kingdom Smaller Markets Push UK Beef Export Higher
UK - Smaller markets, such as Greece and Denmark, have helped drive a six per cent growth in UK beef export volumes. ...
View news from Global Sustainable Beef Answers Tough Questions
GLOBAL - A constantly evolving world poses big questions to beef producers trying to stay ahead of the game and ensuring keeping cattle is sustainable....
View news from United Kingdom NFU: 'Ensure Farming Can Thrive'
UK - The NFU has set out what it wants from the next elected Government, as five of the main political parties get set to take part in day two of the annual NFU Conference....
View news from United Kingdom European Commissioner Promises to Simplify CAP
UK - The Common Agricultural Policy provides the agricultural sector a massive boost to economic growth and jobs in rural areas and all the way up and down the food supply chain....
View news from Global Kansas and Scottish Laboratories Join to Tackle Bunyaviruses
GLOBAL – Two universities are partnering across Atlantic to combat a family of viruses which includes Schmallenberg, first detected in the UK in 2012....
View news from Croatia Early-bird Deadline Approaches for Welfare Conference Registration
CROATIA - The reduced registration rate for the Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) International Symposium 2015 ends on Friday 27 February. ...
 
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