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Wednesday, December 17, 2014
View news from Global When Will “Drastic” Dairy Markets Improve?
ANALYSIS – World dairy markets running 30 – 50 per cent below recent peaks can only improve, although farmers may have to wait until the autumn, says an industry report....
View news from South Africa Peanut Brittle Style Coating Offers Nutrition Breakthrough
SOUTH AFRICA - South African cattle are being fed “peanut brittle” style coated vitamins to ensure nutrient absorption....
View news from United States New Slaughterhouses to Open in Maine
US - Two poultry processing plants and a slaughterhouse dedicated to red meat – are slated to open in Maine in the next few months....
View news from United Kingdom Faster Growth and Lower Feed Costs From Calf Coats
UK - Calf coats can have a positive impact on growth rates and feed costs of winter born calves, a study has shown. ...
View news from Poland Kosher Slaughter Ban Withdrawn in Poland
POLAND - A court has overturned an earlier ban on kosher slaughter of animals, which was due to come into effect in 2015....
View news from United Kingdom Winter Ration Consistency Vital to Maintain Performance
UK - Silage consistency should be ensured through the winter to maintain yields, with farmers advised to monitor for tell-tale signs that things need changing. ...
View news from Indonesia Growing Opportunities in Indonesia’s Dairy Market
INDONESIA - Dairy consumption growth in the ASEAN-6 (Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore & Vietnam) continues to outpace supply, opening the market up to imports, according to Alan O’Brien from the Shanghai Office of Bord Bia – Irish...
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
View news from Global Cows Have Three Lines of Conversation
GLOBAL – Bovines communicate with each other using three individualised calls, acoustic analysis has found....
View news from Australia Pregnancy Checks A Must For Profitable Herds
AUSTRALIA – Cattle pregnancy testing, if done accurately, can save money and save on wasted calves, a veterinary body is saying....
View news from Brazil Brazilian Genomics Shaves Weeks of TB Detection
BRAZIL – Two breakthroughs have reduced tuberculosis testing waiting times on bovine samples from three months to two days....
View news from United Kingdom New UK Food Labelling Regulations
UK - New Food Information to Consumers’ (FIC) regulations are now in force, as of 13 December. ...
View news from United Kingdom Abattoir Waste Charges Increased by More Than 60 per cent
UK - National Farmers Union (NFU) members are expressing concern that abattoir waste charges have risen by more than 60 per cent in recent weeks....
Monday, December 15, 2014
View news from Ireland Farmers Association Supports Dairy Co-ops
IRELAND - IFA President Eddie Downey and National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary have in recent weeks embarked in a series of meetings with all the main processing co-ops to examine with them in detail how they propose to support milk suppliers...
View news from Australia Cattle Outlook: US Carries on As Net Beef Importer
US - More beef is being imported into the US, largely due to greater Australian volumes, according to two Missouri economists. ...
View news from United Kingdom Livestock Event 2015 to Host Four National Beef Shows
UK - Four beef breeds will be staging major national fixtures at Livestock Event, the UK’s largest event within the sector, to be held at The NEC, Birmingham on Wednesday 8 and Thursday 9 July 2015....
View news from European Union Bluetongue Keeps Redrawing Borders
CYPRUS – The confines of the Bluetongue virus (BTV) has been substantially extended eastwards by official confirmation of an outbreak on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus....
View news from Australia Cattle Turnoff in Australia to Remain High
AUSTRALIA - Cattle turnoff for the remainder of 2014-15 is pegged to remain high, with slaughter and live exports forecast to reach 10.35 million head, back slightly from 2013-14, according to ABARES’ Agricultural commodities: December quarter 2014....
View news from United Kingdom Women in Dairy Launched
UK - Women In Dairy, a new group for those working in the sector, has been officially launched. ...
Friday, December 12, 2014
View news from United States Market Analyst: Global Consumption Favouring Beef Over Pork
ANALYSIS - Mike Zuzolo discusses the major market developments this week....
View news from South Africa OIE Encouraged by Progress Made in FMD Controlled Areas
SOUTH AFRICA - South Africa hosted a team of experts from the World Organization for Animal Health, (OIE) from 30 November to 06 December 2014. This mission's intention was to assess the implementation of OIE standards on zonal freedom of foot-and-mouth...
View news from Australia Weekly Australian Cattle Summary
AUSTRALIA - The following report is a collection of market summaries from the previous week across Australia's territories from analysts at Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)....
View news from United Kingdom EU Outlook Shows UK Dairy Growth Potential
UK - The recent European Commission medium term outlook report has identified favourable prospects for the EU dairy industry but has suggested that cost-competitiveness is likely to be key in influencing which regions see the most growth. ...
View news from United States Record US Beef-Export Value for October
US - October 2014 beef exports were up two per cent year-on-year to 242.2 million pounds and export value reached a record-high $687.1 million – up 22 per cent from a year ago....
View news from Australia Australian Live Cattle Exports Continue to Grow
AUSTRALIA - While Australian live cattle exports in October, at almost 81,000 head, were back more than 50,000 head on what was shipped in September, the exports in the year to October are 60 per cent above year-ago levels....
View news from Netherlands Sino-Dutch Dairy Expertise Centre Launched in China
NETHERLANDS and CHINA - On 2 December, the First Anniversary Celebration of the Sino-Dutch Dairy Development Centre (SDDDC) & the Launch Ceremony for the Dutch Dairy Expertise Centre was held in Beijing. At the event, a review of the work and achievements...
View news from European Union Public Consultation Open on Dairy Welfare in Small Scale Farms
EU - EFSA is launching a public consultation on its review of information on small scale farms for dairy cows....
View news from United States Tyson Built for Growth
US - An expanded portfolio of strong brands, increased focus on the consumer and the creation of acquisition synergies are among the reasons Tyson Foods, is built for growth, company officials told investors and analysts during Tyson Foods' Investor Day...
Thursday, December 11, 2014
View news from India Indian Processor to Invest 16 Million in New Dairy
INDIA - A new dairy will be set up by Karnataka Milk Federation (KMF) in Dharwad, in order to tap dairy farming potential of the region....
 
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