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04 September 2015
View news from Global High China Dairy Inventories to Stave Off Dairy Markets Recovery
GLOBAL - Any hopes of a dairy market recovery from consecutive positive Fonterra auction results are false, according to US dairy analysts with an eye on Chinese production....
View news from United Kingdom Tesco Announces Winter Milk Price Deal with Processors
UK – Supermarket chain Tesco has pledged to pay its cheese suppliers more this winter providing processors distribute the extra value back to producers....
View news from United Kingdom Meat Protein Can Help Protect Heart Health, Study Shows
UK - Eating foods rich in amino acids could be as good for your heart as stopping smoking or getting more exercise, according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA)....
View news from Lithuania US Opens Doors to Lithuanian Meat
LITHUANIA - The US has opened its market to imports of beef, pork, sheep and goat meat from Lithuania....
View news from Netherlands Nutreco Renames Animal Nutrition Research Division, Doubles Investment
NETHERLANDS - Nutreco announces that its global animal nutrition research centres will be renamed to Trouw Nutrition R&D. This change is part of the strengthening of its global animal nutrition activities under one brand. ...
View news from European Union Preparations Intensify Ahead of EU Agricultural Meeting
EU - Agricultural ministers and organisations have been meeting all over the EU in preparation for an extraordinary meeting of ministers on 7 September....
View news from Ireland Ireland Calls for Swift Action to Save Dairy and Pork Market Confidence
IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney T.D called for swift action to restore market confidence in the Dairy and Pigmeat sector. ...
View news from Global New Partnership Offers Support to Small Farm Organisations
GLOBAL - Small-scale forest and farm producers’ organisations in developing countries will be strengthened following a partnership agreement between the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the Swedish-based development cooperation organisation...
03 September 2015
View news from Spain Spanish Cry for 25 Pence Per Litre Minimum
SPAIN – Farming leaders in northern Spain have held crisis talks to whittle down a list of measures they demand from politicians to save their industry....
View news from United Kingdom Arla Profits €28 Million Down in First Half of Year
EU – Danish cooperative Arla has seen profits slide around 20 per cent in the first half of 2015....
View news from United States Family Dairy Farm Managers Earn Less, but Gain Emotional Wealth
US - New Cornell University agricultural economic research shows family members who work on the family dairy farm make $22,000 less annually than comparable hired managers, but are handsomely compensated with "socioemotional" wealth....
View news from Angola Foot and Mouth Rumours Confirmed in Angola
ANGOLA - Investigations confirmed the presence of Foot and Mouth disease after rumours of infection in village cattle spread....
View news from New Zealand Beef Diversification: A Lifeline for New Zealand Dairy Farms?
NEW ZEALAND - How dairy farmers embrace beef genetics in the coming months could have a major impact in the direction of both sectors in New Zealand....
View news from Global African Partnerships to Increase Arla’s African Income Five Fold
GLOBAL- Danish dairy cooperative Arla has announced two joint ventures in Western Africa that will increase sub-saharan revenue from €90 million to €460 million by 2020....
02 September 2015
View news from United Kingdom Arla Banking on Dairy Market Turnaround in First Half of 2016
EU – European dairy processor Arla is expecting world dairy prices to turn around in the first half of 2016 seeing its revenue fall 3.8 per cent....
View news from Slovenia Anthrax Kills Cattle After 2014 Floods in Slovenia
SLOVENIA - There has been an outbreak of anthrax poisoning on a cattle farm in Slovenia....
View news from United States BIVI's Feeder Calf Preconditioning Program Offers Cascading Effect
US - Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc (BIVI) introduced a new feeder calf preconditioning program for beef producers called Market Ready to help beef producers deliver healthy, high-performing calves while allowing management flexibility. ...
View news from United States US Farm Exports Standing Firm
US - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has said that US agricultural exports remain strong despite disease and weather issues this year....
View news from United Kingdom Tesco Urged to Improve Welsh Cheese Prices
WALES, UK - The Farmers’ Union of Wales is urging Tesco to back Welsh dairy farmers by committing to a minimum farm gate price of 28 pence per litre for cheese purchased from First Milk and South Caernarfon Creameries....
View news from Norway Alpacas Test Positive for Bovine TB in Norway
NORWAY - Two alpacas imported from Canada into Norway have tested positive for bovine tuberculosis (bTB)....
01 September 2015
View news from United States Cattle Outlook: "Wild Markets" Push Cattle Lower
US - Markets turmoil is mostly related to concerns about the Chinese economy, which has led to the Dow Jones Industrial Average declining 10.7 per cent....
View news from United Kingdom Surveillance Farms to Help in Liver Fluke Battle
UK – Designated surveillance farms could be developed as a tool to improve the forecasting of liver fluke outbreaks for livestock farmers, a panel of experts has suggested....
View news from Malta Malta Meat Production Decreased
MALTA - In the second quarter of 2015, Malta's meat production and producer value decreased by 13.6 and 17.3 per cent respectively when compared to the corresponding period in 2014....
View news from United Kingdom Minister to Fight for Dairy Support at EU Commissioner Meeting
UK - Northern Ireland's Agriculture Minister has said she has been disappointed with recent EU responses to the dairy crisis and will continue to fight dairy farmers' case in Brussels....
View news from United Kingdom Welsh Badger Vaccination Reaches 5000
WALES, UK - Over 5,000 doses of badger vaccination have been administered to animals inside the Intensive Action Area (IAA) in west Wales over the past four years....
View news from Myanmar Livestock Farmers Suffer After Monsoon Flooding in Myanmar
MYANMAR - Heavy monsoon rains have caused widespread flooding in Myanmar, adversely affecting livestock and fish farmers in the region, according to a report from the USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service....
View news from United States Growing Chance of Holstein Inbreeding Accelerates
US - Average inbreeding levels in US Holsteins is accelerating and should send alarm bells to producers using bulls on a random basis, warns a University geneticist....
28 August 2015
View news from United States Feed Industry Hits Out at Antimicrobial Reporting Rule
US - The American animal feed industry has hit out at plans by the Food and Drug Administration to require new animal drug sponsors to submit estimates of antimicrobial ingredient sales by species....
 
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