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31 May 2016
View news from Australia How Can You Tell if a Dairy Cow is Happy?
AUSTRALIA - According to Dr Xavier Manteca, University of Autonoma de Barcelona, who will be speaking at the Australian Veterinary Association’s (AVA) Annual Conference, dairy cattle welfare can be assessed using a range of methods....
View news from Netherlands Friesland Campina Raises Cheese Prices on Higher Demand
NETHERLANDS - Dutch dairy co-operative Friesland Campina has announced it will be raising its cheese sale prices, due to improved balance of supply and demand....
View news from Australia Processing Investment to Boost South Australia's Dairy Industry
AUSTRALIA - A South Australian State Government grant for a new milk processing facility in Penola is aiming to provide a boost for the local dairy industry as well as providing jobs....
View news from Global Milk Production Growth Slowing Globally as Market Rebalances
GLOBAL - Ireland's milk output in April 2016 was down 4.1 per cent, according to the Central Statistics Office (CSO)....
View news from United States Cattle Outlook: Frozen Beef Stocks Lowest Since 2014
US - USDA's May Cattle on Feed report said there were 10.783 million cattle on feed at the start of April, write Ron Plain and Scott Brown, Ag Economics, MU....
View news from United States Mars Exploration and Agribusiness May Learn From Each Other, Says Dr Gernot Groemer
There may be opportunities for the cross-fertilisation of ideas between the Mars exploration research efforts and the agriculture sector, according to Dr Groemer, president of the Austrian Space Forum who heads the PolAres Mars simulation programme....
27 May 2016
View news from Global Cattle Treated with Antibiotics Emit More Methane, Study Shows
GLOBAL - An international team of scientists have published a study that highlights how antibiotics given to cattle can have far-reaching effects on an ecosystem, according to the EU's CORDIS (Community Research and Development Information Service)....
View news from United Kingdom Retailers Asked to Support Farmers with Grab-and-Go Milk
UK - Following a successful farmer-led campaign in Devon, NFU Scotland has written to the nation’s biggest supermarkets asking them to reposition fresh milk in their Scottish stores as a healthy alternative to fizzy drinks....
View news from European Union EU Politicians Call for More Dairy Help as SMP Intervention Reaches Limit
EU - The EU must quickly take further measures to stabilise milk prices and bring relief to struggling dairy farmers, urged MEPs in Thursday's plenary debate with Commissioner Phil Hogan and Dutch deputy farm minister Hans Hoogeveen....
View news from United States CME: US Beef Exports Gain Ground in Japan, South Korea
US - USDA has released its weekly ‘US Export Sales’ report and the data presented a somewhat mixed picture for pork and beef, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
View news from New Zealand NZ Farmers Disappointed with Milk Price Forecast
NEW ZEALAND - Farmers are resigned to another tight season after Fonterra confirmed its milk price at $4.25 for the coming season....
26 May 2016
View news from United States US Cattle Farmer Testifies on "Threat of Over-Regulation"
US - National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) President Tracy Brunner has testified before the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture, saying that over-regulation poses the greatest threat to the profitability of cattle...
View news from Spain Spain Recognised as Low Risk for BSE
SPAIN - The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has officially recognised Spain as one of the countries with negligible risk for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE)....
View news from Ireland Irish Farmers Call for More Support for Suckler Cow Herd
IRELAND - Speaking at the Newford suckler herd Open Day in Teagasc, Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) President Joe Healy said increased targeted direct supports will be essential to maintain the quality suckler cow herd, which is the backbone of Ireland’s...
View news from New Zealand More Charges Over Calf Cruelty in New Zealand
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand's Ministry for Primary Industries has laid a second set of charges in relation to an investigation into alleged animal welfare offences involving bobby calves....
View news from Global Latest Bluetongue Outbreaks: France, Austria, Botswana
GLOBAL - Bluetongue outbreaks have continued to be reported in France recently, and a new outbreak has been reported in Austria....
25 May 2016
View news from Global Livestock’s Contributions to Climate Change: Facts and Fiction
ANALYSIS - As the November 2015 Global Climate Change Conference COP21 concluded in Paris, 196 countries reached agreement on the reduction of fossil fuel use and emissions in the production and consumption of energy, even to the extent of potentially...
View news from Mexico Mexico Safely Receives Live Cattle from Australia to Boost Breeding
MEXICO - Over six thousand live cattle have arrived in Mexico from Australia as part of efforts to support producers' breeding programmes....
View news from United States Calls for Improvement to US Dairy Farm Safety Net
US - The challenging economic conditions affecting America’s dairy farmers call for improvements by Congress to the federal safety net program created in the 2014 Farm Bill, according to Randy Mooney, chairman of the National Milk Producers Federation...
View news from Global World Animal Health Organisation Sets Out Action on Antibiotic Resistance
GLOBAL - The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) this week presented its national delegates with its plan to tackle antimicrobial resistance, which is considered a major risk by the international community....
View news from United States CME: Cold Storage Report Supportive for Beef Prices
US - USDA published yesterday afternoon the results of its monthly cold storage survey, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
View news from Global The VIP (Very Important Protein) for Dairy Cows
GLOBAL - Between current period of low milk prices, due to global overproduction, and the end of the European milk quota, it is of upmost importance to increase feed efficiency and optimize the biological processes related to milk production. Optimizing...
24 May 2016
View news from European Union European, African Dairy Farmers Work Together to Solve Crisis
EU - Farmers from European dairy organisations including the European Milk Board (EMB) will meet representatives of the dairy industry in Burkino Faso this week to discuss the continuing supply and demand issues....
View news from European Union Arla Drops June Milk Price
EU - Arla Foods is reducing its amba on-account price, with effect from 1 June 2016, by 1.3 eurocents per kg....
View news from Australia Victorian Government Unveils Dairy Support Package
AUSTRALIA - An $11.4 million support package has been made available for dairy farmers in the Australian state of Victoria....
View news from United States CME: Cattle on Feed Placements Up 7 Per Cent in April
US - The Cattle on Feed report was released by USDA-NASS on Friday. Placements surprised analysts, compared to the range of pre-report estimates, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
View news from Global New Large Capacity Blood Banking Centrifuges Deliver High-Throughput Sample Processing
GLOBAL - Thermo Scientific large capacity centrifuges designed to provide simplified blood processing to match current and future needs...
View news from Global The VIP (Very Important Protein) for Dairy Cows
GLOBAL - Between current period of low milk prices, due to global overproduction, and the end of the European milk quota, it is of upmost importance to increase feed efficiency and optimize the biological processes related to milk production. Optimizing...
 
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