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17 January 2017
Dairy Sector Remains Significantly in the Red
EU - Milk prices cover only 59 per cent and 67 per cent of production costs in the Netherlands and Germany respectively....
IFA: Beef Trade Finally Balanced as Farmers Demand Price Increase
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the beef trade is finely balanced. ...
Pelwatte Dairy Introduces Seasonal Offer on Bulk Butter Purchases
SRI LANKA - Pelwatte Dairy Industries Ltd, a frontrunner in the dairy industry and one of the only companies using 100 per cent locally sourced ingredients are offering hotels, bakeries and corporate institutions special prices on bulk butter purchases...
Zimbabwe's Milk Production up 14% to 65 Million Litres
ZIMBABWE - Zimbabwe’s raw milk production increased by 14 per cent to 65.3 million litres in the full year to December from 57.5 million litres the previous year....
16 January 2017
Karnataka Milk Producers Reel Under Cash Crunch
INDIA - Demonetisation has hit the 24 lakh milk producers across Karnataka hard. ...
Groups Support Senate Bill Prompting FDA Enforcement of Milk Labeling Standards
US - New Senate legislation to enforce the proper labeling of imitation dairy products drew an endorsement last week (12 January) from the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF), which together agreed...
Canada’s Protectionist Policies Will Harm US Economy, Dairy Groups Tell US President-Elect
US & CANADA - US dairy organizations and the state departments of agriculture across the country told President-elect Donald Trump that Canada’s existing and soon-to-be-expanded protectionist policies are intentionally designed to block imports from...
Australia Remains Efficient Beef Producer on Global Scale
AUSTRALIA - According to the latest agri benchmark results, the results were varied somewhat across the globe, but it is clear that Australia remains an efficient beef producer, with a moderate to low cost of production....
Saudi Dairy Giant Almarai Reports Increase in Q4 Net Profit
SAUDI ARABIA - Saudi Arabia's Almarai, the Gulf's largest dairy company, reported a 1 per cent increase in fourth-quarter net profit on Sunday, broadly in line with analysts' forecasts, and said cost controls would continue to be a priority....
Dairy Prices Tipped to Rise at Auction
NEW ZEALAND - Futures market trading is pointing to a mild improvement in dairy prices at this week's GlobalDairyTrade auction after a surprisingly weak start to the year....
13 January 2017
Food Commodity Prices Fall for Fifth Year in a Row
GLOBAL - Prices of major food commodities declined for the fifth year in a row in 2016, averaging 161.6 points for the year as a whole, some 1.5 percent below their 2015 levels....
EU Slaughtering Increase in 2016
EU - According to Eurostat, EU cow slaughterings (January-September) increased 8 per cent compared to 2015 and have been at their highest level for a number of years....
Call for Continuity in Existing Border Arrangements to Safeguard NI Dairy Industry
UK - Resolving issues around the future of the land border with the Republic of Ireland is critical for the dairy industry, said Dairy UK this week (Wednesday, 11 January)....
Prices Beat Brexit to Top of Problem List for Irish Farmers
IRELAND - Farmers have identified product price as the key issue that will impact on their farm enterprise in 2017, according to the IFA barometer of farmer sentiment which is part of the Farm Income Review. ...
Prospects for US Cattle, Beef Markets a Little Brighter
US - The USDA updated their World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) yesterday, a monthly proceeding that integrates new developments and data into the existing outlook for agriculture commodity markets. Prospects for the cattle and beef...
'Have You Got the Selection Factor?' Asks AHDB
UK - AHDB Beef & Lamb is looking to recruit a team with the “selection factor” to join its new Selection Academy....
Müller Announces Investment and Site Closure
UK - Müller Milk & Ingredients has announced a £60m investment to upgrade the network of fresh milk and ingredients in Britain....
Pakistan, Netherlands Agree to Enhance Cooperation in Agri, Dairy Sectors
PAKISTAN & NETHERLANDS - Pakistan and Netherlands Thursday agreed for enhancing bilateral cooperation in fields of agriculture, horticulture and dairy development to promote and develop the agriculture and livestock sector in the country....
12 January 2017
Arunachal Pradesh Inks Pact with NDDB to Boost Dairy Sector
INDIA - On Tuesday (10 January), Arunachal Pradesh signed a memorandum of understanding with the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) at Anand in Gujarat to kick-start a 'white revolution' in the state....
China to Expand Corn Ethanol Amid Grain Surplus
CHINA - China will further encourage the use of corn to make ethanol this year amid efforts to reduce its huge grain stocks, as authorities mull adjustments to the floor prices for wheat and rice this year....
Clear Scope for at Least 30C/L for December Milk
IRELAND - A minimum price of 30c/l + VAT would be fully justified on December milk, with a view to reaching at least 33c/l before peak, IFA National Dairy Chairman Sean O’Leary said following the first 2017 meeting of the Dairy Committee this week....
Danish Crown Acquires German Slaughterhouse
GERMANY - Following the acquisition, Danish Crown will at a single stroke become the fifth-largest cattle slaughterhouse in Germany and a major player in the north European market for organic beef....
Grasslands Hold Potential for Increased Food Production
GLOBAL - About 40 per cent of natural grasslands worldwide have potential to support increased livestock grazing, according to a new study published in the journal "Global Change Biology". ...
Supporting Small Farmers to Build Better Businesses
UK - AHDB is playing a key role in helping small family farms build more viable businesses, as part of its support for the Prince’s Farm Resilience Programme....
11 January 2017
Winter Finishers Need Substantial Price Rise, Says IFA
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the cattle trade is stronger this week with factories paying a base of €3.80 for steers and €3.90 for heifers. ...
IFA President Presses for Early Implementation of EU Food Chain Report
EU - Speaking from Brussels, where the Agriculture Committee of the European Parliament discussed the EU Food Chain report on increased price transparency and independent enforcement to strengthen farmers’ position with retailers, IFA President Joe...
US Beef Exports Strong During November
US - US red meat exports continued to build momentum in November, highlighted by a new monthly volume record for pork exports. Both pork and beef exports exceeded year-ago levels by more than 20 per cent in both volume and value, according to statistics...
Dairy a Potential Ally in Asian Nutrition Challenges, UN Says
ASIA - Even as Asia makes clear strides in taming hunger and famine, the rapidly modernizing continent needs to focus more on diversifying its diet or risk failing to quell malnutrition, with milk having the potential to help, the UN Food and Agriculture...
 
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