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19 October 2018
Time to Reflect on Local Govts' Efforts, Say Food Systems Planning Experts
US & CANADA - Governments across the US and Canada have made strides in their food systems planning efforts, with many recognizing within the past decade that the issue of food insecurity is just as important as maintaining other public infrastructure...
18 October 2018
'No Back-sliding on Backstop and No Time Limit,' Says IFA
IRELAND - Yesterday, the IFA held a National Council meeting in Dublin in which IFA President Joe Healy said it is no exaggeration to say the Brexit talks are the most important negotiations for the future of Irish agriculture and its agri-food sector,...
17 October 2018
FrieslandCampina: Milk Products Fit in a Sustainable Diet
NETHERLANDS - Every day, FrieslandCampina aims to provide the world’s population with the healthiest nutrients. Its milk products play an integral role, as they are a natural source of protein, calcium, vitamin B2 and B12 and phosphorus. This makes...
IFA: Smart Farming Cost Exceeds Cost Saving Target; Ways to Reduce GHG Emissions Identified
IRELAND - To mark UN World Food Day, Smart Farming, the voluntary programme led by IFA in conjunction with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has announced its 2018 results. World Food Day highlights important issues including food security,...
Arla Foods UK Unveils New Farming Standards Model; Brings Sustainable Change to Dairy Farming
UK - With ongoing volatility in the global milk markets, increasing consumer misunderstanding of the sector, polarised levels of support for UK dairy farmers and a new post-Brexit Agriculture Bill the challenges for dairy farmers are mounting. Yesterday,...
16 October 2018
FrieslandCampina and Its Sustainable Dairy Chain
NETHERLANDS - Milk is the basis for many delicious and nutritious dairy products, which are consumed worldwide. FrieslandCampina is a cooperation of dairy farmers. ...
15 October 2018
FrieslandCampina Emphasises on Animal Health, Welfare
NETHERLANDS - A wholesome dairy farm stands or falls with healthy animals. Cows that are taken care of properly live longer, require less medication and produce more sustainably. The improvement of animal health and welfare is an important and ongoing...
AHDB: Maximising Environment for High Yielding Cow Meetings
UK - A series of practical workshops aimed at farmers with housed herds of high yielding cows can help optimise the environment and maximise herd performance....
12 October 2018
FrieslandCampina Finds Way to be on Road in a More Sustainable Way
NETHERLANDS - Driving with a lower CO2 emission is a possibility with LNG fuel. In the last few years, FrieslandCampina has been working with its carriers on a pilot project with LNG (Liquid Natural Gas) as an alternative fuel for diesel. ...
09 October 2018
Greenpeace: Water Plan a Start but Govt Must Ban Dairy Expansion
NEW ZEALAND - Greenpeace has welcomed the Government’s fresh water work plan as a good step towards clean rivers but has criticised it’s lack of immediate action to stop increases in cow numbers and pollution....
JBS Organises Animal Welfare Initiative with Cattle Breeders
BRAZIL - JBS has developed a project focusing on partner livestock breeders which involves distributing kits with handling flags, a poster and a booklet illustrated with guidelines to help day-to-day farm work that involves cattle. Twenty thousand units...
08 October 2018
EU, FAO Reaffirm Commitment to Build More Sustainable Future for All
EU - Last week, the European Union (EU) and FAO reaffirmed their commitment to tackle common global concerns such as rising hunger, bring about prosperity and peace, and build a more sustainable future for all....
05 October 2018
Standards Set to Develop Future Farmers, Growers
UK - To develop the next generation of skilled farmers and growers, AHDB, NFU and industry employers have joined forces to set standards for three new apprenticeship schemes....
Agriculture a Key Area for Collaboration, Say Leaders
AFRICA & CHINA - African countries are enthusiastic about Chinese assistance in agriculture and infrastructure, as the continent attempts to eradicate hunger in a decade and speed up modernization to achieve the aspirations of the African Union's Agenda...
02 October 2018
Dairy UK Welcomes Announcement of New Scheme to Tackle Food Waste
UK - Dairy UK has welcomed yesterday's announcement from Defra of an additional £15 million to tackle food waste and redistribute surplus food. ...
01 October 2018
Fiji Successfully Executes First Cattle Embryo Transfer
FIJI - Fiji's first embryo transfer program on cattle has been marked a success following the birth of calves or calving stage at the Ministry of Agriculture’s Sigatoka Research Station....
27 September 2018
Commencement of Annual Dairy Inspections
NEW ZEALAND - From Monday, 24 September, the Otago Regional Council (ORC) started their annual dairy inspections....
Upcoming EuroDairy Webinars This October
EU - Autumn is in full swing and AHDB Dairy has lots of EuroDairy webinars taking place over October, covering a range of interesting topics. ...
25 September 2018
Land O'Lakes SUSTAIN Debuts First-of-its-kind Digital Platform
US - Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN yesterday announced its plan to roll out the Truterra™ Insights Engine, an interactive on-farm digital platform that will help farmers advance their stewardship goals and return-on-investment in real time, acre-by-acre and...
Climate Change Reshapes Agriculture; Global Trade to be Increasingly Pivotal
GLOBAL - With climate change poised to alter significantly the ability of many world regions to produce food, it is expected that international trade in agricultural products will have an increasingly important contribution to feeding the planet and responding...
Govt Invests $7m into Dairy Farming Productivity
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand's dairy cattle population has hit 5 million, the maximum that's practical to farm in this country....
24 September 2018
Journal Presents Collection on Calf Health, Management
US - The United States Department of Agriculture-National Animal Health Monitoring System (USDA-NAHMS) conducted a survey of 2,545 pre-weaned heifer calves across 104 dairy operations in 2014. ...
21 September 2018
Qatar Charity Opens Cattle Farms in Bosnia and Herzegovina
BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA - Qatar Charity (QC) has established two cattle farms in Bosnia and Herzegovina to provide a permanent income for 20 poor families, while the third farm is expected to be opened soon....
Research Reveals How Same Foods Create Markedly Different Environmental Impacts
UK - Researchers at Oxford University and the Swiss agricultural research institute, Agroscope, have created the most comprehensive database yet on the environmental impacts of nearly 40,000 farms, and 1,600 processors, packaging types, and retailers....
20 September 2018
IFA Challenges Retailers to Make Ploughing Pledge of Solidarity with Fresh Milk Producers
IRELAND - IFA National Liquid Milk Chairman John Finn challenged the retailers which have a strong presence at this year’s Ploughing Championship to show real solidarity with some of the farmers hardest hit by the fodder crisis this year by pledging...
Dairy Factory to Bolster Tibet Economy
TIBET, CHINA - By the spring of 2019, people in Southwest China's Tibet autonomous region will be able to buy locally branded dairy products produced at the region's largest and technologically advanced dairy factory....
17 September 2018
'High-yield' Farming Costs Environment Less Than Previously Thought
UK - Agriculture that appears to be more eco-friendly but uses more land may actually have greater environmental costs per unit of food than "high-yield" farming that uses less land, a new study has found....
14 September 2018
FrieslandCampina Embraces PlanetProof Quality Label
NETHERLANDS - FrieslandCampina has informed Stichting Milieukeur [SMK] of its interest in certification of its sustainable Top Dairy line under the international 'On the way to PlanetProof' quality label. ...
 
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