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18 August 2017
Zimbabwean Dairy Sector, Banks in Funding Talks
ZIMBABWE - The Zimbabwe Association of Dairy Farmers (ZADF) has engaged the banking sector in efforts to secure funding for the industry, businessdigest has learnt....
Molecule Increases Pregnancy Rate, Number of Offspring in Cattle
BRAZIL - Researchers at Inprenha Biotecnologia, a company based in Jaboticabal, São Paulo State, Brazil, working in partnership with colleagues at the University of São Paulo's Ribeirão Preto School of Pharmaceutical Sciences (FCFRP-USP), have discovered...
16 August 2017
Slowing Supply Growth to Impact NZ Dairy Supply Chain
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand dairy processors will struggle to fill existing and planned capacity in coming years as milk supply growth slows, leading to more cautious investment in capacity over the next five years, according to a new report from Rabobank....
IFA Says UK Customs Proposals Very Negative for Irish Agriculture
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has said the UK’s insistence on leaving the customs union and pursuing an independent trade policy will amount to a hard Brexit and is potentially very negative for Irish agriculture and the value of Ireland's agri-food...
Tyson Foods Streamlines Organisation to Maximise Growth
US - Tyson Foods, Inc. has streamlined its organisation in support of a growth strategy announced earlier this year, the company reported earlier this month. The new structure is designed around the company’s segments of Beef, Pork, Chicken and Prepared...
15 August 2017
Development of Local Food Systems Helps Bridge Gap Among Different People
US - One of the major barriers that environmentalists face in trying to implement sustainable practices is getting disparate groups to agree on what needs protecting and which way is the best course of action....
Food Insecurity Soars in Conflict-ridden DRC
CONGO - Amid rising violence and displacement in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), 7.7 million people face acute hunger - a 30 per cent increase over the last year, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and the World...
14 August 2017
Passport Food Safety Solutions Enters Exclusive Partnership with Predictive Analytics Leader PurePredictive
GLOBAL - PassTrac Analytics, a division of Passport Food Safety Solutions, Inc., announces its exclusive industry partnership with PurePredictive, an innovative company that uses a powerful predictive modeling and prescriptive analytics technology for...
China's Dairy Industry Endeavors to Regain Public Trust
CHINA - "Good milk must come from close to home," Jin Danjie, head of the Jinshan farm, explained that the world's dairy import and export map shows that in most countries the best fresh milk is largely locally produced....
Beef, Livestock Sector the Heartbeat of Rural Ireland, Says IFA
IRELAND - The beef and livestock sector is the very heartbeat of rural Ireland and must be defended and secured in the face of major challenges, IFA President Joe Healy said today at the AIB Tullamore Show....
11 August 2017
Collaboration Essential for Sustainable Dairy Farming
NEW ZEALAND - If a future in sustainable farming is to be achieved in the coming years, companies in both the private and public sector need to be working both faster and more collaboratively, says dairy farm investment company Fortuna Group....
Efforts to Reduce Pollution from Agriculture Paying Off Slowly
CANADA - Efforts by farmers to reduce the amount of fertilizer that reaches drinking water sources can take years to have a positive impact, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo....
09 August 2017
Direct Interaction with Consumers Key to Dispelling Agricultural Myths
CANADA - According to Bruce Cochrane, the Executive Director of Farm and Food Care Saskatchewan says, by interacting directly with consumers, those involved in agriculture have an opportunity set the record straight on what they do and why they do it....
Happy (Meal) Cows: Arla, McDonald's Celebrate 30-Year partnership
UK - Working together with McDonald’s, Arla is launching a new co-branded Happy Meal and Arla Organic Milk bottle which will roll-out across McDonald’s UK restaurants....
07 August 2017
Jinyu Bio-technology Joins Animal Vaccine Cluster in Kansas
US - China's largest animal vaccine company is going to a part of the US where the industry action is....
IFA: Stronger 2017 Dairy Farms Must Not Distract from Challenges to Sector
IRELAND - Responding to the Teagasc Situation and Outlook 2017 forecast that dairy farm incomes would increase significantly this year, IFA National Dairy Chairman Sean O’Leary said that while the improvement is welcome, it was also badly needed, coming...
Cargill Enters into Purchase Agreement to Acquire Animal Feed Business
US - Cargill has reached an agreement to acquire the animal feed business of Richmond, Virginia-based Southern States Cooperative, Inc., a move that will help the company better serve its customers in the eastern United States. The transaction is expected...
03 August 2017
Stronger 2017 Dairy Farm Incomes Must Not Distract from Challenges to Sector
IRELAND - Responding to the Teagasc Situation and Outlook 2017 forecast that dairy farm incomes would increase significantly this year, IFA National Dairy Chairman Sean O’Leary said that while the improvement is welcome, it was also badly needed, coming...
China's Beef Producers Worried About Price Decline of Domestic Beef
CHINA - As part of the 100-day action plan inked during President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump's meeting in Florida in April, China is once again allowing imports of US beef. ...
Millions May Face Protein Deficiency Due to Human-caused CO2 Emissions
GLOBAL - If CO2 levels continue to rise as projected, the populations of 18 countries may lose more than 5 per cent of their dietary protein by 2050 due to a decline in the nutritional value of rice, wheat, and other staple crops, according to new findings...
01 August 2017
Aussie Mozzarella Cheese to be Exported to China for First Time
AUSTRALIA - Australian mozzarella cheese from Victoria will be exported to China for the first time, it was announced on Tuesday....
28 July 2017
Carbon Budgets Would Provide 'Certainty' for Dairy Sector
NEW ZEALAND - DairyNZ has welcomed the release of a report by the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, which recommends New Zealand approach climate change in a similar manner to the United Kingdom....
Grassland Beef, Mutton Delivered Across China
MONGOLIA - Inner Mongolia launched a seed campaign in 2016 to boost its beef and mutton industry. ...
27 July 2017
IFA Demands Stronger Policy Delivery on Beef, Sheep
IRELAND - Stronger action at EU and Government level is required to address the ongoing income challenges in the beef and sheep sectors, IFA President Joe Healy said at the Farmers Journal open day on the Tullamore suckler and sheep farm....
Cattle Producers Sought for Reef Grazing Innovation Project
AUSTRALIA - Queensland cattle producers in Great Barrier Reef catchment areas are being encouraged to take part in an innovation project that aims to improve Reef water quality outcomes and increase farm profitability....
26 July 2017
Saudi Dairy Farm Mulls Using Cow Dung to Meet Power Needs
SAUDI ARABIA - A dairy farm in the home of the world's biggest energy exporter is considering using cow dung to meet its power needs....
Scheme to be Launched to Support Non-milk Yielding Cows, Says Goa CM
INDIA - Maintaining that the BJP-led coalition government stood by the existing ban on cow slaughter in the state, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday said he was working on a scheme which would help dairy farmers maintain cows which are beyond...
25 July 2017
‘Paddock to Plate’ Beef Business Showcases Sustainable Farm Practices
AUSTRALIA - A Queensland ‘paddock to plate’ beef business is showcasing the benefits of adopting a best management practices program to improve their productivity and demonstrate their environmental credentials to consumers....
 
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