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19 January 2017
Arla Foods UK Welcomes Success of Courtauld Commitment 3
UK - Arla Foods UK, the farmer-owned dairy company, has welcomed Waste & Resource Action Programme’s (WRAP) results of Courtauld Commitment 3 (CC3), the food and drink industry’s ambitious approach to reduce food waste in the UK....
13 January 2017
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)....
IFA: Enhancement of Regional Veterinary Laboratories Services Vital
IRELAND - IFA Animal Health Chairman Bert Stewart has said the Department of Agriculture Regional Veterinary Laboratory services are highly regarded, a vital support for farmers throughout the country and the focus of the Minister for Agriculture Michael...
12 January 2017
Greenpeace Calls on Dairy Industry to Come Clean
NEW ZEALAND - Despite widespread public concern over New Zealand's polluted rivers and lakes, the dairy industry plans to push the national dairy herd to record numbers....
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
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...
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...
EU, FAO Unite to Address Alarming Food Insecurity in Yemen
YEMEN - With 14 million people food insecure in strife-torn Yemen, the European Union (EU) has committed 12 million euros in support of FAO's efforts to tackle rising hunger....
10 January 2017
Safeguarding Biodiversity Must be Integrated Across Ag Sectors
GLOBAL - Governments from 167 countries have given unprecedented recognition to the need to protect biodiversity across the agricultural sectors as a key action to achieve sustainable development, including ensuring food security and addressing climate...
09 January 2017
Pelwatte Dairy Set on Making Sri Lanka Self-sufficient in Milk
SRI LANKA - Pelwatte Dairy Industries Ltd, a leading manufacturer of locally produced dairy products has since its inception supported the local dairy industry and is on a quest to making Sri Lanka self-sufficient in milk....
28 December 2016
China to Improve Farmers' Income, Agricultural Product Quality
CHINA - A central rural work conference has stressed the need for better quality and efficiency in agriculture, focused on farmers' incomes and produce quality....
22 December 2016
Optimise Herd Housing to Optimise Health and Production
UK - When it comes to optimising both milk production and animal welfare, dairy farmers should look to optimise their current facilities, before making substantial investments in new sheds or parlours. That was the message at two recent cow accommodation...
20 December 2016
Dairy APPG Looking at Skills & Labour in Dairy Industry
UK - The Dairy All-Party Parliamentary Group is seeking evidence for its inquiry on skills and labour in the dairy industry....
14 December 2016
Welcome Additional Step Towards Sustainable 2017 Milk Prices
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary said that Glanbia and Lakeland, in increasing their November milk price by 2c/l on Monday, have taken a welcome step towards delivering sustainable milk prices in 2017. He urged all other...
09 December 2016
Farmers Advised to Plan Strategy Now Before Downturn
UK - Farmers could enjoy a buoyant couple of years ahead of Brexit but the industry may face another downturn after 2020, experts have warned. It is therefore vital that they re-evaluate their business plans to make the most of the good times and protect...
08 December 2016
Bright Ideas to Shape the Future of Farming Wanted
UK - Farmers: Do you have a bright idea which needs some help to develop? Or a project that’s already under way which could be rolled out across the industry? If so, the Rothamsted Open Innovation Forum wants to hear from you. It is seeking to bring...
07 December 2016
Upholding Dairy's Place in Diet Core to New AHDB Strategy
UK - The vision of AHDB’s new organisation-wide corporate strategy is 'creating a world-class food and farming industry.' It has also redefined AHDB’s purpose as 'inspiring farmers, growers and the industry to succeed in a rapidly changing world.'...
Summit Showcases Dairy Strong Sustainability Alliance
US - A new Wisconsin-based initiative aimed at fostering continuous improvement throughout the dairy supply chain took center stage recently at a national summit exploring the growing sustainability movement in agriculture....
06 December 2016
Canadian Beef Industry Works to Sustainably Increase Production
CANADA - Canada has an opportunity to play a leading role in meeting rising global food production needs responsibly through investments in agriculture research across a variety of disciplines. ...
05 December 2016
Australia's Love of Beef Driving Nitrogen Pollution
AUSTRALIA - Researchers have for the first time calculated Australia's contribution to the environmental and health problem of nitrogen pollution....
28 November 2016
Regenerative Grazing Improves Soil Health and Plant Biodiversity
SPAIN - Regenerative grazing practices improve soil quality and pasture diversity, as the Spain-based European LIFE Regen Farming project, due to end this year, has been able to show....
25 November 2016
Dutch Plan to Cull Cows to Reduce Phosphate Production
NETHERLANDS - A three-pronged approach has been proposed to the Dutch government to reduce phosphate production from 2017, according to UK levy board AHDB Dairy....
24 November 2016
American Restaurant Customers Concerned Over Meat Origins
US - American consumers are increasingly concerned about where their meat and poultry comes from and the methods used to produce it, according to a new report from market research company Packaged Facts....
18 November 2016
Animal Waste Converted into Protein Feed Source in Finland
FINLAND - The Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT) has developed a solution for converting even small sources of methane-rich biogas into raw materials for animal feed or bioplastic on farms, landfills and wastewater treatment plants....
15 November 2016
BVDFree England Making Progress
UK - Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) is highly contagious and one of the biggest disease issues facing the UK cattle industry. ...
07 November 2016
Ready for the US Veterinary Feed Directive?
US - Public perception that antibiotic use in animal feed may be leading to antibiotic resistance is driving the new US Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) Final Rule, which takes effect January 1, 2017....
04 November 2016
Global Beef Alliance Highlights Trade, Sustainability as Top Issues
NEW ZEALAND - The 2016 annual conference of the International Beef Alliance (IBA) hosted by Beef + Lamb New Zealand in Taupo, 16 – 21 October, offered the opportunity for leaders of the major beef producers groups of Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico,...
 
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