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17 January 2017
EU 'Could Do Better' at Tackling Food Waste
EU - Although a number of EU policies have the potential to combat food waste, their potential is not being exploited, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors....
French Govt Orders CCTV Installation in All Slaughterhouses
FRANCE - Following issues with animal welfare in French slaughterhouses, the French government has passed a bill ordering for CCTV cameras to be installed in all slaughterhouses in the country from 2018....
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. ...
Defence Land Grab Last Straw for Frustrated Farmers
AUSTRALIA - A Department of Defence plan to take land from Queensland farming families so Singaporean soldiers can train more often in Australia is yet another example of Governments disregarding the importance of maintaining agricultural country for...
Cattle Breeders' Club Conference Brings Industry Together
UK - The British Cattle Breeders' Club Conference, which is being held once again at the Telford Hotel and Golf Resort in Shropshire, will see experts around the globe giving delegates an insight into a variety of topics, including the latest technology...
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...
Dairy Products’ Firm Brand Name Launched in Oman
OMAN - Oman National Dairy Products Co. Ltd SAOG (ONDPC) has benefited from the services provided by Al Raffd Fund and the Public Authority for SMEs’ Development ‘Riyada’, said Dr Ali bin Masoud Al Sunaidy, Minister of Commerce and Industry. ...
Packaged Milk Industry Not Regulated for 40 Years
PAKISTAN - A National Assembly committee, stirred by the recent harrowing reports about adulterated milk being sold, came in for a greater shock when they visited the Ministry of Science and Technology for a briefing on the issue on Monday....
BQA Producer Forum Open to All Cattle Producers
US - Attention all dairymen, cattle farmers and ranchers: The Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Producer Forum will be held Thursday, 2 February 2017 from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Nashville, Tennessee, during the Annual Cattle Industry Convention. The forum...
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
Saskatchewan to Implement New Regulations for Livestock Premises Identification
CANADA - The Government of Saskatchewan has announced changes to Saskatchewan's Premises Identification (PID) programme, a key traceability tool to plan for, control and prevent the spread of animal diseases and to respond to other emergencies....
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....
CID LINES@Agriflanders 2017
BELGIUM - Meet our CID LINES team at booth 7422 of Agriflanders in Gent, Belgium!...
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....
Sale of Adulterated Milk Goes on Unchecked
PAKISTAN - Consumers have been consuming milk adulterated with chemicals and contaminated water causing various diseases, particularly among children....
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...
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...
'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....
 
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