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19 January 2017
View news from European Union AHDB Dairy's FMP Indicator Still Showing Premium
EU - AHDB Dairy’s Forward Market Performance (FMP) indicator is continuing to show a premium over current prices. The latest numbers show that, despite wholesale prices increasing over the last few months, those trading futures still believe demand...
17 January 2017
View news from European Union 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....
View news from European Union 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....
13 January 2017
View news from European Union 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....
11 January 2017
View news from European Union 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...
09 January 2017
View news from European Union No SMP Sold as Buyers Seek Intervention Deals
EU - Buyers have been testing the European Commission to see if they can get a good deal on intervention stock....
03 January 2017
View news from European Union Millions of Tons of Food Could be Saved with Better Logistics
EU - Each year, around 88 million tonnes of food is discarded in the EU, but Kristina Liljestrand, researcher at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, has ideas that could improve the situation....
23 December 2016
View news from European Union US Renews Fight Against EU Ban on Hormone-treated Beef
EU - The United States said Thursday (22 December) it was relaunching a trade fight against a European Union ban on imports of hormone-treated American beef, raising the possibility of imposing tariffs on European goods....
20 December 2016
View news from European Union EU Milk Prices Discussed at Agricultural Outlook Conference
EU - According to DG AGRI officials, EU milk prices are not expected to go above 32 cents per kilo until 2018, as accumulated stocks of Skimmed Milk Powder (SMP) released onto the market will limit the price upturn. It would take at least two or even...
14 December 2016
View news from European Union EU Beef, Pork Products Mean Quality, Safety and Tradition
EU - The global trend for new and interesting food means people’s food tastes are becoming increasingly varied. Consumers want safe, high quality products, and tender meat that’s juicy and aromatic - qualities for which European pork and beef is ranking...
25 November 2016
View news from European Union EU Report Reveals Case for More Dairy Producer Organisations
EU - The European Commission has published the second report on the operation of the so-called Milk Package, a series of measures launched in 2012 to strengthen the position of European dairy producers in the supply chain....
22 November 2016
View news from European Union Ongoing Bluetongue Virus Outbreaks in Europe
EU - Bluetongue Virus (BTV) continues to be a problem in Europe, with France reporting more than 90 outbreaks in the last few weeks, according to Sandrine Moine, PhD, R&D Manager at Thermo Fisher Scientific. Diagnostic tests can quickly and reliably identify...
16 November 2016
View news from European Union Beef Vulnerable to EU Trade Deals, Study Shows
EU - The European Commission has presented a study to EU agriculture ministers this week on the impacts of 12 future trade agreements on the agri-food sector, highlighting sensitive products such as beef....
15 November 2016
View news from European Union Ag Markets Task Force Calls for New Rules on Unfair Trading Practices
EU - The Agricultural Markets Task Force (AMTF) has presented recommendations on how to improve the positions of farmers in the food supply chain to the EU's Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan....
28 October 2016
View news from European Union European Dairy Farmers Still Suffering from Severe Cash Flow Problems
EU - With producer prices at critical levels for two and a half years, the new Milk and Dairy Products Working Party Chairman of European farming organisation Copa & Cogeca, Thierry Roquefeuil, launched a debate on the milk market situation with members...
25 October 2016
View news from European Union Evaluation of EU's Antimicrobials Plan Shows Continued Efforts Needed
EU - The EU's evaluation of its Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Action Plan (2011-2016) has shown that while progress has been made, continued efforts are required to address the problem....
View news from European Union EU Agri-Food Exports Still Rising in August, but Milk Powder Exports Down
EU - The latest data show the monthly value of EU agri-food exports in August 2016 reached €10.6 billion, exceeding the export values in August of previous years....
21 October 2016
View news from European Union New Study Shows Ways to Reduce Ammonia Pollution from Cattle
EUROPE - Improved barn design, cleaning processes, and manure treatment could reduce ammonia emissions from commercial dairy cattle barns by 17 to 50 per cent, according to a new study published in the journal Science of the Total Environment....
03 October 2016
View news from European Union Friesland Campina Raises Milk Price Whilst Paying Farmers to Cut Production
EUROPE - European dairy co-operative Friesland Campina is paying members to cut milk production, but also considerably increasing milk prices, which could leave their milk producers wondering over the best strategy to improve returns, UK levy board AHDB...
28 September 2016
View news from European Union Thousands of Farmers Join EU Scheme to Reduce Milk Production
EU - The EU's Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan has announced that the €150 million Milk Production Reduction Scheme, which he announced in July, has been almost fully subscribed....
12 September 2016
View news from European Union EU Milk Production Hits Lowest Level Since End of Quota
EU - EU milk production this June fell to its lowest daily rate since milk quotas were abolished, according to UK levy board AHDB Dairy....
30 August 2016
View news from European Union EU Releases Details of Dairy Aid Package
EU - The precise details of the €500 million aid package for the dairy and other livestock sectors announced by Commissioner Phil Hogan in July have been finalised this week in agreement with Member State experts....
23 August 2016
View news from European Union EU Agri-Food Exports Rise Despite Milk Powder Decline
EU - The value of EU agri-food exports for the 12-month period from July 2015 to June 2016 amounted to just over €129 billion, a 2.1 per cent increase compared to 2014-2015, according to the latest monthly report on agricultural trade....
16 August 2016
View news from European Union European Labs Train Up on Lumpy Skin Disease Detection
EUROPE - Training is beginning for experts from 22 countries across Europe at the UN's International Atomic Energy Agency’s laboratories, on how to quickly detect lumpy skin disease – a highly infectious cowpox virus that is spreading through herds...
11 August 2016
View news from European Union Maximum Copper Levels in Cattle Feed Lowered
EU - The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has proposed modifications to the maximum levels of copper in feed for some animal groups. ...
28 July 2016
View news from European Union Countries Asked to Cut Use of Last-Resort Antibiotic in Animals
EU - The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recommended that colistin-containing medicines should only be used as a second line treatment in animals and sale should be reduced across the EU....
19 July 2016
View news from European Union EU Agri-Food Exports Increased in 2015
EU - EU exports for agricultural products reached €129 billion in 2015, an annual increase of 5.7 per cent, securing the EU's position as a top world agri-food exporter with a net trade surplus of €16 billion....
18 July 2016
View news from European Union EU Launches Meat Observatory to Provide More Market Information
EU - EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan has launched a new Meat Market Observatory aimed at improving market transparency for the beef & veal and the pigmeat sectors....
 
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