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08 February 2017
View news from India Karnataka Govt Launches Project to Preserve Indigenous Cattle
INDIA - The Karnataka state government has embarked on a first-of-its-kind climate change mitigation project that will see indigenous breeds of livestock - cattle and sheep - being protected, and augmented for posterity....
03 February 2017
View news from India Nutriad Appoints Area Managers India
INDIA - Multinational feed additive producer Nutriad announced the appointment of Anand Srivastava and Rajaram Thiyagarajan as Area Managers covering the Indian subcontinent....
02 February 2017
View news from India Dairy Farmers’ Income to Double with Infrastructure Allocation
INDIA - The Finance Minister's announcement of allocating a fund of Rs 8,000 crore over a period of three years for dairy processing infrastructure is expected to generate an estimated Rs 50,000 crore worth of annual extra income for dairy farmers. ...
01 February 2017
View news from India Survey Shows Limited Cattle Slaughtering Hitting Leather Industry
INDIA - Limited availability of cattle for slaughter in India despite "the abundantly available natural resource" is leading to loss of potential comparative advantage for the country's leather and footwear industry in the export market, according to...
30 January 2017
View news from India Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Petition Seeking Total Ban on Cattle Slaughter
INDIA - A bench comprising the Chief Justice of India, J.S. Khehar, and Justice N.V. Ramana said it cannot direct States to frame laws banning slaughter of cattle....
View news from India Mother Dairy Looks East - West to Fight Rivals
INDIA - Increased competition from smaller players has prompted Mother Dairy to look beyond Delhi NCR region as it senses growth opportunity in the eastern and western areas of India. ...
27 January 2017
View news from India Kerala Govt to Disburse Funds for Drought-hit Dairy Farmers
INDIA - Dairy farmers will be paid Rs 70 a day per head of cattle towards upkeep costs in view of the drought, Animal Husbandry and Dairy Development Minister K Raju said on Wednesday....
24 January 2017
View news from India Kerala-based Milma to Hike Milk Prices
INDIA - Drought conditions and a resultant fall in milk production has prompted Milma to think of increasing the price of milk....
18 January 2017
View news from India Milk Mantra Raises to Expand Operation in East India
INDIA - Odisha-based dairy firm Milk Mantra has raised USD 10 million in the latest round of funding led by SBI-backed Neev Fund, along with existing investors Eight Roads Ventures and Aavishkaar...
16 January 2017
View news from India Karnataka Milk Producers Reel Under Cash Crunch
INDIA - Demonetisation has hit the 24 lakh milk producers across Karnataka hard. ...
12 January 2017
View news from India Arunachal Pradesh Inks Pact with NDDB to Boost Dairy Sector
INDIA - On Tuesday (10 January), Arunachal Pradesh signed a memorandum of understanding with the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) at Anand in Gujarat to kick-start a 'white revolution' in the state....
10 January 2017
View news from India Maharashtra to Raise Milk Prices from 11 January
INDIA - Retail milk prices are set to go up by Rs 2 from 11 January, with dairies stating that there has been a 10 per cent drop in procurement....
06 January 2017
View news from India Additional Sales Tax May Dilute Parag Milk
INDIA - Parag Milk Foods has informed the exchanges that Sales Tax authorities had conducted an inspection at its registered/corporate offices on Thursday....
05 January 2017
View news from India Indian Cows to Get Unique Identification Code
INDIA - After AADHAR, the Indian government is jumping onto the next big unique identification scheme, but this time it's not for human beings. The government is all set to assign a 12-digit identification number to 88 million cattle in the country....
04 January 2017
View news from India Gujarat Dairy Farmers from Cooperatives Unpaid for 50 Days
INDIA - Milk producers are desperately opening new bank accounts to receive cheque payments, but they don't intend to remain cashless for long....
28 December 2016
View news from India Telangana Dairy Gets Notice Over 'Vijaya'
INDIA - Andhra Pradesh Dairy Development Cooperative Federation has issued a “cease and desist” notice to its Telangana counterpart asking it to stop the usage of its registered trademark Vijaya and cow logo for marketing the latter’s products....
27 December 2016
View news from India Tamil Nadu Cattle Vaccinated Against Anthrax
INDIA - As the postmortem of a male elephant found dead in the Madukkarai forest range revealed that it had died of anthrax, Animal Husbandry Department officials, with help from the Forest Department, vaccinated a number of cattle in Nallur Vayal and...
24 December 2016
View news from India 4th BIOMIN Front Runners Forum Held in Ooty, India
INDIA - Four years ago, BIOMIN India came up with a new concept to approach and provide solutions to our customers: the BIOMIN Front Runners Forum. This event supports our aim to be the knowledge and strategy partner to our customers, and to help them...
19 December 2016
View news from India Dairy Sector No Longer a ‘Cash Cow’
INDIA - Post-demonetisation,the dairy farmers, who had accounts in primary cooperative societies, were now left with no option other than to rely on their accounts in nationalised banks for their weekly sale proceeds. ...
12 December 2016
View news from India Karnataka to Launch Online Platform to Auction Cattle, Sheep
INDIA - There's some relief for farmers reeling under the cash crunch and drought: the Karnataka government is set to launch an organized and innovative trading platform for livestock. The first product to be introduced on the auction will be cattle and...
08 December 2016
View news from India Stress Laid on Need for Preserving Indigenous Cattle Breeds
INDIA - Raghaveshwara Swami of Ramchandrapura Mutt has lamented that the government is destroying native breeds of cattle. Addressing the gathering at an event to mark Mangala Go Yatre at Basaveshwara High School grounds on Monday, the seer said, the...
12 October 2016
View news from India India Acts to Curb Unsafe Milk Production
INDIA - With a fake milk factory busted by the food and drug administration in the Madhya Pradesh state of India, fears of unsafe milk flooding the Indian market are becoming stronger, writes Basudev Mahapatra....
20 September 2016
View news from India Indian Buffalo Meat Exports to Reach $5.98 Billion in Five Years
INDIA - Despite the controversy over beef selling and consumption in India, the country’s beef export is expected to grow at an annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8 per cent over the next five years and reach INR 40000 crore ($5.98 billion), says ICRA, a...
06 September 2016
View news from India India Invests to Increase Livestock Production
INDIA - In order to increase livestock and fishery production in the country while providing livelihood opportunities to farmers, India has earmarked over 1000 crore (10 billion) rupees to fund different projects under various programmes run by the union...
02 September 2016
View news from India India Considers Housing Over 5 Million Stray Cattle in Cow Shelters
INDIA - The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) of India has embarked on an ambitious plan to build cow shelters across the country to house over 5 million of its stray cattle, writes Basudev Mahapatra....
01 September 2016
View news from India New Bluetongue Test to Help India's Poor Improve Livestock Productivity
INDIA - Researchers at the UK's Pirbright Institute have developed field tests for Indian strains of bluetongue virus (BTV) that are reliable, rapid and simple to use....
26 August 2016
View news from India India Adds Hill Cattle Breed to Indigenous Breeds List
INDIA - India has added nine genetic lines of farm animals to its list of indigenous breeds. Newly enlisted livestock include one breed of cattle, two breeds each of goat and sheep, three breeds of pig, and one poultry breed, writes Basudev Mahapatra....
09 March 2016
View news from India Merial and Zoetis Enter into Strategic Agreement for Dairy Products in India
INDIA - Merial, the animal health division of Sanofi, and Zoetis India Limited, a subsidiary of Zoetis Inc, today announced that they have entered into an exclusive marketing and distribution agreement for medicines and vaccines for Dairy cattle in India....
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