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28 March 2019
View news from Netherlands FrieslandCampina Supports World's Largest Maritime Biofuel Pilot
NETHERLANDS - A large Triple-E container ship is to soon sail 25,000 nautical miles from Rotterdam to Shanghai on biofuel blends alone. This is one of the world’s first pilots of this magnitude, saving 1,500 tons of CO2 and 20,000 kg of sulfur. FrieslandCampina...
View news from China China Receives First Shipment of Beef from Namibia
CHINA - Namibia exported the first 21 tonnes of beef to China today (28 March) in an effort to diversify the country's export destinations....
View news from United States Eating Small Amounts of Red, Processed Meats May Increase Risk of Death
US - A new study out of Loma Linda University Health suggests that eating red and processed meats - even in small amounts - may increase the risk of death from all causes, especially cardiovascular disease....
27 March 2019
View news from United States CME: Cold Storage of Meat Protein Supplies Up in February
US - The total inventory of beef, pork, chicken and turkey in cold storage at the end of February was estimated at 2.422 billion pounds, 1.1 percent higher than a year ago and now 8.2 percent higher than the five year average, reports Steiner Consulting...
View news from United Kingdom Morrisons Signs Up to Arla UK 360 Farms Standards Programme
UK - Arla Foods' new farming standards programme Arla UK 360 continues to gain traction as Morrisons becomes the first retailer to commit to supporting the standards across its entire Arla milk supply....
View news from Ireland IFA Accuses Factories of Sabotage on Cattle Prices
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said there was a concerted effort by the meat factories to drive down the price of cattle. ...
View news from United Kingdom NFUS Urges Chancellor to Act Now to Revise No-Deal Applied Tariffs
UK - Last week, the UK farming unions joined NFU Scotland in writing to Chancellor Philip Hammond warning that the recent UK applied tariff policy announcement is another example of how British farming will be damaged by a no-deal Brexit....
View news from Zimbabwe Govt Sets Up Cattle Breeding Centre
ZIMBABWE - The government has laid the foundation for the recovery and growth of cattle breeding and off-shoot industries through the setting up of the Centre of Excellence in Animal Breeding and Reproductive Technologies at Chinhoyi University of Technology....
View news from Czech Republic Czech Republic Ends Compulsory Testing of Polish Beef
CZECH REPUBLIC - The Czech Republic has ended blanket checks on beef imported from Poland....
View news from United Kingdom Arla Foods Amba Confirms April Milk Price
UK - Arla Foods amba’s on account price for conventional milk price will remain the same for April 2019. ...
View news from New Zealand Westland Milk Deal Rings Alarm Bells for Dairy Industry
NEW ZEALAND - Westland Milk Products shareholders need to think long and hard before selling their 125-year-old Co-op, says New Zealand First Primary Industries spokesperson Mark Patterson....
View news from United States NFU, Broad Coalition Urge Full Funding for Farm, Ranch Stress Assistance Network
US - In an effort to improve mental health support for farmers, ranchers and farmworkers, National Farmers Union (NFU) and a broad coalition of leading farm and rural advocacy groups are urging Congress to fully fund the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance...
View news from United States Building Starch Backbones for Lab-grown Meat Using Lego Pieces
US - A new technique to spin starch fibers using Lego pieces could have future applications for lab-grown "clean" meat, according to a team of food scientists from Penn State and the University of Alabama....
15 March 2019
View news from Ireland IFA: Disastrous Scenario if Tariff Regime is Imposed on Irish Food Exports
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said the tariff regime in the event of a no deal Brexit would be a disastrous scenario for Irish farmers....
View news from Netherlands FrieslandCampina Signs up for Ellen MacArthur’s Plastic Commitment
NETHERLANDS - FrieslandCampina has signed The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment, led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. ...
View news from United Kingdom Buying, Selling Cattle can Link Individual Farms to Thousands of Others Per Purchase
UK - Understanding the complex networks of "contact chains" between British farms, could help identify potential routes for spread of infections and improve disease control strategies for the cattle industry....
View news from United Kingdom No-deal Import Tariff Arrangements Mixed Picture for Scottish Red Meat Industry
SCOTLAND, UK - Analysis of the UK Government’s temporary import tariff regime in the case of a no-deal Brexit suggests a mixed picture for Scotland’s red meat industry, according to Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
View news from Sri Lanka French Firm Boccard to Develop Dairy Farming, Processing in SL
SRI LANKA - Agriculture, Rural Economic Affairs, Livestock Development, Irrigation and Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Ministry has signed a contract agreement with French company Boccard to develop dairy farming and processing in the presence...
View news from Zimbabwe Zimbabwean Beef Supply Under Threat
ZIMBABWE - Manicaland has registered a significant decrease in beef supply as farmers continue to battle disease outbreaks and limited funds to combat diseases....
14 March 2019
View news from Ireland More Space Available in Cherbourg, But Ag Minister Must Act, Says IFA
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has acknowledged the announcement by the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed that capacity in lairage facilities in Cherbourg will increase to accommodate an additional 400 calves per day. However, he said more spaces...
View news from United Kingdom Tariff Reduction Proposals Undermine UK Food Security
UK - Publication of the Government’s tariff schedule in the event of a no-deal Brexit has further exposed the catastrophic impact that a no deal would have on the nation’s farming; food and drink sectors and the wider rural economy....
View news from Denmark Report: Danish Farmers Face Poorer Conditions than European Counterparts
DENMARK - Researchers from the University of Copenhagen's Department of Food and Resource Economics have looked at financial data from 80,000 EU farms comparable with similar farms in in Denmark. ...
View news from Australia Aboriginal Corporation Eyes BHP Cattle Stations
AUSTRALIA - An indigenous corporation has emerged as the preferred bidder for two BHP-owned cattle stations in the iron ore rich Pilbara....
View news from Philippines Cattle Imports to Boost Filipino Dairy Industry
PHILIPPINES - The Philippines is set to import at least 1,500 cattle as part of the government’s program to strengthen the local dairy industry....
13 March 2019
View news from Ireland Glanbia February Milk Payout Cut Letdown for Suppliers
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan yesterday (Tuesday) said the decision by Lakeland to maintain their milk price at 30.6c/l + VAT was justified by current market returns and was to be welcomed. ...
View news from Finland Finnish Dairy Giant Confirms Cut of White-collar Jobs
FINLAND - Finnish dairy giant Valio announced on Wednesday that employee and employer representatives have completed co-determination talks and that 80 workers will be let go....
View news from Australia Queensland Dairy Farmers Protest Coles Milk Price
AUSTRALIA - Queensland dairy farmers rallied at a Coles in Brisbane to protest the supermarket giant's refusal to increase the price of milk....
View news from India Telangana HC Puts Tab on Cattle Transport
INDIA - The Telangana High Court on Tuesday directed the state government and the offices of the Union government which are located in Telangana, not to allow transportation of any cattle or animals without a permit order issued by the competent authority....
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