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Friday 29th January 2016.
Alice Mitchell - Editor

Alice Mitchell
Editor


MSD Animal Health

New Opportunities for Dairy Exports to Iran

Over the past week, the UK and New Zealand have both highlighted the opportunity for exporting dairy products to Iran.

The opportunity has arisen following the lifting of trade restrictions and the elimination of UN sanctions on Iran.

New Zealand's Fonterra welcomed the move. “Iran is a valuable trading partner and a key butter market for Fonterra. The removal of the UN sanctions, and our Government’s unwinding of restrictions, will only improve the outlook for us in Iran,” said Fonterra’s Managing Director of Global Ingredients, Kelvin Wickham.

With a population of nearly 80 million and long-standing customer relationships in Iran, Fonterra expects continued growth in the market.

Similarly, the AHDB stated that UK dairy businesses are now expressing an interest in entering Iran, which is described as the last, large untapped emerging market in the world.

In other news, India's Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries has revealed that the country has more registered slaughterhouses than milk processing factories and liquid milk plants combined.

This is a surprising find taking into account that a large majority of the country follows vegetarianism.

The Siasat newspaper reported that there are 1,623 registered slaughterhouses compared to 213 registered milk processing factories and 793 liquid milk plants.

 



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This Week's Articles and Analysis

Managing Dairy Calves: Clean, Dry Conditions are Essential
While there is much to be said for housing calves in outdoor hutches, it is important to manage and feed them in individual pens even though this may mean more time and labour than if allowed to feed at a communal milk machine, veterinary surgeon, Neil Roberts, told visitors to a Dugdale Nutrition iFeed organised farms open day.

Tackling Cattle Fever Ticks with Vaccines
Despite a successful program to eliminate cattle fever ticks in the US during the first half of the 20th century, these ticks still manage to cross the Mexican border into Texas, writes Sandra Avant.

Company News

MSD Animal Health to Sponsor Dairy Student of the Year
UK - The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers has announced MSD Animal Health as the new sponsor for its annual RABDF Dairy Student of the Year award.
New One-Dose Pack For Calf Pneumonia Vaccine
UK - For respiratory health protection of calves as soon as possible after birth without either waiting to batch them in groups or wasting unused vaccine in multi-dose packs, a one-dose vial of Rispoval® IntraNasal has been introduced by manufacturer Zoetis.


Global Dairy Industry News

   United States

CME: Growth Expected for Beef Cattle Herd, Dairy to Remain Stable
CoBank Predicts Better Year for Livestock Producers in 2016
CME: Livestock Futures Market Volatile Again

   Global

Genetic Diversity of Livestock Will Help Feed a Hotter, Harsher World
Antibiotics and Safeguarding Animal Health: ‘As Much as Necessary, as Little as Possible’
Remote Atlantic Island Looks for Agricultural Advisor

   United Kingdom

Muller Targets Ambitious UK Growth
Opportunity for UK Dairy in Iran
New Report Finds Tesco Breaches GSCOP
EU ‘Crucial’ for Scottish Farming
Ruthless Price War is Decimating UK Dairy Farms
NFU Urges Government to Renew Efforts to get Aid to Flood-Hit Farms
Funding Available for Young Farmers
Land Management Essential in Managing Volatility and Food Security

   France

More Bluetongue Reported in French Cattle

   Viet Nam

Cold Weather Kills Cattle in Vietnam

   Philippines

Philippines to Focus on Livestock, Fisheries Least Affected by El Niño

   Armenia

Armenia Latest Country to Report Foot and Mouth Disease

   India

Figures Reveal India Has More Registered Slaughterhouses than Milk Units

   New Zealand

Fonterra Expects Lifting of Iran Sanctions to Expand Dairy Market

   Australia

Aussie Cattle Farmers Look Forward to Beef Language Reform

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