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Friday 12th August 2016.
Alice Mitchell - Editor

Alice Mitchell
Editor


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Research Adds More Evidence to Role of Dairy in Weight Loss

Recent research findings add to the growing body of evidence showing the beneficial role of dairy foods in managing weight.

The new study, published by Australian research organisation CSIRO in the journal Nutrients, looked at the effects of consuming dairy in people who were on a calorie-restricted diet.

The study collated findings from 27 trials looking at the effect of dairy consumption on weight, body fat mass and lean muscle mass in adults. It found participants who consumed more dairy also retained 75 per cent more lean mass (or muscle) compared to those consuming diets lower in dairy, which has important implications for weight management.

The Australian Health Survey showed adults are consuming an average of 1.5 servings of dairy, which is well below what the Australian Dietary Guidelines recommend for most age and gender groups - click here to read more.

In other news, a recent study by Mintel showed that more than three in five consumers in Ireland and Northern Ireland believe farmers are not being fairly paid for their milk.

The Irish Farmers Association (IFA) National Liquid Milk Chairman John Finn commented: "This suggests a level of understanding among consumers of the economic difficulties encountered by milk producers.

“Dairies and retailers must now do what it takes to ensure liquid milk producers receive significantly increased premiums and payments over the next winter months to allow them cover their costs.” - Read more.



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This Week's Articles and Analysis

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Farmers and ranchers across the globe are turning to unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to assist with farming. As technology improves, so will the applications for UAV technology, writes Rachel Lane.

Company News

Nutriad Appoints Sales Manager South America
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Leading Mycotoxin Experts Map the Current, Future Scientific Landscape
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Market Reports

USDA Dairy Products - June 2016
USDA National Dairy Products Sales Report - 4 August 2016
Animal Feed Statistics for Great Britain - June 2016

Global Dairy Industry News

   Global

McDonald's Under Pressure Over Antibiotics Use

   Ireland

Irish Farmers Call on Co-ops to Make Further Milk Price Moves
Consumers Prepared to Pay More for Milk, Study Reveals

   Australia

Research Adds More Evidence to Role of Dairy in Weight Loss
Victoria State Offers More Support for Dairy Farmers

   United States

US, Mexican Dairy Industry Leaders Pledge Renewed Cooperation
Processing Stops Lower Dairy Prices Reaching Consumers in Full
California Now Free from Bovine TB

   United Kingdom

Rapid UK Milk Production Fall to Mean Processing Changes
Union Targets Improved Self-Sufficiency for UK Food After Brexit
Farmers Disappointed with Lack of Price Increases from Müller

   Zambia

Adding Meat, Milk to Diet Dramatically Improves Nutrition for Poor Zambians

   European Union

Maximum Copper Levels in Cattle Feed Lowered

   Mexico

Ear Tag Measuring Vital Signs Aims to Improve Livestock Productivity

   New Zealand

New Zealand's Beef Cattle Herd Up Despite Trying Season

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