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03 June 2019
Israeli Dairy School Presents Management Seminar, Tour for US Producers
Haifa, Israel — The Israeli Dairy School will offer a Dairy Herd Management Seminar and Tour of Israel from January 5-11, 2020. An opportunity to learn about the Israeli dairy industry’s success, the Seminar offers American dairy farmers an introduction...
31 May 2019
Arla Farmers Launch Initiative to Get Bees Buzzing Again
UK - A group of farmers from the Arla Foods dairy cooperative have launched a trial initiative to see whether their efforts for environmentally friendly dairy farming can be broadened to help increase wild bee populations given the crucial role they play...
16 May 2019
Organic Animal Farms Benefit Birds Nesting in Ag Environments
FINLAND - The abundance of bird species living in agricultural environments has decreased both in Finland and elsewhere in Europe. ...
10 May 2019
Maharashtra Dairy Industry Still Divided Over Packaging Alternatives
INDIA - While the state government is considering a complete ban on the use of plastic poly packs for packaging milk, key stakeholders from Maharashtra dairy industry still seem to be divided on what could be the best alternative to the plastic pouches....
Cattle Industry’s Beef Quality Assurance Program Develops, Distributes Extensive National Manual
US - An official manual for the Beef Quality Assurance program that is both detailed and extensive is now being distributed nationwide throughout the cattle industry....
Vietnam can Reduce Emissions, Save Billions in Ag, Forestry and Land Use
VIETNAM - As nations look toward 2020, when they will take stock of their actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions under the 2015 Paris Agreement, many are seeking ways to increase their nationally determined contributions, or NDCs, to global emissions...
08 May 2019
Beef + Lamb NZ Says Methane Reduction Targets 'Unreasonable'
NEW ZEALAND - Methane reduction targets set out in government's climate change legislation are unreasonable, the organisation representing sheep and beef producers says....
Arla Makes Over a Billion Pieces of Packaging More Sustainable
EUROPE - Dairy products in the fridges of European households are getting better for the environment. By the end of the year, across six countries, Arla is making 600 million fresh milk cartons renewable and 560 million yogurt pots recyclable, cutting...
03 May 2019
Livestock Farming has Key Role in Tackling Climate Change
SCOTLAND, UK - The intrinsic role of livestock production in Scotland as part of the solution to tackling climate change is being emphasised by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
30 April 2019
For Low-income Countries, Climate Action Pays Off by 2050
GLOBAL - Successful global efforts to substantially limit greenhouse gas emissions would likely boost GDP growth of poorer countries over the next 30 years....
22 April 2019
Environment Report Shows Harm from Dairy Sector: Greenpeace
NEW ZEALAND - Greenpeace wants fewer cows and more regulation, saying the dairy industry has been allowed to run riot and wreak havoc on the environment....
16 April 2019
AgForce Applauds Forward-looking $1.5M Labor Pledge for Cattle Research
AUSTRALIA - AgForce has welcomed the $1.5 million funding promise from the Federal Labor Party for the Beef Central Queensland Livestock Centre of Excellence, a producer-led research programme co-developed with Central Queensland University and the Department...
Ratepayers Get Bill for Animal Waste Despite Small Dairy Industry
NEW ZEALAND - A South Island mayor is questioning why ratepayers and taxpayers are footing the bill to clean up industrial waste....
11 April 2019
Genetic Breakthrough on Tropical Grass Could Help Develop Climate-friendly Cattle Farms
US - Cattle are a mainstay for many smallholders but their farms are often on degraded lands, which increases cattle's impact on the environment and lowers their production of milk and meat....
Reducing GHGs While Balancing Meat Demand
GLOBAL - Humans' love for meat could be hurting the planet. Many of the steps involved in the meat supply chain result in greenhouse gas emissions. ...
09 April 2019
New Pathways for Sustainable Agriculture
GERMANY - Hedges, flowering strips and other semi-natural habitats provide food and nesting places for insects and birds in agricultural landscapes. This also has advantages for agriculture: bees, flies, beetles and other animal groups pollinate crops...
02 April 2019
NFU Urges Public to Support Great British Beef Week Campaign
UK - NFU President Minette Batters has kicked off Great British Beef Week by pledging her support for the campaign and urging the public to get behind British beef producers....
Cornell Model Helps Dairy Farms Reduce Nitrogen, Save Money
US - The Chesapeake Bay - about 235 miles down the Susquehanna River from New York's Southern Tier - and other waterways might grow cleaner, thanks to new updates and improvements in a Cornell dairy nutrition model....
01 April 2019
Dairy Effluent Treatment System Good News for Water Quality
NEW ZEALAND - New research conducted by Lincoln University on Ravensdown’s ClearTech® farm dairy effluent (FDE) treatment system in Canterbury has shown the system could have significant environmental benefits for river, lake and groundwater quality....
28 March 2019
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...
15 March 2019
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. ...
11 March 2019
FrieslandCampina Exploring Options to Build Sustainable Dairy Processing Plant
NETHERLANDS - Global dairy producer Royal FrieslandCampina N.V. is exploring options to build a sustainable and innovative dairy processing plant in the Netherlands....
Arla Foods Aims for Carbon Net Zero Dairy
UK - Europe’s largest dairy cooperative, Arla Foods, has announced its latest ambitions to be achieved by 2050....
05 March 2019
Record Fine for Waikato Dairy Farmer for Effluent Discharges
NEW ZEALAND - On-going environmental breaches on a Waikato farm have seen a fine of over $130,000 handed down in the Hamilton District Court....
25 February 2019
NFUS Pushes for Opportunity for Change in Scottish Agriculture Post-Brexit
SCOTLAND, UK - The opportunity for change within the Scottish agricultural industry post-Brexit was the focus for NFU Scotland as it attended the Scottish Liberal Democrat Conference on Friday (22 February)....
22 February 2019
Manure Injection Offers Hope, Challenge for Restoring Chesapeake Water Quality
US - Widespread adoption by dairy farmers of injecting manure into the soil instead of spreading it on the surface could be crucial to restoring Chesapeake Bay water quality, according to researchers....
21 February 2019
Oxford Study Says Climate-friendly Labriculture Depends on Energy Revolution
UK - Currently proposed types of lab-grown meat cannot provide a cure-all for the detrimental climate impacts of meat production without a large-scale transition to a decarbonised energy system, a new study has found....
23 January 2019
FrieslandCampina Opens Distribution Centre in Meppel
NETHERLANDS - Today is the day of the festive opening of the new distribution centre of FrieslandCampina DC Noord in Meppel, the Netherlands....
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