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16 October 2018
FrieslandCampina and Its Sustainable Dairy Chain
NETHERLANDS - Milk is the basis for many delicious and nutritious dairy products, which are consumed worldwide. FrieslandCampina is a cooperation of dairy farmers. ...
15 October 2018
FrieslandCampina Emphasises on Animal Health, Welfare
NETHERLANDS - A wholesome dairy farm stands or falls with healthy animals. Cows that are taken care of properly live longer, require less medication and produce more sustainably. The improvement of animal health and welfare is an important and ongoing...
12 October 2018
Study Reveals Clay Supplements in Dairy Cows Improve Immune Response to Aflatoxin Challenge
US - In the fight against aflatoxin, dairy producers often turn to sequestering agents such as clay to reduce transference of the toxin into milk. It's an effective tactic, but a new study from the University of Illinois shows that clay has additional...
08 October 2018
EU, FAO Reaffirm Commitment to Build More Sustainable Future for All
EU - Last week, the European Union (EU) and FAO reaffirmed their commitment to tackle common global concerns such as rising hunger, bring about prosperity and peace, and build a more sustainable future for all....
05 October 2018
FAO Food Price Index Down in September Amid Robust Supplies
GLOBAL - Global agricultural food commodity prices fell in September due to growing inventories of key staples....
02 October 2018
In-depth Mineral Review Provides Foundational Resource for Dairy Scientists
US - Life is dependent on minerals. Accordingly, the diets of animals must contain certain minerals in both large amounts, via marcrominerals, and small amounts, via microminerals....
28 September 2018
Q&A: Crafting an effective implant strategy at the feedlot
Nutritionist offers advice for simplifying an often complex decision-making process...
27 September 2018
Upcoming EuroDairy Webinars This October
EU - Autumn is in full swing and AHDB Dairy has lots of EuroDairy webinars taking place over October, covering a range of interesting topics. ...
25 September 2018
Land O'Lakes SUSTAIN Debuts First-of-its-kind Digital Platform
US - Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN yesterday announced its plan to roll out the Truterra™ Insights Engine, an interactive on-farm digital platform that will help farmers advance their stewardship goals and return-on-investment in real time, acre-by-acre and...
Climate Change Reshapes Agriculture; Global Trade to be Increasingly Pivotal
GLOBAL - With climate change poised to alter significantly the ability of many world regions to produce food, it is expected that international trade in agricultural products will have an increasingly important contribution to feeding the planet and responding...
14 September 2018
FrieslandCampina Embraces PlanetProof Quality Label
NETHERLANDS - FrieslandCampina has informed Stichting Milieukeur [SMK] of its interest in certification of its sustainable Top Dairy line under the international 'On the way to PlanetProof' quality label. ...
Conservation Dairy Farming Could Help Pennsylvania Meet Chesapeake Target
US - If the majority of dairy farms in Pennsylvania fully adopt conservation best-management practices, the state may be able to achieve its total maximum daily load water-quality target for the Chesapeake Bay, according to researchers....
13 September 2018
New Programme Aims to Cut Costs, Increase Profits
UK - Over 70 farmers and industry representatives attended the recent launch of AHDB’s first Strategic Dairy Farm in Scotland....
11 September 2018
IFA: Dairy Farmers Need Higher Milk Prices to Fund Purchases, Sustain Milk Supplies
IRELAND - Speaking after this week’s IFA National Dairy Committee meeting, Chairman Tom Phelan said representatives from all around the country were vocal and frustrated: dairy farmers’ backs are to the wall, and only higher milk prices – starting...
07 September 2018
FAO Food Price Index Holds Steady in August
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index remained stable in August, as cereal prices rebounded while vegetable oils and sugar declined....
06 September 2018
New Grassland Improvement Programme Looking for Farmers
UK - Beef and sheep farms are needed for a new project which will help farmers across Great Britain improve management of their grassland....
27 August 2018
Industry Collaborates to Improve Beef Feed Guidelines
UK - Acting on the outcome of an industry review, AHDB Beef & Lamb is funding a five-year collaborative project to deliver improved beef cattle feeding guidelines....
09 August 2018
IFA: FMP Welcomes Retailer Moves to Support Irish Liquid Milk Hit by Drought
IRELAND - IFA President, Joe Healy, has acknowledged the move by retailer Iceland, to support Irish liquid milk farmers, who are experiencing extreme financial pressure as a result of the extended drought this summer....
07 August 2018
Hay-poor Dairy Farmers Consider Sending Cows to Slaughter
FINLAND - After a dry summer, many farmers in the south and west predict that they will only harvest half of their normal yield. This bodes poorly for Finland's livestock....
Australian Drought Doubles Hay Prices in Blow to Cattle Farmers
AUSTRALIA - The drought affecting southeastern Australia has doubled hay prices, severely affecting ranchers and raising the prospect of higher international prices for beef from Down Under. ...
06 August 2018
NZ Dairy Season Kicks Off with Reasonable Weather Outlook
NEW ZEALAND - Dairy cows around the country tend to freshen in the month of August and grass growth becomes important as production ramps up with warmer weather. ...
03 August 2018
IFA: Minister Creed Needs to Deliver Real Measures to Help Farmers Affected by Drought
IRELAND - While visiting a number of drought-hit farms in the South East yesterday, IFA President Joe Healy said that Minister Michael Creed needs to deliver real measures to help farmers on the ground....
31 July 2018
Low Cattle Prices Worry Farmers
BANGLADESH - The commercial cattle farmers in the district are worried due to price fall of the animals in the local markets, especially in view of the high cost of fodder and huge labour spent for them....
30 July 2018
Injectable Trace Minerals Improve Oxidative Stress After Aflatoxin Challenge in Dairy Cows
US - When dairy cattle consume aflatoxin-contaminated feed, they are lethargic, their appetite wanes, they produce less milk, and their immune system goes awry....
27 July 2018
Forage Shortage Becoming Critical
UK - “The continuing dry weather is of great concern and for parts of the UK the forecast is for no rain for at least another 10 days,” says David Donaldson, National Nutritionist with The Dairy Group....
23 July 2018
More Accurate Estimates of Methane Emissions from Dairy Cattle Developed
GLOBAL - Leading the worldwide effort to get a better handle on methane emissions from animals, an international consortium of researchers devised more accurate models to estimate the amount of the potent greenhouse gas produced by dairy cattle....
20 July 2018
IFA Says Failure to Increase June Milk Prices Must be Offset by Co-ops
IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan said farmers would be disappointed by the majority of co-ops which, thus far, have held the June milk price base when market returns justified an increase of at least 1c/l....
13 July 2018
Increase in Number of Dairy Cattle Out to Pasture
NETHERLANDS - The number of dairy cattle moved out to pasture rose by about 2 per cent to 1.16 million in 2017 according to provisional figures supplied by the national statistics office CBS published on Thursday....
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