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07 December 2012
View news from Sweden 'Milk Brigade' Gain Publicity with Protest Video
SWEDEN - Dairy farmers calling themselves the "Milk Brigade" have carried out strikes at Varberg port as part of a video appeal that is spreading online. ...
05 December 2012
View news from Sweden Farmers Association (LRF) and Swedish Dairy Form LFR Milk
SWEDEN - The Swedish Farmers Association and Swedish Dairy have signed an agreement forming the Farmers Association (LRF) Milk, taking effect on the first of January....
29 November 2012
View news from Sweden Cattle Receive Half of Farm Subsidies
SWEDEN - Data from the Agricultural Department shows that half of the government's farm subsidies goes into dairy and beef farms, according to Swedish Milk....
28 November 2012
View news from Sweden Supermarkets Offer Cattle Farmers Great Opportunity
SWEDEN - A new Government scheme hoping to improve farmer/resteraunt links is being drawn to a close with 23 potential candidates being selected at Gothenburg. ...
19 November 2012
View news from Sweden Skills Programme Needed to Safeguard Beef Sector
SWEDEN - Industry regulators have agreed on a common and long-term development platform for beef sector growth. Called 'Growth Beef' the intentions are to ensure the availability of Swedish beef in the future through national programmes....
16 November 2012
View news from Sweden Dairy Document Finalised for Government Viewing
SWEDEN - The Swedish Association of Dairy Farmers has composed a document describing the current situation the nation's dairy farmers. In it includes the administrative burdens and requirements of future Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)payments. ...
14 November 2012
View news from Sweden Processor Raises Price of Dairy Products
SWEDEN - Processor ICA have made a price increase meaning a litre of milk is 30-40 cents more expensive for the consumer. Good for the retailer, it is currently unclear whether this profiteering will benefit farmers....
12 November 2012
View news from Sweden Green Report Offers Insight into Competitiveness
SWEDEN - A new report entitled "Green" is offering the agricultural community a comprehensive picture of its performance. Drawing comparisons with other nations,"Green" claims that Swedish farming is in a good state of health....
08 November 2012
View news from Sweden Lottery Inspectorate Believes Milk Campaign is Illegal
SWEDEN- The Lottery initiative 'Sweden Cow', set up to support the county's dairy farmers, has been labelled illegal. ...
19 October 2012
View news from Sweden Warning as Dyed Pork Sold as Beef in Sweden
SWEDEN - Sweden's National Food Agency (NFA) has issued a warning to consumers after shipments of pork that have been dyed and labelled as beef have entered the market. ...
13 March 2012
View news from Sweden Flaxseed Diets to Reduce GHG Emissions
SWEDEN - Adding flaxseed (linseed) to a cows diet will reduce cows' methane gas emissions, whilst increasing the levels of omega–3 in the milk, according to a study by dairy company, Skånemejerier, which was carried out on five Swedish dairy farms....
31 January 2012
View news from Sweden Arla's Cows to Eat Sustainably Grown feed by 2015
SWEDEN - By 2015, all soya used in feed for cows in Arla's dairy farmers is to be sustainably farmed, according to the Roundtable on Responsible Soy Association (RTRS) criteria....
17 January 2012
View news from Sweden Processed Meat May Increase Pancreatic Cancer Risk
SWEDEN - Eating too much processed meat may increase the risk of pancreatic cancer, according to new research published in the British Journal of Cancer. ...
View news from Sweden Skånemejerier To Be Sold To Lactalis
SWEDEN - Discussions are ongoing between Swedish dairy firm, Skånemejerier and French dairy, Lactalis regarding a buy out. ...
04 January 2012
View news from Sweden Genetic Knowledge Can Provide Tastier Beef
SWEDEN - For the past three years, a team of researchers at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) have been developing genetic knowledge that can affect the tenderness, juiciness and flavour of meat from purebred bullocks. ...
16 September 2011
View news from Sweden Decline In Profitability For Dairy Farmers
SWEDEN - Imbalances in the dairy market have resulted in lower sales prices. With large differences in both milk income and feed costs, milk companies have had a profitability decrease over the last few months, shows the Swedish Dairy Milk Economy Report....
05 September 2011
View news from Sweden Increased Profitability With Good Animal Health
SWEDEN - The well-being of calves lays the foundation for profitable dairy businesses and create opportunities for growth in milk of Sweden. This is the main theme of the Swedish Dairy Animal Health and Feeding Conference, which will be held in Karlstad....
27 July 2011
View news from Sweden 19 Cattle Die Of Anthrax
SWEDEN - A case of Anthrax has been found at a farm near Hammar in Sweden. ...
20 June 2011
View news from Sweden Arla in Merger Talks with Milko
SWEDEN - Swedish dairy companies Arla Foods and Milko have announced that they are in discussions over the terms of a merger in a move taken as a result of Milko’s deteriorating financial position, according to John Keane, Manager, Bord Bia Milan. ...
10 June 2011
View news from Sweden Arla And Milko Discuss Merger
SWEDEN - Arla has announced a proposed merger with Milko, as the result of the latter's critical financial situation. ...
09 June 2011
View news from Sweden Common Pathogens In Sub-Clinical Mastitis Revealed
SWEDEN - Staphylococcus aureus and coagulase-negative staphylococci were the most frequently isolated pathogens in a survey of the microbial aetiology of sub-clinical mastitis in cows on dairy farms....
26 January 2011
View news from Sweden Climate Tax on Meat and Milk to Cut GHG
SWEDEN - A climate tax corresponding to €60/ton CO2eq on meat and milk could reduce greenhouse gas emissions from European agriculture by around seven per cent. If the land made available is used for bioenergy production, the decrease in emissions can...
27 October 2010
View news from Sweden Sweden Carries Out Simulation Exercise
SWEDEN - Dr Leif Denneberg, Chief Veterinary Officer, Swedish Board of Agriculture, has informed the World Animal Health Organisation (OIE) that a simulation exercise on foot and mouth disease (FMD) will be carried out in Sweden from 22 to 29 October...
19 August 2010
View news from Sweden Prime Minister Visits Slaughterhouse
SWEDEN - Earlier this week, prominent visitors descended on the slaughterhouse Ugglarps Slakteri, which is owned by Danish Crown’s Swedish subsidiary, KLS Ugglarps....
05 November 2009
View news from Sweden Full-Fat Milk Results in Lower BMI
SWEDEN - Eight-year-old children, who drink full-fat milk every day, have a lower BMI than those who seldom drink milk. This is not the case for children, who often drink medium-fat or low-fat milk. This is one conclusion of a thesis presented at the...
04 November 2009
View news from Sweden European Dairy Energy Award
SWEDEN - A Swedish dairy farmer is the proud winner of the first ever European Dairy Energy Award....
25 September 2008
View news from Sweden Outbreak Spreads South in Sweden
SWEDEN - Sweden’s outbreak of blue tongue disease continues to spread as animals in the Småland region of south central Sweden and neighbouring Skåne county to the south have now been diagnosed with the condition. ...
16 September 2008
View news from Sweden Bluetongue Disease Continues Spread in Sweden
SWEDEN - Authorities in western Sweden on Monday morning discovered the latest in a series of cases of animals infected with blue tongue disease at a farm in Halland....

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