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12 December 2016
View news from India Karnataka to Launch Online Platform to Auction Cattle, Sheep
INDIA - There's some relief for farmers reeling under the cash crunch and drought: the Karnataka government is set to launch an organized and innovative trading platform for livestock. The first product to be introduced on the auction will be cattle and...
08 December 2016
View news from India Stress Laid on Need for Preserving Indigenous Cattle Breeds
INDIA - Raghaveshwara Swami of Ramchandrapura Mutt has lamented that the government is destroying native breeds of cattle. Addressing the gathering at an event to mark Mangala Go Yatre at Basaveshwara High School grounds on Monday, the seer said, the...
12 October 2016
View news from India India Acts to Curb Unsafe Milk Production
INDIA - With a fake milk factory busted by the food and drug administration in the Madhya Pradesh state of India, fears of unsafe milk flooding the Indian market are becoming stronger, writes Basudev Mahapatra....
20 September 2016
View news from India Indian Buffalo Meat Exports to Reach $5.98 Billion in Five Years
INDIA - Despite the controversy over beef selling and consumption in India, the country’s beef export is expected to grow at an annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8 per cent over the next five years and reach INR 40000 crore ($5.98 billion), says ICRA, a...
06 September 2016
View news from India India Invests to Increase Livestock Production
INDIA - In order to increase livestock and fishery production in the country while providing livelihood opportunities to farmers, India has earmarked over 1000 crore (10 billion) rupees to fund different projects under various programmes run by the union...
02 September 2016
View news from India India Considers Housing Over 5 Million Stray Cattle in Cow Shelters
INDIA - The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) of India has embarked on an ambitious plan to build cow shelters across the country to house over 5 million of its stray cattle, writes Basudev Mahapatra....
01 September 2016
View news from India New Bluetongue Test to Help India's Poor Improve Livestock Productivity
INDIA - Researchers at the UK's Pirbright Institute have developed field tests for Indian strains of bluetongue virus (BTV) that are reliable, rapid and simple to use....
26 August 2016
View news from India India Adds Hill Cattle Breed to Indigenous Breeds List
INDIA - India has added nine genetic lines of farm animals to its list of indigenous breeds. Newly enlisted livestock include one breed of cattle, two breeds each of goat and sheep, three breeds of pig, and one poultry breed, writes Basudev Mahapatra....
09 March 2016
View news from India Merial and Zoetis Enter into Strategic Agreement for Dairy Products in India
INDIA - Merial, the animal health division of Sanofi, and Zoetis India Limited, a subsidiary of Zoetis Inc, today announced that they have entered into an exclusive marketing and distribution agreement for medicines and vaccines for Dairy cattle in India....
26 January 2016
View news from India Figures Reveal India Has More Registered Slaughterhouses than Milk Units
INDIA - The Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries has revealed that India has more slaughterhouses than milk processing factories and liquid milk plants combined....
17 August 2015
View news from India India Sees Sharp Rise in Exports of Livestock Products
ANALYSIS - India has seen its exports of livestock products rise by more than 60 per cent over the last three years and now these products are playing an increasingly important role in the socio-economic life of the country....
14 July 2015
View news from India India's Animal Feeds to Reach $30 Billion By 2020, Says Bank Report
INDIA - Animal feeds have been growing at a compound annual growth rate of eight per cent and will develop into a $30 billion industry by 2020. ...
30 June 2015
View news from India Indian Beef Export Growth Slowing But Still World Number One
INDIA – Growth of India’s beef exports is slowing and will continue to do so, according to a Rabobank report....
29 June 2015
View news from India Indian Farmers Feel Heat from Dairy Prices
INDIA – India's dairy producers are feeling the effects of the global dairy commodity price crash, having to produce milk for ten rupees per litre below year ago prices....
22 June 2015
View news from India Cow Protection Board Established for Maharashtra
INDIA – Cow protection fell further under India’s constitution with the recent formation of Maharashtra’s Cow Protection Board....
16 June 2015
View news from India Buffalo Calf Cloned From Somatic Cells in Urine
INDIA – A Murrah buffalo heifer calf has been created by isolating somatic cells from the urine of an elite, high yielding female dairy heifer....
02 June 2015
View news from India Maharashtra Gets Three Bovine Shelters
INDIA - The state of Maharashtra has got the nod from the central government for setting up three animal shelters also known as cattle centres (Gokul Gram)....
01 June 2015
View news from India Cargill India Mulling Animal Feed Plant in Uttar Pradesh
INDIA - Agrifood giant Cargill has planned an animal feed mill in Uttar Pradesh, India's most populous state. ...
29 May 2015
View news from India ICAR Inaugurates Meat Processing Plant in Hyderabad
INDIA - Government owned agriculture research organisation the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has inaugurated its newly constructed Meat Processing Plant at National Research Centre on Meat in Hyderabad. ...
28 May 2015
View news from India Cow Urine to be Used in Government Hospitals
INDIA - Hospitals in Rajasthan are to use cow urine as an alternative disinfectant....
15 May 2015
View news from India Delay in FMD Vaccination Puts Cattle at Risk in South India
INDIA - Hundreds of thousands of Indian cattle are at risk from foot and mouth disease due to government staffing issues in the south of the country. ...
07 May 2015
View news from India Indian Dairy Welfare Code Reaches Local Level
INDIA - Local government are being issued advice as to how best implement the new national code of practices for managing dairy animals....
View news from India World’s Biggest Milk Producer Aims to Double Output
INDIA – India is looking to double its 2012 milk output by 2027 to keep pace with rocketing domestic demand....
28 April 2015
View news from India Indian Beef Exports to Surge Ahead
INDIA – Analysts are forecasting further gains in Indian beef and veal exports this year....
20 April 2015
View news from India Small Indian Farms Get More Disaster Payments
INDIA - Farm support for losses during extreme weather events has been increased for Indian farmers. ...
30 March 2015
View news from India Indian Dairy Sector to Grow by 15.6 Per Cent in Next Financial Year
INDIA - The country's dairy sector will grow 15.6 per cent during the 2015-16 financial year, says Mumbai based rating and research firm, India Ratings & Research Pvt Limited (Ind-Ra), citing higher demand for dairy products. ...
27 March 2015
View news from India Haryana Second Indian State to Ban Beef Sale
INDIA - A state in North West India has become the second to ban cow slaughter and beef sales, following Maharashtra earlier in the month....
View news from India Mumbai to Get Cow Re-hab Centre
INDIA- In order to rehabilitate old cows, bulls and bullocks, Maharashtra state will be setting up Gokul Gram (cattle rehabilitation centre) at Aarey Milk Colony, Mumbai. ...
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