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Dairy farmers are being strongly encouraged to give their feedback on how the sector will pay its share of the Mycoplasma bovis (M. bovis) response programme.
UK - Dairy farmers can now benchmark themselves against the top five percent of farms following an update to AHDB Dairy’s key performance indicators (KPIs) which were revealed at Dairy-Tech .
Moldy hay. No matter how hard you tried, last summer you baled some hay a little too wet and now you have some mold. So how do you go about feeding this moldy hay safely?
US - During the first half of 2019, the United States will see a shift away from El Niño conditions as equatorial ocean currents begin to cool into the summer, Art Douglas, Ph. D., professor emeritus at Creighton University, told the audience during the popular 2019 CattleFax Outlook Seminar held January 31 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Farmer investments in international markets produced strong results in the 2017/2018 marketing year, despite trade dynamics developing as the export period closed.
Fed cattle trade was not well established at press. Asking prices were $125 to $126 on a live basis while bid prices were $121 to $123, writes Dr. Andrew Griffith, University of Tennessee Extension Assistant Professor and Extension Livestock Economist.
UK - The UK One Health Report, published Thursday 31 January, brings together data on the levels of antibiotic use in humans and animals, said DEFRA
NETHERLANDS - Today is the day of the festive opening of the new distribution centre of FrieslandCampina DC Noord in Meppel, the Netherlands.
CANADA - Canada’s new Food Guide, released by Health Canada today, highlights what we’ve known for decades - that a quarter of your plate should be protein.
UK - Arla Foods amba’s conventional milk price for February 2019 will be unchanged, with the manufacturing price per litre remaining at 30.24 pence from 1 February 2019 for Arla’s farmer owners.
US - North Dakota veterinarians are investigating a beef herd in Sargent County after bovine tuberculosis (TB) was identified.
INDIA - Shares of Prabhat Dairy hit a 52-week low of Rs 78.15, declining 16 per cent from its previous close, and crashing 30 per cent from its intra-day high on the National Stock Exchange (NSE) after the company announced that global dairy major Lactalis will buy its milk business. The stock had rallied 20 per cent to Rs 111 on the NSE in early morning trade.
US - The table at the bottom of the page continues to have a few gaps in it. Missing is weekly cow and sow slaughter data well as the number of broiler chick placements and egg sets, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc.
US - The US government shutdown, now the longest in history, continues to affect over 800,000 federal workers, as President Trump refuses to back down on his request for funding to build the proposed Mexican border wall.
AUSTRALIA - An Indigenous-owned cattle company is building a portfolio of stations akin to those of Australian and foreign billionaires, but their endgame is radically different.
SCOTLAND, UK - People working throughout the Scottish red meat industry are rallying behind a raft of new initiatives being launched by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) to highlight the excellent credentials of meat from Scotland.
CHINA - Prices of farm produce in China rose slightly in the week ending 20 January, according to the Ministry of Commerce.
US - Seeking updates on US exports of beef, pork and lamb, trade teams and agriculture professionals from Japan, South America and Africa visited the USMEF booth at the IDEAg Trade Show at the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Convention last week in New Orleans.
QATAR - After increasing the production of dairy and poultry products tremendously in the last one-and-a-half years, the Ministry of Municipality and Environment is aiming to start exporting these two types of food products by end of this year.
CHINA - Chinese dairy producers may face problems in 2019 as the number of births in the country is expected to keep dropping while more foreign rivals enter the market amid government moves to encourage imports, ramping up pressure on domestic players.
THAILAND - Minor DQ Ltd, the franchisee of Dairy Queen in Thailand, aims to double its sales growth and business size over the next 3-5 years.
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said the IFA has strongly outlined farmer objections and concerns over the imposition of unnecessary restrictions on the farm-to-farm movements put forward by the Dept of Agriculture.
JAPAN - For decades, Japanese farmers have been perfecting melt-in-your-mouth beef that has gained a cult following worldwide. But one producer is going a step further and exploring whether wagyu can be grown in a lab.
NEW ZEALAND - The Ministry for Primary Industries says there have been no cases of "over the fence spread" of Mycoplasma bovis, as three more farms are confirmed as infected with the cattle disease.
US - The partial government shutdown—soon to enter its fifth week—is causing harm and exacerbating issues already facing American family farmers and ranchers as they look to sell their crops, acquire financing and prepare for the coming year.


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