Dairy & Ruminant
Tuesday, February 13, 2024
Fire breaks out at Belgachhia, India dairy administrative building, production unaffected
A fire erupted at the central dairy administrative building in Belgachhia, Kolkata district, India resulting in a three-hour-long blaze that required the efforts of 12 fire engines to extinguish, The Times of India reported.
Tuesday, February 13, 2024
Fonterra increases FY2024 forecast farmgate milk price
Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd has increased its 2023/24 season forecast Farmgate Milk Price on February 12, with the midpoint lifting by 30 cents to $7.80 per kgMS, up from $7.50 per kgMS.
Tuesday, February 13, 2024
Extension of Germany's origin meat labeling goes into effect
The extension of origin labeling of meat in Germany came into force on February 1.
Tuesday, February 13, 2024
FAO Meat Price Index dropped seventh straight month in January
The FAO Meat Price Index averaged 109.8 points in January, down 1.5 points (1.4%) from December, marking the seventh consecutive monthly decline and standing 1.3 points (1.2%) below its corresponding value last year.
Tuesday, February 13, 2024
Phileo by Lesaffre conducts life cycle assessment with Actisaf Sc 47 yeast probiotic
Phileo by Lesaffre's Actisaf® Sc 47 yeast probiotic emerges as a sustainable solution, simultaneously boosting farm profitability and curbing the environmental impact of dairy farming, the company said.
Friday, February 9, 2024
Iowa, US advances bill to restrict surveillance drones near livestock facilities
A bill initially approved by Iowa, US last year, aimed at prohibiting the flying of surveillance drones within 400 feet of open feedlots and animal confinements, received committee approval in the US Senate, signalling progress in the legis ...
Thursday, February 8, 2024
Ugandan government to import 10 million FMD cattle vaccine doses
The Ugandan Government has announced plans to import 10 million doses of vaccines to intensify vaccination efforts in the battle against foot and mouth disease (FMD) in the country's cattle population, The Independent reported.
Thursday, February 8, 2024
Chinese milk producers not much hindered by blizzards and extreme low temperatures
The operations of China Modern Dairy Holdings and Bright Dairy in China have not been badly impacted by recent blizzards and freezing temperatures in central Hubei province and eastern Anhui province, the listed Chinese milk producers told ...
Wednesday, February 7, 2024
Philippines aims to boost milk output to 80 million litres by 2028
The Department of Agriculture in the Philippines is ramping up milk production to 80 million litres by the year 2028, according to National Dairy Authority (NDA) Administrator Dr Gabriel Lagamayo, Philippine News Agency reported.
Tuesday, February 6, 2024
Philippines implements ban on live cattle imports from several countries amid LSD concerns
In response to outbreaks of lumpy skin disease (LSD), the Philippines Department of Agriculture (DA) has issued a ban on the import of live cattle and buffaloes from Libya, Russia, South Korea, and Thailand, Rappler reported.
Tuesday, February 6, 2024
Environmental health investigation prompts additional beef product destruction at Isle of Man meat plant
In the wake of an environmental health investigation, the Isle of Man's meat plant is facing an order to destroy more beef products, following a recent recall initiated due to complications arising from a faulty packaging machine causing pr ...
Tuesday, February 6, 2024
Value of Germany's livestock production fell by 0.8% in 2023
The production value of German agriculture remained almost constant in 2023 compared to the previous year, according to preliminary calculations by Germany's Federal Agricultural Information Center (BZL).
Tuesday, February 6, 2024
Solar technology for dairy operations under trial in Corinth, Greece
Researchers working on the ASTEP project, a European Union Horizon 2020 collaborative project, and a key initiative within the Crowdhelix Solar Energy Helix, have developed what they describe as a cutting-edge solar heating and cooling tech ...
Tuesday, February 6, 2024
HKScan revises climate emissions calculation and target
Finnish food producer HKScan has updated the climate emissions calculation, climate target and timeline of its responsibility programme to better align with international climate work guidelines, calculation guidelines and reporting standar ...
Monday, February 5, 2024
US beef cattle herd hits lowest levels since 1951 due to prolonged drought
The US beef cattle herd, grappling with a relentless two-year drought, has dwindled to levels unseen since 1951, according to the latest annual survey from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), Beef Central reported.

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