Dairy policy

The new farm bill represents a large shift in U.S. dairy policy

Published: 4/9/2014

The passage of the farm bill in February marks the largest shift in U.S. dairy policy in the last 70 years. The legislation represents a radical departure from dairy price supports and reliance on government.

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Dairy report

FAO Food Outlook Nov 2013 - Milk and Milk products

Published: 2/28/2014

International dairy products prices have declined from their April peak, but still remain at historically high levels. Although milk production continues to increase steadily in many countries, especially in Asia, output in some of the main exporting countries has been constrained.

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Main challenges for milk producers in China

Cindy Hsuing, journalist from Holstein Farmer magazine in China was asked to describe the main challenges for the Chinese milk producers, while she was visiting Hamra Farm in Sweden on a tour to visit European dairy farms.

Dairy report

Increasing world population a challenge for world milk production

Published: 11/8/2011 Written by: Monica Wadsworth
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Milk production needs to increase 200 million tons in the next 15 years, from 700 million in 2010 to 900 million by 2025, if we are to meet the demands of the forecasted 7.8 billion people, according to Torsten Hemme from IFCN. But we must not forget that in the past 15 years milk production increased 170 million tons, and 62% of this milk came from Asia.

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Dairy report

Report reveals a positive global dairy outlook

Published: 10/25/2011

The World Dairy Situation Report 2011 is a yearly publication by the International Dairy Federation, a collaboration between experts and key organisations around the globe and within the IDF. This year’s report showed some very positive developments.

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Dairy industry

Dairy Campus - The Silicon valley of the dairy industry?

Published: 2/23/2011 Written by: Monica Wadsworth
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A center for innovation, education and research will be built in Leeuwarden in the Netherlands. The Dairy Campus will offer livestock farmers, agricultural educational institutions, agricultural scientists and entrepreneurs from the sector a base from which to work together on innovations and solutions for dairy farming.

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Dairy world

Rabobank Dairy Quarterly Q1: International prices to ease through 2014

Published: 3/31/2014

Rabobank expects an easing of global milk pricing from mid to late Q2 2014, according to its Q1 Dairy Quarterly report.

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Small scale feeding training

Indian dairy farmers learn better feeding methods to improve milk production

Published: 4/19/2012

Ninety six dairy farmers (96) among them 44 females have been trained on “Feeding strategies to improve dairy production in Samastipur District of Bihar”. The one-day training programme was organised by the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and partners of Bihar, India.

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Consumers

Dairy consumption does not elevate heart attack risk

Published: 5/24/2011

Analysis of dairy intake and heart attack risk found no statistically significant relation in thousands of Costa Rican adults. Dairy foods might not harm heart health, despite saturated fat content, because they contain other possibly protective nutrients, researchers say.

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Small scale farming

Small scale livestock farming and climatic variability

Published: 4/18/2012

As part of a development education/awareness programme in Europe, Vétérinaires Sans Frontières (VSF) Europa and its partners recently carried out a study on the importance of Small Scale Livestock Farming in the context of climate variability. Part of a ‘campaign’ to sensitize and mobilize people in favour of small scale livestock farming, the study “shows that small scale livestock farming has a potential to cope with and adapt to climatic variability, especially in some determined regions in the world. Moreover, due to its specific functions, small scale livestock farming can also be considered as an important way to mitigate carbon emissions from livestock sector.”

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Dairy industry

How is milk production changing in the world?

Published: 1/12/2011 Written by: Monica Wadsworth
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CLAL, an Italian consultancy firm in the dairy sector has made an interactive map that provides an immediate overview of Milk Production or Deliveries of some of the Key Player Countries.

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Dairy policy

The new farm bill represents a large shift in U.S. dairy policy

Published: 4/9/2014

The passage of the farm bill in February marks the largest shift in U.S. dairy policy in the last 70 years. The legislation represents a radical departure from dairy price supports and reliance on government.

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Milk consumption

How much do you know about milk?

Published: 6/25/2012 Written by: Milkproduction.com staff

Milk is nature’s wonder beverage. It builds strong bones. It lowers blood pressure. It reduces the risk of diabetes and some cancers. It’s helpful for maintaining a healthy weight. It is both tasty and satisfying. Milk has no equal in providing major health benefits. It’s a powerful package of goodness, containing such important nutrients as calcium, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, high-quality protein and Vitamins A and D.

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