Agri Politics

EU cheese boom on the cards

EU cheese boom on the cards

In the recent ‘Prospects for Agri Markets and Income in the EU 2013 – 2023,’ released by the EU Commission,...

January 29, 2014

‘EU 2030 climate package a repeat of the same mistakes’

‘EU 2030 climate package a repeat of the same mistakes’

The View from Europe: EU framework on climate and energy for 2030 announced yesterday has been seen by newly elected...

January 23, 2014

MEPs call for production chain measures to combat food fraud

MEPs call for production chain measures to combat food fraud

The View from Europe: MEPs this week called for a review of food production chains, step up checks and revise...

January 17, 2014

Another food scare for Fonterra

Another food scare for Fonterra

Fonterra Brands NZ is conducting a voluntary recall of 300ml and 500ml bottles of Anchor and Pams fresh cream with...

January 15, 2014

Research finds variation in land-use intensity leads to higher biodiversity

Research finds variation in land-use intensity leads to higher biodiversity

The View from Europe: If grassland is managed intensively, biodiversity typically declines. This is according to a new study led by...

December 30, 2013

Transparency key for EU dairy post-quota

Transparency key for EU dairy post-quota

The View from Europe: Transparency is vital in the EU dairy sector beyond 2015 so that changing trends can be...

December 18, 2013

‘Interfering’ with foot-and-mouth disease

‘Interfering’ with foot-and-mouth disease

World View: Proteins called interferons are among the latest weapons US Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are using to combat...

December 14, 2013

France to repay €140m in Commission recovery of CAP money

France to repay €140m in Commission recovery of CAP money

The View from Europe: A total of €335m of EU agricultural policy funds, unduly spent by member states, is being...

December 12, 2013

The Scottish dream: 70 per cent grant on multimillion dairy unit

The Scottish dream: 70 per cent grant on multimillion dairy unit

The View from Scotland: Some 40 Ulster farmers joined a Markethill dairy discussion group visit to four young Scottish milk...

December 6, 2013

Rising milk production costs continue to squeeze margins, Rabobank

Rising milk production costs continue to squeeze margins, Rabobank

World View: Higher average prices for globally traded dairy commodities have not necessarily brought higher average margins for milk producers,...

November 27, 2013

Cows chomping on fresh grass and red clover silage produce omega milk better, research claims

Cows chomping on fresh grass and red clover silage produce omega milk better, research claims

The View from Europe: Fat is an important ingredient that has a material impact on the nutritional value, texture, taste,...

November 21, 2013

Farm simulation

Farm simulation

The View from Europe: Researchers at Spain’s Technical University of Madrid are involved in the development of a tool that,...

November 19, 2013

Gentle pasteurisation of milk – with microwaves

Gentle pasteurisation of milk – with microwaves

The View from Europe: In the EU-funded project MicroMilk, European SMEs together with the University of Hohenheim and the Fraunhofer IGB...

November 18, 2013

‘New Zealand milk production to rebound in 2014’

‘New Zealand milk production to rebound in 2014’

WORLD VIEW: New Zealand milk production in 2014 is expected to rebound from the drought depressed levels of 2013 to...

November 11, 2013

Researchers uncover origins of cattle farming in China

Researchers uncover origins of cattle farming in China

World View: An international team of researchers, co-led by scientists at the University of York and Yunnan Normal University, has...

November 8, 2013

International dairy research

International dairy research

The World Dairy Situation 2013, the International Dairy Federation’s (IDF) flagship publication, was presented during the dairy policies and economics...

October 31, 2013

Does butter taste better when the cows are happy?

Does butter taste better when the cows are happy?

What will dairy cows of the future look like? How much is too much for a litre of milk? Does butter taste...

October 25, 2013

African expansion for Danone

African expansion for Danone

The View from Africa: Danone is set to buy a 49 percent stake in Fan Milk International, a frozen dairy products...

October 24, 2013