Milk Monitoring News

  • Save time and improve silage quality with ULV application

    Paul Ecclestone of Paul Ecclestone Contracting has been in the business for 32 years and is seeing first hand the increase in the use of silage additives in order to improve silage quality. Farmers are now taking three to four cuts, and many are using a silage additive to get more milk out of forage, rather than buying in feed. One of the biggest practical innovations Paul has seen to date is ...


    By Volac International Limited

  • Monitoring methane emissions from agriculture and dairy farming

    Methane (CH4) is the second most prevalent greenhouse gas emitted from human activities. In 2014, CH4 was responsible for around 11 percent of all US greenhouse gas emissions caused by human actions. Methane is emitted by a range of natural sources such as marshlands, leakage from natural gas systems and livestock farming [1]. Domestic ...


    By Edinburgh Instruments Ltd

  • Homestead Dairy USA enhances management capabilities with Afimilk.

    Starting off as a small family-run business in 1945, Homestead Dairy USA has been passed down over the generations; and has since grown into a commercial dairy farm with about 50 employees and over 3000 cows at 3 different facilities. Today, Brian Houin — whose father and uncle bought the farm from his grandfather in 1979 — continues to fulfil the farm’s commitment to supply the ...


    By Afimilk Ltd

  • Canada joins in on World School Milk Day

    September 28 marks World School Milk Day as designated by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). This global celebration is in its 17th year and will be celebrated across the world including in the US, Malaysia, and Canada. To celebrate World School Milk Day, Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) would like to highlight the contribution that school milk programs have made to ...

  • Center for Agricultural and Shale Law Posts Agricultural Law Weekly Review

    The latest installment of the Penn State Center for Agricultural and Shale Law’s Agricultural Law Weekly Review is now available.  Topics covered include: DOJ sues to prevent Deere’s acquisition of Precision Planting, California bill could require overtime for agricultural workers, HPAI discovered in Alaska, PA extends permit for point source discharges, FSIS requests extension ...

  • IRMM-359: New CRM for bacterial enterotoxin A (SEA) in cheese

    The JRC has developed and released the first CRMs for testing whether a naturally-occurring toxin, enterotoxin A (SEA), is present in cheese. The new CRMs will improve the reliability of measuring SEA in cheese at sub nanogram/gram levels. This work was performed in close collaboration with the European Union Reference Laboratory (EURL) for Coagulase-Positive Staphylococci, hosted by the French ...

  • Specac: 15% discount for USA education sector

    We're reaching out to USA educational institutions with a 15% discount on Specac accessories. Ask for a quote with promo code "Specac15" to qualify for a discount on a selected purchase. See what our accessories can do: • Read application notes and watch videos on liquid analysis by visiting ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Dairy Farmers of Canada publicly launches its sustainability initiative

    Today, Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) hosted an event to highlight Canadian dairy farmers’ long standing commitment to high standards of care on their farms, through the public launch of the farmers’ sustainability initiative. Held at the Canadian Museum of Agriculture and Food, the event showcased the initiative’s interconnected national standards on milk quality, food ...

  • Canadian dairy farmers stand united on diafiltered milk and the enforcement of Canada’s cheese standards

    Today Wally Smith, President of Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC), joined a press conference organized by Les Producteurs de lait du Québec (PLQ) to express their dissatisfaction with the Canadian government on the lack of enforcement of Canadian cheese compositional standards. Smith was mandated by a motion tabled at a recent Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) board meeting to attend, which was ...

  • European Commission activates exceptional measures to further support European farmers in crisis

    "This is a package of measures which can have a material and positive impact on European agricultural markets and it should now be given the chance to succeed." The European Commission is announcing today an additional package of exceptional measures using all the tools made available in the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) to support EU farmers while safeguarding the EU internal market. The ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • A new kit: Adulterate Goat Milk Strip Test Kit

    We've developed a new kit. See below for more info. REAGEN™ Adulterate Goat Milk Strip Test is a qualitative and rapid lateral flow assay designed to detect Adulterate Goat's Milk residues in raw commingled goat's milk at 0.5%. The unique features of the kit are: Rapid strip test method – 8 minutes High affinity antibody method that requires no heating ...


    By REAGEN LLC

  • A New Deal For Dairy Farmers From Tesco

    The country’s dairy farmers have had a tough year so far. With milk prices dropping as global supply rises, the situation reached fever pitch towards the end of summer with demonstrations as dozens of farmers left the business. In addition, a number of supermarkets publicly sought to tackle their plight by pledging higher milk revenues with their equivalent of ‘fair trade’ milk ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Agricultural crisis: €500m aid package not enough, say MEPs

    The Commission's €500 million aid package revealed last week is a step in the right direction but it might be not enough to get farmers struggling with falling prices back on their feet, many MEPs told Commissioner Phil Hogan in a debate on Wednesday. Crisis management instruments should be improved, and the position of farmers in the food supply chain strengthened, said MEPs. Some also ask ...


    By European Parliament

  • FAO Food Price Index registers sharpest fall since December 2008

    International food commodity prices continued to decline in August as ample supplies, a slump in energy prices and concerns over China's economic slowdown all contributed to the sharpest fall of the FAO Food Price Index in almost seven years. The index averaged 155.7 points in August 2015, down 5.2 percent from July, the steepest monthly drop since December 2008, with virtually all major food ...

  • Waste incinerator impacts monitored via milk and vegetable quality

    Emissions from well-regulated household waste incinerators do not reduce the quality of vegetables and milk produced nearby, a Dutch study suggests. Researchers found that levels of certain contaminants were similar whether vegetables and milk came from the area surrounding three incinerators, or from elsewhere in the Netherlands. They say biomonitoring programmes could offer a way to increase ...

  • Signing of a framework collaboration agreement between INRA and Agrial

    On 26 February 2015, INRA and agricultural and agri-food cooperative group Agrial signed a framework collaboration agreement at the Paris International Agricultural Show. The two organisations share a single vision of economically, environmentally and socially efficient farming and a responsible food processing. They also share the same belief in the economic development of rural regions. This ...

  • AgroFarm attracts record crowds as state steps up support for farming

    With more than 12,000 visitors, the AgroFarm exhibition in Moscow on February 3 – 5, 2015, reached its best attendance figures yet, with Russian farmers travelling from as many as 70 different regions to attend this leading agricultural event that has been held annually since 2007.   Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich attended a conference at the show and emphasized the importance ...

  • FAO food price index declines in January, cereal output poised for record

    The FAO Food Price Index continued to decline in January, averaging 182.7 points for the month, or 1.9 percent below its December 2014 level. Lower prices reflect strong production expectations as FAO also raised its 2014 forecast for world cereal production to a record high and noted that early indications for crops in 2015 are favourable. The index has been on a downward path since April 2014. ...

  • FAO food price index drops in December

    FAO's monthly Food Price Index declined in December after three months of stability. Continued large supplies and record stocks combined with a stronger US dollar and falling oil prices contributed to the decline. The December Food Price Index averaged 188.6 points, a drop of 1.7 percent from November, led down by sugar and palm oil.  For the whole of 2014, the Food Price Index averaged 202 ...

  • Governments Invest in New Equipment to Ensure Ongoing Safety and Quality of Manitoba Milk

    Investments in new equipment designed to provide a more detailed and comprehensive analysis of locally-produced milk will ensure Manitobans can continue to have a high level of confidence in the safety and quality of their dairy products, Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development Minister Ron Kostyshyn announced today. Governments are providing ...

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