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  • 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 ...

  • World fish trade to set new records

    The booming world fish trade is generating more wealth than ever before, but countries must help small-scale fishers and fish farmers benefit too, FAO said today. Global fishery production from wild capture fisheries and aquaculture is expected to set a new record in 2013 at 160 million tonnes, up from 157 million tonnes the previous year, while exports will reach $136 billion, ...

  • Global wheat and rice harvests poised to set new record

    Global food markets will likely remain "generally well balanced" in the year ahead, as prices for most internationally-traded agricultural commodities are relatively low and stable, FAO said today. The benign outlook, especially for staple grains, is poised to lower the world food import bill to a six-year low, according to the Food ...

  • Goat farmers, producers handle increased demand for dairy

    Buying two goats in August 2008 was little more than an experiment for farmer Paula Olson and some entertainment for her daughters. Six and a half years, 14 milking goats and roughly $300,000 later, she's in the midst of constructing a small-scale creamery in Madrid, Iowa, that's set to feature goat milk, cheese, ice cream and more. And though her creamery isn't yet open, Olson said local ...


    By Associated Press

  • Afimilk Users Named Top Herd Managers for Ontario Canada

    The milk recording and herd management organization, CanWest DHI, has pointed out the best two managed farms in the region of Ontario Canada. Both winners utilize Afimilk management systems. Albadon Farms Ltd was rated first and Summitholm Holsteins second in a monitoring process that serves as a barometer of overall herd performance. To assess performance, six ...


    By Afimilk Ltd

  • Rainwater Tanks & Vertical Storage Tanks – Helping Dairy Farmers Reduce Energy Bills

    Farmers Guardian highlights some of the top tips to help dairy farmers reduce their energy bills.  Here’s a run-down of the pick of the bunch: Milk Cooling – Because the milk cooling process is responsible for about 33 per cent of energy consumed on dairy farms, the first thing to consider is the efficiency of the plate cooler and what reduction in milk temperature ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Detecting melamine in food: World`s labs are ready and able

    According to a worldwide study by the EC's Joint Research Centre, the majority of laboratories tested are able to accurately measure levels of the harmful substance melamine in food. The Joint Research Centre was requested to perform the study by the European Commission's Directorate-General for Health and Consumers in the wake of the Chinese tainted milk scandal in 2008. Dr. Alejandro Herrero, ...

  • In the world: nanotech on the farm - MIT chemical engineer Paula Hammond lends her nanotechnology expertise to farmers in Africa.

    Cassava is a tropical root vegetable and staple crop for millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa. However, it’s tricky to handle: Once the root is removed from the ground, it spoils within one to three days, so farmers must get it to processing centers as soon as possible after harvesting it. If they don’t, the crop goes to waste. A simple way to prolong cassava’s shelf life could help farmers ...

  • Reducing GHG emissions from livestock

    Reducing meat and dairy consumption would help reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from farming. A recent study describes the 'ecological leftovers' approach to reducing livestock-related GHGs, which assumes that a sustainable number of livestock can be calculated on the basis of available marginal land, unsuitable for other purposes, and available agricultural by-products, which could be used ...

  • New Sino-Dutch Dairy Development Centre to improve Chinese dairy chain

    On 16 November, Wageningen UR, Dutch dairy company FrieslandCampina, and China Agricultural University (CAU), signed an agreement to establish a China-based Sino-Dutch Dairy Development Centre (SDDDC). The centre will focus on improving dairy production, safety and quality levels throughout the entire dairy chain in China by sharing Dutch dairy expertise with Chinese experts and decision makers ...

  • New tool opens world of climate finance to dairy sector

    The dairy sector will soon be able to participate in international carbon credit markets thanks to a new methodology that lets farmers and project designers reliably document how they are reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions - a step that will open up new sources of finance for the livestock industry and help promote investment in smallholder operations. FAO's new  ...

  • New tool opens world of climate finance to dairy sector

    The dairy sector will soon be able to participate in international carbon credit markets thanks to a new methodology that lets farmers and project designers reliably document how they are reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions - a step that will open up new sources of finance for the livestock industry and help promote investment in smallholder operations. FAO's new  ...

  • Experts exchange about the future of dairy production in Puy du Fou!

    End of April, over 100 of our partners and experts in dairy production gathered in Le Grand Parc du Puy du Fou in Vendée (France), for a very unique show! Lallemand Animal Nutrition organized a French-speaking symposium dedicated to: The New Challenges of Dairy Farming. The symposium focused on the key issues of modern dairy production: profitability, safety and sustainability. Zoom on ...


    By Lallemand Animal Nutrition

  • Intelex has a green thumb or two

    At a companywide meeting in May the Intelex Green Team announced a set of initatives they would be putting into motion with one being the installation of an organic garden on the Intelex rooftop patio. With a dedicated team of green thumbs, the garden is now in full swing with tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, swiss chard, herbs, beans and flowers. The garden concept was brought to life thanks to the ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • More balanced food commodity markets seen in 2013/14

    Food commodity markets, in particular for cereals, are set to be more balanced in 2013/14, according to FAO's Food Outlook report published today. World food imports in 2013 are tentatively forecast at $1.09 trillion, close to last year's level, but 13 percent below the record of 2011, the biannual report on global food markets said. Higher bills for fish and livestock products are anticipated to ...

  • Agriculture and Fisheries Council, 17th February 2014

    The Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting of February 2014 will take place in Brussels on 17th February 2014. The Commission will be represented by Commissioner for Health Commissioner Tonio Borg and Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Dacian Cioloş. There are no Fisheries points at the agenda of the Council. A press ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • WRAP to take over Defra`s ten product roadmaps

    The product roadmaps led by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs will be handed over to the Waste & Resources Action Programme. Announced at Defra’s Sustainable Clothing Roadmap conference yesterday (23 February), the role change is a part of WRAP’s new expanded activities currently being finalised in the Delivery Landscape Review. This was set up in February 2008 to ...

  • Aflatoxin Testing Using LC/MS/MS Offered by Columbia Analytical

    KELSO, Wash - Columbia Analytical Services announces their analysis of the B1, B2 and G1, G2 aflatoxins via liquid chromatography/mass spectroscopy/mass spectroscopy (LC/MS/MS). Aflatoxins are potent natural carcinogens produced by the fungi Aspergillus flavus or Aspergillus parasiticus. These fungi are known to grow on nuts, spices, milk, ...


  • Scientists help farmers create greener dairies

    Cows stand patiently in a tent-like chamber at a research farm in western Wisconsin, waiting for their breath to be tested. Outside, corrals have been set up with equipment to measure gas wafting from the ground. A nearby corn field contains tools that allow researchers to assess the effects of manure spread as fertilizer. Scientists based at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have started a ...


    By Associated Press

  • FAO food price index declines further in February, led by sugar

    The FAO Food Price Index declined to a 55-month low in February, dropping 1.0 percent from January and 14 percent below its level a year earlier. Lower prices for cereals, meat and especially sugar more than offset an increase in milk and palm oil prices. The FAO Food Price Index averaged 179.4 points in February, down from 181.2 points in January and 208.6 points in February 2014. Its ...

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