Zoetis Brings On-Farm Diagnostic Tests to Dairies in China

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Zoetis Inc. announced the introduction of on-farm cattle health screening tests for the dairy industry in China. These tests will enable China’s dairy farmers and veterinarians to rapidly screen cattle on the farm for sub-clinical mastitis and ketosis, two of the leading causes of lost production and poor milk quality in China. Test results will be available within five minutes, …

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WTO Decision on COOL Confidential For Now

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The World Trade Organization has reportedly made a decision on the case against the United States mandatory Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) law by Canada and Mexico, but it may be some time yet before we hear what it is. “Sometimes there are additional questions, additional information that needs to be provided,” says National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Associate Director …

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Rabo Gives Outlook for Global Dairy Industry

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Rabobank has published a new report on the global dairy industry. As anticipated, global dairy prices softened considerably through Q2. According to Rabobank’s Dairy Quarterly Q2: Beyond the tipping point, prices fell as a result of improved milk production in export regions and the easing of forward purchasing by China. These mechanisms freed more product for other buyers and lowered …

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IDF World Dairy Summit Deadline Approaching

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The International Dairy Federation’s World Dairy Summit is soon approaching. The event is scheduled for Oct. 27-31 in Tel Aviv, Israel. But the deadline for Abstract submission is right around the corner. Submit your abstract before May 30, 2014. Participants who wish to give a presentation at the IDF World Dairy Summit should make submissions to be reviewed by the …

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Gates Foundation Supports Heifer International

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has donated $25.5 million to Heifer International to expand its East Africa Dairy Development (EADD) project – a program designed to assist small scale farmers in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania to “profitably participate in the growing dairy industry.” Read the entire article here.

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U.S. Dairy Exports Predicted to Be Up

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USDEC projects another record-breaking year for dairy exports in 2013 and credits manufacturers’ commitment to make the U.S. a reliable global supplier and efforts by industry organizations to expand trade. The 2013 year-end tally on U.S. dairy exports won’t be known until next month, but given the fact that exports through November were 17 percent higher than all of 2012, …

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LOL Joins GlobalDairy

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Land O’Lakes Inc will become the second U.S. firm to join the world’s dairy trading platform, adding a potentially big exporter of skim milk powder to the internationally traded dairy market. GlobalDairy Trade was set up in 2008 by New Zealand’s Fonterra. Land O’Lakes will begin offering skim milk powder, via the platform in March, while it will supply butter …

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Geiger Interview About Growing Middle East Market

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Recently, Hoard Dairymen interviewed Nina Bakht Halal, the director of the U.S. Dairy Export Council’s Middle East/North Africa region, at the U.S. Dairy Conference held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates about exporting dairy foods to the Middle East. “All we need is a little more collaboration,” Halal told the U.S. delegation to the United States Dairy Export Council’s Middle East …

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U.S. Dairy ‘More Export-Savvy’

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U.S. dairy exports could hit $6.5 billion in 2013 on the back of efforts by the increasingly “export-savvy” U.S. dairy industry to capitalize on “favorable” market conditions, the US Dairy Export Council (USDEC) has claimed. Read entire article here. Source: Dairy Reporter

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The Milk Gap

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Elanco president Jeff Simmons received the 2013 Borlaug CAST Communication Award this year at the World Food Prize and used the opportunity to talk about the difference two glasses of milk can make. Simmons says milk “one of the greatest food gaps we currently have” since there is currently 14% less milk per person globally than there was in 1961, …

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