The first meeting of the group will take place in February.

Ireland launching Food Vision Dairy Group

By Jim Cornall

Ireland’s Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue TD met with stakeholders from the dairy sector on Friday to discuss the targets for the agriculture and land use sector under the Climate Action Plan.

the Federal Milk Marketing Order in line with these changes.

King backs legislation on dairy pricing for farmers

By Jim Cornall

U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) is cosponsoring bipartisan legislation that would direct the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to begin holding Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) hearings by this summer, to give milk producers a greater voice in...

In 2020, the Philippine dairy industry saw an increase in local milk production alongside a decrease in imports and exports of milk and dairy products. Pic: Getty Images/Alexpunker

Philippines dairy sector urged to ramp up production

By Jim Cornall

With the recent signing of a joint declaration of the Philippines and France on agricultural cooperation in the dairy industry, the Philippines Agriculture Secretary William Dar has urged the sector to ramp up production.

DairyNZ said border closures and an unemployment rate at 3.4% are creating ongoing stress for dairy farmers.  Pic: Getty Images/Tatomm

New Zealand struggles to find dairy workers

By Jim Cornall

Applications are now open for dairy farmers to recruit much needed international workers including farm assistants and herd managers, under changes to a class exception scheme.

DSM's Animal Nutrition and Health will now have three divisions: Essential Products, Performance Solutions + BIOMIN, and Precision Services.

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DSM divides Animal Nutrition and Health business into three lines

By Jim Cornall

Following the acquisition of Biomin in 2020, a specialty animal nutrition and health business, health, nutrition and bioscience company Royal DSM has launched three business lines for its Animal Nutrition and Health business.

Tim Trotter is the new CEO of the Dairy Business Association (DBA) and Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative.

Dairy groups create new CEO role

By Jim Cornall

In a move to enhance their focus on strategic priorities, the Dairy Business Association (DBA) and Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative have promoted Tim Trotter to a new position of chief executive officer.

Irish dairy continued to perform well in 2021.

Irish dairy exports to UK grow despite covid and Brexit

By Jim Cornall

New figures released in the annual Bord Bia (The Irish Food Board) Export Performance and Prospects report 2021/2022 show exports of Irish food, drink and horticulture to the UK have remained constant in value at €4.4bn ($5bn), compared to 2020.

N2 Applied looks to challenges and opportunities for the dairy sector in 2022.

N2 Applied looks to 2022 dairy trends and challenges

By Jim Cornall

N2 Applied's core business is to reduce methane and ammonia emissions from food production, and in-turn convert livestock manure into effective and sustainable nitrogen-rich fertilizer.

Signup for the DMC runs until February 18.  Pic: Getty Images/stu99

USDA opens 2022 signup for Dairy Margin Coverage

By Jim Cornall

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has opened signup for the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program and expanded the program to allow dairy producers to better protect their operations by enrolling supplemental production.

Dewlay Cheesemakers invested in a new enterprise resource planning system. Pic: Made Smarter

Made Smarter reaches milestone

By Jim Cornall

A new wave of manufacturers in the food and drink industry have helped the UK technology adoption program Made Smarter mark its third anniversary by reaching a major milestone.

The Protein Producer Index, now in its fourth year, assesses 60 publicly-listed animal protein producers.

FAIRR publishes fourth Protein Producer Index

By Jim Cornall

New data published by the Coller FAIRR Protein Producer Index says despite pockets of leadership and innovation the animal agriculture sector is unprepared for the decade of transition on climate change and risks looking “outdated and unattractive.”

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Maxum Foods issues global dairy commodity update for December

By Jim Cornall

In its December overview of the global dairy commodities market, Maxum Foods said the outlook for market fundamentals has further tightened on the supply side in the past month, with peak production in NZ remaining weaker than expected and continued downward...

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Bipartisan Dairy Pricing Opportunity Act of 2021 introduced

By Jim Cornall

Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Susan Collins (R-ME) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) have introduced the bipartisan Dairy Pricing Opportunity Act of 2021 in the United States Senate. The bipartisan legislation launches national hearings on Federal Milk Marketing...

The IDF report looks at countries including Nigeria, New Zealand, Chile, Israel, as well as across the EU.

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IDF launches Animal Health Report 2021

By Jim Cornall

The International Dairy Federation (IDF) has released the 15th edition of its Animal Health Report, which is available to download for free on the IDF website.

Milk Moovement will use the investment to advance its route optimization and milk quality matching initiative. Pic: Getty Images/Rowena Kong

Government of Canada boosts dairy supply chain company

By Jim Cornall

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, has announced an investment of C$1.5m (US$1.2m) in St. John's, Newfoundland-based Milk Moovement through Sustainable Development Technology Canada...

Ukraine and Israel look to cooperate on dairy

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Ukraine and Israel look to cooperate on dairy

By Jim Cornall

Ukraine and Israel have met to discuss working together on aspects of the dairy industry, the Ukrainian Embassy in Israel announced via Facebook.

Bovaer is a feed additive for cows that reduces enteric methane emission by approximately 30% for ruminants.

DSM plans new production site for methane-reducing Bovaer in Scotland

By Jim Cornall

Royal DSM, a global science-based company, announced at COP26 in Glasgow that it is planning to realize large-scale production capacity for its methane-reducing feed additive for ruminants, Bovaer, with a new plant at its existing site in Dalry, Scotland.

The cost of milk to make dairy products in Canada is set to rise by an average of 8.4%.  Pic: Getty Images/Rowena Kong

Canadian retail and foodservice set to see dairy price hike

By Jim Cornall

The cost of milk to make dairy products in Canada is set to rise by an average of 8.4% following a Canadian Dairy Commission (CDC) review of Canadian farm gate milk prices and other costs used in administering the supply management system.

Baladna’s Holsteins. Pic: Baladna

From grass to glass: the case for fully integrated dairy farming

By Baladna chairman Moutaz Al-Khayyat

Global farming techniques are coming under increasing strain. A variety of factors - population growth, geopolitical tensions, climate change, shifting consumer behavior and more – are pushing the limits of current agricultural productivity.

AHDB is hosting a webinar on trade with Australia and New Zealand in November. Pic: Getty Images/brians101

AHDB explores UK dairy exports to Australasian markets

By Jim Cornall

The opportunities, challenges and implications of exporting UK dairy products to Australia and New Zealand will be explored in an AHDB (Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board) webinar next month.

New CEO Barb O’Brien said she plans to immediately tap the expertise of DMI staff.

O’Brien takes helm as CEO of Dairy Checkoff

By Jim Cornall

Barbara O’Brien, who was unanimously approved by the Dairy Management Inc. (DMI) Board of Directors to succeed Tom Gallagher as CEO, is now in her new role.

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