Sustainability

Breeding technology practices can lead to increased milk production and environmental benefits.  Pic: Getty/Deb Drury

Fluid milk has room to grow with genomic testing

By Beth Newhart

The future of milk can evolve beyond organic, grass fed and a2 varieties with more widespread breeding technology, changing the way dairy farmers manage their herds, according to a new Rabobank report.

Müller said introducing the straws by the end of 2020 will eliminate 48 tonnes of plastic every year. Pic: Müller

Müller to remove all plastic straws by 2020

By Jim Cornall

School children at Sunnyside Primary School in Glasgow, Scotland, have been helping Müller to become the first dairy company in the UK to offer school milk with paper straws.

“Dairy farmers in Pennsylvania and across the US are in the fourth year of an economic downturn in which many farmers are struggling to break even.

Conservation pays on US dairy farms, even in a weak economy

By Beth Newhart

In a collaboration between the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and four Pennsylvania dairy farmers, a new report finds that conservation practices generally result in a farm’s good economic health. But farmers can’t do it alone.

AgResearch says livestock can be bred to produce less methane emissions. Pic: Getty Images/Oknopo

AgResearch serious in solving greenhouse gas challenges

Kiwis show methane emissions research is more than hot air

By Richard Whitehead

How can farms reduce their greenhouse gas footprint—not tomorrow, when regulators have ruled on what is acceptable and passed it on to the dairy industry to be acted on, but right now?

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