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  • IFA Reports Busy Weeks on Live Exports Ahead
    IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the next number of weeks will be busy on the live export side with three boats set to sail to Turkey with weanlings and breeding heifers.

  • Farmers Concerned About Glanbia 5-year Scheme's Feed Link
    IRELAND - IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary has said that while the 5-year fixed milk price contract announced by Glanbia is another important effort to help farmers manage their milk price risk, giving preferential access based on linkage with feed purchases from Glanbia is objectionable to the majority of farmers who had been in touch with him.

  • Zimbabwean Dairy Sector, Banks in Funding Talks
    ZIMBABWE - The Zimbabwe Association of Dairy Farmers (ZADF) has engaged the banking sector in efforts to secure funding for the industry, businessdigest has learnt.

  • CME: USDA Makes Modest Adjustments to Corn, Soybean Harvest Forecasts
    US - Despite much talk of deteriorating conditions and the potential for lower yields in several parts of the Corn Belt, USDA made some very modest adjustments to its corn and soybean harvest forecasts (see our report on 11 August for full coverage of the WASDE update), reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc.

  • Molecule Increases Pregnancy Rate, Number of Offspring in Cattle
    BRAZIL - Researchers at Inprenha Biotecnologia, a company based in Jaboticabal, São Paulo State, Brazil, working in partnership with colleagues at the University of São Paulo's Ribeirão Preto School of Pharmaceutical Sciences (FCFRP-USP), have discovered a molecule that can increase bovine pregnancy rates and reduce early embryo loss.

  • No Country for Uniform Gain in Dairy Products Post GST
    INDIA - Indian dairies are staring at a mixed business during the upcoming festive season following the rollout of the uniform Goods and Services Tax (GST) across the country, which now makes certain products relatively expensive in the North and cheaper in the South.

  • SAFE Condemns Appalling Neglect of Dairy Cows
    NEW ZEALAND - SAFE was appalled to learn of one of New Zealand’s most serious cases of systematic neglect of farmed animals this week.

  • Meat, Dairy Drive Producer Prices
    NEW ZEALAND - Higher prices for lamb, beef, and dairy products helped lift prices received by manufacturers, but they also paid more for raw products and power, Stats NZ said today.

  • Start of NAFTA Renegotiation Good Reason for Optimism
    CANADA - The Vice-President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute says, with the renegotiation of NAFTA now underway, there's good reason for Canadians to be optimistic, Bruce Cochrane reports.

  • US, Canadian & Mexican Farm Groups Support Modernised NAFTA
    US, CANADA & MEXICO - The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), The Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA) and Mexico’s Consejo Nacional Agropecuario (CNA) yesterday sent a joint letter to Canadian, United States and Mexican government officials reiterating their calls that NAFTA renegotiations should aim to modernise the agreement, rather than dismantle it.

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