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Dairy cattle reach record numbers as New Zealand responds to demand

December 17 2014

New Zealand - WELLINGTON, Dec. 16 (Xinhua) -- The rise in global demand for dairy products, particularly from China, is changing New Zealand's rural landscape, according to figures from the government statistics agency Tuesday. The number of dairy cattle in New Zealand rose by 4 percent year on year..Read more 

Growing Opportunities in Indonesia’s Dairy Market

December 17 2014

Indonesia - Dairy consumption growth in the ASEAN-6 (Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore & Vietnam) continues to outpace supply, opening the market up to imports, according to Alan O’Brien from the Shanghai Office of Bord Bia – Irish Food Board..Read more 

Saarc experts plan increase in high-yielding buffaloes

December 17 2014

Pakistan - LAHORE: A five-member delegation from the Saarc Agriculture Centre Dhaka, Bangladesh, visited University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) Lahore on Monday and discussed with Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Talat Naseer Pasha and livestock experts the ways to produce high-yielding dairy buffaloes in the Saarc countries..Read more 

The end of quotas: a butter future for EU dairy farmers?

December 15 2014

EU - Thirty years after introducing quotas to combat the butter mountain caused by overproduction, the EU is on the cusp of freeing up the dairy sector amid growing global demand for milk products. To see it doesn't all go sour for producers, Euronext recently announced plans to create futures contracts for several products..Read more 

Japan runs short of butter as dairy farms dwindle

December 15 2014

Japan - Tokyo: When Japanese pose for pictures, instead of saying “Cheese!” some say “Butter!” These days, butter is more likely cause for frowning, since it is rationing that comes to mind. As the Christmas Eve cake rush approaches, grocery stores are limiting customers to a maximum of two packages of butter each..Read more 

India to Come Up With New Standards of Milk, Says NDRI Chief

December 12 2014

India - CHENNAI: The age-old milk standards observed in India is likely to undergo change as the Union government is planning to evolve new standards. National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI) vice-chancellor and director A K Srivastava told Express that the new standards has been necessitated as there has been lot of changes in the dairy sector..Read more 

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