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The bull whose semen is worth $3,000

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 16:29 Published in News & Updates

India - In the sprawling yard of a three-storey beige stucco building in a village in northern India, a large buffalo ambles around on yoga mats, his dark eyes sizing up the new visitors wearily. Yuvraj is a handsome animal with oiled backward-curving horns, a smooth grey-black coat and a slim, bushy tail..Read more

Chinese farmers dumping milk to cut costs

Sunday, 25 January 2015 16:20 Published in News & Updates

China - With high demand for foreign imports and domestic dairy industry damaged by scandal, farmers are dumping milkand slaughtering cattle in order to save money feed. According to local reports, small farmers in Shandong, Qinghai and hebei provinces are pouring milk down drains, while others are feeding surplus millk to pigs..Read more

Israel to open centres of excellence for farmers in India

Monday, 12 January 2015 16:06 Published in News & Updates

India - Israel will start centres of excellence for farmers in India to encourage research in agriculture serctor and for the growth of animal husbandry. "Israel will start 'centre for excellence' in India for research in farm sector and to boost milk industries in India," Minister of Agriculture in Israel, Yair Shamir told..Read more 

 

Feeding China: Safety of milk poses challenge

Wednesday, 15 October 2014 14:19 Published in News & Updates

China - In the wake of scandals involving tainted milk, Chinese officials are pushing for U.S.-size dairy farms with thousands of cows. The thinking: Large dairies will exert greater control over every aspect of production to ensure quality and boost productivity..Read more 

Potohar’s livestock industry — a story of lost potential

Monday, 06 October 2014 14:28 Published in News & Updates

Pakistan - Seventy-five years old Shah Muhammad wears a look of desolation as he sits at the cattle market in Chakwal city.The old man holds in his tired hands the ropes of three calves he has raised with much effort and devotion. He has travelled with his son and the animals from the remote village of Bhallomar,..Read more