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Grass Fed Dairy Cows Produce Milk With Superior Nutritional Properties

    Grass Fed Dairy Cows Produce Milk With Superior Nutritional Properties

The benefits of grass-fed dairy systems on the nutritional composition and properties of milk and dairy products were highlighted at the recent Teagasc organised ‘Grass-Fed Dairy Conference’. The conference detailed

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Cargill Launches the Waxy Corn Promise™

    Cargill Launches the Waxy Corn Promise™

To ensure a long-term sustainable crop supply for food starch, Cargill has committed to source waxy corn 100 percent sustainably from European farmers. In support of this initiative Cargill has

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Arla Foods UK Launches New Standards Model to Bring Sustainable Change to Dairy Farming

    Arla Foods UK Launches New Standards Model to Bring Sustainable Change to Dairy Farming

With ongoing volatility in the global milk markets, increasing consumer misunderstanding of the sector, polarised levels of support for UK dairy farmers and a new post-Brexit Agriculture Bill the challenges

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€172 Million to Promote EU Agri-food Products In and Outside the EU

    €172 Million to Promote EU Agri-food Products In and Outside the EU

The European Commission will provide funding of €172.5 million from the EU agricultural budget to promote EU agri-food products in Europe and across the world. 79 campaigns, covering a wide

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€40 Million VistaMilk SFI Research Centre Launched in Ireland

    €40 Million VistaMilk SFI Research Centre Launched in Ireland

The Irish Government has launched the new VistaMilk SFI Research Centre which is jointly funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine. The VistaMilk

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Irish Dairy Co-operatives to Merge

    Irish Dairy Co-operatives to Merge

Lakeland Dairies and LacPatrick Dairies have agreed to merge. The amalgamation of Lakeland and LacPatrick is a coming together of two dairy co-operatives on the island of Ireland to form

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Global Wheat Production Down in 2018

    Global Wheat Production Down in 2018

Informa’s Agribusiness Intelligence is predicting global production of wheat will be down year on year in 2018. Wheat futures have hit multi-year highs in recent months as adverse weather curtailed production in

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Software Expert Leading Health Matters Research in UK Food Manufacturing

    Software Expert Leading Health Matters Research in UK Food Manufacturing

Research by a leading software company has been shared with UK food manufacturers in a bid to improve the UK’s health by reducing the amount of antibiotics used on livestock. Trade

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Mondelēz International Delivers Against Its 2020 Impact Goals

    Mondelēz International Delivers Against Its 2020 Impact Goals

Mondelēz International has reported important progress against its 2020 impact goals in its 2017 Impact For Growth Progress Report. The report details progress against sustainable agriculture and environmental footprint goals, as well

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European Commission Publishes a New Agriculture Production and Markets Forecast

    European Commission Publishes a New Agriculture Production and Markets Forecast

The European Commission has published a report presenting a short-term agricultural markets’ outlook. The report covers production, exports and imports and the overall situation of global markets for several sectoral products,

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FrieslandCampina Increases Outdoor Grazing Cows in Dairy Farms

    FrieslandCampina Increases Outdoor Grazing Cows in Dairy Farms

This year an extra 303 member dairy farms of FrieslandCampina, the Netherlands-based international co-operative, have switched to meadow grazing. The percentage of outdoor grazers within FrieslandCampina is expected to grow

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More Milk Needed to Cover Demand in 2030 – New Technologies Will Help

    More Milk Needed to Cover Demand in 2030 – New Technologies Will Help

Between now and 2030 worldwide demand growth for milk and milk products will be three times the level of current US milk production. This was one of the main findings

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Actions to Stop the Decline of Pollinating Insects

    Actions to Stop the Decline of Pollinating Insects

One in ten pollinating insects is on the verge of extinction, and a third of bee and butterfly species is declining. This is why the European Commission is proposing the

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Mondelēz International Expands Its Sustainable Wheat Program to Cover 100% of European Biscuits By 2020

    Mondelēz International Expands Its Sustainable Wheat Program to Cover 100% of European Biscuits By 2020

Mondelēz International has announced its ambition to expand the Harmony program, the company’s sustainable wheat sourcing initiative, to cover 100 percent of its biscuit brands in the European Union by

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Arla’s UK Farmers Join Forces to Increase Resilience and Profitability

    Arla’s UK Farmers Join Forces to Increase Resilience and Profitability

Over 300 farmers have signed up to Arla Food UK’s new R500 programme designed to help future proof their farms and increase resilience to the impact of volatile milk prices. The

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Dawn Meats Recieves Global “Scale for Good” Award From McDonald’s

    Dawn Meats Recieves Global “Scale for Good” Award From McDonald’s

Irish and international food group Dawn Meats has been awarded the McDonald’s Global “Scale for Good” Award. This Global award is a first for McDonald’s and is the second occasion

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Lantmännen Pays Record Dividend to Members

    Lantmännen Pays Record Dividend to Members

Lantmännen, the Nordic Region´s leader in agriculture, machinery, bioenergy and food products, continues to contribute to the positive development of Swedish agriculture and is paying SEK566 million (€54.9 million) in

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Lantmännen Acquires Cattle Feed Business From Raisio

    Lantmännen Acquires Cattle Feed Business From Raisio

Lantmännen, the Nordic Region´s leader in agriculture, machinery, bioenergy and food products, is acquiring the cattle feed business from the Finnish listed company Raisio Group. The acquisition is part of

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Algae as a Viable Alternative to Food, Animal Feed and Care Products

    Algae as a Viable Alternative to Food, Animal Feed and Care Products

Today, 90% of organic chemicals are based on fossil fuels, meaning they are based on non-renewable resources. 70% of proteins in the European Union are imported. An alternative is needed!

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What Eggs Can Teach Us About Traceability

    What Eggs Can Teach Us About Traceability

By Shan Zhan, Global Business Manager for Food & Beverage within the ABB Control Technologies business unit In summer 2017, 15 EU states, Switzerland and Hong Kong were affected by the

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New ‘Alternative’ Cooking Oil Introduced

    New ‘Alternative’ Cooking Oil Introduced

Great taste perception, sustained frying colour and reduced heat deterioration are among the benefits of a new ‘alternative’ cooking oil, sourced from crops grown by British farmers. Produced from a

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European Commission Clears Bayer’s Acquisition of Monsanto

    European Commission Clears Bayer’s Acquisition of Monsanto

The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the $62.5 billion acquisition of Monsanto by Bayer. The merger is conditional on the divestiture of an extensive remedy package,

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Major International Summit in Belfast to Tackle Escalating Problem of Food Integrity

    Major International Summit in Belfast to Tackle Escalating Problem of Food Integrity

Food-security experts from all over the world will converge on Belfast from 28-31 May 2018 for a major Summit on how to

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EU Agri-food Exports are Holding Strong

    EU Agri-food Exports are Holding Strong

The value of EU agri-food exports reached €137.9 billion in 2017, corresponding to a sustained increase by 5.1% in value

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Global Growth in Irish Whiskey Leading to Increased Demand For Irish Barley and Malt

    Global Growth in Irish Whiskey Leading to Increased Demand For Irish Barley and Malt

The continuing global growth in Irish whiskey sales means that ensuring a sustainable future supply of barley and malt is

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Public Consultation on Actions to Halt the Decline of Bees and Other Pollinators

    Public Consultation on Actions to Halt the Decline of Bees and Other Pollinators

The European Commission has launched a public consultation on a European initiative on pollinators. Wild pollinators such as bees, butterflies

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Increased Funding For Promoting Europe’s Agricultural Products

    Increased Funding For Promoting Europe’s Agricultural Products

The European Commission has launched the calls for proposals for programmes to promote European agricultural products throughout the world and

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Müller Direct Next Generation

    Müller Direct Next Generation

Müller, Britain’s biggest producer of branded and private label fresh milk, butter, yogurt, desserts and dairy ingredients, has announced a

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The Future of Food and Farming – For a Flexible, Fair and Sustainable Common Agricultural Policy

    The Future of Food and Farming – For a Flexible, Fair and Sustainable Common Agricultural Policy

Simpler rules and a more flexible approach will ensure the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) delivers real results in supporting farmers

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Arla Foods Calls For Early Publication of a New UK Agriculture Policy

    Arla Foods Calls For Early Publication of a New UK Agriculture Policy

At the recent IDF World Dairy Summit held in Belfast, Tomas Pietrangeli (pictured), Managing Director of Arla Foods UK, spoke

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English Farm Diversification Business Wins Two Rural Awards

    English Farm Diversification Business Wins Two Rural Awards

A Yorkshire Wolds farm diversification business has won two rural business awards within a fortnight of each other. Wold Newton-based

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Shift to Sustainable Food System in Europe is Possible – But Faces Challenges

    Shift to Sustainable Food System in Europe is Possible – But Faces Challenges

Making Europe’s production, consumption and trade in food environmentally sustainable is possible, but it will require a major shift in

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Springhill Farms Upgrade – Biomethane to the Grid and CO2 to the Tomatoes

    Springhill Farms Upgrade – Biomethane to the Grid and CO2 to the Tomatoes

In the heart of the English countryside, Springhill Farms makes the very most of agricultural waste. Upgraded biogas is injected

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UK Regional Governments Do Not Trust London on Food

    UK Regional Governments Do Not Trust London on Food

“The political dimension means that common sense may not always prevail,” said David Thomson (pictured above), CEO of Food and

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10,000 Ghana Cocoa Farmers Able to Receive Premium Payments By Mobile Phone

    10,000 Ghana Cocoa Farmers Able to Receive Premium Payments By Mobile Phone

Cargill has made its first ever sustainable premium payment by electronic transfer to cocoa farmers in Ghana. Just over 10,000

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Glanbia Co-op Members to Benefit From €92 Million Share Spin-out

    Glanbia Co-op Members to Benefit From €92 Million Share Spin-out

Glanbia Co-operative Society has transferred, via a ‘spin-out’, about €92 million worth of shares in Glanbia, the global nutrition group,

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Irish Quality Assurance, Health & Safety/Farmer Health & Wellbeing Event

    Irish Quality Assurance, Health & Safety/Farmer Health & Wellbeing Event

A Teagasc Quality Assurance event was held on the farm of Harry and Amanda Murphy, Ballamon, Ferns, Co. Wexford on Thursday,

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Towards a Fairer Food Supply Chain – European Commission Asks For Input

    Towards a Fairer Food Supply Chain – European Commission Asks For Input

The European Commission is launching an EU-wide public consultation on how to make the EU food supply chain fairer. Farmers,

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Nurturing Locally, Growing Globally – International Meat Congress ICoMST 2017 in Cork

    Nurturing Locally, Growing Globally – International Meat Congress ICoMST 2017 in Cork

The 63rd International Congress of Meat Science and Technology (ICoMST 2017) took place at the Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork, during August

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Mandatory CCTV in All Slaughterhouses Under New Animal Welfare Plans

    Mandatory CCTV in All Slaughterhouses Under New Animal Welfare Plans

CCTV will be mandatory in all slaughterhouses in England under new plans recently announced by Environment Secretary Michael Gove, as

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Arla Foods and McDonald’s Celebrate 30 Year Partnership

    Arla Foods and McDonald’s Celebrate 30 Year Partnership

Working together with McDonald’s, Arla Foods is launching a new co-branded Happy Meal and Arla Organic Milk bottle which will

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The International Congress of Meat Science and Technology – August 13-18th, 2017 – Cork

    The International Congress of Meat Science and Technology – August 13-18th, 2017 – Cork

The International Congress of Meat Science and Technology (ICoMST)will take place in the Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork on August 13-18th, 2017. The

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Poultry Firm Slashes Antibiotic Use Through Holistic Remedies

    Poultry Firm Slashes Antibiotic Use Through Holistic Remedies

Experts in poultry health have helped one of the UK’s largest food businesses to slash its antibiotic usage in the

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Müller UK & Ireland Supports Britain’s Dairy Farmers

    Müller UK & Ireland Supports Britain’s Dairy Farmers

Müller UK & Ireland, Britain’s largest producer of branded and private label fresh milk, butter, yogurt, desserts and dairy ingredients

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Solid Performance of European Agri-food Exports

    Solid Performance of European Agri-food Exports

The European Commission has published its monthly agri-food trade report that shows the total value of EU agri-food exports increased by 9%

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Irish National Farm Survey Enterprise Factsheets Published

    Irish National Farm Survey Enterprise Factsheets Published

Teagasc (the Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority) has published its annual farm enterprise level analysis based on its National

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Scientists Investigate Origin of Isolated BSE Cases

    Scientists Investigate Origin of Isolated BSE Cases

The European response to bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) after the crisis of the 1980s has significantly reduced prevalence of the

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€70 Million to Further Support European Fruit Producers

    €70 Million to Further Support European Fruit Producers

The exceptional measures already in place to help producers of perishable fruits affected by the ban on imports imposed by

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Dairy – How do You Take Yours?

    Dairy – How do You Take Yours?

Researchers at Teagasc (Agriculture and Food Development Authority) and University College Cork are analysing dairy consumption patterns in Irish adults

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Richardson Acquires European Oat Millers to Expand Global Reach

    Richardson Acquires European Oat Millers to Expand Global Reach

Richardson International, Canada’s leading agribusiness, has expanded its oat milling business with the acquisition of European Oat Millers. Based in

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Nestlé to Support Start-ups Through Terra Accelerator

    Nestlé to Support Start-ups Through Terra Accelerator

Nestlé is expanding its support for innovative start-ups in the USA. Nestlé USA will enter into a new partnership with

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6,000 Opportunities in Irish Dairy Farming Over the Next Decade

    6,000 Opportunities in Irish Dairy Farming Over the Next Decade

A Teagasc report on the future people requirements of Irish dairy farming has been published. The People in Dairy Project

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Russian Turkey Facility Reaches Full Production Capacity

    Russian Turkey Facility Reaches Full Production Capacity

Cherkizovo Group, the largest vertically integrated meat and feed producer in Russia, has reached full production capacity at its Tambov

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Fall in Milk Prices and Crop Yields Lead to Lower Average Irish Farm Income in 2016

    Fall in Milk Prices and Crop Yields Lead to Lower Average Irish Farm Income in 2016

A preliminary estimate of the Teagasc National Farm Survey results show that Irish family farm income decreased by 9% in

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