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Dairy farming in New Zealand has intensified by using more supplementary feed. While this boosts production, costs also rise and this ultimately cuts profits - and it adds more harm to the climate.
Researchers looked at the skeletal remains of 40 people, and found evidence of dairy consumption across a wide swathe of early Tibetan society.
Several batches of palm kernel product imported for dairy farms contained certain chemicals above a safe limit – and there’s an ethical quandary in supporting an industry linked with deforestation.
A consumer shops for milk products in a Nairobi supermarket. Simon Maina/ AFP via.
The industry is in the hands of smallholder farmers who struggle to raise capital and practise good farming.
Eating less animal proteins may help reduce the risk of future zoonotic viruses.
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Pandemic viruses arise from raising, harvesting and eating animals. Policy strategy for averting the next pandemic should include supporting those already seeking to make plant-based dietary changes.
The cover of a new report about goat dairy operations planned for eastern Ontario prisons.
Reopening prison farms is a great opportunity for Correctional Service of Canada to become a leader in innovative rehabilitation and reintegration. But a goat dairy operation isn’t the way.
After years of delay, the New Zealand government is pushing ahead on a national plan to clean up the nation’s lakes, rivers and wetlands.
A proposed plan to clean up New Zealand’s waterways draws clear limits on the expansion of dairy farming and irrigation, as well as on the use of nitrogen fertiliser in some key areas.
By 2100, heat stress in cows could see average sized dairy farms losing up to £14,000 a year.
Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, right, and Mexico’s Secretary of Economy Ildefonso Guajardo Villarrea, deliver statements to the media during the sixth round of negotiations for a new North American Free Trade Agreement in Montreal in January 2018.
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Donald Trump has described NAFTA as the worst trade deal ever signed by the United States. As NAFTA talks continue, here’s what Canada and Mexico can do if the unthinkable happens.
Television news station linked to the Guptas faces imminent closure.
The only reason journalists will mourn the demise of TV news station ANN7 will be the loss of jobs.
There are a number of examples of what were once co-operatives restructuring into, or being taken over by, listed companies.
Despite the pressure for co-operatives to fold into the dominant corporation model, these business models are still worthy.
Higher prices on milk in supermarkets doesn’t necessarily translate into profit for Australian dairy farmers.
Paying a higher price for milk at the supermarket won’t help farmers much as the Australian dairy industry is more exposed to international markets.
Barnaby Joyce has announced an assistance package for beleaguered dairy farmers.
Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce has announced a package of concessional loans and facilitation of access to assistance for the beleaguered dairy industry.
Dairy giants Murray Goulburn and Fonterra competed in a race to the bottom.
Two of the largest dairy cooperatives have been playing with farmers by pursuing a high price for milk when both should have taken into account fluctuations in the global dairy markets.
Australian and New Zealand dairy farmers need to get used to the low prices for milk as they represent the new norm in global markets.
Cooperatives like Murray Goulburn and Fonterra and dairy farmers need to accept that lower milk prices will be the new normal in a more competitive global market.
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Across the world prices have dropped 64% as too much milk is being produced.
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