Technological changes on the horizon will likely disrupt the dairy industry as we know it — plans to mitigate the risks this transition poses to farmer livelihoods and animal welfare should start now.
South Africa’s food system is dominated by big firms, leaving small businesses to supply localised and under-served markets, and provide rural employment. It needs to be inclusive and diverse.
Many of the tools needed to tap into the potential of Africa’s livestock sector exist already.
The six food trends likely to be front and centre in 2019.
By 2100, heat stress in cows could see average sized dairy farms losing up to £14,000 a year.
There’s been a lot of rhetoric in the air about the fate of NAFTA, especially from the U.S. president. But its demise is extremely unlikely.
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.
Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce has announced a package of concessional loans and facilitation of access to assistance for the beleaguered dairy industry.
The break up of trust between dairy farmers and Murray Goulburn can be tracked back to the degregulation of the dairy industry.