Finding Farm Energy Opportunities

14:42 | 18/01/2012

US - With the national energy inflation rate at 10 per cent and business costs continuing to climb, the New Year is a good time to maximise farm energy efficiency and minimise monthly utility bills.

Livestock Feed Development Project

22:35 | 30/12/2011

INDIA & TANZANIA - Following completion of the IFAD-funded Fodder Adoption Project, IFAD recently agreed to fund a further project on feed enhancement for dairy value chains in India and Tanzania.

Modern Dairy & Poultry Farms To Be Set Up

17:32 | 29/11/2011

PAKISTAN - Provincial Minister for Livestock, Dairy Development and Cooperatives, Hidayatullah Khan on Sunday said the government accords high priority to livestock and poultry sectors in Khyber Pakthunkhwa and focus is being made for establishment of model poultry forms.

Automatic Monitoring Of Dairy Cattle

22:07 | 18/11/2011

DENMARK - The brave new world has reached the cattle house and the pasture. Automatic monitoring of behaviour in cows and calves can reduce the incidence of disease and make the feeding system more efficient.

On-Farm Investment Crucial For Dairy Expansion

21:37 | 16/11/2011

IRELAND - Speaking from the Teagasc National Dairy Conference in Cork, IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Kevin Kiersey said contributions from many of the speakers had confirmed his strong view that dairy farmers will have to prioritise their resources for on-farm investment in the context of expansion.

£150 Million UK Dairy Project Given Go Ahead

22:07 | 26/10/2011

UK - The Secretary of State has confirmed that he will not to call-in the £150 million Arla dairy proposal, giving Aylesbury Vale District Council (AVDC) the green light to grant detailed planning permission for the dairy and outline planning permission for the ancillary and supporting business park uses on the site near to Aston Clinton, Aylesbury.

The Dairy Business Analysis Project: Florida Milk Production Costs, 1996

13:02 | 27/09/2011

Project Description

The Dairy Business Analysis Project (DBAP) was started in 1996 and, last year, reported on 1995 financial data from Florida dairies. This report summarizes 1996 financial information collected from Florida dairies in 1997.

Dairies participating in DBAP not only submit their financial records for statewide comparisons, but also receive a number of services in return. A thorough, comparative analysis of business performance is provided for each dairy to highlight its unique strengths, challenges, opportunities, and threats. Many aspects of financial performance such as profitability, cost control and capital efficiency are compared to summaries of other dairies. These summaries are benchmarks representing real and achievable levels of performance in Florida.

New features included in this 1996 summary add reliability to the reported results. A level of confidence was placed on each dairy's information to keep reporting errors to a minimum. An effort was made to collect and verify information on liabilities. More time was spent with the dairies verifying collected information and results.

Ruminal Response To Yea-Sacc During Experimentally Induced Acidosis

08:08 | 18/09/2011

Dairy cattle fed a supplement of Yea-Sacc had a favorable affect in fermentation processes in the rumen tests have revealed.

OpenGate Capital Aquires Dean's Waukesha Plant

22:25 | 16/09/2011

US - OpenGate Capital has completed its acquisition of Dean Foods' Waukesha dairy processing plant, which it was ordered to sell in a recent anti-trust settlement.

Lloyds TSB: New Finance Option For Robotic Milkers

20:59 | 09/09/2011

UK - Dairy farmers looking to invest in robotic milking equipment can now access asset finance through Lloyds TSB Agriculture which could help to spread the cost of the equipment and improve farm business cash flow.