Farming News Daily http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk This is the RSS syndication feed for farmingnewsdaily.co.uk. Buying UK fertiliser A joint project between scientists in the UK and China has shown how improved methods of manufacturing nitrogen fertiliser and better use of it by farmers could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by hundreds of millions of tonnes a year. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/010713/buying_uk_fertiliser_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sat, 06 Jul 2013 00:00:00 GMT Cleaning up the dairy industry Companies that produce baby formula will be required to have their own dairy farms, according to measures released by nine ministries last week. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/010713/cleaning_up_the_dairy_industry_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sat, 06 Jul 2013 00:00:00 GMT Farm investment in Sudan Sudan's minister of agriculture Abdel Halim al-Mutafi, announced that his government signed an agricultural cooperation agreement with Beijing which gives Chinese companies several options to operate in Sudan. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/050713/farm_investment_in_sudan_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Fri, 05 Jul 2013 00:00:00 GMT Farming black pigs Tianli Agritech, Inc., China's leading producer of breeder hogs, market hogs and black hogs, has announced that its operating subsidiary, Wuhan Fengze Agricultural Science and Technology Development Co. Ltd., signed a cooperation agreement with Shenzhen Investment Banking International Marketing Group to jointly develop a direct sales program for Tianli's branded black hog meat in Shenzhen and other cities in Guangdong Province. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/050713/china___farming_black_pigs_.aspx 5mpublishing Fri, 05 Jul 2013 00:00:00 GMT The best diets for young pigs A recent seminar in Zhengzhou City, Henan province, China, zoomed in on various dietary issues, including how to use wheat in diets. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/040713/the_best_diets_for_young_pigs_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Thu, 04 Jul 2013 00:00:00 GMT Increase in demand for beef With more money in their pockets, millions of Chinese are seeking a richer diet and switching to beef, driving imports to record levels and sending local meat firms abroad to scout for potential acquisition targets among beef farmers and processors. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/020713/increase_in_demand_for_beef_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Tue, 02 Jul 2013 00:00:00 GMT Massive dairy investment China Mengniu Dairy Co Ltd has signed a deal to buy Yashili International Holdings Ltd for over HK$11 billion ($1.42 billion), marking the most costly merger in China's domestic dairy sector, China Securities Journal reported Wednesday. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/250613/massive_dairy_investment_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sun, 30 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT Fertiliser from the UK A joint project between scientists in the UK and China has shown how improved methods of manufacturing nitrogen fertiliser and better use of it by farmers could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by hundreds of millions of tonnes a year. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/280613/fertiliser_from_the_uk_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Fri, 28 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT Vaccinating poultry Inoculation of commercial parent broiler chicken breeders with an F-strain Mycoplasma gallisepticum vaccine during rearing was effective in preventing field infections and improved performance in a recently published study. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/280613/vaccinating_poultry_.aspx 5mpublishing Fri, 28 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT Dairy takeover Zhang International and CA Dairy Holdings (wholly owned by Carlyle Asia Partners), who together control more than 75 per cent of Yashili shares have accepted the offer. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/250613/dairy_takeover_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Wed, 26 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT Demand for US dairy goods China's ever growing middle class is increasing its demand for dairy products. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/260613/demand_for_us_dairy_goods_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Wed, 26 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT Report from pig progress on pig industry China is slowly waking up to the notion that investing and growing alone is not enough to be successful in pig production. More needs to be done to eradicate disease and achieve better production figures. The eleventh CAHE showed exactly that. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/240613/report_from_pig_progress_on_pig_industry_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Mon, 24 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT Baby milk sale China Mengniu Dairy Co. Ltd. (2319.HK) is buying a majority stake in smaller rival Yashili International Holdings Ltd. (1230.HK), which has market capitalization of US$1.5 billion, in the latest move by the mainland milk giant to bulk up its stakes in Chinese dairy firms. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/210613/baby_milk_sale_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Fri, 21 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT Farmgate prices improve The price of agri-foods in China rose marginally last week, according to a survey taken by the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) in 36 medium and large sized cities during the week 3-9 June. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/210613/farmgate_prices_improve_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Fri, 21 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT Big changes in the rural sector China is pushing ahead with a sweeping plan to move 250 million rural residents into newly constructed towns and cities over the next dozen years — a transformative event that could set off a new wave of growth or saddle the country with problems for generations to come. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/200613/big_changes_in_the_rural_sector_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Thu, 20 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT Farmgate prices improve The price of agri-foods in China rose marginally last week, according to a survey taken by the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) in 36 medium and large sized cities during the week 3-9 June. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/200613/farmgate_prices_improve_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Thu, 20 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT Government help for poultry farmers The government has granted subsidies of 300 million yuan ($48.54 million) to prop up the poultry sector as it struggles in the wake of the H7N9 bird flu virus, the Ministry of Finance said on Friday, 14 June. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/200613/government_help_for_poultry_farmers_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Thu, 20 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT Preserving eggs China's State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) on Sunday (16 June) began to check for food companies in Nanchang county, Jiangxi Province, processing preserved eggs with copper sulphate, following a China Central Television (CCTV) report. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/200613/preserving_eggs_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Thu, 20 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT Talks of a dairy deal Trading in the shares of two Hong Kong-listed mainland dairy firms was suspended yesterday, triggering market speculation about a possible consolidation in the fragmented formula milk market in China. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/190613/talks_of_a_dairy_deal_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Wed, 19 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT Farmer jailed Chinese farmer jailed for making a rubber alien. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/170613/farmer_jailed.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Mon, 17 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT Grain imports China's influential CNGOIC think tank downplayed forecasts of a huge rise in the country's corn imports, flagging the potential for domestic output, but acknowledged the prospect of more soybean purchases. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/130613/grain_imports_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Thu, 13 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT FMD confirmed in cattle An outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease has been confirmed in cattle in southwest China's Yunnan province, the agriculture ministry said Sunday. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/110613/fmd_confirmed_in_cattle.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Tue, 11 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT Local pig breeds Research shows that 85 per cent of domestic pig breeds are facing a decline in numbers and 31 breeds are endangered, 'Oriental Outlook Weekly' reports. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/030613/local_pig_breeds_.aspx 5mpublishing Sat, 08 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT Rice imports Veteran farmer Fu Huoshan is expecting another bumper rice harvest this year, which is adding to the 70-year-old's anxieties amid sluggish rice sales. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/070613/rice_imports.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Fri, 07 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT Another unfair US media attack The discovery of dangerous levels of toxic cadmium in rice sold in the southern city of Guangzhou, the latest in a series of food scandals, has piled more pressure on China to clean up its food chain - possibly at the expense of Mao Zedong's cherished goal of self-sufficiency. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/280513/another_unfair_us_media_attack.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sun, 02 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT The US media love to attack China The latest in China's rolling cascade of food safety disasters comes from Guangzhou -- the capital of Guangdong province in southern China, and one of China's largest cities -- where 44 percent of rice samples were found to contain poisonous levels of cadmium. That rice was being served to unsuspecting diners in restaurants around Guangzhou. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/270513/the_us_media_love_to_attack_china.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sat, 01 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT Drop in farm otput Agriculture is an important foundation for China's economic and social development, and grain security for 1.3 billion Chinese is the top priority of the government. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/300513/drop_in_farm_otput_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Thu, 30 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT Bank loans for farmers China Development Bank, the country's policy lender, said on Tuesday (14 May) that it has issued emergency loans worth 116 million yuan (US$18.7 million) to help poultry firms cope with the impact of the H7N9 influenza. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/210513/bank_loans_for_farmers.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sun, 26 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT Farm investment in Serbia Serbia welcomed potential Chinese investment in its agriculture as they would be most beneficial for both countries, said Danilo Golubovic, State Secretary in the Serbian Ministry of Agriculture on Tuesday. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/200513/_farm_investment_in_serbia.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sat, 25 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT Demand for NZ dairy products CHINESE demand for New Zealand dairy products has well and truly “kicked”, however there is not enough Kiwi supply to satisfy "the dragon’s" increasing consumption needs, http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/130513/demand_for_nz_dairy_products.aspx farmonline.com.au Sat, 25 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT Investing in food safety Danone (BN), owner of Activia yogurt and Evian water, will spend about 325 million euros ($417 million) to form a joint venture and invest in China’s biggest dairy producer to expand its brands in the most populous nation. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/240513/investing_in_food_safety.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Fri, 24 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT International farm investment Private equity investment into China’s agriculture sector sagged in 2012, but with the government vowing to modernize farming methods and general growing demand for food, going back to the land increasingly is looking like a good bet. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/230513/international_farm_investment.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Thu, 23 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT Developing the farm sector At an executive meeting of the State Council, Mr Li said the country's agricultural economy has seen stable development since the start of the year. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/170513/_developing_the_farm_sector.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Fri, 17 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT Government help for farmers The Chinese government on Wednesday urged greater effort to ensure the smooth agricultural production needed to sustain growth in the world's second-largest economy, amid multiple events that have pummelled the farming industry. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/170513/government_help_for_farmers.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Fri, 17 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT Increase in dairy imports CHINESE demand for New Zealand dairy products has well and truly “kicked”, however there is not enough Kiwi supply to satisfy "the dragon’s" increasing consumption needs, providing opportunities for Australian dairy exports, according to a Rabobank dairy expert touring regional Victoria this week. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/140513/increase_in_dairy_imports_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Thu, 16 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT Dairy imports Recent trends for Chinese shoppers to buy more milk has resulted in a dairy import increase of a fifth with New Zealand being the main supplier. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/100513/dairy_imports_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sun, 12 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT Farm deal with New Zealand The tide of agricultural exports from New Zealand to China could begin to balance out under a new bilateral agreement to promote agricultural cooperation, the head of New Zealand's farming industry body told Xinhua Tuesday. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/070513/farm_deal_with_new_zealand_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Tue, 07 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT European pig technology Kiotechagil China, part of Anpario plc and their distributor YueXing Biotechnology, recently hosted two conferences in Guangdong province where the current standards of EU pig production and performance data were debated. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/020513/european_pig_technology_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Mon, 06 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT Farmers leaving the land More rural Chinese people are turning their backs on agriculture in search for higher-paid jobs in factories, confirming the expectation that China would soon rely more on food imports in the future. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/020513/china___farmers_leaving_the_land.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sun, 05 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT Government help for farmers The Ministry of Finance said Friday it has allocated 7.9 billion yuan ($1.25 billion) to support spring ploughing, which is pivotal to the country's grain harvest. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/300413/government_help_for_farmers_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sun, 05 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT Vegetable farming Cruising through the winding roads of the Halsema highway, one is delighted with the scenery of fields on a rolling terrain of temperate vegetables. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/020513/vegetable_farming_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Thu, 02 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT Toxic milk from New Zealand The discovery of traces of the toxic agricultural substance DCD in New Zealand dairy products sold in China has sparked a major reputation crisis for our products in that country but also presented an historic opportunity. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/220413/toxic_milk_from_new_zealand_.aspx nzherald Mon, 22 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT Monitoring crops China to help in satellite monitoring of crops. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/190413/monitoring_crops_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Fri, 19 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT Pig farmers conference Kiotechagil China, part of Anpario plc and their distributor YueXing Biotechnology, recently hosted two conferences in Guangdong province where the current standards of EU pig production and performance data were debated. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/190413/pig_farmers_conference_.aspx 5mpublishing Fri, 19 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT A new strain of fatal bird flu Responding to the occurrence of the A(H7N9) influenza virus in China requires strong biosecurity measures, FAO has said. Unlike other influenza strains, including highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1, this new virus is hard to detect in poultry because the novel virus causes little to no signs of disease in animals. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/150413/a_new_strain_of_fatal_bird_flu_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Tue, 16 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT Bird flu and the blame game 'Intense' farming in China's developed areas blamed in bird flu risk . http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/160413/bird_flu_and_the_blame_game_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Tue, 16 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT Kiotechagil Keeps Chinese Updated on Latest European Pig Farming Technology Kiotechagil China, part of Anpario plc and their distributor YueXing Biotechnology, recently hosted two conferences in Guangdong province where the current standards of EU pig production and performance data were debated. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/150413/kiotechagil_keeps_chinese_updated_on_latest_european_pig_farming_technology.aspx newsroom - farmingnewsdaily.co.uk Mon, 15 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT Vaccinating pigs and hens Vaccinating hogs and fowl will only be a last resort in staving off bird flu amid a potential H7N9 flu scare because once animals are started on vaccines it is hard to phase them out, animal raising groups said Wednesday. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/100413/vaccinating_pigs_and_hens_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sun, 14 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT Bird flu problems Chinese poultry-meat producers slumped in the mainland stock market as the spreading H7N9 bird flu in eastern China triggered speculation Beijing could order a mass cull in a bid to prevent infection, while vaccine stocks gained. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/100413/bird_flu_problems_.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sat, 13 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT Farming and tourists Once an aquafarm close to bankruptcy, Haiwan Farm has been revitalized a decade later thanks to its successful transition to an agritourism base for urban residents. http://www.farmingnewsdaily.co.uk/news/120413/farming_and_tourists.aspx Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Fri, 12 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT