Farming News Daily This is the RSS syndication feed for Testing milk The government has decided to re-test all samples of Fonterra milk powder, despite New Zealand milk being confirmed as 100 per cent safe. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sat, 01 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT Closer ties with Uganda The Sri Lankan and Ugandan delegations led by President Mahinda Rajapaksa and President Yoweri Museveni held bilateral talks yesterday at the State House in the city of Entebbe, approximately 40kms south of the Ugandan capital, Kampala. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Fri, 17 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT Egg prices being fixed According to Sunday Observer, Dr Wanasinghe said that large-scale poultry farmers in the North Western province have set up two separate organisations, the Egg Club and the Wayamba Poultry Association and working as a cartel in the market while the big corporate poultry producers too manipulate the poultry industry controlling prices of pullets, poultry feed, chicken and eggs. 5mpublishing Mon, 18 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMT Increasing milk production Moves are underway to achieve self-sufficiency in milk by 2016, Animal Production and Health Department Director General Dr W K de Silva said. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sun, 16 Dec 2012 00:00:00 GMT More corn planting The Sri Lanka Hadabima Authority has made arrangements to launch a special programme to plant additional food crops. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Mon, 12 Nov 2012 00:00:00 GMT Government farm advisor steps down Sri Lankan President's Advisor on Agriculture Development Hemakumara Nanayakkara has resigned from his post over some issues in the agrarian sector. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sat, 14 Jul 2012 00:00:00 GMT Poultry and eggs The Sri Lankan government is planning to support local egg production in an effort to increase the nutritional level of the Sri Lankan people. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sun, 08 Jul 2012 00:00:00 GMT Dengue problems on the farm Sri Lanka Ministry of Health sources say that the Pest Control Bureau that comes under the purview of the Ministry of Agriculture has objected to the distribution of the microbial insecticide, Bacillus Thuringiensis Israelensis (BTI) bacteria solid block in Sri Lanka. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Thu, 05 Jul 2012 00:00:00 GMT Organic farming ‘Sri Lanka is predominantly an agricultural country Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Wed, 04 Jul 2012 00:00:00 GMT Poultry imports A record-breaking 100 plus customers recently attended a 2-day seminar organised by long-standing Sri Lankan Indian River (IR) distributor, Ceylon Grain Elevator (CGE). Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Sat, 23 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMT India River Sri Lanka Seminar Sets New Records A record-breaking 100 plus customers recently attended a 2-day seminar organised by long-standing Sri Lankan Indian River (IR) distributor, Ceylon Grain Elevator (CGE). The first day concentrated on PS management, whereas the second day focused on broilers. newsroom - Sat, 02 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMT Sri Lanka For the firs time in the Sri Lankan Agriculture history maize is being exported in large volumes to Canada, Taiwan and Gulf countries. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Tue, 29 May 2012 00:00:00 GMT Help for poultry farmers Finance Minister AMA Muhith on Monday announced that there would be an incentive package for the poultry sector in the next national budget. 5mpublishing Wed, 25 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMT Poultry farms being registered All poultry farms in Sri Lanka are required to be registered by 30 April with the Department of Animal Production and Health, official sources said. Argentine Beef Packers S.A. Tue, 24 Apr 2012 00:00:00 GMT Lifting milk production The President said so while on a visit to the Polonnaruwa milk factory of Milco Private Limited to inspect its activities. 5mpublishing Tue, 14 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT Poultry giant drop in profits Sri Lanka's largest poultry company Bairaha Farms, has reported a net fall in profits of 47% to 55.1 million rupees in the June 2011 with revenues down 1% to 565 million rupees. newsroom - Mon, 12 Sep 2011 00:00:00 GMT Farming symposium The Symposium was organised by the Department of Animal Production and Health, at the Institute of Continuing Education in Gannoruwa. The half-day event attracted more than 125 delegates, representing key personnel from the livestock production, veterinarians, consultants, research scientists and the regulatory authorities of Sri Lanka. newsroom - Tue, 06 Sep 2011 00:00:00 GMT Farm problems in former war zone Sri Lanka's north and east are rich agricultural areas and the end of a 30-year war in the area in 2009 is driving an economic resurgence bringing abandoned and former mine infested land back into production. newsroom - Sat, 27 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMT Help for small farmers Daily News reports that the first phase of the Divineguma programme mainly focused on boosting agricultural production of one million families and this programme has recorded immense progress. newsroom - Wed, 03 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMT Poultry feed problems There is no poultry feed shortage in the country, even though some people try to create an artificial one by showing a scarcity of maize, said Livestock Development and Rural Community Development Ministry Secretary, A.H. Gamage. 5mpublishing Thu, 30 Jun 2011 00:00:00 GMT Global food prices Global food prices remain high, partly due to increasing fuel prices, and the World Bank’s Food Price Index is around its 2008 peak. Since June 2010, an additional 44 million people fell below the $1.25 poverty line as a result of higher food prices. Simulations show that a further 10% increase in the Food Price Index could lead to 10 million people falling into poverty, and a 30% increase could increase poverty by 34 million people. Low-income and lower-middle-income countries are experiencing on average 5% points higher food price inflation compared to better-off countries. newsroom - Thu, 05 May 2011 00:00:00 GMT Poultry farmers under pressure Eight to 10 per cent of the poultry industry are hesitant from purchasing day-old chicks from the hatcheries who complain of an excess of chicks and have even started destroying them or culling the senior batches, according to Lanka Newspapers. 5mpublishing Wed, 16 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMT