Niels Reutsch, CLAAS: Agritechnica is an opportunity to take a look at the vastness of the agriculture and agricultural machinery industry
From 12 to 18 November 2023, the world's largest international exhibition in the field of agricultural machinery and equipment, Agritechnica, will take place in Hannover, Germany. Representatives of agribusiness and agricultural engineering from all over the world will take part in the exhibition. The DairyNews correspondent spoke with one of the exhibition participants - the manufacturer of agricultural machinery CLAAS.
Jan-Kees Goet, Secretary General of the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality of the Netherlands, told Kazinform correspondent about his first upcoming visit to Kazakhstan, what the future holds for Kazakh-Dutch bilateral relations and agricultural cooperation and how Kazakhstan can contribute to food security in Central Asia and beyond.
Election 2023: Parties go head-to-head on rural issues in debate moderated by Heather du Plessis-Allan
The major political parties vying for votes at this year’s general election will come together to discuss the issues affecting rural New Zealand in a debate co-organised by DairyNZ, Beef + Lamb New Zealand, and Federated Farmers.
The increase in milk prices over the last few months has been the topic of hot discussion in India. The prices of milk have seen a sharp rise of 14 to 15 per cent, which is more than the inflation. Milk inflation has been the second largest factor (after cereals) in driving up retail inflation in January and February. Milk prices surged by 9.3 per cent on-year, shows the March CPI (consumer price index) data. And while cereal prices will hopefully ease; milk prices are seen getting higher.
Chile wants to move toward more sustainable milk production. For that reason, the Ministry of Agricultural of this country together with the Dairy Consortium and with the support of the Inter-American Institute for Agriculture Cooperation (IICA), developed standards of sustainability based on best practices for dairy farmers. For more details, we interviewed Natalie Jones, Coordinator of the Dairy Consortium Sustainability Area.
Vaccines against mastitis and Mortellaro’s disease are still a long way off, says Gerald Behrens of pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim. mRNA vaccines are far too expensive for livestock farming. From a social point of view, the antibiotic discussion has entered calmer waters, but could flare up again at any time.
Looking ahead to what 2023 and beyond will pose for the dairy sector can sometimes be overwhelming, with many challenges and issues to tackle. Yet there are also many positives to look forward to within the dairy industry as well as exciting opportunities. Peder Tuborgh, CEO of European dairy cooperative Arla Foods, tells us his thoughts on sharing dairy farm data, food security and delivering on ambitious sustainability goals.