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Chinese dairy industry faces crisis as breeding stock quality declines

November 28 2014

China - China’s dairy industry faces a crisis as the quality of its breeding stock deteriorates, reports the Economic Observer. Premium quality milk cows only make up 20 per cent of total stock in China and their annual milk production is only 50 per cent lower than American herds..Read more 

Dairy industry in China is utterly stagnant

November 28 2014

China - Despite some improvements in the wake of a toxic baby formula several years ago, China's dairy industry is still stuck in its development due to various constraints, including inadequate breeding operations, lack of talents, difficulty in securing banking loans, and high distribution costs, according to the Chinese-language Economic Information..Read more 

Danone agrees to sell Indonesian fresh dairy business

November 28 2014

Indonesia - Danone has agreed to sell its Indonesia fresh dairy business to local food and beverage firm Indofood (ICBP) for a reported 250bn Indonesian Rupiah (US$20.5m, €16.4m). Jakarta-based ICBP announced in an Indonesian Stock Exchange (IDX) filing late last week that it has agreed to buy Danone Dairy Indonesia..Read more 

Dairy giant says China deal will be huge plus

November 28 2014

Australia - AUSTRALIA’S largest dairy company, Devondale Murray Goulburn, says global markets remain volatile but a free-trade agreement with China bodes well for the future. Chairman Philip Tracy says Russia’s ban on dairy imports from Australia, the European Union and US had affected global trade..Read more 

Big opportunities for smaller exporters

November 26 2014

Australia - BIG wins under the China-Australia free trade agreement (ChAFTA) include agricultural exports with considerable growth potential, according to a special ChAFTA analysis in the National Australia Bank (NAB) November Rural Commodities Wrap. In particular, this includes dairy, beef, lamb, wine and horticultural products,..Read more 

Germany allays concerns over EU-India trade pact

November 26 2014

India - Chandigarh, Nov 24: Indian farmers should not be worried about increased agricultural produce from Germany and the European Union (EU) and there was significant space for the countries to collaborate in training and technology sharing, a German Food and Agriculture Ministry representative told..Read more 

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