Cows spend all their time indoors in Bavaria. Inset: Basti Hermann.

Southern German dairying practice of keeping cows indoors 24/7 makes a convincing argument for getting cows out of winter cold -- or mid-summer heat -- and explaining why more cow barns are springing up in the south of New Zealand.

NFU Cymru Dairy president Aled Rhys Jones.

Milk production in Wales has changed dramatically in the last 30 years: in 1984 the country had 6500 producers; now it has 1730 achieving the same production.

 
Each cow on this Italian farm produce 790kg/ms every season. Inset: Dario Soresina.

Given that the average farm size in northern Italy is 9.8ha, the operation run by Dario Soresina and his family at Crema, just south of Begamo, makes him a slightly different type of dairy farmer.

 

Wisconsin may be America’s ‘dairy state’ but in butter some citizens’ loyalty lies with Kerrygold from Ireland.

British vets are nervous about changes that may arise from Brexit, says British Veterinary Association (BVA) president Gudrun Ravetz.

Fonterra says improving global dairy prices and a revamp of its operations have enabled a rise in the farmgate milk price to Australian suppliers.

 

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