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.

 
 

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.

Rabobank’s Farm 2 Fork (F2F) summit in Sydney was all about food – but briefly became about fashion as Dutch Queen Maxima took to the stage with husband King Willem-Alexander to congratulate winners in the Food Bytes! competition.

European farming leaders are truly concerned about Britain’s planned exit from the European Union, says Beef + Lamb NZ chairman James Parsons, just home from his annual visit to Europe.

 

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