Located in Nigeria's Kaduna State, the 200-hectare farm is scheduled to open in 2022.

European dairy co-operative Arla Foods is building a state-of-the-art commercial dairy farm in Northern Nigeria and use it as a training base for 1,000 local dairy farmers.

Dairy Australia senior industry analyst Sofia Omstedt says a vast majority of farm businesses are expecting to make an operating profit this season.

With farmer confidence and consumer optimism high, much of Australia’s dairy industry has been riding on a wave of positivity over the past few months, according to Dairy Australia’s June 2021 Situation and Outlook report.

Arla hopes to be a carbon net zero dairy co-operative in 2050.

European dairy co-operative Arla says renewable electricity produced by its farmer owners could soon be used to operate in milk plants.

 
Irish scientist Dr Dale Crammond believes there is a huge opportunity for NZ and Ireland to cooperate more – especially in terms of methane research.

A top climate change policy advisor to the Irish government says Ireland and New Zealand should become close allies to combat the negative narrative against the dairy industry. Peter Burke reports.

 
Trade and Agriculture Minister Damien O'Connor will head to Europe this year to tackle trade negotiations between NZ and the EU, and NZ and the UK.

Agriculture and Trade Minister Damien O'Connor is off to Europe soon to try and breathe some life into free trade talks between NZ and the UK, and NZ and the European Union.

Australian Dairy Farmers president Terry Richardson says dairy organisational reform is an industry priority.

The Australian dairy industry has dropped an ambitious plan to form a single 'whole-of-industry' body.

Currently, the Irish agriculture sector accounts for 34% of that country's total greenhouse gas emissions.

Irish farmers are facing similar concerns to their NZ counterparts about how they can reduce the agriculture sector's greenhouse gas (GHG) contributions without severely restricting their future production and profitability.

The NSW Government says it will lift its moratorium on genetically modified food crops from 1 July 2021.

The NSW Government has announced that a moratorium on genetically modified (GM) food crops will be lifted in the state from 1 July 2021, ending an 18-year ban.

Plans for the United Kingdom to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) have come with a warning from New Zealand dairy companies.

There is widespread praise from both the primary and business sectors for the signing last week of a revamped free trade deal with China.

New Zealand will be in the virtual spotlight for the next 12 months as it hosts the APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation) conference.

The director-general of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), Qu Dongyu, has pledged to intensify efforts toward addressing child labour in agriculture through a dedicated work programme.

New Zealand is looking to Ireland for support as it negotiates a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the European Union (EU).

A former Irish Prime Minister says even if the UK and EU manage to work out a deal over Brexit it will be very limited and cause a lot of disruption.

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