Norco Dairy chairman Greg McNamara.

Australians’ love of fresh milk is restricting the growth of the dairy industry, says Norco Dairy chairman Greg McNamara.

 
 
 
Sir Lockwood Smith.

“On a knife-edge,” is how NZ’s former high commissioner to London, Sir Lockwood Smith, describes the British government’s EU exit plans.

Ireland has 1.34 million cows.

With the UK’s Brexit scheduled for April 1, 2019, discussions in Ireland are centred on tariffs, with a general call for a ‘soft’ Brexit that would allow present cross-border agreements to apply in the foreseeable future.

Fintan O’Toole.

Britain should hold a second referendum on Brexit to make sure the British people fully understand what they will be in for when the UK leaves the European Union (EU) in six months.

Trade tensions between President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping are worsening.

As you read this, the factors affecting the outlook for global commodity markets are finely balanced, with much swinging on the weather – so there’s nothing new. 

With feed costs almost doubling, one drought-stricken Australian dairy farmer has been deciding to regularly sell livestock. He would like the government to provide rate relief for farmers affected by drought.  

There is now a 50:50 chance Britain will crash out of the European Union without any sort of deal concluded, says a recognised Irish commentator.

Farmers in Northern Europe – especially the UK and Ireland – are facing a crisis as drought forces them to sell stock early while they struggle to adequately feed animals remaining. 

Analysts fear that up to 25% of Britain’s farms will be at risk of bankruptcy if farm subsidies aren’t guaranteed by the government post-Brexit.

Australian farmers are unhappy with the US Government’s US$12 billion in new subsidies to farmers caught up in trade wars triggered by President Trump.

Australian dairy farmers produced an estimated 650 million litres in March, an increase of 2% on March 2017. 

 

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