In August 2021, Danone North America announced it was severing ties with 89 organic dairies from the northeast. DairyReporter speaks to NODPA’s Ed Maltby to find out where the affected farmers stand one year on.
The Irish government has set a target of 25% lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for its agriculture sector by 2030, but farmers say there are no financial incentives to help them achieve such a reduction.
Jefo Nutrition says there are over 30 different stressors can affect the health and performance of dairy cows. It has launched a new online resource identifying research and resources that help farmers understand and manage stress.
Land O'Lakes, in a partnership with Bel Brands USA, is expanding its three-year pilot program focused on sustainable farming and animal feed production to five additional farms, ranging in size from 450 to 2,000 cows.
Leading soy traders have collectively developed a protocol to monitor and trace soybeans from indirect suppliers in the Cerrado, they have also initiated a financial scheme to incentivize sustainable land use practices.
Lallemand Animal Nutrition has developed a tool to predict the negative impact that heat stress has on milk yield and milk quality for dairy cows, milk yield for dairy sheep and goats and growth for beef cattle.
Canada’s Pond Technologies has entered into a research agreement with AB Agri business, Livalta, and other parties, to find strains of algae that could help reduce enteric methane emissions from cattle when included in feed.
One of Australia’s largest cattle producers, the North Australian Pastoral Company (NAPCo), has signed a collaboration and supply agreement with DSM, which will see the Dutch company’s feed additive, Bovaer, used through the NAPCo supply chain.
Commodity trader, Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC), has committed to eliminate deforestation and conversion of native vegetation of high conservation value for agricultural purposes from all its supply chains by December 2025.
A three-year, US$2.5m Illinois Sustainable Technology Center (ISTC) engineering-scale project is aimed at showing that producing algae for feed use can be cost-effective and has added environmental benefits.