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Qualité winners announced at virtual ceremony

The first virtual Agri-Expo Qualité Awards ceremony of the South African Dairy Championships took place on 26 March. The virtual ceremony was the ideal...

Attend the first virtual Qualité Awards ceremony

The first virtual Agri-Expo Qualité Awards ceremony of the South African Dairy Championships will take place on 26 March. It was initially...

Calf weighing over 90kg born on Scottish dairy farm

A rather large arrival was delivered on a farm in south-west Scotland last week when a cow went into labour on Meinside Farm. Speaking...

Parmalat SA becomes Lactalis South Africa

Lactalis South Africa is the new name for Parmalat SA as of 1 February 2020. This is a name change only, and it...

New laboratory puts dairy standards under the microscope

On 22 May 2019, the dairy industry reached an important milestone with the official opening of the Dairy Standard Agency’s (DSA) independent...

There’s more to buying a cow than meets the eye

Most dairies start out by buying a few dairy cows. The place where the cows are purchased and the quality of the...

More than 2 700 US dairy farms closed in 2018

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) reported that licensed dairy farm numbers in the country fell by 2 731 farms, a drop of 6,8%. The USDA says there are now only 37 468...

SA dairy exports doing well

Dairy imports for February were 4 110 tons at a cost of R172 million. South Africa imported mainly from France (28%) New Zealand (28%), Germany (13%), Poland (8%) and Ireland (4%). Dairy imports for this...

New independent lab to set dairy standard

A new independent laboratory facility is to play an important future role in the dairy standard environment. For some time, concerns have been raised...

Chemuniqué supports pasture dairy producers

The second annual Intelact Dairy Technical Conference was held on 20 and 21 February at Cranford Country Lodge in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. Chemuniqué were...