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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...

Farm fare: Alternatives to cow’s milk

Although cow’s milk is by far the most popular type of milk, in recent years cow’s milk alternatives have become more widely used. There...

Biggest dairy competition in Africa attracts 882 entries

The judging of the South African dairy championships, the biggest dairy competition in Africa, took place at GrandWest in Cape Town today. This year...

Agro-processing of dairy

One of the many opportunities available to farmers to grow their markets, turnover and profits is by adding value to farm produce through further...

Modern dairy feed systems create new challenges

The dairy industry has been at the forefront of farming enterprises for quite some time where technological development is concerned. As technology develops, other...