Livestock Production Grew by 7.8% in Six Years

MEXICO - The production of livestock products (poultry, turkey, swine, cattle, sheep, goat) in Mexico grew 7.8 per cent, from 17,596,000 in 2006 to 18,972,000 tonnes in 2011, reported the Information Food and Fisheries Service (SIAP).

Where Will Dairies Be Located in the Future?

The dairy industry has shown substantial migrations over its history, and more so over the last halfcentury. The factors that were responsible for these migrations were primarily linked to the economics of production. This dominance of economic factors in regards to the location of dairy farms will not change in the future, but the nature of factors will likely be broadened, writes Normand St-Pierre, Department of Animal Sciences, Ohio State University.

China to Drive Global Dairy Demand

CHINA - In 2012 China will be a key driver of global dairy demand with imports of whole milk powder (WMP) forecast to grow by seven per cent.

Pakistan gets merely 2,500 litres milk per animal annually

Veteran businessman and former Finance Minister Syed Babar Ali said that although Pakistan is fifth largest milk producing country across the globe, but it was obtaining only 2,500 litre of milk per animal in annum compared to minimum 18,000 litre of milk per animal in developed nations.

Wiseman In Talks With Müller Regarding Buy Out

UK - Robert Wiseman Dairies has confirmed that it is in discussions with Müller Dairy UK regarding a possible cash offer.

Nghe an, Vietnam – New brand enters local dairy market

The first milk production project in the northern central region on Sunday launched its maiden product line TH True Milk on the local market.

Dairy Vietnam Project Attracts New Members

VIETNAM - Traditionally milk has not featured in the diet of Asians but things are changing. This struck a cord with Stuart Lumb when on a recent visit to Ho Chi Minh City.

Introduction to Ba Vi Milk-cow

Being a base of milk-cow farm in Viet Nam, formed since 1940s at the dairy farm and Boren mineral water area by the French at Ba Vi. Ba Vi milk-cow is cross-bred between the local brown cow variety and Europe ’s well milking cow variety.

The Canadian Dairy Industry at a Glance


Canadian milk and dairy products are world-renowned for their excellence. Enforcement of strict quality standards on dairy farms and in processing plants adds to this international reputation.

The dairy industry ranks third in the Canadian agricultural sector following grains, and red meats. In 2010, dairy production in Canada generated total net farm receipts of $5.5 billion and sales of $13.7 billion, representing 15% of the Canadian food and beverage sector.

About 81% of Canadian dairy farms are located in Ontario and Quebec, 13% in the Western provinces and 6% in the Atlantic Provinces. The Canadian dairy cattle population totals 1.4 million and the typical Canadian dairy farm has 72 cows.

There are 455 milk processing plants (including 274 federally-inspected) contributing to more than 22,650 jobs across Canada.

The Canadian dairy sector operates under a supply management system based on planned domestic production, administered pricing and dairy product import controls.