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Is avian influenza a threat to the dairy industry?

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The ongoing highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza – commonly known as bird flu – outbreak is one of the hardest hitting in history. Since 2020, it has led to the deaths of “an unprecedented number of deaths in wild birds and poultry”, according to the WHO. It spread to North America in 2021 and has […]

Dairy farmers in Kerala welcome heat index-based insurance cover for animals

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Dairy farmers have responded keenly to the heat index-based cattle insurance scheme rolled out by the Ernakulam Regional Cooperative Milk Producers’ Union (ERCMPU). The novel scheme, introduced for April and May considering the rising temperatures, saw around 25,000 animals getting the insurance cover. Taking the average number of animals per dairy unit, around 10,000 farmers […]

IBISA’s Heat Stress Solution technology to offer protection to dairy farmers

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Insurtech firm IBISA has announced the launch of its latest innovation – the Heat Stress Solution, which utilises advanced climate metrics and satellite technology to provide protection for dairy farmers. By offering compensation for revenue losses incurred due to heat stress, this unique solution serves as a lifeline for dairy farmers across India. Milk yields […]

WOAH cautions against restricting movement of healthy cattle, dairy products

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The recent detections of High Pathogenicity Avian Influenza (HPAI) in cattle, as well as its ongoing spread in various regions of the world, are raising international concerns. Among those that is closely monitoring the situation to assess the risks to animals and humans is the World Organization for Animal Health (WOAH), which on April 5 […]

Dairy Innovation Hub to conduct methane emissions reduction research

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It’s easy to ruminate over methane when thinking about dairy and its challenges. Dairy cattle are an essential piece of Wisconsin’s $45.6 billion dairy community, but cattle have to eat — and when they eat, they produce the greenhouse gas methane during digestion. This methane-producing process is natural, with individual cows emitting 150 to 260 […]

Scientists Discover Dairy Cows That Produce Less Methane

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Scientists have discovered that some dairy cows produce significantly less methane than others. While farming is vital for providing food and dairy to the world, it contributes a fair amount of greenhouse gas emissions, which leaders are looking to reduce as climate change worsens. Agricultural activities accounted for 10.6 percent of all U.S. greenhouse gas […]

Punjab starts mass immunisation of livestock against FMD

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In order to prevent the occurrence of Foot & Mouth Disease (FMD) in the state, Punjab Animal Husbandry Department has started a mass immunisation drive of livestock. Disclosing this here today, Punjab Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development and Fisheries Minister S. Gurmeet Singh Khuddian said that as many as 68,45,300 FMD vaccine doses have been procured […]

Dairy sector is the top priority and cow is a sacred animal : PM Modi

Dairy sector is the top priority and cow is a sacred animal : PM Modi - Dairy News 7X7

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that strengthening India’s dairy sector is one of the top priorities of the government and lauded the people of Uttar Pradesh for making it the largest milk-producing state in the country. Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of ‘Banas Dairy Sankul’ at the Uttar Pradesh State […]