Pastures in Italy occupy an area of 4.7 million hectares. More than a quarter of this area is in Sardinia which has 1,212,000 hectares – 60% of the island's surface. These pastures are of considerable value as they enjoy a high level of biodiversity and are an integral part of
Is there a new opportunity for farmers – especially those living in mountainous and remote areas – to increase their income by raising sheep and goats? In Vietnam this is all the rage.
The number of sheep and goats in Vietnam has shot up, increasing from almost 1.5 million animals in 2006 to
Pecorino cheese is the true ambassador of Italian exports. It is up by a superb 23% - seven times more than the average increase of the country's exports, which remains stable at +3.5%.
The top buyers are the Americans (+28%), followed by the English (+22%) and the French (+16%). Good performance
What is the secret to longevity of Sardinia's centenarians? Homemade cheese and ricotta, local wine and oil, and kneaded bread just like they used to make – all accompanied by a healthy lifestyle which is the prerogative of the island's small communities. Perdasdefogu, for example, is home to the Melis
According to a study carried out by BBC Research in Wellesley (USA), the global whey protein market will reach $13.5 billion in 2020 from $9.2 billion in 2015, reflecting an annual growth rate of 6.5%.
The report provides a comprehensive overview of the global whey protein market and an analysis of
At least 38 breeds of sheep are at risk of extinction in Italy, and things are not going better for other farm animals. In 2013 alone, more than 10 million animals in total, including cows, pigs, goats, chickens, geese and rabbits, disappeared. This is nothing new, but a trend that
Italian Pecorino is experiencing a boom according to a survey conducted by Coldiretti, with exports driving demand, and prices are naturally rising as a result. The Sheep and Goat Sector Observation report carried out by Laore Sardegna – an agency that deals with the implementation of regional programmes in the
Dairy goat producers can now become full members of Gay Lea Foods Co-operative in Ontario, Canada, since bylaw amendments that pave the way for the membership expansion have, in fact, been approved.
Founded in 1958, Gay Lea has 3,800 members and is not only the largest dairy co-operative in Ontario but a
Canadian milk exports are falling sharply due to the drastic reduction in global prices and declining demand. One of the reasons for this decrease, particularly as far as skimmed milk powder is concerned, is the large quantity of products purchased by China, which mainly imports from New Zealand. As a
The sub-Saharan African dairy market will be “a game of two halves” in coming years, with West Africa seeing sustained growth in demand for imports.
This is according to Rabobank analyst Kevin Bellamy who d믭 Africa “the next frontier for dairy”, but with the following distinctions: protectionism and local interests will