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An analysis by the Israel Export Institute's Economy Department showed that Israel's export of dairy products in 2017 rose 21% from that of 2016, bringing in a total of $21 million.
Most of the exports were to the European Union (EU).
This trend continued in the first quarter of 2018, with January-March 2018 showing a 10% increase in dairy exports in comparison to the same period the previous year. During those three months, dairy exports brought $5.6 million to the Israeli economy.
Most of the increase was thanks to 29% increase in the export of dairy products to North America. While exports to the continent decreased in 2015-2016, they began to recover starting in 2017. However, during the period between 2011-2015, dairy exports brought in an average of $28 million annually.
In 2017, Israel's exports to North America grew 51%, while exports to the EU grew 29% and those to Asia grew 15%. North American exports brought in $10.6 million, for a rise of 4.5% from 2016, while those to the EU brought in $6 million. Exports to Asia rose 12%, bringing in $3 million.
The first quarter of 2018 saw 62% of exports shipped to North America, bringing in a total of $3.5 million. Exports to the EU comprised 38% of the total, and brought in $1.6 million, while those to Asia brought in $300,000 – a drop of 64% when compared to the same period in 2017.
WENTZVILLE, MO – Firefighters were able to save a cow stuck in a muddy pond at a farm on Buckner Road near the area of Highway Z and N at around 9:00am Wednesday. They were on the scene for about an hour. The animal appears to have been stuck for several hours before rescue workers arrived.
A backhoe provided by a neighbor filled in the mud puddle the cow was stuck in after the rescue. The animal does not appear to have suffered any injuries during the incident. She immediately went over to a nearby field to munch on some grass after the rescue.
ASHLAND, Pa. — People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) said it sent a letter to Ashland’s mayor asking if the organization could put a statue of a cow near the borough’s famous Mother’s Statue.
PETA representatives said they sent the letter to Ashland’s mayor last week before Mother’s Day. Their hope was to get the borough to help them honor all mothers, including non-human ones. The inscription on the proposed statue would say, “Respect and honor all mothers. Go vegan.”
The people Newswatch 16 spoke with are not in favor of a cow statue in the borough.
“I don’t like it,” Teresa Harbist of Ashland said. “A cow next to the Mother’s Statue? No. That’s degrading. I can’t believe it. Whose idea was that?”
In 1938, the Mother’s Statue was placed in the borough by the Ashland Boys Association. The organization formed after many coal miners in the area lost their jobs in the late 1800s. The statue symbolizes all of those workers returning home to Ashland. The Mother’s Statue has been important to Ashland since it was put up 80 years ago, which leaves many people in the borough wondering why anyone would want to put a cow statue next to it.
“I think it would be better somewhere else,” Amber Jeglosky of Ashland said. “I just don’t know where.”
Newswatch 16 spoke to a representative from PETA who said the organization wants the cow statue to be placed near the Mother’s Statue to honor all mothers, including non-human ones. PETA wants to spread awareness for mother cows, which PETA believes are abused in the dairy industry.
Still, the idea does not sit well with people in Ashland.
“(The statue) has nothing to do with cows and vegans,” an Ashland resident said. “So, I would put the statue somewhere else.”
Ashland’s borough manager said he did not receive a copy of the letter but did review the post on PETA’s website. He declined to comment further on the statue or the letter.
PETA said it won’t place a statue at the Mother’s Memorial unless it has permission to do so.
Cow disease Mycoplasma bovis could be in every region of the country, warns Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor.
“There is not a region that is free from this, given the movement of animals which is part of the normal New Zealand farming system,” O’Connor told the Herald.
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) today said that the disease had been confirmed at a Waikato farm.
“It’s the sad reality that there will be other farms come back as infected as we continually test properties that are identified as being at risk,” O’Connor said.
Animals that had been moved to other regions, such as north of Auckland, were being tracked, he said.
“It is possible, and indeed likely, that they will come back as infected herds as those animals have spread the disease.”
O’Connor said a decision would be made in the next two weeks on whether to halt slaughtering cows in a bid to eradicate the disease.
“It will be a decision we’ll be making, with industry, as to what extent is it possible to contain and eradicate or indeed has it gone too far.”
He said all infections so far had been linked back to the original infected properties.
“If we can identify all those movements, eventually we can wind that back. “
Tirau farmer and veterinarian Ian Scott said he would be disappointed if the Government moved towards a containment option and gave up on eradication.
“These animals that are now being identified as being positive … as long as those farms have connections back to the original source properties then this is a normal part of a disease eradication process. From my point of view, I’d be disappointed if everyone throws their hands up in the air and says, ‘It’s all too hard’,” Scott said.
Federated Farmers national dairy chairman Chris Lewis said most farmers “still want to eradicate it but the timeline has changed a little bit”.
“To eradicate it we need a good plan in place and we also need the backing of MPI, but also the backing of the industry group to make this happen, and most importantly the backing of the farmers.”
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern told reporters the Government was trying to manage the issue.
“But I have to say, from all of the evidence I’ve seen, [it] seems to be a direct consequence of poor systems, processes and biosecurity investment. And we are having to now deal with that.”
Ardern said she believed the full scale of the problem had not yet been seen.
“But we are working very closely with industry to make sure we have a full and adequate response.”
Biosecurity New Zealand’s response director Geoff Gwyn said it was disappointing to find the disease in another of New Zealand’s key dairying regions.
“It was, however, not a huge surprise given the sheer number of farms we are uncovering that have received cows and calves from affected farms,” Gwyn said.
“It’s a reality of New Zealand’s farming system that large numbers of animals are sold and moved across big distances. This response is serving to underline just how much movement takes place and it is this, coupled with poor record-keeping through NAIT [national animal identification and tracing] that is making our job very challenging.”
O’Connor has said changes will be made to the Nait system.
National MP Tim van der Molen said a lack of communication on the issue had left farmers feeling unsupported and fearful for the future.
“It is important for farmers across the Waikato region to be aware that it has reached our community, so they need to put precautions in place – I’d encourage them to contact MPI immediately for guidance on procedures and protocols.”
The Waikato result takes the number of infected properties across the country to 39.
A cull of 22,000 cows is currently under way, with 11,000 animals already destroyed.
O’Connor said last week that farmers should ensure any compensation claims they made were accurate to speed up the process. MPI and Dairy NZ had boosted the number of people working directly with farmers to help.