Beauty treatments are not reserved for humans. DW visits a beauty pageant for dairy cows, and talks to a stylist who makes his clients udderly beautiful. The winners are not just cute but also very valuable as great mothers and milk machines.
Winter is arriving. It is an early start in Moira for John Tate as his pigs are being loaded for the factory. It is a similar story over in Struell Wells near Downpatrick, as Paul Turley's Angus cross cattle have reached the perfect weight for processing. At the Bell's near Ballymena their flock of turkeys is almost ready for the Christmas market. Drew and Valerie McConnell are on alert for calving cows at their Omagh dairy farm. Henry Savage from Cullyhannna is in Ballymena for the Autumn Pedigree Limousin sales.
Continuing on his quest to save small farms and rural businesses Nick Hewer meets beef farmer Mike Frazer who has a herd of rare breed Irish Dexter cattle. For Mike's 450 acre farm to survive he needs to sell beef from ten cows a week but his only outlet is his farm shop on the outskirts of Ballymena. Will Mike be forced to downsize the farm or can Nick help him find more retail opportunities and can he interest some top London chefs in Dexter beef?
This device is being nicknamed a 'fitbit' for cows. It allows farmers to monitor their health from a tablet - and share information on where the meat's come from with consumers. It can also keep livestock moving with noises and vibrations. It's still in its trial phase, but it's part of a growing number of companies in New Zealand, looking to future-proof real meat and dairy from the growing threat of this: Vegan substitutes that look and taste like the real thing but are being marketed as a healthier, greener alternative to the real deal. New Zealand farmers and even the government have begun to take note of their expansion as the country relies heavily on farming.
Bega Cheese (ASX:BGA) expects overall milk intake in FY19 to be between 1 and 1.1 billion litres of milk compared with total intake of 750 million litres in 2018. The dairy company says performance in FY19 is expected to be impacted by farm gate milk pricing pressure. Bega is forecasting normalized EBITDA in the range of $123 to $130 million as compared to $110 million in FY18. Bega says despite the current decrease in milk supply in the Australian dairy industry it is is very pleased with the integration of the Koroit facility, and, the forecast performance of that acquisition. Shares in Bega Cheese (ASX:BGA) are trading 12.3 per cent lower at $4.98.
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