India and China to host IDF World Dairy Summits in 2022 and 2023

India and China will host the forthcoming IDF World Dairy Summits in 2022 and 2023 respectively in their capitals. Both countries won the right to host the annual IDF flagship event with unanimous support from the General Assembly which met on the eve of the World Dairy Summit 2018 in Daejeon, Korea, on 14 October. […]

Tackling antimicrobial resistance in the dairy sector is a global effort to ensure animal and public health, and food safety

The dairy sector has adopted an integrated supply chain management approach to curb the spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). This requires positive actions and cooperation by all players such as dairy farmers, veterinarians, dairy and meat processing companies, animal feed producers, pharmaceutical firms and regulators. The recent annual World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2018 may have […]

World Antibiotic Awareness Week from 12-18 November 2018

The International Dairy Federation (IDF) is joining the global fight against antimicrobial resistance (AMR) by strongly advocating prudent and responsible use of antimicrobials and adhering to the standards set by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). Dr Olav Østerås, Chair of the IDF Standing Committee on Animal Health and Welfare, has stressed the importance […]

New SPCC Chair: Piercristiano Brazzale

Excited by his new role, Piercristiano Brazzale intends to work closely with the chairs of the IDF Standing Committees and Task Forces, and the IDF Team to deliver on the IDF Work Plan for 2019-2021. The Italian national, who is a board member of the dairy processor Brazzale Spa, was nominated as the new Chair […]

Global dairy expertise showcased at World Dairy Summit 2018

The dairy sector demonstrated their global expertise at the IDF World Dairy Summit 2018 which bore the theme ‘Dairy for the Next Generation!’. The international speakers outlined the dairy sector’s contribution to nutrition and health; food security and safety; as well as sustainability. Former UN Secretary-General said milk is critical and essential for international efforts […]

‘Milk is Perfection’ today and for the next generation

The keynote speaker of the IDF World Dairy Summit 2018 set the tone of the five-day event when he declared that ‘Milk is Perfection’, echoing the words of Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine. Former UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon who opened the annual Summit in Daejeon, Korea, on 15 October stressed that milk […]

Big ‘Thank You’ to host of IDF World Dairy Summit 2018

This IDF World Dairy Summit has been a true platform for dialogue, knowledge-sharing and establishing mutually beneficial networks which will help shape the dairy sector. From the wonderful speech given by former Secretary General Ban Ki Moon at the opening of the Summit, to each and every conference and special session right up until the […]

Food structure and matrix of cheese produce different health effects

Cheeses vary widely, differing in terms of structure, and fat and protein content, which can result in different health effects, said Dr Emma Feeney of University College Dublin, Ireland. She was speaking on the health effects of dairy fat eaten in a cheese matrix at a conference on Nutrition and Health at the IDF World […]

Efforts to eradicate M.bovis will strengthen on-farm biosecurity systems

Public-private partnership to eradicate Mycoplasma bovis in New Zealand will strengthen on-farm biosecurity systems, said Dr Tim Mackle, CEO of DairyNZ, as he outlined the largest biosecurity response in the country. M. bovis, which spread to New Zealand for the very first time, was the topic of Dr Mackle’s presentation at the IDF World Dairy […]

Better animal health = better profitability, say experts at the World Dairy Summit 2018

Better animal health often gives better profitability, said Professor Henk Hogeveen of Wageningen University of The Netherlands. He pointed out that farmers often underestimate the cost of diseases and the fact that preventive costs are much lower than failure costs. Professor Hogeveen was speaking on Animal Health from an Economic Perspective at a conference at […]