STAYING SMALL, AND STAYING IN….

Challenging the notion that dairy farms need to be large to survive “Get big or get out!” seems to have been the mantra of the dairy industry over the last 20-30 years, certainly if a shrinking percentage in farms in the developed world with fewer than 200 dairy cows, and doubling of very large farms  with more than 2000 cows since 2000 is anything to go by. Tight profit margins are continually being eroded by increasing input costs, fluctuating weather patterns and inflexible…

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PASTEURISATION & THE SUPPORT OF INFANTS WHOSE MOTHERS’ CAN’T BREASTFEED

“Breast is Best”: since the dawn of humankind, what has been taken for granted as common sense has finally been written in stone by the World Health Organisation. Indeed, if it weren’t for the employment of somewhat “strong and dishonest” marketing campaigns by formula feed manufacturers, to instil into society the notion that formula milk is somehow superior to breast milk for newborns and infants, this seemingly obvious statement might not have been necessary. The “Breast is Best” campaigners hold the upper hand…

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