Demand up for Locally Produced Milk

first_imgAdvertisements RelatedDemand up for Locally Produced Milk FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The island is currently experiencing an increase in the demand for locally produced milk, as a result of the increase in the cost of skimmed milk on the international market.This was disclosed by Acting Chairman of the Jamaica Dairy Farmers Federation, Aubrey Taylor, in an interview with JIS News.According to Mr. Taylor, locally produced milk has once again become competitive with the price of milk powder, as currently a sachet of the product now costs more than locally produced milk.He said that although the markets are turning toward Jamaican milk, there would be the constant need to import milk powder as “processors will always need milk powder to supplement the shortfall in locally produced milk.”Commenting on the improvement in production, Mr. Taylor pointed out that based on the fact that most of the milk producing areas across the island is currently experiencing drought conditions, the likelihood of increased production would not commence until spring, when weather conditions are improved. “I don’t see production increasing until around April or May,” he said.To meet the expected demand for milk, he emphasized that pastures which are now in ruin must be resuscitated; milk must be produced from grass rather than from concentrated feed being fed to the animals; and improved grass quality and a national fodder conservation programme must be implemented.He further pointed out that following Hurricane Dean and the heavy rains that affected the island last year, dairy cows were severely affected as their hooves became soft and tender, which restricted their movement.Grass, he pointed out, makes up almost 100 per cent of feed stock for cows and once the moisture content is high, the animals will not consume as much as they normally would. This, he said, caused stress on the animals which ultimately affected milk production.Rehabilitation measures, he outlined, included frequent veterinary visits to the farm to check on the animal and utilizing footbaths, developed from Copper Sulfate to harden the hooves.The Acting Chairman revealed that his organization is currently in dialogue with the Ministry of Agriculture regarding the improvement of the dairy industry and a number of recommendations are being considered. These recommendations, he said, include the importation of cattle, ember transplant and improving the female herd.In the early 1990s, some 38 million litres of milk were produced on a yearly basis. However, last year just under 15 million litres were produced by the island’s dairy farmers. Demand up for Locally Produced Milk UncategorizedJanuary 29, 2008center_img RelatedDemand up for Locally Produced Milk RelatedDemand up for Locally Produced Milklast_img read more

US: ‘Everything on table’ to block migrants at border

first_imgHomeFeaturedUS: ‘Everything on table’ to block migrants at border Oct. 27, 2018 at 5:00 amFeaturedNewsUS: ‘Everything on table’ to block migrants at borderAssociated Press3 years agoapNews ELLIOT SPAGAT and JILL COLVINAssociated PressHomeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Friday that “everything is on the table” as the administration considered new measures to stifle immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border and send a message that a slow-moving migrant caravan bound for the United States will not be welcome.Nielsen addressed the Trump administration’s efforts to fortify the border while standing next to a newly constructed 30-foot fence in California. Before she spoke, two workers wearing welding masks affixed a plaque to the barrier with the names of President Donald Trump and several high-ranking officials to commemorate what the administration calls the completion of the first phase of his border wall.Nielsen’s trip to the border came after the Pentagon approved a request for additional troops at the southern border, expected to total at least 800 and possibly more than 1,000. And the White House is looking at new border security measures, including one plan that would use the same mechanism as Trump’s travel ban to block migrants from seeking asylum in the U.S, according to two people familiar with the discussion. They spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the idea, which they stressed was still in the early planning stages and had yet to be decided.“We are looking at every possible way within the legal construct that we have to make sure that those who don’t have the legal right to come to this country do not come in,” Nielsen said.The president has stepped up his focus on immigration in the days leading up to the Nov. 6 elections that will determine which party controls Congress, focusing on a caravan of migrants heading north through Mexico that is about 1,000 miles away but dwindling in size.“I called up the military,” Trump said at a meeting of young black conservative leaders. “We’re not letting them in, they ought to go back now because we’re not.”Any attempt by Trump to curtail the rights of migrants to seek asylum is bound to draw legal challenge.Andrea Guerrero, executive director of Alliance San Diego, said it would be “a very drastic action that would have disastrous practical implications for our asylum obligations, for our moral and legal obligations.”“We know that civil rights attorneys are preparing to litigate right now,” she said. “They’re preparing to litigate right away. I don’t know if (Trump) cares if he wins the litigation. He wants to score political points … it’s all part of the same political ploy to stoke fear for political reasons and build more walls.”The federal government recently completed construction on a two-mile section of fencing that’s 30-feet tall. Nielsen called it a significant accomplishment to keep immigrants out. The structure is separate from a concrete wall prototype that the government has built near San Diego as part of Trump’s signature campaign promise during his 2016 White House campaign.“Let me be clear: Walls work,” Nielsen said.New details also began to emerge Friday about the military deployment on the border.A Defense Department official said the mission is authorized from Oct. 30 to Dec. 15 and will operate in border areas of California, Arizona and Texas. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to provide details that have not yet been publicly announced, said the troops will not be involved in detaining migrants.In a brief written statement the Pentagon gave several examples of assistance they would provide. These include barricades and fencing; helicopters and airplanes to move Border Patrol personnel, and medical teams to triage and treat patients and prepare them for commercial transport. It also will provide personal protective gear and temporary housing for Border Patrol personnel.Trump earlier this year ordered the deployment of National Guard members to the U.S.-Mexico border to respond to a spike in illegal border crossings. But those members remain under the control of the governors of the states where they’re positioned, and their activities are limited to supportive roles, such as providing surveillance.There already are about 2,000 National Guard troops on the border.___AP Writers Bob Burns and Colleen Long contributed to this report from Washington. 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CRIME WATCH – Thursday, July 11, 2019

first_imgHomeNewsCrimeCRIME WATCH – Thursday, July 11, 2019 Jul. 11, 2019 at 5:00 amCrimeCRIME WATCHNewsCRIME WATCH – Thursday, July 11, 2019news2 years agoarrestChristopher Warren CherrypromenadeshopliftingCHRISTOPHER WARREN CHERRY These are arrests only. All parties are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.On July 4 at about 3:23 p.m.Officers responded to the Guess Store located at 1432 3rd St. Promenade regarding a petty theft that had just occurred. Upon arrival, the officers were flagged down by the store manager who pointed out the suspect. The manager told the officers the suspect had entered a fitting room with some merchandise and did not exit with it. The officers subsequently detained the suspect and informed him that Guess wanted their property back. The suspect subsequently reached into his bag and produced the merchandise. The store was desirous of prosecution and he was placed under arrest. Christopher Warren Cherry, 48, from Rancho Palos Verdes, was issued a citation for shoplifting.Tags :arrestChristopher Warren Cherrypromenadeshopliftingshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a comment‘A floodier future’: Scientists say records will be brokenCulture Watch – Summer PotpourriYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall8 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson18 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter18 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor18 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press18 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press18 hours agolast_img read more