She's just 3 years old and she's had 2 calves. Her life consists of eating, sleeping, being milked and standing around in a field. She gives over 50 liters of milk a day. She's Emilie, the star among 800 dairy cows. And her milk sells for a song.
As dairy farming in Europe becomes more industrialized, one British initiative is pushing for free-range milk. It's betting on demand for moo-juice from cows on meadows over milk from cows locked away on mega-farms.
German cows have been flown into Qatar to be milked as Saudi Arabia's blockade of its neighbor continues. The country plans to fly in more cows from the United States and Australia.
Uganda has always been known as the bread basket of Africa and for the most part that's still true. But both the lack of rainfall in the northeast and the large number of refugees have posed a challenge to the country.
The government has decided to distribute a subsidy of 100 million euros ($111 million) among German dairy farmers to help bridge a period of low milk prices. It's a short-term boost, says DW's Kerstin Schweizer.
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