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27 May 2016
View news from Global Cattle Treated with Antibiotics Emit More Methane, Study Shows
GLOBAL - An international team of scientists have published a study that highlights how antibiotics given to cattle can have far-reaching effects on an ecosystem, according to the EU's CORDIS (Community Research and Development Information Service)....
View news from United States CME: US Beef Exports Gain Ground in Japan, South Korea
US - USDA has released its weekly ‘US Export Sales’ report and the data presented a somewhat mixed picture for pork and beef, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
26 May 2016
View news from United States US Cattle Farmer Testifies on "Threat of Over-Regulation"
US - National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) President Tracy Brunner has testified before the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture, saying that over-regulation poses the greatest threat to the profitability of cattle...
View news from Spain Spain Recognised as Low Risk for BSE
SPAIN - The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) has officially recognised Spain as one of the countries with negligible risk for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE)....
View news from Ireland Irish Farmers Call for More Support for Suckler Cow Herd
IRELAND - Speaking at the Newford suckler herd Open Day in Teagasc, Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) President Joe Healy said increased targeted direct supports will be essential to maintain the quality suckler cow herd, which is the backbone of Ireland’s...
View news from Global Latest Bluetongue Outbreaks: France, Austria, Botswana
GLOBAL - Bluetongue outbreaks have continued to be reported in France recently, and a new outbreak has been reported in Austria....
25 May 2016
View news from Global Livestock’s Contributions to Climate Change: Facts and Fiction
ANALYSIS - As the November 2015 Global Climate Change Conference COP21 concluded in Paris, 196 countries reached agreement on the reduction of fossil fuel use and emissions in the production and consumption of energy, even to the extent of potentially...
View news from Mexico Mexico Safely Receives Live Cattle from Australia to Boost Breeding
MEXICO - Over six thousand live cattle have arrived in Mexico from Australia as part of efforts to support producers' breeding programmes....
View news from Global World Animal Health Organisation Sets Out Action on Antibiotic Resistance
GLOBAL - The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) this week presented its national delegates with its plan to tackle antimicrobial resistance, which is considered a major risk by the international community....
View news from United States CME: Cold Storage Report Supportive for Beef Prices
US - USDA published yesterday afternoon the results of its monthly cold storage survey, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
View news from Global The VIP (Very Important Protein) for Dairy Cows
GLOBAL - Between current period of low milk prices, due to global overproduction, and the end of the European milk quota, it is of upmost importance to increase feed efficiency and optimize the biological processes related to milk production. Optimizing...
24 May 2016
View news from United States CME: Cattle on Feed Placements Up 7 Per Cent in April
US - The Cattle on Feed report was released by USDA-NASS on Friday. Placements surprised analysts, compared to the range of pre-report estimates, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
23 May 2016
View news from European Union EU Agri-Food Exports Up in March
EU - EU agri-food exports to third countries in March 2016 were worth €11.3 billion, about €1 billion higher than in February 2016, according to the latest monthly report on agri-food trade....
View news from United Kingdom Vets: Your Opinions are in Demand
Being a vet is pretty hard work: you have to study for many years to qualify, work long hours to apply your competence and skills, then advance your knowledge through continuous professional education and further qualifications. Your clients and employers...
View news from United Kingdom Farmgate Livestock Prices Need to Rise to Acheive Sustainable Supply, Unions Say
UK & IRELAND - The main farming unions representing livestock farmers in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland have met to discuss key issues affecting the cattle and sheep sectors....
View news from Canada BIOMIN Announces 2016 World Nutrition Forum Speakers
CANADA - "The opportunity to bring researchers at the forefront of technology together with leading industry professionals in a scientific forum that stresses networking and the exchange of ideas on this scale in the industry is unmatched," explained...
View news from United States Cattle Outlook: Size of April Cattle Placement Increase 'Surprising'
US - USDA's May Cattle on Feed report said there were 1.3 per cent more cattle on feed than a year ago. April placements were up a surprising 7.5 per cent and April marketings were up 1.2 per cent, write Ron Plain and Scott Brown, Ag Economics, MU....
20 May 2016
View news from United States US Dairy, Beef Groups Voice Support for TPP Following Economics Report
US - A study by the US International Trade Commission (ITC) recently found that the US agriculture sector will increase output if the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is passed....
View news from United Kingdom Scottish Farmers Urged to Sign Up for Beef Efficiency Scheme
Scottish beef cattle farmers are being urged to embrace the Scottish Government’s Beef Efficiency Scheme (BES) as an opportunity to drive their businesses forward....
View news from Italy Japan Lifts Ban on Imports of Italian Beef
ITALY - After 15 years, Japan lifted an embargo on Italian beef, following an earlier opening of its market to beef products from other EU Member States (France, Ireland, the Netherlands, Poland, Denmark and Sweden)....
View news from United States CME: Analysts Predict Cattle Placements
US - The May Cattle on Feed report will be published today by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
19 May 2016
View news from United Kingdom Beef Returns Should Improve if Processors Up Their Game, Union Says
UK - Ulster Farmers' Union (UFU) beef and lamb chairman, Crosby Cleland has said the big drop in the number of slaughter ready cattle this month must lead to better prices for farmers....
View news from United Kingdom Task Force to Tackle Antimicrobial Resistance in Agriculture
UK - A review on antimicrobial resistance has been published today, identifying farming as one of the key areas to help halt this global issue....
View news from European Union New Animal Breeding Rules Adopted at EU Council
EU - New rules on animal breeding were adopted at the meeting of the EU's agriculture ministers this week in Brussels, aimed at simplifying and harmonising the rules across the EU....
View news from United Kingdom Warnings of Brexit Impact on UK's Beef Exports
UK - Environment secretary Elizabeth Truss has warned beef farming could be under threat if the UK left the EU, as ninety-three per cent of all Britain's beef exports went to the EU in 2015....
View news from United States Nutriad USA's New Company Video Showcases Core Values
US - Nutriad USA proudly presented its new company video at the Global Sales Conference in Rome. ...
18 May 2016
View news from United Kingdom New Project to Identify Best Practice for Larger Beef Finishing Units
UK - AHDB Beef & Lamb has commissioned a three-year project investigating the health, welfare and performance of beef cattle on larger finishing units in England....
View news from United States CME: Beef Packer Margins Down at Start of May
US - Beef and pork packer margins were excellent in April but they have been moving lower in the last couple of weeks, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
 
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