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Wednesday, September 17, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Assessing Winter Forages: Quality and Quantity
UK - Concentrate feed prices may be lower this winter, but the most efficient production will result from knowing the value of grass and forages on the farm and using them well in the months ahead....
View news from Argentina Second Round of FMD Vaccination Starts in Argentina
ARGENTINA - The Argentine National Health Service and Food Quality (SENASA) is to start the second round of the annual vaccination against foot and mouth disease in the appropriate provinces....
View news from India FAO to Help India Develop Agriculture, Food Security
INDIA - The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, and FAO Director-General, José Graziano da Silva, have agreed on how to strengthen efforts to promote India’s food security and sustainable agricultural development during talks held in New Delhi....
View news from New Zealand Investment Priority for New Zealand Beef and Lamb Sectors
NEW ZEALAND - Investment in research and development is a priority for the New Zealand beef and lamb sectors....
View news from United States Farm Bureau Leads Delegation to Reduce Trade Barriers Abroad
US - American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman is leading a delegation of the organization’s leaders to Europe this week to discuss efforts to increase trade through comprehensive agreements that would reduce, if not eliminate, government-imposed...
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Loss of Food Testing Fund Could Threaten UK Food Safety
ANALYSIS - Removing funding for non-statutory food testing of imported food as part of government cut backs is leading to UK food safety concerns. ...
View news from United Kingdom Growing Concerns over Liver Fluke Impact
ANALYSIS - Changing climates and higher rainfall in the UK are seeing the spread of parasitic pests that are costing the beef, dairy and lamb sectors millions of pounds each year....
View news from United States Registration for AFIA Equipment Manufacturers Conference
US - Registration is now open for the American Feed Industry Association's 2014 Equipment Manufacturers Conference, 6-8 November, in Palm Springs, California This year's theme is Feeding the World: Challenges and Opportunities....
View news from United States Transatlantic Partnership: What are the Implications for Animal Production?
US - The targeted Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the European Union (EU) and the USA is currently the subject of lively debate and will be discussed at Eurotier 2014....
View news from United Kingdom Irish Study Centre Reports Booming Grass Sales
UK – Sales of grass varieties developed by a scientific research body have broken records, selling 3,000 tonnes in a year in the UK and Ireland....
View news from Brazil Greater Supplies of Beef, Pork for Exports Forecast
BRAZIL - Most analysts forecast Brazilian economic growth to remain sluggish in 2015....
Monday, September 15, 2014
View news from Australia Australian Weekly Cattle Summary
AUSTRALIA - The following report is a collection of market summaries from the previous week across Australia's territories from analysts at Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)....
View news from United States Cattle Outlook: US Beef Summer Price High Pegs Back Exports
US - Record US beef values have been followed by a huge swing in imports and exports, report two University of Missouri economists. ...
View news from European Union New Agriculture Commissioner Told to Simplify Greening and Direct Payments
EU - Simplification of the direct payments in the Common Agricultural Policy and greening are two of the issues that have been put top of the list of priorities for the new European Commissioner for agriculture Phil Hogan....
View news from European Union Bluetongue Outbreak Spreads Rapidly Through Romania
EUROPE - The bluetongue outbreak has continued to spread through sheep herds in Italy and Bulgaria this week. The disease has now also been detected in eastern Romania where it has spread up from the Bulgarian boarder....
View news from Ireland Economical Importance of Agriculture to Irish Counties
IRELAND - Analysis undertaken by Irish Farmers Association outlines agriculture’s importance to the economy at county level, and underlines the critical importance of farm schemes in underpinning agriculture’s continued contribution to Ireland's economic...
View news from Brazil Improving Export Relations Lifts Brazil's Exports 10 Per Cent
BRAZIL – Strong Russian and Hong Kong demand and several lifted beef embargoes have allowed Brazil’s beef exports to pass the million ton mark for 2014....
View news from United States CME: Does Cheap Feed Make Cheaper Meat?
US - Even as grain supplies in the US, and globally for that matter, are expected to increase significantly in the next 12 months, the amount of meat protein available to consumers will still be lower than what it was two years ago, write Steve Meyer...
View news from Germany EuroTier Offers Solutions for the Future
GERMANY - The world’s leading trade fair for animal husbandry professionals, EuroTier, will be presenting solutions for the future of agriculture at the Fairgrounds in Hanover from 11 to 14 November....
View news from Albania Albanian Bluetongue Outbreak Impacts Cattle, Goats
ALBANIA - The Albanian veterinary authorities have reported a fresh outbreak of bluetongue at a livestock farm located in Korce. ...
Friday, September 12, 2014
View news from European Union New EU Laws on Veterinary Medicines Planned
EU - New proposals have been put forward that will make veterinary medicines more available in the EU to treat and prevent diseases in animals....
View news from Malta Maltese Meat Production Increases in Second Quater
MALTA - Meat production advanced by 5.5 per cent to 2,994 tonnes during the quarter under review....
View news from United States CME: 74 per Cent of US Corn Crop Rated Good/Excellent Condition
US - Seventy-four per cent of the US corn crop was rated in good/excellent condition, unchanged from the previous week and 20 points better than year ago and the five year average for this week, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner. ...
View news from United States Farm Safety Should be a Front Burner Issue
US - In honor of the United Nations’ 2014 International Year of Family Farming, this month National Farmers Union (NFU) is highlighting the importance of being proactive in the area of farm safety. Agriculture is consistently among the most hazardous...
View news from United Kingdom Freedom Food to Rebrand as RSPCA Assured
UK - Freedom Food, the RSPCA’s farm animal welfare assurance and labelling scheme, is to be rebranded for the consumer market in 2015 as ‘RSPCA Assured’....
View news from Global FAO Food Price Index Drops to Four-year Low
GLOBAL - FAO's monthly food price index registered another drop in August, continuing a 5-month downward run and reaching its lowest level since September 2010....
Thursday, September 11, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Boost Production, Calve at Two Years Old
UK - More heifers should be calving at two years of age providing management is right, British producers have been told....
View news from India India's Agriculture Developments Praised by FAO
INDIA - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), director general, Jose Graziano da Silva has met Indian agriculture minister, Radha Mohan Singh on September 8, 2014. During the meet, Singh apprised FAO of the significant strides...
 
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