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26 August 2016
View news from New Zealand New Zealand's Breeding Values Working for Farmers
NEW ZEALAND - Initial results from the Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) Genetics beef progeny test show that estimated breeding values (EBVs) for calf weaning weights are delivering on what they predict....
View news from India India Adds Hill Cattle Breed to Indigenous Breeds List
INDIA - India has added nine genetic lines of farm animals to its list of indigenous breeds. Newly enlisted livestock include one breed of cattle, two breeds each of goat and sheep, three breeds of pig, and one poultry breed, writes Basudev Mahapatra....
View news from United States CME: Cattle Futures Moving Lower
US - Fed and feeder cattle futures have been moving lower in recent days and, in some cases, are approaching the contract lows, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
View news from Global Trade Deals Could Buffer Financial Losses in Agriculture from Climate Change
GLOBAL - Global warming could create substantial economic damage in agriculture, a new study conducted by a team of scientists of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research finds. ...
25 August 2016
View news from United States Expert Believes No Great Change in US-UK Ag Trade Will Follow Brexit
US - After the UK voted to leave the European Union on 23 June, many in the US were left wondering what the impacts would be on trade between the two countries....
View news from Global New Tool Can Help Farmers Improve Productivity and Reduce Emissions
GLOBAL - A new and interactive tool from FAO allows farmers, policy makers and scientists to calculate meat, milk and eggs production as well as greenhouse-gas emissions from livestock to make the sector more productive and more climate-friendly....
View news from Global Rabobank: Beef to Lead US Animal Protein Production Growth
ANALYSIS - Expect ups and downs for beef, pork and poultry industries over the next few years, but production growth will be led by beef, according to a new report from Rabobank....
View news from Global Bluetongue Outbreaks: French Outbreaks Continue, Brazilian Zoo Hit
GLOBAL - A number of Bluetongue outbreaks have been reported in the last few months, as outbreaks continue to be detected in France....
24 August 2016
View news from United States CME: Large Meat Supplies in Cold Storage
US - Meat supplies in cold storage are large and getting larger, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
View news from United Kingdom TB Badger Culls to Expand in England
UK - Badger culls are to be carried out in five new areas of England, as part of government efforts to control bovine TB....
23 August 2016
View news from United Kingdom Greater Transparency Needed in Beef Supply Chain
UK - A lack of transparency throughout the British beef supply chain is affecting returns for all and the industry needs to start to work together better to deliver greater efficiency, according to the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB)....
View news from United States Indiana Bovine TB Case Prompts Cattle Restrictions in Wisconsin
US - A case of bovine tuberculosis (TB) was formally diagnosed in a white‐tailed deer in Franklin County, Indiana, last week, prompting extra testing of cattle in the state....
View news from European Union EU Agri-Food Exports Rise Despite Milk Powder Decline
EU - The value of EU agri-food exports for the 12-month period from July 2015 to June 2016 amounted to just over €129 billion, a 2.1 per cent increase compared to 2014-2015, according to the latest monthly report on agricultural trade....
View news from United States CME: US Cattle Markets Still Volatile
US - Volatility remains the name of the game in both the cattle and hog markets, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
22 August 2016
View news from Global What Strategic Foresight Means to the Future of Agribusiness
GLOBAL - Q&A with Tamara Carleton, Ph.D., CEO and founder of Innovation Leadership Board, a global leader in the design of tools and processes that enable radical innovation based in Silicon Valley, California....
View news from Global Rabobank: Largest Increase in US Meat Consumption Since '70s
ANALYSIS - The US had a momentous year for animal protein in 2015 with the largest increase in US meat consumption since the food scares of the 1970s, according to a new report from Rabobank. ...
19 August 2016
View news from Global Foot and Mouth Reports: Mongolia, Zimbabwe Hit by Disease
GLOBAL - Few outbreaks of Foot and Mouth Disease have been reported in recent months, but Zimbabwe and Mongolia are the countries that have reported the disease, in cattle and goats....
View news from United Kingdom CCTV in Slaughterhouses is Cost-Effective and Feasible, say Experts
UK - A new report published by a team of independent experts headed by Sheffield Hallam University Professor Ian Rotherham, has found that the cost of independent monitoring of CCTV inside England's slaughterhouses is likely to cost between £150,000...
View news from Ireland Concern Over Animal Feed Mislabelling in Ireland
IRELAND - The President of the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers' Association (ICSA), Patrick Kent, has expressed his concern following revelations of the mislabelling animal feed products....
View news from Canada Animal Nutrition Advancements to be Showcased at WNC Pre-Conference Symposium
CANADA - Industry experts will share research and expertise on how to leverage tools and ingredients for animal performance and environmental benefits, at the Western Nutrition Pre-Conference Symposium in Saskatoon, Canada, on September 20th....
18 August 2016
View news from Denmark Researchers Investigate Manure Greenhouse Gas Emissions
DENMARK - It is currently not possible to quantify emissions of methane from livestock manure, which is a problem when countries are making commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture....
View news from United States CME: Large Soybean Harvest to Improve Feed Prices
US - High protein feed cost prospects for livestock and poultry producers improved last Friday, with the USDA-NASS estimate of record large harvests for corn and soybean, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
17 August 2016
View news from United Kingdom Further Calls for Post-Brexit Revolution in British Farm Funding
UK - A new report released today by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) argues that farming in England needs to become more diverse to prove environmentally resilient over the coming years....
View news from United States CME: Lower Feed Prices Expected to Boost US Meat Production in 2017
US - Today, we review the livestock and poultry numbers in last Friday’s World Agricultural Supply and Demand (WASDE) report from the US Department of Agriculture, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
16 August 2016
View news from European Union European Labs Train Up on Lumpy Skin Disease Detection
EUROPE - Training is beginning for experts from 22 countries across Europe at the UN's International Atomic Energy Agency’s laboratories, on how to quickly detect lumpy skin disease – a highly infectious cowpox virus that is spreading through herds...
View news from United States Record US Crop Production Forecast Good News for Feed Prices
US - The USDA's August Crop Production report, which provides the first official government estimates of the corn and soybean harvests, suggested record yields are on their way for these important feed ingredients....
View news from Global AB Vista Welcomes New Technical Sales Manager for Australasia
GLOBAL - AB Vista has expanded its global team with the appointment of nutrition expert Dr. Ken Greaney, who joins the company as technical sales manager for Australasia....
15 August 2016
View news from United States Cattle Outlook: Meat Demand Slows in First Half of 2016
US - The August WASDE predicts this fall will bring our first 15 billion bushel corn harvest and the first 4 billion bushel soybean harvest. This is good news for feeder cattle prices, write Ron Plain and Scott Brown, Ag Economics, MU....
 
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