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29 September 2016
View news from United Kingdom Vitamin D Could Help Control Bovine TB in Wild Animal Hosts
UK - Research published in the journal Research in Veterinary Science reveals that vitamin D supplementation reduces the incidence and severity of tuberculosis (TB) in wild boar and red deer....
View news from United Kingdom TB Workshops Aim to Help Official Vets Advise Farm Clients
UK - A series of regional TB workshops has been announced to help Official Veterinarians (OVs) provide evidence-based advice to their farm clients on protecting their herds from TB....
28 September 2016
View news from New Zealand New Zealand's Beef Promotion Efforts Change Tack to Focus on New Markets
NEW ZEALAND - The story of New Zealand farming and its farmers will be at the heart of Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s new market development strategy targeting new and emerging markets....
27 September 2016
View news from United Kingdom Big Data Shows Weak Link Between Badgers and Cattle for TB Spread
UK - The largest simulation to date of the numbers of cattle and badgers infected with tuberculosis (TB) casts serious doubts about the extent to which badgers cause TB in cattle, according to research from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)....
View news from United States CME: Cattle on Feed Results Neutral to Slightly Bearish for Market
US - USDA released on Friday the results of its monthly surveys covering feedlots with +1000 head capacity (fed cattle supply) and the survey of refrigerated warehouses (freezer/cooler stocks). ...
26 September 2016
View news from United States CME: How Will China Reopening to Exports Affect US Beef Markets?
US - After 13 years, China is getting ready to open its doors to US beef, a welcome development given the increasingly important role that China now has in global beef trade, according to the latest Daily Livestock Report published by Steiner Consulting...
View news from United Kingdom Union Concerned Over Scottish Government Cattle Movement Changes
SCOTLAND, UK - Scottish Government has announced that significant changes to Scotland’s system of recording cattle movements are to be introduced at the end of the year....
View news from Canada Canada Signs New Agreements to Boost Beef Exports to China
CANADA - Canada and China have signed agreements supporting the export of beef, the agriculture and trade ministers have announced....
View news from United States China Moves to Reopen Market to US Beef
US - China has announced it will lift its ban on US beef following a recently concluded review of the US supply system. ...
View news from United States North American Cattle Markets Starting to Calm Down
NORTH AMERICA - The extreme volatility in North American cattle markets over the past 12 to 18 months has surprised many market analysts, but most believe that the extreme swings are over, and there will continue to be steady, downward movement on cattle...
23 September 2016
View news from United States Glowing Bacteria Could Improve Food Safety
US - Scientists looking for traces of a type of E. coli bacteria contamination in foods soon could have a new detection method on their hands - turning off the lights to see if the bacteria glow in the dark....
View news from United Kingdom Liver Fluke Control Plans Essential as Weather Creates High Risk
UK - Farmers are warned to be proactive with liver fluke management this autumn to ensure no adverse effects on cattle performance are seen, given the high liver fluke risk this year....
View news from United Kingdom Migrant Labour Shortage Post-Brexit Could Mean Structural Change for Farming
UK - The potential reduction in migrant labour post-Brexit may catalyse structural change in the agricultural and horticultural sectors, according to the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB)....
View news from United States CME: Cattle on Feed Inventory Expected to Remain Level
US - The September Cattle on Feed report will be released by USDA-NASS tomorrow, according to the latest Daily Livestock Report is published by Steiner Consulting Group....
22 September 2016
View news from United Kingdom New Techniques Can Detect Fraudsters Mixing Horse into Beef Burgers
UK - Shoppers can be more confident that their burgers are the real deal following a new method of testing for meat fraud developed at the Institute of Food Research on the Norwich Research Park....
View news from United States CME: US to Receive First Beef Exports from Brazil
US - Media has reported that several beef producing facilities in Brazil have been approved to export fresh beef to the US, according to the latest CME Daily Livestock Report from Steiner Consulting Group....
View news from Global World Leaders Agree Action to Fight Antimicrobial Resistance
GLOBAL - World leaders have signalled an unprecedented level of attention to curb the spread of infections that are resistant to antimicrobial medicines, in a pledge agreed by 193 countries at the United Nations headquarters in New York yesterday....
21 September 2016
View news from United Kingdom Cash Flow Warnings as Northern Ireland's Cattle Forced Indoors After Bad Weather
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Ulster Farmers’ Union president, Barclay Bell, has warned that many farmers in Northern Ireland are facing a long winter – with all the cash flow implications that has for businesses already under pressure because of poor prices....
20 September 2016
View news from India Indian Buffalo Meat Exports to Reach $5.98 Billion in Five Years
INDIA - Despite the controversy over beef selling and consumption in India, the country’s beef export is expected to grow at an annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8 per cent over the next five years and reach INR 40000 crore ($5.98 billion), says ICRA, a...
View news from Australia Australian Beef Exports Set to Fall with Supply Limited
AUSTRALIA - The gross value of Australian farm production is forecast to increase to $58.4 billion in 2016-17, according to the latest analysis released in the Agricultural Commodities report from ABARES, the research arm of Australia's agriculture department....
View news from Global Bayer, Monsanto Agree to Merge
GLOBAL - Bayer and Monsanto have announced a merger agreement under which Bayer will acquire Monsanto for $128 per share in an all-cash transaction, writes Sarah Mikesell. ...
19 September 2016
View news from United States Cattle Outlook: Beef Retail Prices Down in August
US - The average retail price of choice beef was $5.915 cents per pound during August. That is down 17.5 cents from the month before, down 41.3 cents from a year ago, and the lowest monthly average since May 2014, write Ron Plain and Scott Brown, Ag Economics,...
View news from United Kingdom UK Government Sets Targets to Cut Antibiotic Use in Farming
UK - The UK's government has pledged to continue the fight against antimicrobial resistance to drugs by working together with other countries to create a global strategy to tackle the problem and investing in research to find new antibiotic substances....
16 September 2016
View news from Latvia Latvian Meat Processor Eyes Expanded Output, Higher Sales
LATVIA - Latvia’s meat processor Forevers is aiming to increase its revenues by up to 5 per cent in 2016, the company announced following the release of its improved sales results for last year. To enable this, Forevers is currently implementing a number...
View news from United Kingdom Will New Food Labelling Regulations Build Trust and Confidence?
ANALYSIS - The UK’s vote to leave the European Union could allow some flexibility in the way that new European food labelling regulations are implemented....
15 September 2016
View news from Global Importance of Antibiotic Resistance in Farming Stressed Ahead of UN Event
GLOBAL - Good farm hygiene and animal health practices can greatly reduce the need to use antimicrobial medicines, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation said in its new Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance....
14 September 2016
View news from United States American Farmers Seek More Support as Incomes Remain Low
US - Bolstered by the US's National Farmers Union (NFU) and Farm Aid, 275 family farmers are uniting this week at the US Capitol to ask for emergency assistance and increased funding to address the harsh economic realities brought on by historically low...
 
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