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03 August 2015
View news from United Kingdom Survey Finds Animal Welfare Tops Consumers’ Ethical Concerns
ANALYSIS - Three quarters of consumers in the UK put animal welfare at the top of the list when it comes to ethical issues for food companies....
View news from United Kingdom Wormer Survey Needs Your Input
UK - An online survey from a leading animal health research centre strives to establish how livestock owners are buying and using anthelmintic wormer products....
View news from United States Consumers Do Not View GMO Labels as Negative 'Warnings'
US - Labelling food containing GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) would not act as 'warning' labels and scare consumers away from purchasing these products, according to a new study from the University of Vermont....
31 July 2015
View news from Australia Nothing to Dampen Australian Beef Markets
AUSTRALIA – There is no reason why the current boom in Australian cattle prices should falter, according to market analysts at Meat and Livestock Australia....
View news from Taiwan Taiwan Offering Grass-fed Opportunities to Australia
AUSTRALIA – Exports data suggests there is growing demand for Australian grass-fed beef in Taiwan....
View news from Australia China Signs Australian Health Protocol for Slaughter, Feeder Cattle
CHINA – Thriving live cattle exports from Australia to China are set for further expansion with a recent announcement on shipping cattle for finishing and butchering....
30 July 2015
View news from Ireland 70 Per Cent of Irish Fields Need Liming
UK - More than two thirds of Ireland’s cattle pastures are below pH targets, says the country’s agricultural levy board....
View news from Canada Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiators Meet for 'Decisive' Talks
CANADA - Negotiators from across the globe are meeting in Hawaii this week for a 'decisive round' of talks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement....
View news from United States CME: US Cold Storage Stocks Significantly Higher Than 2014
US - USDA’s monthly Cold Storage report shows (as expected) significantly larger stocks of frozen meat and poultry relative to last year, but some reduction of those stocks from last month, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
View news from United States Cover in Times of Crisis: Cover Crops
US - Fickle weather and volatile markets could be reason to grow cover crops, according to Colorado rancher, Andrew Schafer....
View news from Zimbabwe Further Foot and Mouth Outbreaks Reported in Zimbabwe
ZIMBABWE - There have been 21 more outbreaks of Foot and Mouth Disease in cattle in the south of Zimbabwe....
29 July 2015
View news from United Kingdom Breeding Data Helping Charolais Calves
UK – Charolais cattle have bucked a trend by being one of the major beef breeds to show improvements in calving ease and growth rate....
View news from New Zealand Changes to New Zealand Farm Safety Afoot
NEW ZEALAND – New health and safety reforms have made “key improvements” to simplify legislation, including defining responsibilities on farms....
View news from United States Toxic Poisoning Warning from Dakota Cattle Expert
US - Cattle farmers across the Mid West should be wary of the nasty side of an otherwise nutritious legume, making sure they leave adequate drying time to void bale mould....
View news from Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Foot and Mouth Situation Worsened by Wild Buffaloes
ZIMBABWE - There have been five new outbreaks of Foot and Mouth disease in Zimbabwean cattle, with the spread thought to be aggravated by contact with wild animals....
View news from China More Ecological Requirements for Chinese Agriculture
US - China’s farmers must use less fertilizer and pesticide, the government has announced in a push for cleaner water by the year 2020....
28 July 2015
View news from Australia TPP Deal Must Work for Beef Industry
AUSTRALIA – Cattle industry bodies are negotiating for a beneficial outcome for both producers and supply chain players from the long awaited trans-pacific partnership deal (TPP)....
View news from New Zealand New Zealand to Stop Animal Antibiotic Use by 2030
NEW ZEALAND - “By 2030 New Zealand will not need antibiotics for the maintenance of animal health and wellness,” said New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) President Dr Steve Merchant....
View news from United States US Cattle Farmers Do Not Want Trade War with Canada and Mexico
US - The World Trade Organization will soon allow Canada and Mexico to impose over $3 billion worth of retaliatory tariffs annually on an array of U.S. commodities...
View news from United States Georgia Soils Improved By Intensive Grazing
US – Heavy grazing can improve the performance and organic matter content of soil, concludes a study looking at dairy cows on converted arable land. ...
27 July 2015
View news from United States Cattle Outlook: Beef Cow Expansion Continuing
US - The semiannual cattle inventory report from USDA confirmed that beef cow expansion is continuing, according to agricultural economists at the University of Missouri....
View news from United Kingdom Farmers Escape Rat Rule For Now
UK – Farmers have more time to undertake rodenticide training thanks to farm assurance membership qualifying as ‘proof of competence’, an interim measure until 31 December 2017....
24 July 2015
View news from United States Bovine TB Strikes Twice in Michigan
US – Routine tests confirmed bovine tuberculosis (bTB) in a small beef herd in the north east of Michigan yesterday, the state’s second positive case in 2015....
View news from China China Access “Ample Opportunity” For Australia Grassfed Producers
AUSTRALIA - Great opportunities lie ahead for grassfed beef producers across Australia following the recent live cattle protocol signed with China, says the Cattle Council of Australia....
View news from Canada Beating BRD with Ear Tags
CANADA – There is scope for the feedlots of the future to use ear tags in the early detection of cattle disease, according to early research....
View news from United States Algae Has Bright Future in Animal Feeds
US - Scientists investigating the use of algal byproducts for feed have found that a novel algae meal derived from heterotrophic microalgae makes a suitable feed for cattle....
View news from Zimbabwe Wildlife Increases Foot and Mouth Spread Among Zimbabwean Cattle
ZIMBABWE - There have been 17 new outbreaks of Foot and Mouth Disease on cattle holdings in Zimbabwe, where spread of the disease has been exacerbated by contact with wild animals....
View news from United States Study Finds US Consumers Use COOL in Purchase Decisions
US - A recent study by the University of Arkansas showed that US consumers were more likely to purchase meat when it was identified as a US product....
 
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