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Monday, October 20, 2014
View news from Korea, South Highlights from the World Organisation for Animal Health Conference
SOUTH KOREA - The third Global Conference of Reference Centres of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) was held in Incheon (Seoul), Korea (Rep. of) from 14 to 16 October 2014....
View news from United Kingdom Animal Welfare Research Training Scholarship Available
UK - The Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) is inviting applications for an Animal Welfare Research Training Scholarship to enable a promising veterinary graduate to undertake a three-year programme of research leading to a PhD degree....
View news from United States Bumper Soybean and Corn Harvests Ahead
US - Corn prices are going to be almost $3.50 below two years ago after a record crop, analysts are predicting. ...
View news from Brazil Brazil to Intensify Beef Production
BRAZIL – In response to rising global beef demand, Brazil is set to step up the rapid intensification of its beef production sector over the next 10 years, enabling the industry to expand into higher-value export markets....
View news from Global ADB, Japan Support South Asia Push to End Spread of Livestock Disease
ASIA - A new $2 million grant from the Asia Development Bank is to support South Asia’s push to slow the spread of livestock diseases like foot and mouth and avian flu which have caused billions of dollars of losses to farmers and economies in recent...
Friday, October 17, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Recognition for Professionalism in Agriculture
UK - A British professional accreditation for people working in agriculture has been launched by the Institute of Agricultural Management (IAgrM)....
View news from Global Market Analyst: How is Ebola Affecting Livestock Markets?
ANALYSIS - Increasing uncertainty in the spread of ebola has largely impacted livestock markets this week, reports Mike Zuzolo for Global Commodity Analytics....
View news from European Union Russian Trade Ban, Other Trade Issues Discussed at EU Agriculture Council
EU - Europe 2020 strategy, international trade issues, African swine fever and the Russian ban on agricultural products were debated at the Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting earlier this week. ...
View news from European Union EU Research Turning Food Waste into Feed
EU - Global demand for food is expected to increase by 70 per cent by 2050, while a steep increase in biomass use will also put pressure on agriculture....
View news from Australia Australian Cattle Prices Ease
AUSTRALIA – Cattle prices eased in Australia this week despite some major saleyards seeing lower throughput....
View news from United Kingdom NFU Releases New Video on Protecting UK Wildlife and Environment
UK - The NFU releases a new video today to show how much farmers across England do to protect wildlife and the environment. ...
Thursday, October 16, 2014
View news from Global Mycotoxins: Farmers Must Be Vigilant
ANALYSIS - Mycotoxins can wreak havoc on a producer's feeding programme, and this year is no exception, given the cool wet conditions across much of the US Midwest, reports Sarah Mikesell, 5m senior editor....
View news from Global Call For Innovation on Family Farms
GLOBAL – Family farming underpins food security on a world level and must be led by innovation going forward....
View news from Australia Australians Train in Nepal For Foot and Mouth Preparation
AUSTRALIA – Government officials are being flown to Nepal for real-time training in recognising Foot and Mouth Disease as part of national preparatory measures....
View news from Ireland Money Available For Farmers in Safety Drive
IRELAND - A new set of grant assisted health and safety recommendations is being rolled out across Ireland’s farms....
View news from Ukraine Ukraine Gives Crimea Temporary Ban on Animal Produce
UKRAINE - The State Veterinary and Biosecurity Service of Ukraine from 13 October will introduce a temporary ban on imports of products that are subject to veterinary controls from the territory of Crimea....
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Slowly Does It For Lesser Beef and Lamb Cuts
UK - The crucial role farmers play in beef and sheep production has been in the spotlight as part of an EBLEX campaign to encourage caterers to make full use of carcases....
View news from Global CME Group Cuts Workforce by 5 Per Cent
US - As part of its recently announced restructuring, CME Group said it will reduce the company's global workforce this week by roughly 5 per cent or about 150 positions. ...
View news from European Union Bluetongue Persisting in Balkans, Greece
EUROPE – A wave of late summer Bluetongue outbreaks has been confirmed by the World Organisation for Animal Health....
View news from United States Cattlemen Concern at Vilsack Beef Check Off Announcement
US – Cattlemen’s associations across the US have staunchly opposed a government move towards a supplemental beef checkoff....
View news from Global ‘Modest’ Beef Supply Drop Expected Next Year
US – Beef production in 2015 has been revised higher by the US Department of Agriculture, although output will still be 2.4 per cent under 2014 levels....
View news from Spain Government Places Andalusia in Bluetongue Lock Down
SPAIN – South west Spain is in lockdown because of a Bluetongue outbreak sweeping across livestock farms....
View news from New Zealand Record High Returns for New Zealand Meat Exports
NEW ZEALAND - Despite the strong dollar, New Zealand meat exports reached a record high of NZ$5.3 billion in 2013-14, driven by high average values....
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
View news from United Kingdom New Test to Prevent Long Bone Deformity
SCOTLAND - A new test for measuring manganese in cattle is to help reduce long bone deformity in their calves. ...
View news from Kenya Baboons Provide Disease Solution For African Farmers
AFRICA – A major cattle disease limiting agricultural production across Africa is seeing geneticists use Baboon genetics to breed for resistance in livestock....
View news from United States CME: Currency Exchange Rates - How They can Affect Meat Supplies and Prices
US - Equity markets have been particularly volatile in recent days as market participants try to weigh the effect of weak growth in EU and China with the likelihood that the US Federal Reserve will keep rates low for much of 2015, write Steve Meyer and...
View news from Canada $7.5 million Investment into Canadian Agri Traceability Services
CANADA - Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today announced an investment of $7.5 million to the Canadian Agri Traceability Services to develop, implement and operate a national livestock traceability data service....
 
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