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02 December 2016
View news from United States CME: Positive Picture for US Beef Exports
US - USDA/FAS has released its weekly update on US beef and pork exports and the data continues to paint a very positive picture for both proteins. Keep in mind that the weekly report only covers sales of beef and pork muscle cuts while the monthly statistics...
View news from United Kingdom UK Food Producers Call for Tariff-free Access to Europe's Single Market
UK - The largest coalition of food producers in the UK’s history has come together for the first time to call for tariff-free access to the Single Market and continued access to a competent and reliable workforce in order for British food and farming...
01 December 2016
View news from Global Certification Would Ensure Quality Welfare During Cattle Transport
Following best practices will improve welfare of cattle and provide economic benefits in dairy and beef transportation, according to a new article in The Professional Animal Scientist....
View news from Ireland Prediction of Beef Price Decline Indicates "Too Many Cattle" in Ireland
IRELAND - ICSA president Patrick Kent has said figures from the Teagasc research institute showing a likely drop of more than 10 per cent in beef prices in 2017 illustrates how much current agriculture policies and the national strategy for expansion...
30 November 2016
View news from United Kingdom Warnings of Price Increases Underline Importance of British Food Production
UK - The National Farmers Union has said warnings of a food price increase next year adds gravitas to the need for a strong, secure and viable domestic food production system....
View news from Canada The Impact of Gut Health and Gut Integrity on Performance of Livestock Animals
CANADA - Remarks by Franz Waxenecker, BIOMIN, Austria at the 2016 World Nutrition Forum in Vancouver, Canada....
View news from Global ASPAC Performance and Portfolio Expansion Mark Another Successful Year for AB Vista
GLOBAL - Animal nutrition technology company AB Vista, has revealed a successive year of global market share growth driven largely by strong sales of the Quantum Blue and Econase XT enzyme product lines....
View news from United States CME: US Calf Slaughter Up as Dairy Calf Market Shifts
US - Commercial calf slaughter (typically Holstein bull or steer calves intended for veal) has been on the rise since May of this year, according to the latest Daily Livestock Report published by Steiner Consulting Group....
View news from United Kingdom Better Data Management to Improve Competitiveness
ANALYSIS - Agriculture is at the start of a digital revolution, and to advance it will need to embrace and understand the increasing amount of data that is being collected, writes Chris Harris....
29 November 2016
View news from United Kingdom Scotland Launches Action Plan for New Generation Farmers
SCOTLAND - A 10 point action plan aimed at kick-starting a new generation of farmers by dramatically increasing the number of starter opportunities on public land has been published....
View news from Ireland Irish Farmers Call for Higher Beef Prices Heading into Winter
IRELAND - The Irish Farmers Association (IFA) National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has said the grass cattle are now gone and winter finishers need a substantial price increase to cover costs and move cattle out of sheds....
View news from United States CME: Record High Beef Stocks in Cold Storage
US - This past week, livestock futures markets recorded higher prices, according to the latest Daily Livestock Report published by Steiner Consulting Group....
28 November 2016
View news from Spain Regenerative Grazing Improves Soil Health and Plant Biodiversity
SPAIN - Regenerative grazing practices improve soil quality and pasture diversity, as the Spain-based European LIFE Regen Farming project, due to end this year, has been able to show....
View news from United Kingdom New Scheme Launched to Tackle Bovine TB
UK - A new industry-led cattle health programme to evaluate risk and recognise farmers who step up biosecurity to help control bovine TB (bTB), launches today on a dairy farm at Iron Acton near Bristol....
View news from United States CME: Cattle Imports from Canada to US Down from Last Year
US - Preliminary data on live animal imports from Canada to the US are collected by USDA-APHIS and published by USDA-AMS, according to the latest Daily Livestock Report is published by Steiner Consulting Group....
24 November 2016
View news from Bangladesh Urban Cattle Rearing in Bangladesh Needs More Regulation, Say Researchers
BANGLADESH - Researchers from the Bangladesh Agricultural University say livestock rearing in urban areas poses risks to public health and not enough has been done to tackle these problems....
View news from United Kingdom Researchers to Improve Foot and Mouth Vaccines with £1.5 Million Funding Boost
UK - Researchers at The Pirbright Institute have secured almost $1.5 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to fund the development of improved foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) vaccines for East Africa....
View news from United States American Restaurant Customers Concerned Over Meat Origins
US - American consumers are increasingly concerned about where their meat and poultry comes from and the methods used to produce it, according to a new report from market research company Packaged Facts....
23 November 2016
View news from New Zealand Massive Funding Boost for New Zealand Beef Genetics Research
NEW ZEALAND, AUSTRALIA - In a landmark collaboration, Beef + Lamb New Zealand Genetics and Meat and Livestock Australia are committing a total of $5.2m over three years towards major joint beef research projects....
View news from United Kingdom Chief Vets Highlight GB Cattle Health, Welfare Progress
UK - The latest state-of-the-industry report examining the health and welfare of cattle in Great Britain has identified significant progress across key areas of mastitis, lameness and longevity, and for the first time looks in depth at the issues facing...
View news from China UK Takes Steps to Open Chinese Beef Market
UK - British beef producers are a step closer to exporting their high-quality meat to China, following a vote of confidence from inspectors, levy board AHDB Beef and Lamb has reported....
22 November 2016
View news from Canada More Cases Confirmed in Canadian Bovine TB Investigation
CANADA - The investigation into cases of bovine tuberculosis (TB) in Canadian cattle has continued, with 34 farms in Alberta and two farms in Saskatchewan under Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) quarantine and movement controls, according to the...
View news from European Union Ongoing Bluetongue Virus Outbreaks in Europe
EU - Bluetongue Virus (BTV) continues to be a problem in Europe, with France reporting more than 90 outbreaks in the last few weeks, according to Sandrine Moine, PhD, R&D Manager at Thermo Fisher Scientific. Diagnostic tests can quickly and reliably identify...
View news from Poland Nutriad Concludes 2016 Polish Wheat and Triticale Mycotoxin Survey
POLAND - Poland is one of Europe’s biggest grain producers. Its farming sector has changed dramatically since it joined the European Union (E.U.) more than 10 years ago....
View news from Canada Key Takeaways on Mycotoxins: 2016 World Nutrition Forum
CANADA - The 7th edition of the World Nutrition Forum recently took place in Vancouver, Canada, one of the most livable places in the world, surrounded by stunning nature. The event counted over 800 participants from 84 different countries. With the theme...
21 November 2016
View news from United States CME: Retail Meat Prices Declining
US - Retail meat prices continue to decline but the pace of price adjustment has been lagging the general increase in overall meat supplies, according to the latest Daily Livestock Report published by Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
18 November 2016
View news from Finland Animal Waste Converted into Protein Feed Source in Finland
FINLAND - The Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT) has developed a solution for converting even small sources of methane-rich biogas into raw materials for animal feed or bioplastic on farms, landfills and wastewater treatment plants....
View news from United Kingdom UK Sales of Antibiotics for Animals Dropped 9 Per Cent Last Year
UK - Sales of antibiotics for use in animals in the UK are at a four-year low, putting the UK on track to meet ambitious targets to tackle antibiotic resistance, according to a Defra report released this World Antibiotic Awareness week....
 
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