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28 August 2015
View news from United States Feed Industry Hits Out at Antimicrobial Reporting Rule
US - The American animal feed industry has hit out at plans by the Food and Drug Administration to require new animal drug sponsors to submit estimates of antimicrobial ingredient sales by species....
View news from Brazil Brazil to Export Stocker Cattle to Turkey
BRAZIL – Health officials granted Brazil permission to ship live store (stocker) cattle to Turkey last week. ...
View news from Australia Australia’s US Beef Quota Could Trigger Next Week
AUSTRALIA – The “unprecedented” rate of beef shipments from Australia to a hungry US market could mean administrators allocate the final portion of beef quota as early as next week....
View news from United Kingdom New Proposals to Tackle Bovine TB Announced
UK - New proposals have been announced by the government to help tackle bovine tuberculosis (TB), as part of a 25-year strategy to eradicate the disease....
View news from Global Positive Outlook for Global Meat Market
GLOBAL - The outlook for the global meat market is largely positive, according to a joint Agricultural Outlook report from the OECD and FAO....
27 August 2015
View news from Zimbabwe Positive Tests Leave 21,000 Cattle at Risk from FMD
ZIMBABWE – Foot and Mouth disease has been confirmed in over 1,000 cattle across the southern half of Zimbabwe....
View news from United States Community Spirit Drives Americans to Support Local Food
US - More Americans than ever before are supporting their local food markets, and it's not just because they believe the food is fresher and tastes better....
View news from United States UAVs Are Not Just for Crop Farmers
US - Brett Haas, co-owner of Crop Copter, said while they started their UAV company with crop farmers in mind, they see a lot of interest and application for livestock farmers. ...
26 August 2015
View news from South Africa Frustration Grows: South Africa Resolute in US Meat Ban
SOUTH AFRICA - US poultry producers are growing impatient over continued delays on market access to South Africa for meat products....
View news from South Africa Humans Carry More Superbugs than Cows
SOUTH AFRICA - Antimicrobial resistance of a common farmyard bacteria has been shown to be far more common in humans than animals....
View news from Australia Weather Missing in Jigsaw for “Great” Australian Beef Sector
AUSTRALIA – Many fundamentals are in place for a strong Australian beef sector, which is now waiting on the weather to allow herd rebuilding....
View news from New Zealand Farms Not “High Risk” Work Places, Say Kiwis
NEW ZEALAND – Farmers should be relieved that most operations will not be classed as “high risk work places”, according to New Zealand’s levy board....
View news from United Kingdom Last Call for Wormer Survey
UK - Livestock farmers wishing to complete an industry survey assessing how wormer products are bought and sold have less than a week to do so....
View news from United States Wet Harvest Requires Vigilance on Wheat Mycotoxins
US - Rain across the MidWest has caused mould issues in wheat crops, meaning feeders should be wary of mycotoxin and ergot poisoning....
View news from Sweden Leaders Gather in Stockholm for World Water Week
SWEDEN - World leaders, water experts and development professionals have gathered in Stockholm to discuss and jointly find solutions to the world’s several escalating water crises....
25 August 2015
View news from Botswana Vaccines Rolled Out Across Bostwana, Foot and Mouth Cases Mount
BOTSWANA – Ten of thousands of cattle are being vaccinated in northern Botswana to counter a foot and mouth outbreak still spreading across cattle stations....
View news from Greece Greece Destroys 200 Cattle After Lumpy Skin Disease Flare-up
GREECE – Two hundred cattle have been destroyed due to lumpy skin disease in eastern Greece following fourteen animals testing positive across two separate holdings....
View news from United Kingdom College Values Farm Manure at £14,000
SCOTLAND – Slurry and manure produced by a farm in the Scottish borders has been given an equivalent nutrient value worth £14,000....
View news from China Chile Firm Opens Door for Beef to China
CHINA – China will buy a batch of frozen beef from a major Chilean meat processor this month, with two other containers scheduled for shipment in September....
24 August 2015
View news from United Kingdom Deadweight of UK Cows and Primestock Declining
UK – Prime cattle prices were back last week in Northern Ireland and across Great Britain, with cull cows coming under “significant pressure”, reports the Livestock and Meat Commission for Northern Ireland....
View news from United States Cattle Outlook: On Feed Numbers Grow Again, Beef Production Low
US - Cattle on feed report lifted 2.6 per cent in the major feedlots this month, report University of Missouri professors. ...
21 August 2015
View news from Uruguay Uruguayan Beef Exports Lift in 2014-15
URUGUAY - Uruguayan beef exports in 2014-15 increased 6.6 per cent on the previous year, to 248,485 tones swt (GTA/Central Bank)....
20 August 2015
View news from United States US Ranchers Blame Government for Catastrophic Wildfires
US - A spate of wildfires engulfing hundreds of thousands of rangeland acres is the government's fault, says the US cattle industry's leading body....
View news from United Kingdom New Pea Variety Could Help Livestock, Poultry Protein Intake
UK - Scientists at the John Innes Centre have developed peas that will help animals absorb more protein from their diet. ...
View news from United States Meat Waste has Greater Environmental Impact
US - University of Missouri researchers have found that the type of food wasted has a significant impact on the environment, and wasted meat has a greater environmental cost....
View news from Brazil Brazil to Be Biggest Beef Producer in Five Years
BRAZIL – Brazilians are confident of muscling the US off world beef's top spot by becoming the biggest beef producer by 2020....
View news from Germany Research Model Shows Hazardous Antibiotic Levels in Environment
GERMANY - Several antibiotics could be present in hazardous levels in the environment after manure spreading, new research from sustainability scientists at Leuphana University of Lueneburg shows....
19 August 2015
View news from Global Dairy Sector Could Supplement Tight UK Beef
UK – Pressure in the dairy sector could counter a tightening of prime cattle supplies, say market analysts expecting UK production to fall two per cent this year. ...
 
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