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27 February 2015
View news from United States Sustainability Means Passing on a Legacy
US – Sustainable cattle production means taking care of every drop of water and selecting the right location and grazing for every animal’s needs, says a US rancher....
View news from United Kingdom Moves to Increase Welfare in Non-stun Slaughter
UK - The British government is to look at ways of introducing post-cut stunning in religious slaughter systems....
View news from United Kingdom Labour Pledges to End Badger Culls
UK - A future Labour government in the UK would call an immediate end to the pilot badger culls as part of the strategy to control bovine TB....
View news from United States Economic Models Give Insights Into Global Sustainability Challenges
US - Combining global economics, geography, ecology and environmental sciences is essential to understanding how changes in trade and natural systems in one part of the world affect those in another, a review concludes....
View news from Romania Romanian Meat Industry Expects VAT on Meat to be Cut
ROMANIA - Following efforts by the Romanian Meat Association (ARC) which has been calling on the country’s government to reduce the value-added tax (VAT) on meat, the recently released new draft of the country’s Tax Code states that the VAT on meat,...
26 February 2015
View news from United Kingdom Smaller Markets Push UK Beef Export Higher
UK - Smaller markets, such as Greece and Denmark, have helped drive a six per cent growth in UK beef export volumes. ...
View news from Global Sustainable Beef Answers Tough Questions
GLOBAL - A constantly evolving world poses big questions to beef producers trying to stay ahead of the game and ensuring keeping cattle is sustainable....
View news from United Kingdom NFU: 'Ensure Farming Can Thrive'
UK - The NFU has set out what it wants from the next elected Government, as five of the main political parties get set to take part in day two of the annual NFU Conference....
View news from United Kingdom European Commissioner Promises to Simplify CAP
UK - The Common Agricultural Policy provides the agricultural sector a massive boost to economic growth and jobs in rural areas and all the way up and down the food supply chain....
View news from Global Kansas and Scottish Laboratories Join to Tackle Bunyaviruses
GLOBAL – Two universities are partnering across Atlantic to combat a family of viruses which includes Schmallenberg, first detected in the UK in 2012....
View news from Croatia Early-bird Deadline Approaches for Welfare Conference Registration
CROATIA - The reduced registration rate for the Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) International Symposium 2015 ends on Friday 27 February. ...
25 February 2015
View news from United Kingdom Charolais Spring Sales Strong Once More
UK, SCOTLAND - Charolais has again taken the lead at the UK's spring sales, with a major Scottish sale topping at 18,000 guineas. ...
View news from United Kingdom Commitment Shown to bTB Eradication Strategy
UK - Culling of badgers in two pilot areas of the UK to help eradicate Bovine TB is starting to show signs of success....
View news from United Kingdom Strategy Laid out to Make British Farming More Competitive
UK - A four point strategy has been laid out by the British government to make British farming more competitive, more productive and more resilient....
View news from United Kingdom Politicians Need to Ensure Food Chain Works
UK - Politicians need to ensure that the food chain works and the farming sector is given unhindered access to futures markets....
View news from Canada Lack of Workers Impacts Livestock Sector Profitability
CANADA - The Canadian Meat Council warns the inability of Canadian meat processing plants to access workers jeopardizes the viability of the plants, the profitability of livestock producers, and existing jobs at those plants....
View news from Global Agricultural Production 'Not Suitable' for Food Challenges of the 21st Century
GLOBAL - While the numbers of the chronically hungry have been reduced by 100 million over the past decade, 805 million still go without enough to eat on a regular basis....
View news from United States USDA Announces Funding for Research, Education, Extension
US - The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced more than $160 million in funding for food and agriculture research, education and extension....
24 February 2015
View news from United Kingdom Quick Response Needed on BVD to Avoid Farm Restrictions
SCOTLAND – Bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD) herd screening is an annual requirement and herds without a test in the last twelve months will face restrictions in June....
View news from United Kingdom New Report Reveals Alarming UK Self-Sufficiency Figures
UK - A new report published by the National Farmers Union (NFU) has revealed disturbing new figures relating to the UK’s self-sufficiency in food. It states that at current rates, just 53 per cent of the nation’s food needs will be produced from home...
View news from Norway Norway BSE Case Resolved
NORWAY – A bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) case has been finalised with confirmation of all risk animals being killed and incinerated....
View news from France Ceva Santé Animale Launches Responsive New Website
FRANCE - A refreshing new design and responsive features will allow users an improved experience when browsing Ceva's new website....
View news from China Chinese Lift Ban on Irish Beef
CHINA - China has lifted its ban on Irish beef....
View news from Australia Record Australian Beef Production in 2014
AUSTRALIA - In 2014, Australia produced 2.55 million tonnes cwt of beef, the highest level on record and 10 per cent above the previous record from 2013 according to ABS....
View news from Global TheCattleSite Launches Beef & Dairy Sustainability Hub
ANALYSIS – What does sustainable beef really mean? TheCattleSite, TheBeefSite and TheDairySite aim to help you figure it out with the launch of their new Beef & Dairy Sustainability Hub....
23 February 2015
View news from United States Record US Meat Output as Food Price Inflation Stays Low
US - Lower energy prices, lower transportation costs, the appreciation of the US dollar, drought intensification in the West, and the Farm Bill implementation will affect the agricultural economy in the US over the short term....
View news from United Kingdom Call to Government to End Non-stun Slaughter on Day of Parliamentary Debate
UK - The British Veterinary Association (BVA), supported by the RSPCA, has called on the British Government to end non-stun slaughter on the day of a Parliamentary debate on an e-petition relating to ending non-stun slaughter to promote animal welfare....
View news from United States Cattle Outlook: February Feedlots Slightly Fuller Than Last Year
US - The latest cattle on feed report showed slightly higher placements than a year ago....
 
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