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24 April 2015
View news from European Union More Freedom for EU to Decide on Use of GMO's for Food and Feed
EU - The EU Commission has presented the outcome of its review of the decision-making process for the authorisation of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) as food and feed. ...
View news from Global Uniting to Sustain African Farming
GLOBAL - 23 African and European research partners will collaborate on a new long term research and innovation partnership, focussing on sustainable intensification of the agro-food system in Africa....
View news from Global Could the Apple Watch Fit Farming?
ANALYSIS – Mainstream technology took a major leap forward today with the launch of the Apple Watch, but agriculture is already firmly on board with the wearable revolution....
View news from United States Protein Packaging Sector to Be Worth $11 Billion in 2019
US – Growing demand for animal proteins will result in an $11 billion packaging segment for the US in four years....
View news from European Union BRF Agrees Joint Venture to Access UK Foodservice Sector
EU - Brazil-based meat processor, BRF, has entered into a joint venture with Invicta Food Group in the UK in order to strengthen its service offering and presence in the crucial UK market as well as Ireland and Scandinavia....
23 April 2015
View news from United States CME: US Beef Markets Will Remain Under-Supplied for Months
US - Analysts polled ahead of the USDA monthly cattle on feed report expect March feedlot placements to once again decline compared to the previous year, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
View news from Ireland Help for Irish Farmers to Control Johne's Disease
IRELAND - The Johne's Disease pilot control programme will expand to include more farms in Ireland, after the provision of more cash from the government....
View news from Global Small Farmers and Water: Necessities For Tomorrow's Beef
GLOBAL - Efforts to drive cattle sector sustainability must not neglect small operations and should prioritise water resources, a science conference heard last week....
View news from United States Beating BVD Rests on Persistently Infected Calf
ANALYSIS - The persistently infected (PI) calf is at the epicentre of solving the bovine viral diarrhea issue. ...
View news from Australia Australian Farmers Want Trade Deal to Centre on Agriculture
AUSTRALIA – Trans-Pacific Partnership (TTP) negotiations should be seeking “ambitious outcomes”, placing farming at the heart of an agreement, says a producer organisation....
22 April 2015
View news from United States Antibiotic Stewardship Requires Data and Diagnostics
ANALYSIS - Achieving prudent use of antibiotics will be easier when two important things fall into place. ...
View news from United Kingdom Vets Call for Badger Cull Change
UK – A veterinary body has withdrawn support for the current method of controlled shooting of badgers in the south west of England....
View news from Mexico Mexicans Expect 12 Per Cent Beef Export Surge
MEXICO – Mexican beef exports are expected to lift 12 per cent in 2015 as the number of federally inspected animals continues to grow....
View news from United States CME: Market Uncertainty Causes Cattle, Hog Futures Decline
US - Lean hog futures declined last week due to hog supply uncertainties, but the decline was not as steep as cattle futures, which remain jittery, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
View news from United Kingdom Political Parties Commit to Food and Farming
UK - Long-term commitments to British food and the acceleration of high-speed broadband roll-out are among the promises made by the UK's political parties in their recently published manifestos. ...
View news from United Kingdom Welsh Markets to Display bTB History on Screens
Wales, UK - Livestock markets in Wales will soon be able to display the TB testing records of cattle on screens, enabling farmers to make informed buying decisions....
View news from China China Steps up Monitoring of Farm and Aquatic Products
CHINA - Monitoring of farm and aquaculture products in China by the Ministry of Agriculture for quality and safety has found that the majority are safe and the levels of contamination have remained stable....
21 April 2015
View news from Germany Germany Focuses on Farm Animal Welfare
GERMANY - The German agriculture department has launched a new initiative to make animal welfare a high priority....
View news from Austria Only Minor Role for Bacteria in Cattle Stomach Ulcers
AUSTRIA - Bacteria play only a minor role in the development of ulcers in the fourth stomach compartment of cattle, according to new research recording stomach microbial diversity....
View news from China Rise in Price Chinese of Farm Produce
CHINA - The price of farm produce in China has risen over the last week according to a survey of 36 large and medium sized cities carried out by the Ministry of Commerce....
View news from Colombia Colombia Closer to Bovine Brucellosis Eradication
COLOMBIA - The Colombian Agricultural Institute (ICA) delivered a total of 900 certificates to farms that met the requirements to be recognised as free of bovine brucellosis....
20 April 2015
View news from United States Beef Exports Good Signal For US Cattle
US - Latest weekly beef export data is "quite positive" for the cattle market, according to leading analysts. ...
View news from United Kingdom New Replacement for 'Freedom Food' Label
UK - The new RSPCA Assured label will replace 'Freedom Food' from next month, giving members greater value, according to the Society....
View news from United States CME: Asian Demand Influencing World Meat Markets
US - USDA recently issued its biannual review of global livestock and poultry markets, providing historical supply and trade information and also offering an estimate of the supply/demand outlook for 2015, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
View news from India Small Indian Farms Get More Disaster Payments
INDIA - Farm support for losses during extreme weather events has been increased for Indian farmers. ...
17 April 2015
View news from Belgium Microphones Could Detect BRD Earlier
BELGIUM – Placing microphones in calf pens to listen to coughing can assist stock keepers in detecting Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD) earlier....
View news from United Kingdom New Projects Announced in Animal Disease Research
UK - Eight new research projects to improve the health of livestock have been announced by the Animal Health Research Club (ARC)....
View news from Canada Canada’s Food Production Growing but Wasting More
ANALYSIS - Canada wastes 6 billion kilogrammes of food each year – nearly a third of its total production....
 
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