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20 February 2013
Classes Offer Farmers Production Cost Advice
US - “It’s been a long time since beef producers had this good of a chance of off-setting their production costs,” said Dr. Monte Rouquette, Texas A&M AgriLife Research forage scientist....
07 February 2013
Branding and Computer Technology Mix in Traceability Scheme
NICARAGUA – Livestock movement monitoring is being stepped up by linking a computer database to an iron branding system....
06 February 2013
SCS Explores LCA to Measure Environmental Impact of Foods
US - SCS Global Services presented insights into the increased use of product Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) for food, beverage and other consumer packaged goods at the Sustainable Foods Summit in San Francisco last month....
04 February 2013
‘Cowbytes’ Offers Ration and Costing Advice
CANADA – Cattlemen are beginning to hear about a ration balancing computer programme now available called ‘Cowbytes’....
Rural Business Training for 90,000 Entrepreneurs Launched
UK - At least 90,000 aspiring businesspeople will get specialist training as part of the Government’s latest drive towards rural economic growth Environment Secretary, Owen Paterson announced today....
22 January 2013
Strong Sector Requires Further Improvements
GERMANY – Despite a gross domestic product of 160 billion euros and employing 5 million people the German agri-food industry still has much to achieve, this was the message of the German Farmers Association (DBV) at Green Week, the International food...
Continental Markets for Irish Beef Positive
IRELAND - Speaking from Green Week in Berlin, IFA President John Bryan said the equine DNA testing is not an issue across our important continental European markets. ...
18 January 2013
Minister Announces Meat Sector Technology Programme Launch
IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, has announced the launch of a new Sheep Technology Adoption Programme and additional phases of technology adoption programmes in the beef and dairy sectors....
20 December 2012
Ministry to Oversee Vaccine Development
BRAZIL – ARGENTINA - As part of the Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) action programme of the Mercosur group the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply will undertake an audit of vaccine development at the Biogenesis Laboratory in Buenos Aires on...
03 December 2012
AACo Wins Agribusiness Export Award
AUSTRALIA - Australian Agricultural Company (AACo) has won the prestigious Agribusiness Award at the 50th Australian Export Awards, held at Parliament House in Canberra this week....
27 November 2012
FAO, Haitian President Urge Increased Investment in Haiti
HAITI - Visiting Haitian President Michel Joseph Martelly and FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva have appealed for increased investment in the country in order to build its long-term resilience....
22 November 2012
DSM Launches State-of-the-art Animal Nutrition, Health Website
SWITZERLAND - DSM is showcasing the full breadth and versatility of its Animal Nutrition & Health offering with a brand new website....
21 November 2012
Livestock Sector Receives Boost From Funding
UK - Advanced training for farmers in livestock skills is to get a £400,000 national boost under Defra's £20m Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE), according to DairyCo. ...
19 November 2012
Skills Programme Needed to Safeguard Beef Sector
SWEDEN - Industry regulators have agreed on a common and long-term development platform for beef sector growth. Called 'Growth Beef' the intentions are to ensure the availability of Swedish beef in the future through national programmes....
09 November 2012
Cargill Invests in Mozambique Farmers
MOZAMBIQUE – Meat, food and agribusiness giant, Cargill is to invest $1.35 million in a three-year partnership with the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) to provide support for the Bilibiza Agriculture Institute (IABil) in order to enhance and expand educational...
06 November 2012
Industry Made Progress During 2011, Export Earnings Up
IRELAND- According to a Teagasc annual report, farming and the agri food industry made steady progress during 2011, generating important economic activity in rural area and valuable export earnings for the country....
16 October 2012
Productivity Enhancing Technologies Essential for Cattle
US - The Journal of Animal Science has published new research looking at the consequences if US farmers and ranchers no longer used productivity-enhancing technologies to raise beef cattle. ...
03 October 2012
Innovations Awards at EuroTier 2012
GERMANY - The international event for the agricultural machinery, equipment and supplies for the professional livestock sector EuroTier received an extensive list of entries for its innovation awards this year. ...
01 October 2012
Texas Ranchers Join Calls for RFS Waiver
US - The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) called on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) September 26 to waive the current Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) in light of corn shortages and soaring feed costs across the US....
12 September 2012
MEPs Approve Voluntary EID for Cattle
EU - A voluntary approach to the introduction of cattle electronic identification (EID) has been backed by MEPs when they voted on amendments to the Commission’s proposal for bovine EID earlier this week....
16 August 2012
Morrisons Help Farmers Choose Right Renewables
UK - Morrisons has published the second in a series of independent guidebooks aimed at helping farmers looking to develop renewable energy projects make the right investment....
15 August 2012
Ventilation Reduces Environmental Impact of Housing
DENMARK - A new smart ventilation system helps Danish livestock producers to overcome some of the environmental challenges that the industry faces. Scientists from Aarhus University are involved in the development of the system devised by MT Højgaard...
14 August 2012
Crash Test Cows Hopes to Reduce Injuries
AUSTRALIA - A new type of cattle gate aimed at preventing farmer death and injury has completed rigorous testing and development by the CSIRO. SaferGate, designed by farmer and inventor Edward Evans, has been put to the test by a CSIRO-developed ‘crash...
Livestock 2012: Farm Safety Demonstrations
UK - A series of farm safety demonstrations will be staged at Livestock 2012 to be staged at The NEC, Birmingham on 4 and 5 September. This new initiative is designed to help all farmers, their families and their workers to stay safe and healthy and to...
13 August 2012
New Opportunities for Small Processors
US - Ohio is to be the first state to participate in USDA's Cooperative Interstate Shipment programme....
06 August 2012
Efficient Use of Nitrogen Increases Profits
AUSTRALIA - Dairy and beef producers who attended the Department of Agriculture and Food’s Profitable Nitrogen Workshops are confident they can increase their profitability by using nitrogen fertiliser more efficiently....
02 August 2012
NFPA Urged to Protect Facilities from Fires
US - Thirteen animal protection organizations filed an Appeal with the National Fire Protection Association on 27 July 2012 requesting that the NFPA approve and adopt Amendment 150, Standard on Fire and Life Safety in Animal Housing Facilities requiring...
30 July 2012
River Stone Beds an Option for Calves
NEW ZEALAND - River stones are a satisfactory option for calf bedding, according to a recent study by DairyNZ and AgResearch....
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