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20 October 2017
New Mapping Tool Tracks Elk Migration to Reduce Brucellosis Risk
US - Wildlife managers and ranchers in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem soon will have a new mapping tool for reducing the risk of brucellosis outbreaks in cattle. That's thanks to research led by scientists at the University of Wyoming and the US Geological...
18 October 2017
Malawi Lifts Cattle Slaughter Ban in Lower Shire
MALAWI - Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development has lifted the temporary ban on livestock slaughter and movement of livestock from Lower Shire districts of Chikwawa and Nsanje....
17 October 2017
Unresolved Technical Issues Under CETA Being Discussed
CANADA - Canada's Minister of Agriculture says governments and industry are working toward resolving issues that are limiting Canadian pork and beef producers' access to Europe under CETA, Bruce Cochrane reports....
16 October 2017
First Roadmap to Stop Transmission of Bovine, Zoonotic TB Launched
MEXICO - The first-ever roadmap to combat animal tuberculosis (bovine TB) and its transmission to humans, referred to as zoonotic TB, most often through consumption of contaminated untreated meat or dairy products from diseased animals, calls for close...
13 October 2017
Early Pregnancy Test for Cows Improves Welfare, Food Production
UK - Early pregnancy detection is vital in the cattle industry and improves animal welfare, whilst reducing consumer costs....
11 October 2017
GenoTube Offers Extended Life for Diagnostic Samples
ANALYSIS - Looking for a better way to collect and deliver diagnostic samples to the laboratory? Thermo Fisher Scientific's GenoTube is a non-invasive nasal swab for collection of DNA or RNA from animals. ...
06 October 2017
AABP Foundation, Zoetis Award $60,000 in Veterinary Student Scholarships
US - Twelve fourth-year veterinary students from across the country were presented scholarships on Friday, 15 September during the 50th Annual Conference of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) in Omaha, Nebraska. ...
Report Highlights State, Local Initiatives to Reduce Antibiotics in Agriculture
US - The Consumer Federation of America (CFA) has released a new report examining the ways that consumer and public health advocates are working to reduce the amount of antibiotics given to farm animals, a key contributor to antibiotic resistance. ...
Antimicrobial Use in Danish Animals Continues Downward Trend
DENMARK - The total antimicrobial consumption in Danish animals has continued to decrease for the third consecutive year....
05 October 2017
Tiny Protein Offers Major Insight Into FMD Virus
UK - Scientists have identified that a tiny protein, which plays a major role in the replication of foot-and-mouth disease virus, demonstrates a greater level of genetic economy than previously reported....
04 October 2017
Warming Unlikely to Impact Animal Agriculture in Northeast
US - Climate change will not significantly impair animal agriculture in the Northeast region of the United States, according to a multidisciplinary team of researchers, who point out there are many variables in the future scenario they envision....
Livestock, Poultry Farmers Can Apply for Grants to Improve Animal Welfare
US - Starting yesterday (3 October), farmers who wish to improve the welfare of their farm animals can apply for a Fund-a-Farmer grant of up to $2,500 from Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT)....
03 October 2017
Unknown Disease Causes Cattle Deaths in West Sumatra
INDONESIA - An unknown disease has caused dozens of cattle deaths in Siguntur Nagari, or the traditional village in Dharmasraya District, West Sumatra Province....
Report Gives Lay of the Land on Grazing Livestock's Climate Impact
GLOBAL - An international research collaboration has shed light on the impact that grass-fed animals have on climate change. Its new study adds clarity to the debate around livestock farming and meat and dairy consumption....
02 October 2017
Massive Projected Increase in Use of Antimicrobials in Animals by 2030
GLOBAL - The amount of antimicrobials given to animals destined for human consumption is expected to rise by a staggering 52 per cent and reach 200,000 tonnes by 2030 unless policies are implemented to limit their use, according to new research....
Nutrition Key to Increasing Productivity in Intensive Breeding
BRAZIL - Improving the productivity of Brazilian livestock means not only finding ways to make the cattle produce more meat or more milk, but also addressing issues such as diseases....
29 September 2017
IFA: Mercosur Beef Offer a Mistake; Hogan, Creed Must Not Allow Sellout of Irish Beef Sector
EU - With reports from Brussels that the EU Commission have agreed a new substantial offer on beef for the Mercosur trade negotiations, IFA President Joe Healy said it is a major mistake for the EU Commission to make this offer at this time given the...
28 September 2017
FAO Calls for Broader Livestock Vaccination to Keep Lumpy Skin Disease at Bay
EUROPE - FAO has called for broader cattle vaccination to keep lumpy skin disease at bay in Eastern Europe and the Balkans, especially in areas where the risk is the highest....
27 September 2017
IFA Says Increased Direct Payments, Live Exports Vital to Support Suckler Herd
IRELAND - Speaking at the National Ploughing Championships in Tullamore last week, IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said increased direct payments and a strong live export trade are essential to maintain Ireland's national suckler cow herd,...
Strategic Farms Confirmed in Project to Increase Productivity
UK - AHDB Beef & Lamb has announced a countrywide network of Strategic Farms, which have been selected to drive improvements and increase productivity across a variety of farming systems....
25 September 2017
More Investments, Surveillance Needed to Curb Misuse of Antimicrobials, FAO Warns
GLOBAL - A stronger global effort, including larger investments and improved surveillance measures, is required to ensure that antimicrobials are used responsibly and in ways that do not threaten public health and food production, according to FAO Deputy...
Issues Delay Full Access for Canadian Beef, Pork to Europe
CANADA & EU - The Canadian Meat Council says unresolved technical issues will give European Union beef and pork producers and processors an advantage over their Canadian counterparts under the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, Bruce Cochrane...
22 September 2017
Researchers Discover New Cattle Disease, Prevent from Spreading
DENMARK - Within Danish cattle breeding the semen of one breeding bull is used to inseminate a lot of cows. Due to the many inseminations one bull can thus father thousands of calves. Therefore, it is vital to determine whether breeding bulls carry hereditary...
Scientists, Farmers Work Together to Wipe Out African Lovegrass
AUSTRALIA - A partnership between QUT, the NSW Government and farmers could lead to the eventual eradication of the highly invasive African lovegrass threatening pastures and native grasslands Australia-wide....
20 September 2017
IFA Meets EU Officials to Strongly Object to Mercosur Trade Deal
EU - IFA President Joe Healy and National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods met with the EU Chief negotiator for Mercosur and senior officials in Commissioner Malmstrom’s Cabinet in Brussels last week to outline Ireland’s strong opposition to any offer...
19 September 2017
Largest Ever Micro-insurance Payout Made to Ethiopian Pastoralists
ETHIOPIA - More than 2,250 pastoralists received insurance payouts following the extremely poor rains this year in southern Ethiopia....
Taiwan to Lift 14-Year Beef Import Ban
TAIWAN - Taiwan is to lift a 14-year ban on beef imports from Japan, Sweden and the Netherlands, Ministry of Health and Welfare officials said on Friday....
18 September 2017
Cattle Not Subjected to Quarantine Pose Health Risks, Say Experts
BANGLADESH - Cattle are being brought in over the borders without being put in quarantine, posing a health risk to humans and livestock for diseases that might arrive and spread undetected....
 
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