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17 January 2018
Cattlemen Kick Off Campaign to Prevent Farms, Ranches from Being Regulated
US - The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) yesterday kicked off a media campaign aimed at spotlighting and correcting a recent court decision that will require livestock producers to comply with laws that are only meant to apply to highly...
'Bite Test' Could Save Millions with New Thin Cut Steak Options
UK - Early trials with an electronic bite test show the meat industry could save more than £7 million, turning cuts graded as slower cook into thin cut steaks....
12 January 2018
Ethiopian Govt Launches Projects to Develop Livestock, Fishery Sectors
ETHIOPIA - The Ethiopian government has recently assigned a US$470 million loan and donation agreement with the World Bank, of which a loan of US$170 million goes to the livestock and fishery resource development....
09 January 2018
Top Chefs Share Tips to Increase Whole Carcase Use
UK - Six top British chefs have revealed how they use the whole beef and lamb carcase in dishes, to provide increased depth of flavour, reduce waste and get maximum value for money....
Over 1M Vaccines to be Acquired for Prophylactics of Cattle Diseases
KAZAKHSTAN - Over 1 million vaccines will be acquired for prophylactics of diseases among animals in Atyrau region, reports the regional communications service....
08 January 2018
Less Chewing the Cud, More Greening the Fuel
UK, US & BRAZIL - Plant biomass contains considerable calorific value but most of it makes up robust cell walls, an unappetising evolutionary advantage that helped grasses to survive foragers and prosper for more than 60 million years....
04 January 2018
Food, Trade Commitments Welcomed in Secretary of State’s Oxford Address
UK - NFU Scotland has welcomed Michael Gove’s support for food production, delivering fairer food supply chains and securing the right trading platforms post-Brexit when the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs addressed the Oxford...
03 January 2018
46 Farms Now at Heart of Expanding AHDB Farm Excellence Network
UK - Farmer-to-farmer learning is now at the heart of AHDB’s knowledge exchange work, with 46 farms across the country fully engaged in AHDB Farm Excellence activities....
Nutramix Signs Major Cattle Semen Deal
JAMAICA - Nutramix has inked a deal with American firm Select Sires under which the Jamaican company will distribute highly fertile, superior genetics for cattle across the island and the throughout the Caribbean....
02 January 2018
Zambia National Service Commended for Increasing Heads of Cattle
ZAMBIA - Zambia National Service (ZNS) Chief of Training and Operations Josphat Jere has commended the Zambia National Service Luamfumu Unit in Mansa for the continued increase in the number of Cattle at the unit....
19 December 2017
Copa and Cogeca Welcome Progress on Brexit Negotiation
EU - Copa and Cogeca welcome progress made and the green light given by European leaders at a Summit in Brussels for talks on the UK’s future relationship with the EU....
14 December 2017
Beef + Lamb NZ Backs Call for Beef Trade Liberalisation
NEW ZEALAND - Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) strongly supports the International Beef Alliance’s (IBA) call for Ministers at the World Trade Organisation Ministerial Conference to agree on a path to trade liberalisation while protecting beef producersâ...
13 December 2017
Cattle Breeders in Caimbambo Receive Hay
ANGOLA - At least twelve tonnes of hay were distributed in the last six months to cattle breeders in Caimbambo Municipality, in the centre-western Benguela province, a product that will be used for animal feed in areas hit by a drought....
12 December 2017
Copa and Cogeca Urge EU Farm Ministers to Support CAP with Strong Budget
EU - During a high-level meeting with the Estonian Presidency yesterday, Copa and Cogeca told EU Farm Ministers that the new EU Commission Communication on the future of food and farming is a good starting point. It is ambitious and as such requires...
11 December 2017
EU Ag Commissioner Cannot Agree to Bad Mercosur Deal: IFA
EU - Speaking from the WTO Ministerial Conference, which is taking place in Buenos Aires, Argentina this week, IFA President Joe Healy said EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan cannot agree to a bad Mercosur deal which will seriously damage the Irish...
08 December 2017
Cargill Opens Animal Nutrition Premix Plant in Philippines
PHILIPPINES - To meet increasing demand from medium and large livestock farms and feed millers in the Philippines and Southeast Asian countries, Cargill yesterday opened its first animal nutrition premix plant in the Philippines....
IFA Looks for Changes to EU Veterinary Medicinal Proposals
IRELAND - In meetings this week with Irish MEPs, IFA Animal Health Chairman Bert Stewart again outlined the concerns farmers have with EU proposals for the regulation of veterinary medicinal products....
06 December 2017
Copa and Cogeca Underline Huge Efforts EU Farmers, Cooperatives are Making to Tackle AMR
EU - Copa and Cogeca highlighted yesterday the progress farmers and their cooperatives have made in tackling antimicrobial resistance, with EU reports showing a 13 per cent decline in antimicrobial use in livestock production....
Sustainability to Elevate Danish Crown
DENMARK - Under the banner 'Feeding the World', the Danish Crown group is launching a new strategy for sustainability and corporate social responsibility to ensure sustainable food for the Earth's rapidly growing population. ...
05 December 2017
Foodwise Targets Dependent on Brexit Outcome, Says IFA
IRELAND - Speaking at yesterday's major conference on the Foodwise 2025 strategy for the agri-food sector, IFA President Joe Healy said the achievement of the 2025 targets would be very dependent on what happens in the Brexit talks over the coming days....
Report: Call for Urgent Action on Food, Nutrition Security
EU - As part of an unprecedented global InterAcademy Partnership project by 130 science academies, a team of scientists from across Europe undertook a two-year, extensive analysis on the future of food, nutrition, agriculture, and health....
01 December 2017
IFA Calls EU Beef Deal with Brazil 'Toxic'
EU - IFA President Joe Healy said any EU deal on beef with Brazil in the Mercosur negotiations is "toxic"....
NCBA Challenges Members to Boost Beef Industry Wins
US - The nation’s leading beef producer organisation has recently helped secure several beef industry wins in Washington, DC – for instance on an oppressive Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule and on President Obama’s BLM Planning 2.0 rule....
Uncertainty Surrounds US Livestock Methane Emission Estimates
US - A new study of methane emissions from livestock in the United States - led by a researcher in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences - has challenged previous top-down estimates....
30 November 2017
Initial Reaction to EU Commission Plan on Future CAP Outlined
EU - Reacting to the EU Commission plan on the future Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) yesterday, Copa and Cogeca called for a real simplification of CAP rules and for any further renationalization of the CAP to be prevented....
Getting a Better Handle on Methane Emissions from Livestock
US - Cattle, swine and poultry contribute a hefty portion to the average American's diet, but raising all this livestock comes at a cost to the environment: The industry produces a lot of methane, a potent greenhouse gas....
29 November 2017
New Online Tool to Better Safeguard Animal Genetic Resources Launched
GLOBAL - A new FAO database launched today will help countries to better monitor, survey and effectively manage their animal genetic resources, allowing for early warning of the threat of extinction....
28 November 2017
New Interactive Map to Help in Fight Against TB
UK - An interactive map has been launched making it easier for farmers to see at a glance the different bovine TB risk areas in Great Britain....
 
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