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07 August 2018
View news from Finland Hay-poor Dairy Farmers Consider Sending Cows to Slaughter
FINLAND - After a dry summer, many farmers in the south and west predict that they will only harvest half of their normal yield. This bodes poorly for Finland's livestock....
01 December 2017
View news from Finland Educational Event Continues Momentum for US Beef in Finland
FINLAND - As a part of the ongoing effort to promote US beef in European markets with great potential, USMEF teamed with Swedish distributor Bergfalk AB for an educational presentation and tasting in Turku, Finland. Funding support was provided by the...
18 November 2016
View news from Finland Animal Waste Converted into Protein Feed Source in Finland
FINLAND - The Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT) has developed a solution for converting even small sources of methane-rich biogas into raw materials for animal feed or bioplastic on farms, landfills and wastewater treatment plants....
31 August 2016
View news from Finland Cows in Glass Boxes Help Scientists Reduce Methane Emissions
FINLAND - A recent study using cows in glass boxes to measure their emissions found that methane emissions can be linked to genotypes, which may allow scientists to speed up the breeding of more climate-friendly cows....
02 April 2015
View news from Finland Cattle Growth Hormone Found to Effect Fish Sexual Behaviour
FINLAND - A common growth-promoting hormone used worldwide in the cattle industry has been found to affect the sexual behaviours of fish at a very low concentration in waterways – with potentially serious ecological and evolutionary consequences....
03 April 2014
View news from Finland HKScan Commits to Use of Responsibly Produced Soy
FINLAND - HKScan has become a member of the Round Table on Responsible Soy Association (RTRS) and thereby committed itself to continuously promoting greater ethical responsibility in the supply chain of soy used in animal feed. HKScan will ensure that...
05 March 2014
View news from Finland Livestock Production Undergoing Rapid Structural Change
FINLAND - A structural change in livestock production in Finland is affecting production costs and competitiveness....
08 November 2013
View news from Finland HKScan Reports Modest Recovery in Sales
FINLAND - Finnish meat company HKScan Group reports that net sales were EUR 1 838.0 (1 840.7) million in January–September, and EUR 623.5 (612.2) million in the third quarter....
27 September 2013
View news from Finland Russian Rabies Threat To Be Beaten From The Air
FINLAND – State authorities have begun the aerial distribution of rabies vaccines across a 10,000 kilometre square area of land to combat the spread of the virus from Russia....
26 September 2013
View news from Finland New Development Programme Launched by HK Scan
FINLAND - Finland's economic crisis has forced a major meat processor, HKScan to lower its outlook for the coming year due to lower demand for meat. ...
19 July 2013
View news from Finland Atria Buys Saarioinen's Slaughter Operations
FINLAND – Finnish meat processor Atria has signed a preliminary agreement to buy of Saarioinen's slaughtering, meat cutting and meat procurement operations. ...
12 July 2013
View news from Finland Atria Buys Saarioinen's Meat Processing Operation
FINLAND - Finnish meat processor Atria has signed a preliminary agreement to buy Saarioinen's slaughtering, meat cutting and meat procurement operations....
08 July 2013
View news from Finland HKScan Sharpens Brand Strategy
FINLAND - Finnish based meat processor, HKScan Group, which renewed its strategy and operating model last year, is now sharpening its brand strategy, starting with the introduction of harmonised company names and the reaffirmation of its country-of-origin...
27 February 2013
View news from Finland Atria Shows Substantial Profit Rise
FINLAND - Finnish based meat processor Atria Group's net sales for the year in 2012 reached to €1,343.6 million compared to €1,301.9 million in the previous year - a rise of €41.7 million from 2011. ...
15 January 2013
View news from Finland Schmallenberg Identified For First Time
FINLAND – Schmallenberg has been identified in Finland for the first time in lambs by the Finnish Food Safety Authority, Evira. ...
27 December 2012
View news from Finland New Rules for Killing and Slaughter of Animals
FINLAND - A new regulation, applied from 1 January 2013, will require more detailed planning and in-house control of killing of production animals, according to the Finnish Food Safety Authority, Evira....
11 December 2012
View news from Finland Increasing Finnish Demand for Beef
FINLAND - The drop in Finnish milk production over the past decade has effected cow meat supplies and consequently overall beef production according to Nicolas Ranninger reporting on the Nordic Market for Bord Bia – Irish Food Board. ...
01 November 2012
View news from Finland Schmallenberg Virus Antibodies Detected in Mainland Finland
FINLAND - Based on the results of analyses completed on 29 October 2012 antibodies of the Schmallenberg virus have been detected in several cattle herds in South-West and South Finland. ...
31 October 2012
View news from Finland Atria Increases Transparency in Meat Production
FINLAND - Atria is increasing the traceability of its meat products all the way back to the farm which has produced the animals in a bid to meet condumer demands for domestically produced whose origin can be fully traced. ...
23 October 2012
View news from Finland Schmallenberg Found in Finland
FINLAND - Finnish veterinary authorities have reported Schmallenberg virus in two beef cows from the same farm on Åland. This is the first detection of Schamllenberg in Finland. ...
11 July 2012
View news from Finland Atria Aims to Improve Animal Welfare, Product Safety
FINLAND - The elimination of monosodium glutamate and artificial additives, the reduction of fat and salt, and GMO-free raw materials are some of the development projects that Finnish meat processor Atria is using to improve the nutritional composition...
23 August 2010
View news from Finland Russia Lifts Some Finnish Meat Restrictions
FINLAND - Russia's Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance, Rosselkhoznadzor, has informed the Finnish Food Safety Authority Evira that temporary restrictions will be lifted from three meat processing plants and one new plant will...
26 February 2010
View news from Finland Reduce Pressure On Watercourses
FINLAND - Jaana Uusi-Kämppä, Senior Research Scientist at MTT Agrifood Research Finland, has demonstrated in her doctoral dissertation that there are many ways in which cattle farms can reduce the load on watercourses caused by cattle-raising....
01 June 2009
View news from Finland Antibiotic-resistance Spreads to Fertilizer
FINLAND - Vancomycin resistant enterococci (VRE) have been found in sewage sludge, a by-product of waste-water treatment frequently used as a fertilizer. ...
12 March 2009
View news from Finland Research on Campylobacters in Cattle and Broilers
FINLAND - Campylobacteriosis is the most commonly reported bacterial enteric infection worldwide. The human cases are usually sporadic, and most of them are caused by Campylobacter jejuni, says Evira. ...
17 September 2008
View news from Finland How Fermented Cabbage Can Keep Infections at Bay
FINLAND - Researcher Susanna Rokka of MTT Agrifood Research Finland has shown in her doctoral thesis that antibodies extracted from bovine colostrum as well as lactobacilli extracted from fermented cabbage and other sources prevent the action of pathogenic...
07 March 2008
View news from Finland Agricultural Income Increased by 10 Per Cent
FINLAND - Agricultural income in Finland increased by almost ten per cent last year compared to the previous year, according to MTT Agrifood Research Finland. In 2007, agricultural income reached € 988 million, while in 2006 it amounted to about €...
27 November 2007
View news from Finland Markers Show The Way To Faster Breeding
FINLAND - Cattle breeding is slow work. Hereditary response can be accelerated, however, with the aid of gene mapping. Use of DNA markers enables greater precision in choice of the best animals, and the selection of animals at a younger age....
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