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28 July 2017
View news from European Union Report Reveals More Evidence on Link Between Antibiotic Use, Antibiotic Resistance
EU - The European Food Safety Authority, the European Medicines Agency and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control are concerned about the impact of use of antibiotics on the increase in antibiotic-resistant bacteria. ...
View news from European Union First Payments Awarded in Global Brucellosis Vaccine Prize Competition
EU - Three organisations have each been awarded prizes of US $100,000 following their initial application to the Brucellosis Vaccine Prize – a global US $30 million competition aimed at incentivising the development of a new Brucella melitensis vaccine....
03 July 2017
View news from European Union IFA: Shortcomings in Brazilian Meat Industry Mean Inability to Deliver EU Standards
EU - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the mounting evidence of a lack of basic controls in the Brazilian meat industry leaves the EU with no choice but to remove Brazilian beef from the Mercosur talks....
27 June 2017
View news from European Union IFA: USDA Move Means EU Negotiators Must Remove Brazilian Beef from Mercosur Talks
EU - Reacting to last week's decision by the USDA to ban fresh Brazilian beef, IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the EU authorities have to take note of this decision and remove beef from any Mercosur deal....
07 June 2017
View news from European Union PCR Testing Can Eliminate BVD Persistently Infected Cycle
New research shows PCR’s higher sensitivity can reduce economic impact of false-negative results in infected calves. ...
02 June 2017
View news from European Union IFA: Mercosur Negotiations Can't Continue in Light of Brazilian Meat Scandal
EU - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said has said that, based on the most recent revelations regarding political and administrative corruption at the highest levels in the Brazilian meat industry and Government, it is not credible for the...
30 May 2017
View news from European Union Farmers, Forest Owners Along with Co-ops Driving Force Behind Green Jobs
EU - Copa and Cogeca underlined at a major workshop yesterday during this years’ Green Week the important role farmers and their cooperatives play in driving green jobs in Europe....
26 May 2017
View news from European Union IFA Meets EU Commissioner on Brazilian Meat Scandal
EU - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods met the EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis in Dublin this week and reiterated the IFA’s strong views on the Brazilian meat scandal....
08 May 2017
View news from European Union Considerations in Developing a Reproductive Vaccination Program
Protecting calves from disease begins before they are born...
04 May 2017
View news from European Union Unfair Trading Practices Costing Farmers, Agri Co-ops, Says IFA
EU - Speaking in Brussels at an event organised by EuroCommerce in the European Parliament, IFA President Joe Healy said unfair trading practices (UTPs) by retailers cost farmers and agri co-ops across Europe nearly €11bn each year....
02 May 2017
View news from European Union Farmers, Cooperative Presidents Unite in Brussels; Agreement on Future of CAP
EU - European farmers and cooperative Presidents united in Brussels on Friday (28 April) and agreed on a joint position on the future Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), underlining the need for a stronger, sustainable and more modern CAP which is more...
01 May 2017
View news from European Union IFA Building Support in Brussels on Brexit Negotiations
EU - Speaking from Brussels where he is attending a meeting of the European farm group COPA, IFA President Joe Healy said there is an increasing realisation among farm bodies across Europe of the potential damaging implications of a hard Brexit....
18 April 2017
View news from European Union EU Commissioner's Legwork Benefits Danish Crown's Export Potential
EU - Thanks to the diplomatic efforts of the EU's Commissioner for Agriculture, new export opportunities opened up as the first container with beef and by-products from Danish Crown's German and Polish slaughterhouses left Husum destined for Hong Kong...
11 April 2017
View news from European Union IFA in Brussels on Beef Markets, Brexit & Brazil
EU - Speaking at the EU Commission Civil Dialogue Meeting in Brussels on beef last week, IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the prospects for the EU beef market for 2017 look more positive than 2016. He said the latest forecast results on...
04 April 2017
View news from European Union USMEF Showcases US Beef at Largest HRI Show in Europe
EU - USMEF partnered with a member trading company and a French distributor to promote US beef at Sirha Lyon, the leading European show for HRI professionals and host of the prestigious European chef competition “Bocuse d’Or.” USMEF’s efforts...
View news from European Union Brazilian Meat Scandal to be Raised in European Parliament, Says IFA
EU - Following strong lobbying by IFA in Brussels over the last two weeks, IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the Chairman of the European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee Czeslaw Siekierski tabled an oral question for the plenary agenda...
28 March 2017
View news from European Union IFA Pushes Case in Brussels for Ban on Brazilian Meat
EU - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods has met with Irish MEPs, senior officials in the EU Commission in DG Sante, DG Agriculture, Commissioner Hogan’s cabinet and COPA, to reiterate the IFA call for a ban on Brazilian meat imports....
23 March 2017
View news from European Union IFA Reiterates Call for Ban on Brazilian Meat; Commission Response Inadequate
EU - IFA President Joe Healy has reiterated his call for a full ban on Brazilian meat imports into the EU, including poultry, saying the move by the EU Commission to halt only those companies implicated in the investigation is not enough....
22 March 2017
View news from European Union IFA Calls for Immediate Ban on Brazilian Meat
EU - IFA President Joe Healy has called for an immediate ban on Brazilian meat imports into the EU. He said the latest shocking revelations on the failure of Brazil to meet EU standards and controls in the meat sector raises very serious concerns around...
01 March 2017
View news from European Union Closest Possible Trading Relationship with UK, Strong CAP Key Brexit Issues
EU - Reacting to a report by the Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture on the impact of Brexit on farming, IFA President Joe Healy said the two key issues for the agriculture sector are the closest possible trading relationship between the UK and EU, and...
24 February 2017
View news from European Union EU Agri-food Exports Reach Record High in 2016
EU - Agri-food exports from the European Union reached record high in 2016, according to annual 2016 figures....
23 February 2017
View news from European Union EU Report Reveals Antibiotic Resistance Remains High
EU - Bacteria found in humans, animals and food continue to show resistance to widely used antimicrobials, says the latest report on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in bacteria by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Centre for Disease...
02 February 2017
View news from European Union EC Launches Public Consultation on the Future of CAP
EU - Modernising and simplifying the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), one of the European Union's longstanding policies, will allow it to better respond to today's social, political, environmental and economic challenges....
26 January 2017
View news from European Union EU Admits No 'One-Size-Fits-All' Solution to Antibiotic Use Reduction
EU - The European Medicines Agency (EMA) and European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) have issued a joint opinion on EU measures to reduce antimicrobial use in animals, and especially the recognition that there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution....
25 January 2017
View news from European Union EU Creates New Platform for Animal Welfare
EU - the Commission adopted the creation of an expert group on animal welfare to be called the Platform on Animal Welfare....
23 January 2017
View news from European Union Project Aims to Bring 'Internet of Things' to Agriculture
EU - The Internet of Food & Farm 2020 (IoF2020) project started on 1 January, and will investigate a large-scale implementation of Internet of Things (IoT) in the European farming and food sector....
17 January 2017
View news from European Union EU 'Could Do Better' at Tackling Food Waste
EU - Although a number of EU policies have the potential to combat food waste, their potential is not being exploited, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors....
13 January 2017
View news from European Union EU Slaughtering Increase in 2016
EU - According to Eurostat, EU cow slaughterings (January-September) increased 8 per cent compared to 2015 and have been at their highest level for a number of years....
 
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