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09 October 2014
View news from European Union Which Antibiotics Are Used in Animals in Europe and Why?
EU - A survey has been published on the antibiotics most commonly used and for what conditions in cattle, pigs, horses, dogs and cats by vets in 25 European Union countries....
08 October 2014
View news from European Union Over 1600 Sheep and a Cow Lost to Bluetongue, Says Latest Update
EUROPE – Two separate serotypes of Bluetongue virus have caused hundreds of deaths on sheep farms in Italy and Greece, according to the latest disease update from the region....
07 October 2014
View news from European Union Next Era Probiotic Solutions on Show at Eurotier
EUROPE – Pioneering scientists have submitted research on a new generation of probiotic applications, to be unveiled at Europe’s leading animal production trade fair....
06 October 2014
View news from European Union Acquisition of Novartis Animal Health by Eli Lilly Approved
EU - The European Commission has cleared the proposed acquisition of the Novartis Animal Health business ("NAH") of Switzerland by the pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly and Company ("Eli Lilly") of the United States under the EU Merger Regulation....
02 October 2014
View news from European Union FAO Urges Europe to Support Sustainable Farming
EU - Speaking at an informal meeting of European Union agriculture ministers in Milan this week, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said European governments must help combat hunger and malnutrition on a global level, as failure to do so will...
25 September 2014
View news from European Union Bluetongue Reports Continue Flooding in Across Balkans
EUROPE – Veterinary laboratories across the Balkans have continued reporting cases of Bluetongue virus cases as the death tolls mounts....
23 September 2014
View news from European Union Biomin's FUMzyme® Receives EU Positive Vote for Authorisation
EU - FUMzyme® from the well-established Mycofix® product line of BIOMIN, is slated to become the first-ever purified enzyme authorized by the EU as substances with proven mycotoxin counteracting properties....
18 September 2014
View news from European Union How Do We Manage Vector-Borne Disease in Livestock?
ANALYSIS – Prediction and vaccination are two important tools when dealing with the increased risk of vector-borne diseases as agriculture adapts to changing climates....
15 September 2014
View news from European Union New Agriculture Commissioner Told to Simplify Greening and Direct Payments
EU - Simplification of the direct payments in the Common Agricultural Policy and greening are two of the issues that have been put top of the list of priorities for the new European Commissioner for agriculture Phil Hogan....
View news from European Union Bluetongue Outbreak Spreads Rapidly Through Romania
EUROPE - The bluetongue outbreak has continued to spread through sheep herds in Italy and Bulgaria this week. The disease has now also been detected in eastern Romania where it has spread up from the Bulgarian boarder....
12 September 2014
View news from European Union New EU Laws on Veterinary Medicines Planned
EU - New proposals have been put forward that will make veterinary medicines more available in the EU to treat and prevent diseases in animals....
05 September 2014
View news from European Union Italy and Romania Report More Blueongue as Over 300 Sheep Die
EUROPE – Bluetongue disease notifications have flooded in from Romania and Italy this week, confirming over 300 deaths in sheep....
04 September 2014
View news from European Union EU Animal Feed Body to Work Closer with Romania, Bulgaria
EU - The European Feed Manufacturers Federation (FEFAC) is strengthening cooperation with the feed manufacturing associations in Romania and Bulgaria...
28 August 2014
View news from European Union Macedonia and Romania Report Deepening Bluetongue Problem
EUROPE – Bluetongue virus has become established in central Romania and spread west across Macedonia over the last week, veterinary officials have confirmed....
View news from European Union Immediate EU Response Needed for Russian Exports Ban
EU - Irish Farmers Association (IFA) President Eddie Downey has called on the Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney, to take immediate steps to force an effective response from the EU Commissioner for Agriculture, to the Russian ban on food exports....
27 August 2014
View news from European Union Farmers in Outcry Over Prices After Russian Ban
EU – European farmers have called for extra support from the Common Agricultural Policy in response to Russia’s import ban....
View news from European Union Russian Block to Have Modest Impact on EU Meat
ANALYSIS – Europe’s meat market will be less effected by Russia’s import ban than other food sectors, market analysts at the Livestock and Meat Commission are predicting....
19 August 2014
View news from European Union Copa Cogeca Welcomes EU Commission Move to Support EU Agriculture Sector
EUROPE - Copa-Cogeca has welcomed the move by European Agriculture Commissioner Ciolos to help support the EU farm sector in response to the crisis resulting from the Russian ban on agricultural products....
08 August 2014
View news from European Union Food Waste Promise with New Consumer App
EU - A new app called Foodloop aims to help consumers buy good food at the best price and thus reduce food waste....
18 July 2014
View news from European Union Copa-Cogeca Calls for Stronger Action to Combat Unfair Practices
EU - European agriculture sector organisation Copa-Cogeca has welcomed the fact that the European Commission has recognised that abusive and unfair practices are present in the food chain....
16 July 2014
View news from European Union EU Council Meeting Addresses Organic Farming Regulation
EU - At the 3328th Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting on 14 July, participants discussed the strengthening of the regulatory framework for organic farming, the future of the milk sector and future fishing opportunities....
View news from European Union Vion Food Restructures
EU - As part of a new strategy, Vion Food Group is to focus on cost reduction and investment in its operating sites....
11 July 2014
View news from European Union EU Ag, Fisheries Committee to Discuss Organic Farming
EU - Among the topics on the agenda for discussion by the EU Agriculture and Fisheries Committee at a meeting in Brussels on 14 July will be a policy debate on organic farming....
View news from European Union EU Feed Production Slightly Higher in 2013
EU - Compound feed production in the EU-28 was 155 million tonnes in 2013, up slightly from the year before....
08 July 2014
View news from European Union EU Expects Good Cereal Harvest Increased Meat, Milk Production
EU - The prospects for 2014 indicate an above average EU cereal harvest for the second year in a row and record level of cereal exports for marketing year 2013/14, according to the Commission's Summer 2014 Short-Term Agricultural Outlook....
24 June 2014
View news from European Union EU Becomes World's Largest Agri-food Exporter
EU - New figures just released show that, in 2013, EU agri-food exports continued to grow as in the previous years and reached a value of €120 billion, which made the European Union the world's number one exporter of agricultural and food products....
16 June 2014
View news from European Union 35th Anniversary for EU Food Safety Alert System
EU - Europe is more than ever reliant on its Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF) to ensure that our food meets some of the highest food safety standards in the world. Besides its main role of ensuring food safety since its creation 35 years ago,...
12 June 2014
View news from European Union Work Underway on European Vector Database
EUROPE – Two European bodies are collaborating on a common database on vector borne diseases affecting animals and humans....
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