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Tuesday, December 16, 2014
View news from Global Cows Have Three Lines of Conversation
GLOBAL – Bovines communicate with each other using three individualised calls, acoustic analysis has found....
Thursday, December 11, 2014
View news from Global Changes to US M-COOL Expected Before Canada and Mexico Retaliate
US/CANADA/MEXICO - The president of Paragon Economics expects the US Congress to make changes to Mandatory Country of Origin Labelling before Canada and Mexico impose retaliatory tariffs on imported US products, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
View news from Global GRSB: Why Principles, Criteria Needed for Sustainability
ANALYSIS - Sustainability means different things to different people, but a world encompassing organisation is looking to define the term for beef. ...
View news from Global World Trade Negotiators Set New Deadlines for Agricultural Talks
GLOBAL - The World Trade Organization General Council has set two new deadlines for the agriculture trade negotiations to be concluded - one to agree a permanent solution on public stockholding for food security in developing countries and the other to...
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
View news from Global Farmers Welcome Early Commencement of Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement
AUSTRALIA & KOREA - The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) has welcomed the announcement by Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb that Australia’s Free Trade Agreement with South Korea (KAFTA) will come into force on 12 December 2014. ...
Monday, December 08, 2014
View news from Global Spain and Germany Join AgriCord
GLOBAL - Spain and Germany join the AgriCord network supporting more than 300 farmer organisations in developing countries....
Friday, December 05, 2014
View news from Global FAO Food Price Index Broadly Stable
GLOBAL - Food and Agriculture Organisation's monthly food price index was stable in November, as vegetable oil and grain prices inched up and offset ongoing declines in dairy prices....
Thursday, December 04, 2014
View news from Global Sustainable Beef Gathers Pace
ANALYSIS - As the push for sustainable beef gathers pace, the industry could look to Argentina for ideas to make beef less burdensome....
View news from Global OIE Urges Stronger Animal Disease Surveillance Worldwide
GLOBAL - Among the lessons to be learned from the spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8 in Asia and Europe, the World Organisation for Animal Health is recommending a strengthening of animal disease surveillance worldwide....
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
View news from Global US Appeals WTO Panel Reports in US-COOL Disputes
GLOBAL - The US is to appeal against the decision of the World Trade Organization over the decision on country of origin labelling....
View news from Global Global Livestock Sector Addresses Hunger Malnutrition
GLOBAL - Key organisations representing the global livestock sector have joined forces to back the call for action to end malnutrition and sustainably feed the world....
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
View news from Global GRSB Slammed Over Sustainable Principles
GLOBAL - Principles of a multi stakeholder group driving sustainability across world beef production systems have been slammed by a collection of NGO’s for vagueness and failure to address key issues....
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
View news from Global Antimicrobials: Usage Falling, Resistance Rising
GLOBAL – Antimicrobial usage is falling in Europe but bacterial resistance to antibiotics is increasing at an alarming rate....
View news from Global SAI Platform Helps Cattle Producers Identify Sustainable Practices
ANALYSIS - SAI Patform's Brian Lindsay explains what the SAI Platform is and what they are doing to help farmers identify sustainable beef and dairy practices....
Friday, November 14, 2014
View news from Global Merck Animal Health Launches ‘Creating Connections’ to Improve Cattle Well-Being
GLOBAL - Merck Animal Health (known as MSD Animal Health outside the USA and Canada) today announced the launch of Creating Connections, a new program designed to help producers better understand cattle behavior and use that knowledge to employ strategies...
Thursday, November 13, 2014
View news from Global Consumers Demand Piece of Mind on Welfare, Says Study
GLOBAL - Increasingly, but to different extents, consumers throughout the world want assurances that the meat and dairy products they are buying are safe to eat, nutritious and of good quality....
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
View news from Global Animal Welfare and Sustainability Inextricably Linked
GLOBAL - Animal production and animal welfare are inextricably linked with ethical, political, economic, environmental and social issues....
Friday, November 07, 2014
View news from Global FAO Food Price Index Stabilises in October
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index averaged 192.3 points in October 2014, marginally (0.2 per cent) below the revised September figure but 14.3 points (6.9 per cent) short of its corresponding level one year ago. ...
View news from Global Bluetongue Affects 82 Cattle Across Europe this Week
EUROPE - Bluetongue has continued its spread through Serbia, Romania and Bosnia and Herzegovina this week....
Thursday, November 06, 2014
View news from Global Industrialisation Should Not Come at Expense of Agriculture
GLOBAL - Industrialization can be an important tool for poverty and hunger reduction but should not come at the expense of agricultural development, said FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva....
Wednesday, November 05, 2014
View news from Global Sustainable Beef Has Been Defined
GLOBAL - Beef sector stakeholders now have a definition of what sustainable beef is after leading industry organisations came to an agreement at the Global Conference on Sustainable Beef on Monday....
View news from Global Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef: McDonald's Europe Sustainability Efforts
ANALYSIS - The 2014 Global Conference on Sustainable Beef (GRSB) is underway in São Paulo, Brazil, with a focus on the definition of sustainable beef as well as defining the future vision for the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, reports Sarah...
Thursday, October 23, 2014
View news from Global Russia Most Active in WTO Over Animal Health and Food Safety
ANALYSIS - In just over two years since joining the World Trade Organization in August 2012, Russia has become one of the most active members of the body dealing food safety and animal health issues – the Sanitary and Phytosanitary Committee....
View news from Global Call for US to Comply with WTO Ruling
US/CANADA - The Canadian government has called on the US to end its “protectionist policy” and comply with the World Trade Organization’s decision over Country of Origin Labelling....
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
View news from Global WTO Finds US COOL Restricts Beef, Pork Trade
GLOBAL - The World Trade Organization has found that amendments made to its Country of Origin Labelling Rules have made them more restrictive for countries such as Canada and Mexico rather than simplifying them....
Monday, October 20, 2014
View news from Global ADB, Japan Support South Asia Push to End Spread of Livestock Disease
ASIA - A new $2 million grant from the Asia Development Bank is to support South Asia’s push to slow the spread of livestock diseases like foot and mouth and avian flu which have caused billions of dollars of losses to farmers and economies in recent...
Friday, October 17, 2014
View news from Global Market Analyst: How is Ebola Affecting Livestock Markets?
ANALYSIS - Increasing uncertainty in the spread of ebola has largely impacted livestock markets this week, reports Mike Zuzolo for Global Commodity Analytics....
Thursday, October 16, 2014
View news from Global Mycotoxins: Farmers Must Be Vigilant
ANALYSIS - Mycotoxins can wreak havoc on a producer's feeding programme, and this year is no exception, given the cool wet conditions across much of the US Midwest, reports Sarah Mikesell, 5m senior editor....
 
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