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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....
View news from Global Call For Innovation on Family Farms
GLOBAL – Family farming underpins food security on a world level and must be led by innovation going forward....
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
View news from Global CME Group Cuts Workforce by 5 Per Cent
US - As part of its recently announced restructuring, CME Group said it will reduce the company's global workforce this week by roughly 5 per cent or about 150 positions. ...
View news from Global ‘Modest’ Beef Supply Drop Expected Next Year
US – Beef production in 2015 has been revised higher by the US Department of Agriculture, although output will still be 2.4 per cent under 2014 levels....
Monday, October 13, 2014
View news from Global Ebola Threatens Global Food Security
GLOBAL - FAO has launched a new programme to urgently assist 90 000 vulnerable households in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone whose food supplies and livelihoods are threatened by the disruptive effect the Ebola epidemic is having on rural economies,...
Wednesday, October 08, 2014
View news from Global Little Chance of Runaway Beef Markets Slowing
GLOBAL - Runaway beef markets will continue as cattle remain scarce and demand strong, say market analysts....
Monday, October 06, 2014
View news from Global Better Not Rush Trans-Pacific Beef Trade Deal
GLOBAL – Concluding the Trans-Pacific Partnership between world beef’s big five remains a priority, although will not happen soon, a Beef and Lamb New Zealand executive has said....
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
View news from Global No Harm in Feeding Livestock GM Feed, Science Review Finds
GLOBAL – It is safe to feed genetically engineered crops to livestock, according to a research review assessing the performance of over 100 billion animals....
View news from Global Farming Must Adapt to Sustainable Farming
GLOBAL - Policy makers should support a broad array of approaches to overhauling global food systems, making them healthier and more sustainable, said FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva. ...
Thursday, September 25, 2014
View news from Global Massey Ferguson Driven by Global Opportunities
ANALYSIS - Operating in 170 countries, Massey Ferguson is looking to emerging markets like Africa and the Middle East to offer their dependable equipment to farmers who have never used mechanized equipment before, reports Sarah Mikesell from near Aberdeen,...
View news from Global New Approaches to Agriculture Needed to Cope with Climate Change
GLOBAL - Overcoming climate change is central to achieving a sustainable future for the planet's growing population, and food security must lie at the heart of that effort, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said here today in a speech at the...
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
View news from Global South America Targets Russian Meat Market
ANALYSIS - The South American meat sector is making a concerted effort to fill the gap in the Russian market left by the ban on imports from the EU, US, Canada, Australia and Norway....
Monday, September 22, 2014
View news from Global Novus International Launches Web Site for Latin American Customers
LATIN AMERICA - Novus International has launched three new versions of its global web site for customers in Latin America....
 
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