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05 February 2016
View news from Global Global Food Prices Fall Again, but Future Prospects Rest on El Niño
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index fell in January, slipping 1.9 per cent below its level in the last month of 2015, as prices of all the commodities it tracks fell, sugar in particular....
01 February 2016
View news from Global Marks & Spencer, Waitrose Top List for Farm Animal Welfare
GLOBAL - Noble Foods, Marks & Spencer, Waitrose and Coop Group (Switzerland) have attained the highest marks in the global Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare report....
29 January 2016
View news from Global Genetic Diversity of Livestock Will Help Feed a Hotter, Harsher World
GLOBAL - Livestock keepers and policy makers worldwide are increasingly interested in harnessing animal biodiversity to improve production and food security on a warmer, more crowded planet, according to a new FAO report. The agency nonetheless warns...
View news from Global Antibiotics and Safeguarding Animal Health: ‘As Much as Necessary, as Little as Possible’
GLOBAL - Following the landmark resolution made at the World Economic Forum in Davos to tackle antibiotic resistance, HealthforAnimals has renewed its call to promote the responsible use of antibiotics, and communicate the importance of veterinary medicine...
View news from Global Remote Atlantic Island Looks for Agricultural Advisor
GLOBAL - The inhabitants of the world’s remotest inhabited island have called on the NFU to find them a farmer to come and improve agriculture....
19 January 2016
View news from Global Latest Bluetongue Reports: More French Cases, Brazil Finds Zoo Outbreak
GLOBAL - In the last few weeks, various countries around the world have reported bluetongue outbreaks....
11 January 2016
View news from Global Boehringer Ingelheim to Acquire Merial
GLOBAL - On 15 December 2015, Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) announced that it had entered an agreement with Sanofi to swap businesses. The deal will see Boehringer acquire Merial, making the combined company the second largest animal health company....
08 January 2016
View news from Global Food Prices Fell in 2015 as Global Economy Dwindled
GLOBAL - Prices of major food commodities declined for the fourth year in a row in 2015, averaging 19.1 per cent below their previous-year's levels, as the dwindling global economy also triggered sharp price falls from metals to energy markets....
View news from Global Latest Foot and Mouth Reports: Iran, Saudi Arabia
GLOBAL - The latest Foot and Mouth Disease outbreaks to be reported to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) occurred in Saudi Arabia and Iran....
06 January 2016
View news from Global What's the Biggest Challenge for Sustainable Beef?
ANALYSIS - The biggest challenge for sustainable beef is taking practical applications to the grass-roots level, said Karl Williams, Operations Director at FAI Farms UK....
30 December 2015
View news from Global Climate Change and Your Food: Ten Facts
GLOBAL - Here are ten facts about how a change climate affects our ability to grow food and feed ourselves....
29 December 2015
View news from Global Top Ten Beef Features of 2015
This year's most popular articles about beef production are centred around efficiency and health. Click on the links below to find out more....
25 December 2015
View news from Global Merry Christmas to All Our Readers!
Best wishes for the holiday season to all our readers around the world....
23 December 2015
View news from Global El Niño Lowers Early Production Outlook in Southern Africa
GLOBAL - Crop and livestock production prospects in Southern Africa have been weakened by the El Niño weather phenomenon that has lowered rains and increased temperatures....
View news from Global Global Trade Ministers Move to End Agriculture Export Subsidies
GLOBAL - An agreement by World Trade Organisation (WTO) member states through the recently adopted "Nairobi Package" started a move towards eliminating export subsidies involving agricultural products....
22 December 2015
View news from Global Latest Bluetongue Reports: More Outbreaks in France, Hungary
EUROPE - Outbreaks of Bluetongue continue to be reported in Europe, with 22 new outbreaks reported in France and two in Hungary last week....
21 December 2015
View news from Global Vaccination Push in South Africa as FMD Outbreak Reported
SOUTH AFRICA - South Africa is the latest country to report an outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD), after cattle with clinical signs of the disease were found in the Limpopo region....
17 December 2015
View news from Global Tight Supply Will Support Global 2016 Beef Prices, Rabobank Says
GLOBAL - Tight beef supply will support prices in 2016, as demand is expected to remain firm even though supply pressure is easing, a report from Rabobank suggests....
14 December 2015
View news from Global Bluetongue Outbreaks Reported in Turkey, Bosnia and Herzegovina
GLOBAL - Bluetongue disease has been reported on cattle and sheep farms in Turkey and Bosnia and Herzegovina, in the latest reports to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)....
View news from Global Breakthrough Climate Agreement Supports Food Security
GLOBAL - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva welcomed the approval of the Paris Agreement on climate change, saying that "for the first time ever, food security features in a global climate change accord."...
11 December 2015
View news from Global Latest Foot and Mouth Reports: Two Cases in Israeli Cattle
ISRAEL - Israel has reported two cases of Foot and Mouth Disease in a 65-strong herd of free-ranging beef cattle....
09 December 2015
View news from Global Severe Flooding Hits Farmers in Britain and Ireland
UK, IRELAND - Farming organisations in the UK and Ireland are calling on governments to ensure farmers are remembered during the clean-up operation, following severe flooding in both countries caused by Storm Desmond....
08 December 2015
View news from Global COOL Retaliation Amounts Decided
GLOBAL - The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has reached a decision on the amount that Canada and Mexico are allowed to claim from the US in retaliatory tariffs, due to Country of Origin Labelling (COOL)....
07 December 2015
View news from Global New Study Reveals Prolonged and Significant Milk Yield Reduction From IBR
GLOBAL - Dairy cows that have been exposed to the virus that causes Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis (IBR) have been shown in a new study to produce 2.6 litres per day less milk throughout the entire lactation, despite showing few or no signs of the...
View news from Global MSD Animal Health Presents Fatigued Cattle Syndrome Webinar
GLOBAL - MSD Animal Health, known as Merck Animal Health in the US, recently sponsored a webinar, “Fatigued Cattle Syndrome: What You Need to Know,” presented by Dan Thomson, D.V.M., Ph.D., the Jones Professor of Production Medicine and Epidemiology...
View news from Global Food Prices Fell in November Amid Robust Global Stocks
GLOBAL - Major food commodity prices fell in November, reversing about half their rise in the previous month, as the cost of internationally-traded staples, except for sugar, fell across the board....
View news from Global Is Consumer Trust in Beef Broken?
ANALYSIS - McDonald’s knows that where food comes from is extremely important to consumers. And they know that people love beef....
03 December 2015
View news from Global Hand-in-Hand Approach Needed to Address Hunger and Climate Change
GLOBAL - Providing support to developing countries and their agricultural sectors is essential for the global goals of eradicating hunger and tackling the challenges of climate change, said FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva....
 
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