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Thursday, April 17, 2014
View news from European Union How Can EU Food be Produced to Higher Welfare Standards?
ANALYSIS - A five year plan has been launched to encourage the production, sourcing and consumption of food and products from animals to be from higher welfare regimes across Europe....
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
View news from United States Capitalise on Drought Culling With Shorter Calving
ANALYSIS - A call has gone out to Kansas ranchers to tighten up calving periods as a means of benefiting from drought culling....
Monday, April 14, 2014
View news from Ireland Weight Limits Snub Continental Breeds
IRELAND – Farming groups are preparing to lobby the government at a beef roundtable this week over processor specifications shunning higher yielding continental breeds....
Thursday, April 10, 2014
View news from United States USDA Supply, Demand Report: Friendly for Corn, Soybeans; Bearish for Wheat
ANALYSIS - The April USDA supply and demand report contained no major surprises. However, the latest government data was deemed a bit bullish for corn and soybeans, and modestly bearish for wheat, reports grain analyst Jim Wyckoff for TheCropSite. ...
View news from European Union Lords Call for EU Action on Food Waste
ANALYSIS - The report calls for a redistribution of potentially wasted food to different sections of society or to be used in the animal feed chain where appropriate....
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
View news from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Livestock Outlook: Markets Lower at Start of Week
ANALYSIS - Sharply lower box feed prices indicate a market top being in place reports Jim Wyckoff....
View news from Canada Labelling, Ice, Snow Leave Canadian Outlook Foggy
ANALYSIS - A long arctic winter and on-going labelling disputes mean Canada’s beef outlook is hard to call this year....
Friday, April 04, 2014
View news from Global Tuberculosis in Wildlife: Lessons From Abroad
ANALYSIS - The central role wildlife plays in bovine tuberculosis has been reemphasised by a publication from Europe’s TB hotspot this week....
View news from Global World Trade Talks Stall over Definition of Safety Standards
GLOBAL - World Trade Organisation talks over an agricultural trade deal have hit another block as one of the negotiating committees could not reach an agreement over a definition for private standards for food safety and animal and plant health....
Thursday, April 03, 2014
View news from United Kingdom England Has 24 Years to be Tuberculosis Free
UK – The government has announced 2038 as the target year for a TB-free England with north and eastern parts intended to be cleared by 2025....
View news from United States Feed Law Proposals Cause Friction With FDA
US – Two dairy organisations have clashed with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) over proposed rules which could impose extra burdens on US cattle feed....
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
View news from Australia Blistering Australian Heat Leads to Grim Profit Predictions
AUSTRALIA – High input costs and drought induced slaughtering will leave Australian beef producers out of pocket at the end of the 2013-14 season, predicts the government....
View news from United States Tough Winter Claims More Livestock in US
US - Higher death loss rates are being reported across all ages of cattle in Kentucky as veterinarians assess the impact of a very testing winter....
Tuesday, April 01, 2014
View news from Netherlands Dutch Safety Board Calls for Tighter Food Safety Standards
NETHERLANDS - A call has been sent out to the Dutch government to get binding agreements with the Dutch meat processing sector to improve food safety standards....
Monday, March 31, 2014
View news from Global Is Eating Red and Processed Meat as Harmful as Some Say?
ANALYSIS - Warnings over the potential risks concerning the consumption of red meat and processed meats and cancer have been circulating for several years....
Friday, March 28, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Could Horse Meat Scandal Happen Again?
ANALYSIS - The horse meat scandal or another illegal adulteration of food products could easily occur again....
Thursday, March 27, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Imported Cattle End 30 Year Scab Free Run For Scots
UK, SCOTLAND – A skin piercing cattle mite causing severe dermatitis has been confirmed in Scotland after being reintroduced after 30 years by imported livestock....
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
View news from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Livestock Outlook: Mixed Picture Across Markets
ANALYSIS - A bearish cattle on feed report is likely a precursor to a lift in marketed cattle in the second half of the year, reports Jim Wyckoff, TheCattleSite analyst. ...
View news from Global Weather Poses Farmer Headaches Both Sides of Atlantic
GLOBAL - Two radically different farming challenges are being presented to beef producers on each side of the Atlantic....
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
View news from United Kingdom How Can Science and Farming Live Together?
ANALYSIS - Modern farming needs modern scientific techniques, engineering, technology and social science....
Monday, March 24, 2014
View news from European Union How Will Changes in EU Meat Inspection Work?
ANALYSIS - Changes to the European poultry meat inspection system are expected to come into force later this year....
Friday, March 21, 2014
View news from Global World Water Day: Agriculture and Water Inextricably Interlinked
GLOBAL - This Saturday, 22 March, the world celebrates World Water Day. Water and agriculture are inextricably interlinked and interdependent. Agriculture is a major user of both ground and surface water for irrigation—accounting for about 70 per cent...
Thursday, March 20, 2014
View news from Global Flood Recovery Could Benefit From 30 Day Rule
GLOBAL - European farmers looking to return cattle to pasture after a torrid New Year of flooding could do a lot worse than follow the thirty day drying rule....
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
View news from South Africa Loan Scheme to Get Cattle Back in the Kraal
SOUTH AFRICA – Farmers in the east of the country are being thrown a farming lifeline through a regional Nguni cattle loan programme....
View news from United States Growth in Cattle Weights Compensates Fall in US Herd Numbers
ANALYSIS - The drop in US beef production is not as deep as it might have been, despite the dramatic fall in the national beef herd numbers, writes Chris Harris....
View news from Global Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef Invites Public Comment on Draft Principles & Criteria
GLOBAL – The Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) has released its draft Principles and Criteria for Global Sustainable Beef document for public comment. ...
Thursday, March 13, 2014
View news from United Kingdom More Cows in England's Livestock Census
ENGLAND - The latest census of pig and cattle numbers in England in December 2013. The dairy herd has increased by 1.5 per cent, while the decline in the beef herd over the last couple of years shows signs of reversing, writes Jackie Linden. ...
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
View news from Global Empowering Women in Ag: FAO, UN Look at Gender Equality
GLOBAL – On the eve of International Women’s Day, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said reducing gender inequality is fundamental to eliminating hunger and developing more sustainable food systems. ...
 
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