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Thursday, July 24, 2014
View news from Canada Watch Out for Anthrax in the Wet Weather
CANADA - With flooding events and high rainfall throughout much of the province, Saskatchewan producers are reminded to watch for anthrax....
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
View news from United States Could Row Crops Hamper Herd Expansion?
ANALYSIS - The decision to keep a heifer for breeding is not just affected by cattle markets but the relative performance of the crop industry too....
Monday, July 21, 2014
View news from New Zealand New Zealand Dairymen Negative, Beef and Sheep Farmers Positive
NEW ZEALAND – Producer group Federated Farmers of New Zealand has reported a ‘slump’ in dairy farmer confidence in its latest Farm Confidence Survey....
Thursday, July 17, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Replace Reduce Refine – Way Forward for Antibiotic Use
ANALYSIS - A framework for replacement, reduction and refinement needs to be established for the responsible use of antimicrobials along the supply chain....
View news from United States Fight Heat Stress in Transition Barns and Beef Cattle
US - Summer brings added costs for cattlemen, but cooling cows in hot and humid weather pays off in the long run and should be done across more animals....
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Beef Farmers Urged to Slaughter Sooner
UK – Cattle are being kept too long on many of Britain’s beef farms at the expense of farmers’ pockets and the environment....
View news from Global How Do We Mitigate Climate Change in Cattle?
GLOBAL - Reducing beef’s environmental impact could hinge on the cattle industry rearing stock in less 'land-demanding' systems, a new study says....
Monday, July 14, 2014
View news from Global What Could Climate Change Mean for Agriculture?
GLOBAL – World agriculture must create short and long term adaptation strategies to cope with climate change accelerating the water cycle....
View news from United States US Corn Prices Drop: Will Corn Creep Back into Feed Rations?
ANALYSIS - Matt Roberts, agricultural economist at The Ohio State University, said corn prices could drop another 40 cents to 50 cents going into the fall and with lower grain prices, he questions when livestock producers will start adding corn back into...
Thursday, July 10, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Automatic Heat Detection: Expensive But Worthwhile
ANALYSIS - An English cattleman has taken the guesswork out of spotting cows on heat by investing in a solar-powered, computerised heat detection system....
Wednesday, July 09, 2014
View news from United States Marketing and the Ethics of Big Food
In another edition of the MOFAD Roundtable series focused on honest dialogue about tough food issues, experts came together at NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development to hash out the ethics of “big food” marketing, writes...
View news from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Cattle Outlook: Bullish Market Remains
ANALYSIS - Cattle futures markets have the bulls in full technical demand, although an eye should be kept open for technical clues of a market top. ...
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
View news from Global Whole Animal Approach Propels New Thinking in Animal Welfare
ANALYSIS - Dr Francoise Wemelsfelder, animal behaviourist and welfare scientist, has developed scientific approaches for the study of animals as whole beings, bringing insights from philosophy of mind and social psychology and anthropology into the study...
Thursday, July 03, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Do Strong Land Prices Help or Hinder Farming?
ANALYSIS – Land values are underpinning much of UK agriculture in an era of huge market volatility but there may be a detrimental effect further down the line....
View news from United Kingdom Minister Welcomes Increased Exports at Opening of Livestock Event
UK - The prospects for food and farming in the UK are promising with export markets opening up and global demand for food rising....
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Calls Made to Produce More Consistent Beef and Shun Commodity Markets
UK - Britain’s beef industry should be aiming for high quality markets and far more consistent results, according to two speakers at a Royal Agricultural Society of England (RASE) seminar....
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
View news from United States Part II: Three Truths about Public’s Perception of Genetic Modification
ANALYSIS - The use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the American food system is controversial, write Oistein Thorsen and Garret Higgins, both with trie....
View news from China How Improving Welfare Can Improve Profits
ANALYSIS - Animal welfare has moved up the agenda for livestock production and companies are now embracing the concept and wanting to understand new solutions to improving conditions for animals bred for food....
Monday, June 30, 2014
View news from United States USDA Reports Hammer Grains Lower; More Soy Than Expected
ANALYSIS - Soybeans led a downside price surge in grain futures Monday, in the wake of mostly bearish supply and demand data released by the US Department of Agriculture at midday Monday, writes livestock analyst Jim Wyckoff. ...
Thursday, June 26, 2014
View news from China Why is China Attracting Global Beef Exporters?
ANALYSIS - The growth of the Chinese economy, the growth and urbanisation of the population and the increasing wealth among consumers in China is providing a lucrative market with huge potential for the global meat sector, writes Chris Harris....
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
View news from United States Three Truths about Public’s Perception of Genetic Modification
ANALYSIS - The use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the American food system is controversial. Public discourse of GMO has been characterized by polarization and inflated rhetoric, write Oistein Thorsen and Garret Higgins, both with trie....
Monday, June 23, 2014
View news from United States Meat, Poultry and Fish Account for 30 Per Cent of US Food Waste
US - A recently published report shows that while meat, poultry and fish makes up 12 per cent of the volume of US food waste, this group accounts for 30 per cent of the value of those losses, writes Jackie Linden....
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Too Much Beef And Not Enough
GLOBAL - A rift has opened up between prime cattle prices each side of the Atlantic....
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
View news from China Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Livestock
ANALYSIS - Livestock is producing 7.1 giga tonnes of greenhouse gases each year – 14.5 per cent of the total human induced emissions, writes Chris Harris from the World Meat Congress in Beijing....
Monday, June 16, 2014
View news from China Animal Welfare to be New Moral Trade Barrier
ANALYSIS - Animal welfare issues could become a new trade barrier following a landmark ruling by the World Trade Organisation, writes Chris Harris from the World Meat Congress in Beijing....
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
View news from United States Fewer Cattle and Lighter Weights
US - Finished weights are not offsetting lower cattle slaughter numbers in the US, leading market analysts have gauged....
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
View news from Global Data Dilemma: Charting the Progress on Antimicrobials
GLOBAL – Veterinary medicine is in a global dilemma over how to measure the amount of antimicrobial drugs used on farms....
Monday, June 09, 2014
View news from Argentina Argentinian Forage Needs a ‘Green Revolution’
ARGENTINA – Cattle must be fed higher quality forage, the ministry of agriculture has advised farmers....
 
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