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Tuesday, September 23, 2014
View news from United States McDonald's: Beef Sustainability is Job #1, #2 and #3
ANALYSIS - McDonald's sustainability efforts focus on verifiable sustainable coffee, fish, fiber, palm oil and beef with "beef being Priority Number One, Two and Three."...
Saturday, September 20, 2014
View news from United States Market Analyst: Split Across Livestock Futures
US - Livestock futures have been mostly split over the last week, according to Mike Zuzolo for Global Commodity Analytics....
Friday, September 19, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Can Farming Reverse its Ageing Trend?
ANALYSIS – Agriculture is ageing and more must be done to draw young people into UK food production to meet growing national and world demand....
View news from Germany More Land Fewer Harvests
GERMANY - Most of the Earth’s agricultural land resources are already under cultivation. Climate change poses a huge challenge to global agriculture, but a new study by geographers at the Lugwig Maximilians University in Munich shows that some regions...
Thursday, September 18, 2014
View news from United States Bluetongue Update: New Outbreaks, New Science
GLOBAL - Scientists better understand how the Bluetongue virus survives winters, as farmers across southern Europe try to cope with this summer’s rapidly spreading outbreak....
View news from European Union How Do We Manage Vector-Borne Disease in Livestock?
ANALYSIS – Prediction and vaccination are two important tools when dealing with the increased risk of vector-borne diseases as agriculture adapts to changing climates....
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Loss of Food Testing Fund Could Threaten UK Food Safety
ANALYSIS - Removing funding for non-statutory food testing of imported food as part of government cut backs is leading to UK food safety concerns. ...
View news from United Kingdom Growing Concerns over Liver Fluke Impact
ANALYSIS - Changing climates and higher rainfall in the UK are seeing the spread of parasitic pests that are costing the beef, dairy and lamb sectors millions of pounds each year....
Monday, September 15, 2014
View news from European Union Bluetongue Outbreak Spreads Rapidly Through Romania
EUROPE - The bluetongue outbreak has continued to spread through sheep herds in Italy and Bulgaria this week. The disease has now also been detected in eastern Romania where it has spread up from the Bulgarian boarder....
Friday, September 12, 2014
View news from European Union New EU Laws on Veterinary Medicines Planned
EU - New proposals have been put forward that will make veterinary medicines more available in the EU to treat and prevent diseases in animals....
Thursday, September 11, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Boost Production, Calve at Two Years Old
UK - More heifers should be calving at two years of age providing management is right, British producers have been told....
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Will Scotland's Independence Vote Impact Agriculture?
ANALYSIS - Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond addressed international agricultural journalists at a conference in Scotland on Sunday evening saying, “There is a debate going on as part of this great national discussion about Scotland’s place...
View news from Global How Can Companies Improve Animal Welfare?
ANALYSIS - Major meat and food processing companies around the world are starting to take a lead in animal welfare issues....
Monday, September 08, 2014
View news from United Kingdom UK Feed Prices on the Way Up Again?
UK - While compound feed prices are well below their peak in early to mid-2013, the latest averages are 86, 76, 101 and 93 per cent higher, respectively, for cattle/calf, pig, poultry and sheep rations than at the start of 2006....
Thursday, September 04, 2014
View news from Global What are Climate Change's Implications for Agriculture?
ANALYSIS - The effects of climate change on crop and food production, which are already evident in several regions of the world, show that negative impacts are more common than positive ones....
Wednesday, September 03, 2014
View news from United States Buying Corn Off the Growers Before Harvest
US - Buying fields of corn pre-harvest could be an option this year, MidWest cattle producers are being advised....
Tuesday, September 02, 2014
View news from Global Changing Diets Vital to Reducing Climate Change
ANALYSIS - If current trends continue food production alone will reach, if not exceed, the global targets for total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in 2050....
Monday, September 01, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Scottish Beef Closer to 'Sustainable' Than Most
SCOTLAND – Only a few countries have beef systems close to being called sustainable but Scotland is one, says an industry report....
View news from Global Economist: India is Shining Star in BRIC
ANALYSIS - India is now a bright spot in the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) emerging markets, reports Sarah Mikesell, 5m senior editor, live from the Farm Progress Show held near Boone, Iowa, USA....
Friday, August 29, 2014
View news from United States Could Feeding Change if Corn Stays Low?
ANALYSIS - Consider corn to control feed costs, farmers are being told ahead of an expected bumper harvest....
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
View news from European Union Russian Block to Have Modest Impact on EU Meat
ANALYSIS – Europe’s meat market will be less effected by Russia’s import ban than other food sectors, market analysts at the Livestock and Meat Commission are predicting....
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
View news from Mexico Farmer Advantages to Grow 'Clenbuterol Free' Programme
MEXICO – A beef transparency scheme promising marketing advantages for compliant farms is aiming to phase out a banned growth promoter....
Monday, August 25, 2014
View news from Global Nestlé Steps up Commitment to Animal Welfare
ANALYSIS - Global food processing giant Nestlé has launched a new set of guidelines for animal welfare for its producers....
Thursday, August 21, 2014
View news from Global South America Steps in to Meet Russian Needs
RUSSIA - The trade war with between Russia and the EU, US, Canada, Australia and Norway that has flared up because of sanctions imposed over the crisis in Ukraine was stepped up this week....
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
View news from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Cattle Outlook: Mixed Tones Across Livestock Markets
ANALYSIS - Some short covering has been seen in cattle markets this week, with near term technical damage indicative of a market top....
View news from Australia Ryegrass Management at Heart of Tasmanian Ill-thrift
AUSTRALIA - A condition costing Tasmanian farmers over A$10 million each year could be linked to the island’s most widely used pasture grass....
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
View news from Global Russia Eyes New Food Importers to Sustain Supplies
ANALYSIS - The Russian ban on meat and food products is starting to bite and could have a dramatic effect on the global food market, writes Chris Harris....
View news from Global Outcome Measures Drive Producer Profitability, Sustainable Practices
ANALYSIS - Farmers are seeing the value of switching to outcome measures to increase profitability as part of building on their sustainable farming practices....
 
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