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Wednesday, January 28, 2015
View news from United Kingdom How Can Carbon Footprint of Beef Production be Reduced?
ANALYSIS - The beef carbon footprint in the shopping bag in the UK is one of the highest of all the products that is bought by the consumer....
View news from Global Do You Feel Well Informed about Conditions to Use Antibiotics on Farms?
ANALYSIS - Concern has been growing among farming, veterinary and political communities as well as the public at large over the over-use of antibiotics....
View news from Global Feed Outlook: Arable Output to Break Records By 2018
GLOBAL – World grain stocks will tighten over the coming years but, after a small contraction, harvests will rise back to record breaking levels, predicts a grain market monitoring body....
Monday, January 26, 2015
View news from United States Gridlocked Ports Are 'Big Threat' to Farm Prices
US – Union tensions have halted meat exports from west coast seaports because of a struggle over worker contracts, with major implications for beef, chicken and pork....
Thursday, January 22, 2015
View news from Global Could EU Meat Exports to Russia Resume?
ANALYSIS - The way could be reopened for the restoration of exports of pork and pig meat products to Russia....
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
View news from Global What’s Left If We Lose Antibiotics?
GLOBAL - Bacterial resistance is developing quickly and many critically important drugs risk becoming obsolete. Disastrous consequences lie in wait therefore unless these drugs are used prudently. ...
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
View news from Global Lifecycle Assessment: US Beef Sustainability Improved 5 Per Cent
ANALYSIS - Kim Stackhouse, NCBA Director of Sustainability Research, explains how the NCBA Lifecycle Assessment Study shows that sustainability of US beef production has improved 5 per cent when looking at all three pillars - economics, social and environmental....
Monday, January 19, 2015
View news from Global Can Sustainable Intensification Help Feed the World?
ANALYSIS - Sustainable intensification is one way to feed our growing population, according to Dr. Frank Mitloehner, professor at University of California-Davis. ...
View news from United Kingdom Northern Ireland Beef Calf Numbers Bounce Back
NORTHERN IRELAND – Beef-sired calf records are illustrating the contrasting fortunes of the beef and dairy herd, as a rise in traditional breeds has helped calf numbers recover....
Friday, January 16, 2015
View news from Global Why is McDonald's Passionate about Sustainable Beef?
ANALYSIS - Francesca DeBiase, VP Strategic Sourcing, Sustainability at McDonald's, said buying verified sustainable beef by 2016 is one of McDonald's key commitments....
Thursday, January 15, 2015
View news from United Kingdom TB Tests More Effective than Badger Culls
UK – Changing winter housing and increasing tuberculosis cattle testing frequency are more likely to control bovine tuberculosis in the UK than culling badgers, computer modelling suggests....
View news from United States Profitability: Don't Forget the Cattle
US - You can't take advantage of historically high prices for beef cattle if you don't have animals to sell....
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
View news from United Kingdom Justifying Maize Crop Production for Fuel Not Food
UK - Last week at the Oxford Farming Conference in the UK, environmental campaigner and author, George Monbiot, launched an attack on several farming practices....
View news from United Kingdom Green Policy Restricting UK Agriculture
ANALYSIS - Changing policies on pesticides, animal feeds and welfare are threatening to reduce wheat crops in the UK and the pig herd each by a third....
Friday, January 09, 2015
View news from Brazil Drought and Exports Vamp Up Brazilian Cattle Prices
BRAZIL – Deteriorating pasture across many regions and more marketing opportunities abroad have kept cattle supplies tight in Brazil, where all segments of cattle reached record prices last month....
View news from United Kingdom How Can Agriculture Rise to Challenge of Climate Change?
UK - Farmers need smarter use of fertiliser and smarter feeding and breeding of ruminant animals in their bid to mitigate and reduce climate change....
Thursday, January 08, 2015
View news from Australia See Biosecurity Like Insurance, Farmers Told
AUSTRALIA – Stringent measures to limit the biosecurity risk of farm visitors should be seen as safeguarding a farm’s future profits, a national initiative is telling farmers....
View news from United Kingdom Greenhouse Gas Calculator Wins Science Award
UK - A greenhouse gas calculator developed at Aberdeen University is this year’s winner of the Practice with Science Award run by the Oxford Farming Conference....
Monday, January 05, 2015
View news from United States New Vet Oversight Rules Will Affect More Than Half Antimicrobials Sold
US - In two years time, regulatory changes will come into effect that will cover 57 per cent of current antimicrobial sales for animals in the US....
Friday, January 02, 2015
View news from European Union No Christmas Bluetongue Break for Serbia and Croatia
EUROPE – More reports of Bluetongue disease have been flooding in from southern Europe to end 2014....
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
View news from United States Free Online Tool Shows How to Reduce Odour from Manure
US - The new tool from Iowa State University evaluates options to reduce odours from livestock operations....
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Practical Tips to Help Livestock Farmers Turn over New Leaf in 2015
UK - It’s that time of year when everyone starts thinking about making New Year’s resolutions and turning over a new leaf....
Monday, December 29, 2014
View news from Global Beef Supplies Remain Tight Amid Robust Consumer Demand
ANALYSIS - Tight global cattle and beef supplies continued in the fourth quarter of 2014, although prices tempered from their third quarter highs....
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
View news from Croatia Further Bluetongue Cases Reported in Croatia
CROATIA - Sixteen new outbreaks of bluetongue have been reported in sheep, cattle and goats....
Monday, December 22, 2014
View news from Global Superbugs Pose New Problems to South American Farmers
SOUTH AMERICA – Antimicrobial resistance is rendering previously effective drugs useless and increasing the risk of more disease, a range of experts are telling South American farmers....
Thursday, December 18, 2014
View news from Australia Scientists and Industry Progressing on Cow Talk
GLOBAL - Thoughts on the language of cattle, both dead and alive, are currently receiving major scrutiny....
Monday, December 15, 2014
View news from European Union Bluetongue Keeps Redrawing Borders
CYPRUS – The confines of the Bluetongue virus (BTV) has been substantially extended eastwards by official confirmation of an outbreak on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus....
Friday, December 12, 2014
View news from United States Market Analyst: Global Consumption Favouring Beef Over Pork
ANALYSIS - Mike Zuzolo discusses the major market developments this week....
 
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