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31 July 2015
View news from Australia Nothing to Dampen Australian Beef Markets
AUSTRALIA – There is no reason why the current boom in Australian cattle prices should falter, according to market analysts at Meat and Livestock Australia....
30 July 2015
View news from United States Cover in Times of Crisis: Cover Crops
US - Fickle weather and volatile markets could be reason to grow cover crops, according to Colorado rancher, Andrew Schafer....
24 July 2015
View news from Netherlands Partnerships, Innovation Bridge Global Food Supply Gap
NETHERLANDS - To meet the challenge of supplying the food needs of a growing world population, we are going to have to be smart and use all the tools we can. Some successful examples using partnerships and innovations were presented during Nutreco's AgriVision...
View news from Brazil Brazil Added Poland and Now Must Farm Smarter
BRAZIL – Agricultural land expanded by 33 million hectares between 1990 and 2010 in Brazil and now the challenge is to drive for productivity and sustainability....
23 July 2015
View news from United States Pasture, Hay Stocks Supporting US Herd Rebuild
US - Adequate precipitation is allowing for pasture recovery across much of the central and eastern US, adding to an improved forage picture....
22 July 2015
View news from France Suffocating French Farmers, Road Blockades and New Hashtags
ANALYSIS – Disappointment over low farmgate prices is being felt across Europe but French farmers are expressing their anger the most vehemently....
View news from Ireland Irish Beef Prices Rise Despite BSE Case
IRELAND - Ireland's recent BSE scare has shown the level of confidence importers have in Ireland's system and has ironically been followed by higher beef prices. ...
17 July 2015
View news from European Union EU Beef Production Turns to Dairy Herd
EU - European beef production is to rely more and more on the dairy herd in future rather than suckler cows, changing the structure of the total EU herd significantly....
16 July 2015
View news from European Union Strong European Food Production Forecast to Strengthen
ANALYSIS – Europe’s farmers are expected to produce more milk, meat and cereals this year, says the European Commission in its latest outlook....
15 July 2015
View news from United Kingdom Grass-fed Beef Still to Get Serious in Texas
US - Comparing grass-fed and feedlot beef models must use the “best examples” from each, according to a staunch US grass-fed beef advocate who says grass-fed beef remains largely at "hobby" level in his state....
View news from Canada McDonald’s Canada Moves One Step Closer to Sourcing Sustainable Beef
CANADA - McDonald’s Canada is one step closer to purchasing Canadian beef from verified sustainable sources thanks to a pilot project which has begun on-site verifications of beef operations across Canada....
14 July 2015
View news from Global Rabies Still a Global Problem Despite Simple Prevention
GLOBAL - Rabies is a growing health concern for both pets and owners around the world. Despite there being a 100 per cent preventable vaccine, the deadly viral disease is still taking around 60,000 lives each year....
13 July 2015
View news from European Union Could Feeding Livestock Hemp Contaminate Food with Cannabis?
ANALYSIS - European scientists and food safety experts have called for more research and information on the risks to consumers of feeding hemp to livestock and poultry....
09 July 2015
View news from United Kingdom Farm Fatality Figures Still “Quite Horrifying”
UK and Ireland – Death counts on UK and Irish farms are proving stubborn despite a sea change in industry mentality....
07 July 2015
View news from France French Plans to Support Agri-food Sector to 2025
ANALYSIS - Fresh moves are being made in France to support the livestock and agriculture sectors that have been rocked by low prices and poor market conditions....
View news from Australia Gay Marriage Could Threaten Australian Cattle Trade, Warns Minister
AUSTRALIA – Ministers opposing same sex marriage are warning Australia’s cattle trade would take an economic hit if a new bill was passed....
06 July 2015
View news from United Kingdom Livestock Event 2015: Ensure Youngstock are Healthy and Productive
UK - The health and welfare of young stock, particularly in the dairy sector, are receiving more and more attention not only from the farmers themselves, but also vets, nutritionists and pharmaceutical companies....
03 July 2015
View news from Netherlands Food Security in a Transparent World
NETHERLANDS - Delegates at a recent conference on how to achieve worldwide food security heard about sustainability initiatives from global fast-food company McDonald's and a meat company sourcing its beef from a particularly environmentally sensitive...
View news from United Kingdom Warm Weather Brings Major Parasite Pressure
UK – Graziers are being told to expect a heavy parasite challenge over the coming weeks brought on by warm and wet weather conditions....
02 July 2015
View news from Netherlands Sharing Knowledge of Animal Nutrition Can Help Bridge Productivity Gap
NETHERLANDS - Gaining new insights into animal nutrition and sharing this knowledge with others can help to bridge the global food gap. ...
View news from United States South American Beef Ban Lift Meets Strong Farm Opposition
US - America’s farmers are “extremely disappointed” at a US government decision to allow beef imports from regions of Brazil and Argentina because of fears over foot and mouth disease risk....
01 July 2015
View news from United Kingdom New Wales Veterinary Science Centre Opens at Aberystwyth
UK - The new Wales Veterinary Science Centre was officially launched by Welsh Government Deputy Minister for Farming and Food, Rebecca Evans on 29 June....
View news from Global Sustainable Intensive Agriculture: The Route to Feeding 9 Billion by 2050
GLOBAL - Sustainable intensive agriculture is key to feeding nine billion by 2050. This was one of the topics discussed by Dr Sean Rickard at a conference held at the Farmers Club, London, organised by ANPARIO plc, Stuart Lumb reports....
30 June 2015
View news from India Indian Beef Export Growth Slowing But Still World Number One
INDIA – Growth of India’s beef exports is slowing and will continue to do so, according to a Rabobank report....
29 June 2015
View news from Ireland Irish BSE Cow Displayed Signs of “Nervousness and Hyperexitability”
IRELAND – A County Louth cow confirmed as having bovine spongiform encephalopathy last week has been described as showing “neurological signs” as well as reduced health prior to being euthanized....
View news from Global Third of World Population Viable Because of Costly Nitrogen
GLOBAL - Nitrogen use in agriculture keeps two billion people alive and costs the US economy over two hundred billion dollars a year, according to a growing body of research....
26 June 2015
View news from Ireland Classical BSE Confirmed in Irish Cow
IRELAND - A five year old cow has tested positive for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) after authorities were alerted last week....
25 June 2015
View news from Ireland Could Potential New BSE Case in Ireland Hit Trade Agreements?
IRELAND - A new potential case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy in Ireland has come just days after the World Animal Health Organisation (OIE) reduced the country’s BSE status from controlled to negligible risk....
 
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