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30 November 2016
View news from United Kingdom Better Data Management to Improve Competitiveness
ANALYSIS - Agriculture is at the start of a digital revolution, and to advance it will need to embrace and understand the increasing amount of data that is being collected, writes Chris Harris....
22 November 2016
View news from European Union Ongoing Bluetongue Virus Outbreaks in Europe
EU - Bluetongue Virus (BTV) continues to be a problem in Europe, with France reporting more than 90 outbreaks in the last few weeks, according to Sandrine Moine, PhD, R&D Manager at Thermo Fisher Scientific. Diagnostic tests can quickly and reliably identify...
15 November 2016
View news from United Kingdom BVDFree England Making Progress
UK - Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) is highly contagious and one of the biggest disease issues facing the UK cattle industry. ...
10 November 2016
View news from United States How Will Trump's Presidency Affect the Meat Industry?
US - We have no interest to wade into the political debate and are fully cognisant of the fact that passions run high after a very heated election season, reads the latest Daily Livestock Report published by Steiner Consulting Group....
09 November 2016
View news from United Kingdom Livestock Farmers Warned Over Ergot Toxin Risk in Feed Grains
SCOTLAND, UK - Experts from Scotland’s Rural College are urging livestock farmers to beware of an increased risk posed by feed grain contaminated with ergot, a fungal disease that can be toxic to animals or humans....
08 November 2016
View news from United States How Will New GIPSA Rules Affect US Farmers?
US - When farmers thought regulations couldn’t get more difficult, the USDA began moving forward with new rules that will likely impact contracts and litigation, writes Rachel Lane....
07 November 2016
View news from United States Ready for the US Veterinary Feed Directive?
US - Public perception that antibiotic use in animal feed may be leading to antibiotic resistance is driving the new US Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) Final Rule, which takes effect January 1, 2017....
03 November 2016
View news from United States Lighting Type Affects Ground Beef Colour
US - When choosing a package of ground beef from the retail case, consumers rely heavily on the colour of the meat to make their decision....
02 November 2016
View news from United Kingdom Check Protein Levels in Silage to Keep Cattle Healthy This Winter
SCOTLAND, UK - Concerns over the number of analysed silage samples revealing low protein levels has led staff from Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) to urge farmers to get their silage analysed as soon as possible, before winter feeding....
31 October 2016
View news from Global Canada-EU Trade Agreement Brings Change for Beef Trade
GLOBAL - Canadian beef producers have welcomed the signing of a new trade deal between the EU and Canada yesterday, but the deal is less welcome to beef producers in the EU, who fear the impacts on the market....
28 October 2016
View news from United States Manure Safety Should be Prioritised on Cattle Farms
US - With harvest winding down and manure application underway, it's a good time to remember manure safety, says Rich Gates, professor and Extension specialist at the University of Illinois....
25 October 2016
View news from United States Japanese Market Sways Beef Organisation to Back Trans-Pacific Partnership
US - Not approving the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is costing the US cattle industry thousands of dollars every day in lost sales in Japan, according to some industry groups. Rachel Lane reports....
24 October 2016
View news from United Kingdom Collaborative Approach to Reduce Food Waste from Farm to Consumer
UK - There needs to be greater collaboration between farmers, retailers and processors to reduce food waste along the supply chain, writes Chris Harris....
21 October 2016
View news from European Union New Study Shows Ways to Reduce Ammonia Pollution from Cattle
EUROPE - Improved barn design, cleaning processes, and manure treatment could reduce ammonia emissions from commercial dairy cattle barns by 17 to 50 per cent, according to a new study published in the journal Science of the Total Environment....
20 October 2016
View news from United States Beef Producers Need to be Selective in Choosing Replacement Heifers
US - Spiralling cattle prices in recent weeks are not leaving much wiggle room when it comes to marketing calves and replacement females to fit current trends, according to cattle experts....
19 October 2016
View news from United Kingdom Wales' New Bovine TB Plan Targets High-Risk Areas
WALES, UK - A new approach to eradicating bovine TB was announced by the Welsh government yesterday, using tailored measures for Low, Intermediate and High TB areas....
18 October 2016
View news from Zimbabwe Botswana Starts Shooting Stray Zimbabwean Cattle
AFRICA - Botswana police have started shooting to death cattle owned by Zimbabweans that stray into their territory, a radical step announced six months ago as Gaborone scales up its fight against foot and mouth disease, writes Ian Nkala....
17 October 2016
View news from Global GRSB Conference Continues Sustainable Beef Conversation
ANALYSIS - Nearly 225 beef value chain stakeholders from 15 countries around the world participated in seminars and moderated discussions focused on advocating for continuous improvement in the global beef value chain during the 2016 Global Conference...
11 October 2016
View news from United States New Vaccine Against Cattle Diseases Could Help Reduce Antibiotics Use
US - A newly patented vaccine by Kansas State University researchers could be good news for meat consumers, as well as for cattle and those who care for them....
10 October 2016
View news from United Kingdom Take Action to Control Pneumonia Risk in Cattle This Autumn Season
UK - Pneumonia is one of the most significant diseases affecting beef production, costing the UK cattle industry an estimated £50 million each year, according to levy board AHDB Beef and Lamb....
27 September 2016
View news from United Kingdom Big Data Shows Weak Link Between Badgers and Cattle for TB Spread
UK - The largest simulation to date of the numbers of cattle and badgers infected with tuberculosis (TB) casts serious doubts about the extent to which badgers cause TB in cattle, according to research from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)....
26 September 2016
View news from United States North American Cattle Markets Starting to Calm Down
NORTH AMERICA - The extreme volatility in North American cattle markets over the past 12 to 18 months has surprised many market analysts, but most believe that the extreme swings are over, and there will continue to be steady, downward movement on cattle...
23 September 2016
View news from United Kingdom Liver Fluke Control Plans Essential as Weather Creates High Risk
UK - Farmers are warned to be proactive with liver fluke management this autumn to ensure no adverse effects on cattle performance are seen, given the high liver fluke risk this year....
22 September 2016
View news from Global World Leaders Agree Action to Fight Antimicrobial Resistance
GLOBAL - World leaders have signalled an unprecedented level of attention to curb the spread of infections that are resistant to antimicrobial medicines, in a pledge agreed by 193 countries at the United Nations headquarters in New York yesterday....
20 September 2016
View news from India Indian Buffalo Meat Exports to Reach $5.98 Billion in Five Years
INDIA - Despite the controversy over beef selling and consumption in India, the country’s beef export is expected to grow at an annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8 per cent over the next five years and reach INR 40000 crore ($5.98 billion), says ICRA, a...
16 September 2016
View news from United Kingdom Will New Food Labelling Regulations Build Trust and Confidence?
ANALYSIS - The UK’s vote to leave the European Union could allow some flexibility in the way that new European food labelling regulations are implemented....
14 September 2016
View news from Ireland How Will Brexit Affect the Irish Beef Industry?
ANALYSIS - Uncertainty and a sense of disbelief that the UK actually voted in favour of leaving the European Union were recurring themes among the panel of speakers at an event named 'The Impact of Brexit on Irish Agriculture', recently hosted by the...
13 September 2016
View news from United Kingdom Heightened Risk of Bluetongue Virus Outbreak in UK Leads to Ongoing Monitoring
UK - The Pirbright Institute and Thermo Fisher Scientific are closely monitoring and preparing for the potential outbreak of Bluetongue virus (BTV) Type 8 in the UK, where the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) estimates there is...
 
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