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29 May 2015
View news from New Zealand Beads Used in “Encouraging” New TB Test
GLOBAL - US and UK animal health departments have been supplied with a new bovine tuberculosis test from New Zealand using bead technology, offering a cheaper, “more reliable” diagnosis for the costly disease....
27 May 2015
View news from United Kingdom Plan Ahead for Videos in Cattle Abattoirs
UK – A Scottish beef farmer has warned fellow cattle producers that, while they may not currently be penalised for producing out-of spec cattle, videos in abattoirs mean they soon will be....
View news from Ireland Irish Cattle Finishers Still Better Off on Welfare
IRELAND - Irish cattle producers would have been better off claiming welfare payments last year rather than fattening cattle, a farm income survey has shown....
26 May 2015
View news from United Kingdom Could We Move to a Paperless Cattle Tracing System?
UK – Electronic Identification of Cattle (EID) is going to come “whether we like it or not”, farmers heard at the Beef Expo at York Auction Centre last week....
22 May 2015
View news from United Kingdom Milk Prices to Play Role in Dairy Herd’s Impact on Beef
UK - How beef supply is affected by UK dairy farming in the future will hinge partly on how dairy farms can deal with market volatility....
21 May 2015
View news from European Union Commission Reports Knock Back Country of Origin Labelling Plans
EU - Two reports from the European Commission conclude that the benefits from new mandatory country of origin labelling requirements on food do not clearly outweigh the costs....
20 May 2015
View news from Global Global Protein Developments: What are the Implications for the Meat Industry?
ANALYSIS - What meat will be on the world's plate in the coming decades? Who will eat what and why? Stuart Lumb went to listen to Rabobank analyst Albert Vernooij. ...
View news from European Union Commission to Conduct Survey on Animal Welfare
EU - The European Commission is to launch a Eurobarometer survey into animal welfare this year....
19 May 2015
View news from Germany Combatting Global Rise in Antibiotic Resistance
GERMANY - The German Federal Cabinet has approved the new German Antimicrobial Resistance Strategy (DART 2020)....
View news from Global G20 Action Plan for Food Sustainability
ANALYSIS - Agriculture ministers from around the world have backed a plan to increase food security and sustainability and reduce food waste....
18 May 2015
View news from United States Yamaha Offers Viking Line to Farmers, Ranchers in US and Abroad
GLOBAL - Side by side utility vehicles are growing in importance and are in demand across the world, according to Steve Nessl of Yamaha. ...
15 May 2015
View news from United Kingdom Shorthorn Genetics Offer Safe Way into Traditional Beef
UK – A beef Shorthorn scheme quoting a 20 p/kg premium could offer a secure way into the traditional beef market for beef and dairy farmers battling tough prices....
14 May 2015
View news from Global FAO Predicts World Food Import Bill to Fall to Five-year Low
GLOBAL - International prices for agricultural commodities continued to decline in April and abundant inventories are poised to offset any pressure from the slight reduction in global harvests expected this year....
View news from Global How to Assess Environmental Impact of Meat Production
GLOBAL - The need to reduce the environmental impact of food production will become ever more pressing as agriculture doubles production to feed 9 billion people in 2050....
13 May 2015
View news from Australia Angus Cattle Lift Performance of Australian Brahman
AUSTRALIA - Angus cattle from temperate Australia are being successfully introduced to the arid north where they raise the game of Bos Indicus herds....
View news from Paraguay Crop Value Trebles When Fed to Cattle
PARAGUAY – Feeding grains and tubers to beef cattle increases the agricultural value of the crop three-fold, Paraguay's cattle industry has heard. ...
11 May 2015
View news from Global Australia Still Plugging US Beef Gap
GLOBAL – The focus of Australia’s beef exports remains firmly on the US but Japan and Canada have come into the limelight recently for different reasons....
07 May 2015
View news from United States USDA Report Shows Little Economic Benefit to COOL
US - A new USDA report finds some evidence of consumer interest, but negligible economic benefit, to mandatory country-of-origin labelling (COOL)....
06 May 2015
View news from Australia Tyranny Of Distance: Making Inroads into Cattle Trucking
AUSTRALIA – A travel simulator could make major savings by re-routing thousand kilometre cattle trucking routes in northern Australia....
05 May 2015
View news from United Kingdom Beef Scam Fears Force Scottish Government Probe
SCOTLAND, UK – Beef farmers have been given government reassurance that reasons for a sudden drop in cattle prices are being investigated....
30 April 2015
View news from Ireland Bull Finishing Works Out as Most Profitable System
IRELAND - Finishing male cattle as nineteen month old bulls is the most profitable beef system in Ireland right now, says a study of grass-based suckling systems....
View news from Australia US Herd Rebuilding Doesn't Suit Everyone
AUSTRALIA - Signs of recovery are evident in the US cattle industry after drought-induced herd liquidation, but this is not good news for some....
29 April 2015
View news from Australia New Bluetongue Strain Found in Australia
AUSTRALIA - A type of bluetongue not previously seen in Australia has been detected in tests....
27 April 2015
View news from Global Maize to Lead Global Grain Contraction
GLOBAL – Smaller maize output will drive a ‘modest decline’ in global grain production this year....
23 April 2015
View news from Global Small Farmers and Water: Necessities For Tomorrow's Beef
GLOBAL - Efforts to drive cattle sector sustainability must not neglect small operations and should prioritise water resources, a science conference heard last week....
View news from United States Beating BVD Rests on Persistently Infected Calf
ANALYSIS - The persistently infected (PI) calf is at the epicentre of solving the bovine viral diarrhea issue. ...
22 April 2015
View news from United States Antibiotic Stewardship Requires Data and Diagnostics
ANALYSIS - Achieving prudent use of antibiotics will be easier when two important things fall into place. ...
21 April 2015
View news from Germany Germany Focuses on Farm Animal Welfare
GERMANY - The German agriculture department has launched a new initiative to make animal welfare a high priority....
 
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