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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....
View news from Canada Why Optimal Nutrition through Gestation is Vital
CANADA - A growing body of research is demonstrating the importance of early gestation nutrition on subsequent calves, their health and the resultant beef quality and quantity....
View news from United Kingdom How to Replace, Reduce and Refine Antibiotics On Farm
ANALYSIS – Pressure is mounting on the animal health industry to reduce, replace and refine the usage of certain antimicrobial medicines, writes Michael Priestley....
18 June 2015
View news from United States Pastures in "Great Shape" to Support US Herd Rebuilding
US – A marked improvement in pasture conditions is combining with continued strong calf prices, strong consumer demand and short beef supplies as an incentive for herd rebuilding....
15 June 2015
View news from Global Arm & Hammer's R&D Takes Animal Nutrition Products to Next Level
ANALYSIS - Post-acquisition of Vi-COR, Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition is focused on research, the product pipeline and education efforts. ...
10 June 2015
View news from United Kingdom Where the UK is on Bovine Tuberculosis Control and the Badger Cull
ANALYSIS - Along with New Zealand, Australia and Ireland as notable examples, the UK is one of several regions to try addressing bovine tuberculosis by culling the wildlife disease reservoir. Farmer and writer, Jim Webster, gives a state-of-play assessment...
05 June 2015
View news from Canada Linear Measuring Improves Genetics of Grass-Fed Cattle
CANADA - Beef producer, Brian Harper, demonstrates how Linear Measuring can be used to select cows that will perform best on grass to other producers on his farm near Brandon, Manitoba....
02 June 2015
View news from China Ten Reasons Why China Needs the US
CHINA - China is America’s biggest customer for agricultural products, with almost a fifth of imported goods coming from the US. ...
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....
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....
 
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