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16 April 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Urges Govt, EU to Compensate Farmers for Brexit Beef Losses
IRELAND - Speaking at a large IFA meeting of cattle farmers in Portlaoise last night, IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said beef farmers have been savaged financially over the last year by Brexit related price cuts....
09 April 2019
View news from United Kingdom UK Unions Seek European Farmers' Support on Need to Avoid 'No Deal' Brexit
UK - Faced with ongoing division amongst politicians and continued uncertainty, the Presidents of NFU Scotland, Ulster Farmers' Union, NFU and NFU Cymru have written to the presidents of farming unions in Europe stating their unequivocal position that...
08 April 2019
View news from Global FAO Food Price Index Holds Steady
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index held broadly stable in March, as a jump in dairy prices was offset by drops in cereal, vegetable oil and sugar price quotations, according to a benchmark UN report released last week....
01 April 2019
View news from Mozambique FAO Urges Immediate Help for Mozambique's Livestock, Fisheries Sectors
MOZAMBIQUE - The lives and livelihoods of farmers and fishers in the three Southern African countries hit by Tropical Cyclone Idai are under severe threat, with communities in Mozambique bearing a particularly heavy burden. ...
28 March 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Urges Ag Minister to Compensate for Brexit Losses
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said Agriculture Minister Michael Creed must introduce an aid package for beef farmers for Brexit losses they have already incurred....
11 March 2019
View news from United Kingdom Why a No-deal Brexit is Catastrophic for British Farming
UK - The NFU has said everything must to be done to avoid a no-deal Brexit, and the catastrophic impact this could have on British farming....
08 March 2019
View news from Global FAO Food Price Index Rises on Higher Dairy Prices
GLOBAL - Global food prices rose in February, with the FAO Food Price Index averaging 167.5 points, up 1.7 percent from January, in part driven up by sharp increases in dairy prices. ...
27 February 2019
View news from European Union Zoonoses: Antimicrobial Resistance Shows No Signs of Slowing Down
EU - Data released yesterday by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) reveal that antimicrobials used to treat diseases that can be transmitted between animals and humans, such as campylobacteriosis...
19 February 2019
View news from Austria Supporting Australia's flood-affected producers
AUSTRALIA - While the focus during the catastrophic flooding in north-west Queensland is naturally on the current emergency situation, MLA has started to consider the longer-term impacts on businesses, families and cattle supply....
18 February 2019
View news from Global Export skepticism not warranted as global market is key for US protein in 2019
GLOBAL — Per capita animal protein consumption in the US will climb to an all-time high in 2019, surpassing the previous record set in 2006, prior to the 2008 financial crisis and the run-up in feed costs....
06 February 2019
View news from United States NCBA CattleFax Outlook: Markets Expected to Continue Strong; US shifts away from El Niño
US - During the first half of 2019, the United States will see a shift away from El Niño conditions as equatorial ocean currents begin to cool into the summer, Art Douglas, Ph. D., professor emeritus at Creighton University, told the audience during...
01 February 2019
View news from United States US Cattle Feeders Delay Trade in Hopes of Bull Market
Fed cattle trade was not well established at press. Asking prices were $125 to $126 on a live basis while bid prices were $121 to $123, writes Dr. Andrew Griffith, University of Tennessee Extension Assistant Professor and Extension Livestock Economist....
21 January 2019
View news from United States Immediate End to Govt Shutdown Urged
US - The partial government shutdown—soon to enter its fifth week—is causing harm and exacerbating issues already facing American family farmers and ranchers as they look to sell their crops, acquire financing and prepare for the coming year. ...
18 January 2019
View news from Ireland IFA Defends Irish Beef, Dairy Production Against Lancet Report
IRELAND - Responding to the report published by The Lancet yesterday, IFA President Joe Healy said the report fails to take any account of how carbon efficiently food is produced in different regions of the world, or the very high standards that Irish...
15 January 2019
View news from United Kingdom UK Must Stay Vigilant for Bluetongue After 2007 'Lucky Escape'
UK - A set of fortunate circumstances may have prevented the UK from being harder hit by bluetongue in the past but the threat of future outbreaks is only set to increase, new research reveals....
10 January 2019
View news from United Kingdom British Unions Urge MPs to Take Action to Avoid No-Deal Brexit
UK - The four UK farming unions have urged MPs to take all the necessary steps for Britain to avoid a no-deal Brexit, which could see catastrophic impacts for the nation’s food and farming sector....
19 December 2018
View news from Global Bedding material can impact mastitis risk
Dr Sandra Godden, professor at the University of Minnesota and speaker at the international meeting for the National Mastitis Council in Milan, Italy, spoke about the importance of reducing bacteria counts in bedding and therefore reducing the risk for...
17 December 2018
View news from United States Farmers Union Insists Immediate Trade Payments Happen
US - Amidst reports that the White House is delaying the second round of Market Facilitation Programme (MFP) payments, National Farmers Union (NFU) is insisting the administration move forward with the payments and develop a long-term solution to mitigate...
13 December 2018
View news from Global GIRA Forecasts Strong Global Demand for Meat
GLOBAL - A growing global population and increasing incomes are expected to be key drivers behind the continued growth in global demand for meat, according to global meat market specialists GIRA....
12 December 2018
View news from United Kingdom NFU's New Report Highlights Role of Farming, Enhancing Environment
UK - The NFU published an important new benchmarking report on the farmed environment, launching with a high-profile stakeholder event in London yesterday (11 December) attended by Defra Minister George Eustice....
07 December 2018
View news from Global Transforming Our Food System to Ensure a Sustainable Future
GLOBAL - A report by the World Resources Institute (WRI) suggests ways of feeding almost 10 billion people by 2050. ...
06 December 2018
View news from Global Growing Pile of Human, Animal Waste Harbors Threats, Opportunities
GLOBAL - As demand for meat and dairy products increases across the world, much attention has landed on how livestock impact the environment, from land usage to greenhouse gas emissions....
05 December 2018
View news from Global Call for Transformative Changes to Food Systems
GLOBAL - Earlier this week, José Graziano da Silva called on countries to urgently address all forms of malnutrition, during his opening address to FAO's Council, the organization's executive body....
28 November 2018
View news from United Kingdom Mycoplasma Mastitis Huge Threat in UK & EU
Mycoplasma bovis is an ongoing threat to dairy and beef herds in the UK and Europe, infecting cows not only with mastitis, but manifesting itself in joints or the middle ear and also infecting calves, according to Colin Lindsay, practicing veterinarian,...
27 November 2018
View news from China China Continues to Improve Animal Welfare
CHINA - The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations will continue cooperating with China on farm animal welfare to help improve animal health and food safety, the organization's China representative said....
26 November 2018
View news from China Dozens Held Over Injection of Water into Cattle Before Slaughter
CHINA - Twenty-nine suspects were arrested and 20 of them were held in criminal detention for manufacturing and selling water-injected beef, local police in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, said on Wednesday....
21 November 2018
View news from United Kingdom Red Tractor Launches Bid to Become Flagship of British Food, Farming
UK - A huge step in Red Tractor’s evolution has been announced as the assurance scheme bids to become the flagship of British food and farming....
19 November 2018
View news from Global FAO Helps Farmers, Frontline Defenders Stem AMR
GLOBAL - Farmers have a vital role to play in stemming the spread of antimicrobial resistance among disease-causing pathogens, and can make a significant contribution simply by adopting good hygiene practices during their day-to-day farm operations....
 
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