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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....
16 April 2015
View news from New Zealand Have Subsidies Hindered Progress on Livestock Farms?
GLOBAL – Direct farm support payments have hindered agricultural progress across the globe, scientists heard this week. ...
View news from United States More than Meets the Eye when Diagnosing Animal Health Problems
US - Every day, veterinarians and producers use diagnostic tests as a tool to maintain herd health. ...
View news from European Union Residue Levels in Food Falling Across EU
EU - The amount pesticides or veterinary drug residues found in meat and food products across Europe is falling and the majority of products pose no risk to public health....
15 April 2015
View news from Global Predicting Calving on a Lifting Tail
GLOBAL - Tail mounted sensor systems on cows can detect the onset of calving, researchers have found....
14 April 2015
View news from Global Research a Must For Tomorrow's Food
ANALYSIS - Making research in agriculture and the agri-food sector a priority, promoting innovation and improving the exchange of knowledge are going to be essential in developing food production to feed a growing global population....
13 April 2015
View news from Germany German Survey Shows Salmonella Falling but No Drop in Campylobacter
ANALYSIS - A survey of foodborne pathogens in poultry meat in Germany and the incidence of illness has shown that the number of cases of Salmonella poisoning are falling but there is no decrease in the number of cases of poisoning from Campylobacter....
10 April 2015
View news from United Kingdom Weak Euro Causes Scotch Beef Back-Up
SCOTLAND, UK – Beef supplies have bottlenecked in Scotland as a weak Euro makes importing easier and exporting less appealing....
09 April 2015
View news from United States Turning Out? Watch the Three Leaf Rule
US - Graziers striving for developed pastures in Dakota this spring can follow the three leaf rule....
07 April 2015
View news from Global World Health Day: Can 'FoodKeeper' Application Reduce Waste?
ANALYSIS - How often do you have to throw away food because it's gone past its best? ...
02 April 2015
View news from United States US Plan to Combat and Prevent Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
US - A smarter and judicious use of antibiotics will help to slow the emergence of resistant bacteria....
View news from Global Cows Not All Equal in Grass Staggers Risk
GLOBAL - Not all cattle are at equal risk of magnesium deficiency this spring, say advisers as turn-out approaches for many northern hemisphere operations....
01 April 2015
View news from Canada Antimicrobials: A Privilege Not A Right
CANADA - The Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC) has produced a video explaining to producers what they need to know about anti-microbial drugs, and how to manage resistance....
31 March 2015
View news from Ireland “Positive” Trade Deal to Hurt Irish Beef Sector
IRELAND – The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) will benefit the Irish economy as a whole but is bad news for beef farmers, concludes an impact assessment....
30 March 2015
View news from Global Water Management Crucial for Sustainable Food
GLOBAL - We will need 55 per cent more water in 2050, meaning a 40 per cent shortfall, a United National report predicts. ...
27 March 2015
View news from United Kingdom UK Public Confused Over Farm Drugs
UK - Most UK consumers think their farmers use growth hormones and that antibiotics in livestock make drugs less effective for people. ...
26 March 2015
View news from United States Sustainability Roundtable Important in Colorado
US - Being on board with a national sustainability drive from its inception means a great deal to a producer organisation....
25 March 2015
View news from Global Antimicrobial Resistance – Who is Responsible?
ANALYSIS - Misuse and overuse of antimicrobials has been linked to the emergence and spread of organisms resistant to them, rendering treatments obsolete and threatening public health....
View news from New Zealand Billions Could Be Saved in New Zealand Red Meat Sector
NEW ZEALAND - Savings of hundreds of millions, potentially billions of dollars can be made in New Zealand’s red meat sector through industry rationalisation and consolidation....
24 March 2015
View news from United States FDA Releases Draft Farm Feed Guidelines
US – A period of public comment is now open on draft guidelines on farm animal feed, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced....
View news from Global Punitive Trade Barriers Hit European Exports
ANALYSIS - Significant trade and investment barriers are being built by Europe’s leading trading partners....
View news from Global World Antibiotic Use in Animals to Go Up Not Down
GLOBAL - Animal health's use of antibiotics will be 67 per cent higher in 2030 than in 2010 as agriculture intensifies to meet growing animal protein demand, estimates a new study. ...
23 March 2015
View news from United States Producer Influence Needed on US Roundtable for Sustainable Beef
US - Cattle producers across the US are being rallied to step forward and share their expertise to rationlise how US beef can increase its sustainability....
20 March 2015
View news from Global IFPRI: Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico Home to Half World’s Hungry
GLOBAL - Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, and Mexico may be rising economic powerhouses, but these five fast-growing, middle income countries are still home to nearly half of the world’s hungry, or 363 million people, according to IFPRI's new Global...
 
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