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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...
19 March 2015
View news from Mexico Trichomoniasis Progress in US and Mexico
ANALYSIS - Moves are being made to standardise trichomoniasis testing across the US and drastically improve Mexico's 60 per cent fertility rate. ...
18 March 2015
View news from South Africa South Africa Making Progress in Eliminating FMD
SOUTH AFRICA - South Africa is making commendable progress in maintaining its Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) free zone status, says Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Senzeni Zokwana....
16 March 2015
View news from Croatia Bluetongue Virus Confirmed on Croatian Island
CROATIA - A small island off the south of Croatia has reported Bluetongue virus on six farms. ...
13 March 2015
View news from United States How Does Cattle Nutrition Impact BRD?
ANALYSIS - Preventing respiratory problems means optimal nutrition and this starts in the earliest hours of the calf's gestation, advises Dr Mark Alley, Zoetis veterinarian. ...
12 March 2015
View news from United Kingdom Is It Time We Embraced GM Crops?
ANALYSIS - It's been commonplace in the US for years, but the adoption of genetically modified (GM) crops has always been a somewhat 'scary' prospect for EU growers, writes Gemma Hyland....
11 March 2015
View news from Global Demand Pull Not Technology Push: Using Drones in Livestock Production
GLOBAL – Applying Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or drones in livestock production has huge potential but producers need tangible cost and profit benefits to embrace them....
10 March 2015
View news from Global How Can Diagnostics Benefit Cattle Producers?
ANALYSIS - While Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus (BVDV), trichomoniasis, Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv) and swine influenza have had a dramatic economic impact on the food supply, diagnostics is the crucial element to helping producers manage through...
View news from United Kingdom Look to Catch Lungworm Early at Turn-Out
UK – Controlling the most unpredictable parasite is best done through vaccination but anthelmintics work well when lungworm is caught early....
09 March 2015
View news from United Kingdom Bull Infertility Problems Could Be Greater than Many Think
UK – Veterinary reports on bull fertility suggest problems are far more common than many would think, UK farmers area being warned this spring....
05 March 2015
View news from Spain Surprise Flood Ruins 45,000 Hectares of Spanish Farmland
SPAIN – Floods in northern Spain have caused widespread destruction to crop and livestock farms totalling €50 million after continuous rain combined with an early thaw....
04 March 2015
View news from China Farms Forced to Close In Lake Tai Clean Up
CHINA – Measures to clean up China’s third biggest lake could force livestock and poultry farmers near Shanghai out of a livelihood....
03 March 2015
View news from United Kingdom Brucellosis Free Northern Ireland Would Save £15 Million
NORTHERN IRELAND – Northern Ireland can now officially apply for Brucellosis free status, potentially saving the country £15 million in cattle testing annually....
02 March 2015
View news from Global BVDV Persistently Impacts Herd Health
ANALYSIS - A diagnosis of Bovine Viral Diarhea Virus (BVDV) persistently impacts the health and performance of the herd, and it's the mostly costly cattle disease for producers from a reproductive and respiratory perspective, writes Sarah Mikesell, TheCattleSite...
View news from European Union Antimicrobial Resistant Foodborne Bacteria Levels Rising
ANALYSIS - Salmonella and Campylobacter show significant levels of resistance to common antimicrobials in humans and animals....
27 February 2015
View news from United States Sustainability Means Passing on a Legacy
US – Sustainable cattle production means taking care of every drop of water and selecting the right location and grazing for every animal’s needs, says a US rancher....
26 February 2015
View news from United Kingdom European Commissioner Promises to Simplify CAP
UK - The Common Agricultural Policy provides the agricultural sector a massive boost to economic growth and jobs in rural areas and all the way up and down the food supply chain....
25 February 2015
View news from Global Agricultural Production 'Not Suitable' for Food Challenges of the 21st Century
GLOBAL - While the numbers of the chronically hungry have been reduced by 100 million over the past decade, 805 million still go without enough to eat on a regular basis....
24 February 2015
View news from Global TheCattleSite Launches Beef & Dairy Sustainability Hub
ANALYSIS – What does sustainable beef really mean? TheCattleSite, TheBeefSite and TheDairySite aim to help you figure it out with the launch of their new Beef & Dairy Sustainability Hub....
23 February 2015
View news from United States Record US Meat Output as Food Price Inflation Stays Low
US - Lower energy prices, lower transportation costs, the appreciation of the US dollar, drought intensification in the West, and the Farm Bill implementation will affect the agricultural economy in the US over the short term....
 
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