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12 February 2016
View news from United Kingdom Welfare Research Can Influence Change, Lead to On-farm Solutions
ANALYSIS - Collaborating with industry partners, FAI Farms develops research programs that influence welfare and sustainability change in the livestock industry. ...
11 February 2016
View news from United Kingdom What Are Implications of Brexit for UK Food and Agriculture?
ANALYSIS - If the UK votes to leave the EU in the forthcoming referendum, the British government would have to renegotiate all its trade deals with both Europe and third countries....
10 February 2016
View news from United States NCBA: CattleFax 2016 Industry Update
ANALYSIS - Randy Blach, CattleFax CEO, and the CattleFax analyst team presented their 2016 CattleFax Industry Outlook at the National Cattlemen's Beef Association meeting held recently in San Diego, California, USA. ...
09 February 2016
View news from United Kingdom Busting Myths and Misunderstandings Over Antibiotic Resistance and Regulations
ANALYSIS - Concrete proposals under the review of the European regulations for the use of veterinary medicines are expected to come into effect by the end of 2018 or the beginning of 2019....
08 February 2016
View news from United States Robust US Beef Expansion Will Slow
US - Nothing like record cattle prices and profitability to get an industry excited about expansion. The latest USDA Cattle report shows a rapid expansion is underway with cattle and calf numbers up three per cent and beef cow numbers up four per cent...
05 February 2016
View news from South Africa Farmers Have to be More Pro-Active in Fight Against Brucellosis
SOUTH AFRICA - Where bovine brucellosis was relatively under control in South Africa around the nineteen-eighties, there has been a steady increase in cases of this bacterial disease over the past ten years. Lax biosecurity measures and failure to vaccinate...
04 February 2016
View news from United Kingdom Two Thirds of Cattle Attacks on People Involve Dogs
UK - Dog owners are being urged to remember to be vigilant with their pets when walking near cows in the countryside, following a new review into cattle attacks by the University of Liverpool....
03 February 2016
View news from United States Cattle Market Shock Nearly Over, Experts Say
US – Insights about the recent market price shocks and potential for future turbulence were discussed with more than 2,000 beef producers at the CattleFax Outlook Session held during the 2016 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show....
02 February 2016
View news from South Africa South African Drought: No Relief in Sight
SOUTH AFRICA - In spite of wide spread rain over many parts of the drought-stricken summer rainfall area of South Africa, chances remain low that the impact of drought will soon be broken. Glenneis Kriel reports....
01 February 2016
View news from European Union European Commission Makes Farm Incomes Priority
ANALYSIS - Farmers’ incomes are to be given top priority this year by the European Commission as it seeks to ensure “a fair return for producers for their products”....
29 January 2016
View news from Global Genetic Diversity of Livestock Will Help Feed a Hotter, Harsher World
GLOBAL - Livestock keepers and policy makers worldwide are increasingly interested in harnessing animal biodiversity to improve production and food security on a warmer, more crowded planet, according to a new FAO report. The agency nonetheless warns...
28 January 2016
View news from United States CoBank Predicts Better Year for Livestock Producers in 2016
ANALYSIS - The supply glut that plagued US beef, pork and poultry markets in 2015 and ratcheted down margins is expected to ease in 2016, according to a new research report from CoBank. ...
27 January 2016
View news from Canada Changes to the Canadian Beef Code Require Pain Control for Cattle
CANADA - As of January 1, changes to the Canadian Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Beef Cattle require beef producers to provide pain control during painful procedures such as castration and dehorning....
26 January 2016
View news from New Zealand NZ Beef, Lamb Export Shipments Rise, but Returns Down
NEW ZEALAND - The first quarter of the 2015-16 meat export season concluded on 31 December 2015 and analysis by Beef + Lamb New Zealand's Economic Service shows that total red meat (including beef, veal, lamb and mutton) export revenue reached a record...
25 January 2016
View news from United Kingdom Land Management Essential in Managing Volatility and Food Security
ANALYSIS - Land management and mitigating the effects of climate change are expected to be the major challenges to the European farming sector and the focus for the Common Agricultural Policy....
21 January 2016
View news from United States Meat Scientist Questions Beta-agonists' Impact on Beef Quality
ANALYSIS - Dr Wayne Vanderwert, a Missouri cattle producer with a PhD in Meat Science, said while he has no concerns about beta-agonists from a food safety standpoint, he is concerned about beta-agonists' impact on meat quality....
19 January 2016
View news from Brazil Eating Less Beef Might Not Lower Brazilian Emissions
BRAZIL - Reduced meat consumption might not lower greenhouse gas emissions from one of the world’s biggest beef producing regions, new research has found....
18 January 2016
View news from United States USDA Reports Bullish for Cattle Market
ANALYSIS - USDA released four reports with implications for the livestock and grain markets, but bullish news for the cattle and beef industry, writes Sarah Mikesell for TheCattleSite. ...
15 January 2016
View news from United Kingdom Farmers Need to Exchange Knowledge to Deal with Volatility
ANALYSIS - Benchmarking and knowledge transfer will be two essential tools to help farmers manage their businesses in volatile markets....
14 January 2016
View news from United Kingdom Reducing Competition Between Livestock and Humans for Food
ANALYSIS - Reducing the amount of animal feed grown on crop land could have a positive effect on the availability of food and have a positive environmental impact by cutting greenhouse gas emissions....
13 January 2016
View news from Zimbabwe Zimbabwean Cattle Farmers Destock as Drought Worsens
ZIMBABWE - Cattle producers in Zimbabwe are destocking as drought conditions bite into the beef industry, leading to an increase in the number of slaughtered animals, with the number of sheep and goats slaughtered in the nine months period to September...
12 January 2016
View news from United Kingdom OFC - What Strategies are Needed to Feed a Growing Population?
UK - Sustainable intensification strategies to give greater production but with a lower environmental impact will be necessary to meet the rising demand for food, as the world population grows and the effects of climate change are felt....
11 January 2016
View news from United Kingdom OFC - Can UK Farming Afford to Leave the EU?
UK - The UK could grow the rural economy, improve the environment and protect the country from plant and animal diseases if it was outside the European Union, according to the former environment secretary Owen Paterson....
08 January 2016
View news from United Kingdom OFC - Badger Culls to be Stepped Up in Fight Against Bovine TB
UK - Half of England will be declared free of bovine TB by 2020, according to the agriculture secretary Liz Truss....
07 January 2016
View news from United Kingdom OFC: Research Investment to Make British Agriculture More Competitive
UK - The British government is to focus more investment on research into animal and plant health research in a bid to make British agriculture more competitive....
06 January 2016
View news from Global What's the Biggest Challenge for Sustainable Beef?
ANALYSIS - The biggest challenge for sustainable beef is taking practical applications to the grass-roots level, said Karl Williams, Operations Director at FAI Farms UK....
05 January 2016
View news from United Kingdom Research Finds Improved Land Use Efficiency Helps Climate
UK - New research from the University of Cambridge into the potential for sparing land from food production to balance greenhouse gas emissions has shown that emissions from the UK farming industry could be largely offset by 2050....
04 January 2016
View news from United States What Factors Will Impact Livestock Markets in 2016?
ANALYSIS - Following a significant decline in input costs and no major disease pressures, US beef, pork and chicken supplies increased in 2015, write CME analysts Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
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