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16 September 2016
View news from United Kingdom Will New Food Labelling Regulations Build Trust and Confidence?
ANALYSIS - The UK’s vote to leave the European Union could allow some flexibility in the way that new European food labelling regulations are implemented....
14 September 2016
View news from Ireland How Will Brexit Affect the Irish Beef Industry?
ANALYSIS - Uncertainty and a sense of disbelief that the UK actually voted in favour of leaving the European Union were recurring themes among the panel of speakers at an event named 'The Impact of Brexit on Irish Agriculture', recently hosted by the...
13 September 2016
View news from United Kingdom Heightened Risk of Bluetongue Virus Outbreak in UK Leads to Ongoing Monitoring
UK - The Pirbright Institute and Thermo Fisher Scientific are closely monitoring and preparing for the potential outbreak of Bluetongue virus (BTV) Type 8 in the UK, where the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) estimates there is...
08 September 2016
View news from United States Cattle the Primary Reservoir for New Virus - Influenza D
US - The executive committee of the International Committee of Taxonomy of Viruses has approved the naming of a new virus as influenza D....
02 September 2016
View news from India India Considers Housing Over 5 Million Stray Cattle in Cow Shelters
INDIA - The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) of India has embarked on an ambitious plan to build cow shelters across the country to house over 5 million of its stray cattle, writes Basudev Mahapatra....
01 September 2016
View news from Japan More Cows Give Birth at Full Moon
JAPAN - A popular belief that there is a higher number of births around the full moon has been shown to be true for dairy cows by a group of University of Tokyo researchers....
30 August 2016
View news from United Kingdom New TB Controls Include Further Badger Control Licenses
UK - New measures have been announced by the government to tackle the spread of bovine TB in England, including additional licences for the controversial badger culling programme....
25 August 2016
View news from Global Rabobank: Beef to Lead US Animal Protein Production Growth
ANALYSIS - Expect ups and downs for beef, pork and poultry industries over the next few years, but production growth will be led by beef, according to a new report from Rabobank....
22 August 2016
View news from Global Rabobank: Largest Increase in US Meat Consumption Since '70s
ANALYSIS - The US had a momentous year for animal protein in 2015 with the largest increase in US meat consumption since the food scares of the 1970s, according to a new report from Rabobank. ...
17 August 2016
View news from United Kingdom Further Calls for Post-Brexit Revolution in British Farm Funding
UK - A new report released today by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) argues that farming in England needs to become more diverse to prove environmentally resilient over the coming years....
15 August 2016
View news from United States US Beef Exports Show Strong Performance in June
US - US red meat exports ended the first half of 2016 on a positive note, as June export values for beef were the highest of the year....
10 August 2016
View news from New Zealand New Zealand's Beef Cattle Herd Up Despite Trying Season
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand’s beef cattle herd increased by 2.8 per cent to 3.7 million during the 2015–16 season, at the same time as the country’s sheep flock decreased 3.0 per cent and now totals 28.3 million....
05 August 2016
View news from Global Beef, Dairy Producers: Considered Sorghum Lately?
ANALYSIS - Sorghum is growing in popularity with beef and dairy producers, not only in the US but globally, because of its drought and heat tolerance and diversity as a feed ingredient, writes Sarah Mikesell. ...
03 August 2016
View news from United States Research: Get Your Heifers Cycling, Breeding Sooner
ANALYSIS - New research presented recently at the Joint Annual Meeting reviewed the effectiveness of MAAC, Novus International's glycinate trace mineral, in improving reproductive performance in beef cattle. ...
02 August 2016
View news from United States Processing Key When Substituting Maize with Wheat in Cattle Feed
US - With wheat prices in some areas dipping below corn values, some beef or swine producers are considering substituting wheat into livestock rations in place of corn (maize)....
29 July 2016
View news from United States New US Food Safety Company Focuses on Analytics, Innovation
ANALYSIS – Passport Food Safety Solutions, Inc. announced its formation to provide an innovative “systems” approach to helping meat and poultry processors consistently meet increasingly stringent food-safety standards. ...
28 July 2016
View news from Global Regional Livestock Policy Aims to Improve Exports for African Farmers
AFRICA - The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa), Africa's largest trading bloc has come up with a livestock development policy for its 19 members, writes Ian Nkala....
27 July 2016
View news from United States Expert: US Cattle Markets Can Recover
ANALYSIS - Lower cattle prices have been the story this spring and summer. Beef supply has been large due to heavy placements of heavy calves and the beginning of more females coming to market as herd expansion may be slowing, writes Chris Hurt, from...
25 July 2016
View news from Global What Does the Colour of Meat Tell You?
ANALYSIS – You just pulled a package of hamburger out of the refrigerator that you bought four days ago, and the colour looks darker that when you first bought it. Has it gone bad or is that normal?...
22 July 2016
View news from United Kingdom Livestock Farmers Looking Out for Fluke-Spreading Mud Snails
SCOTLAND, UK - Cattle and sheep farmers have been warned to look out for mud snails and any signs that their animals may have fallen prey to the parasites the snails carry....
21 July 2016
View news from United States Pastures with More Plant Species Show Better Productivity
US - Newly-published long-term research shows multispecies pastures show promise for productivity and drought tolerant improvements. ...
19 July 2016
View news from Botswana Stray Cattle a Difficult Problem Along Zimbabwe-Botswana Border
ANALYSIS - Botswana acceded to Zimbabwe’s request to suspend a policy that was going to see the former’s security agents shooting to kill all cattle straying to their territory from the latter, writes Ian Nkala....
18 July 2016
View news from United Kingdom Formal Complaints Over 'Fake' Supermarket Farm Branding
UK - The National Farmers Union (NFU) has written to formally complain to National Trading Standards Institute over the use of ‘fake’ farm branding by retailers on some food products....
15 July 2016
View news from Global Public Trust in Agriculture and Freedom to Operate
ANALYSIS - Trust is low in the Canadian food system, and this is giving consumers a previously unheard-of degree of input into on-farm and other food system practices, writes Treena Hein....
12 July 2016
View news from United States Watch Out for Lead Poisoning in Cattle
ANALYSIS - The Kansas State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory diagnoses many kinds of illnesses throughout a given year, but the one witnessed frequently this past spring in cattle was lead poisoning....
11 July 2016
View news from Canada Taiwan Lifts Ban on Canadian Beef
CANADA - Just over a week after Mexico lifted its remaining import restrictions on Canadian beef, Taiwan's Ministry of Health and Welfare lifted its temporary ban on Canadian beef. The announcement came Friday, July 8, reports Sarah Mikesell. ...
07 July 2016
View news from Ireland Will Ireland Have an Autumn Cattle Glut?
ANALYSIS - Figures released by the Irish Department of Agriculture has resulted in conflicting reports of a potential cattle glut to be slaughtered in the autumn at Irish meat factories, as Ireland comes to terms with the unexpected Brexit result, writes...
05 July 2016
View news from Global Global Food Prices Expected to Remain Flat in Coming Decade
GLOBAL - The recent period of high agricultural commodity prices is most likely over, say the OECD and FAO in their latest 10-year Outlook....
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