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19 May 2016
View news from United Kingdom Task Force to Tackle Antimicrobial Resistance in Agriculture
UK - A review on antimicrobial resistance has been published today, identifying farming as one of the key areas to help halt this global issue....
16 May 2016
View news from United Kingdom Report Calls for CAP Reform to Better Support Farmers in Volatile Times
UK - A call has been sent out to the European Commission by a UK House of Lords Committee reform the Common Agricultural Policy to primarily support the provision of public goods, such as increased food security, high animal welfare standards and stewardship...
13 May 2016
View news from United Kingdom Could Cattle Be Fed on Waste Paper?
COLOMBIA - A new project at the University of Colombia is looking at feeding waste paper to ruminants, as part of an effort to ensure availability of animal feed in times of poor weather....
12 May 2016
View news from United States New Research: Time to Switch Antibiotic Resistance Focus from Use to Environment
ANALYSIS - Scientists have discovered a “startling” lack of resistance genes in meat, and their new research suggests the need to switch focus from reducing antibiotic use to traffic from humans to animals, and back to humans via the environment....
10 May 2016
View news from Canada Information Sharing Project Shows Potential Value for Canadian Beef Producers
CANADA - A recent Canadian project to share information from beef carcass data revealed that cattle from an elite breeding programmes were worth $219 a head more than average cattle, writes Angela Lovell....
09 May 2016
View news from Global Researchers Use CT Scans to Determine Carcass Composition
SPAIN - Researchers at the IRTA institute in Catalonia are using computerised tomography (CT) scans to determine fat, muscle, and bone composition in animals or their carcasses, in a move which could help the meat industry save time and money....
06 May 2016
View news from United States US Beef Exports Performing Well in Key Asian Markets
US - March 2016 exports of US beef increased year-over-year in volume, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled by the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF), a contractor to the Beef Checkoff Programme....
05 May 2016
View news from Canada Earls Restaurants Reinstates Canadian Beef After Outcry
CANADA - Canadian restaurant chain Earls Restaurants has reinstated Canadian beef on menus after an outcry over its removal from customers and beef producers....
04 May 2016
View news from United States USDA Gives $6 Million for Antimicrobial Resistance Research
US - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced the availability of $6 million to fund research to address antimicrobial resistance (AMR). ...
28 April 2016
View news from United Kingdom More Transparency Needed in Supply Chain to Create Fairness
ANALYSIS - More needs to be done to ensure more transparency in the supply chain in the UK to produce greater fairness for farmers, processors and retailers....
26 April 2016
View news from United Kingdom How Much Water Does it Take to Produce Meat?
ANALYSIS - As the demand for meat grows around the world and production rises, the pressure on global water resources is also growing, writes Chris Harris....
20 April 2016
View news from Germany Livestock Waste Converted into More Useful Products in Pilot Plant
GERMANY - In regions with intensive livestock production, manure management is a problem, but a new plant presenting research results this June is showing promise in converting manure into useful products....
18 April 2016
View news from Global Southern African Countries Work to Control Foot and Mouth at Borders
SOUTHERN AFRICA - To curb the spread of foot and mouth disease (FMD) from Zimbabwe, Botswana in 2003 started a massive project to erect a 2, 4-metre high electric fence to run 813 km along their common border, writes Ian Nkala....
15 April 2016
View news from Ireland Lactic Acid Preventing Irish Manufactured Beef Exports to the US
IRELAND - Figures released by the Department of Agriculture indicate that just under 700t of Irish beef valued at €6 million were exported to the US in the first quarter of this year, writes Eoin McCarthy....
14 April 2016
View news from United Kingdom Hoof Care Tips Part 3: Take Action with Early and Effective Treatment
ANALYSIS - In the third and final part of this video series, vet Roger Blowey discusses the important actions to take when cattle are showing early signs of hoof problems....
13 April 2016
View news from United States CoBank: Protein Markets Benefit from Low Feed Costs, But Supplies, Exports Are Concern
ANALYSIS - The animal protein and dairy industries continue to benefit from lower feed costs, but building protein supplies and weak export markets are a concern, according to CoBank’s quarterly economic report....
12 April 2016
View news from United States American Beef, Dairy Farmers Urge TPP Passage
US - 225 food and agricultural companies and associations have sent a letter to members of Congress calling for a swift vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership....
11 April 2016
View news from Germany Reducing Food Waste Could Help Mitigate Climate Change
GERMANY - About a tenth of overall global greenhouse-gas emissions from agriculture could be traced back to food waste by mid-century, a new study shows....
07 April 2016
View news from United Kingdom Hoof Care Tips Part 2: How Does Hoof Damage Occur?
ANALYSIS - In this video, vet Roger Blowey discusses how cows' feet can become damaged, leading to serious welfare issues if treatment is not implemented quickly enough....
05 April 2016
View news from United States Soil Testing Essential to Kick-Start Pasture Improvement
US - Producers thinking about pasture improvement should start by testing the soil, says Jim Camberato, Purdue Extension soil fertility specialist....
04 April 2016
View news from Global Brazil's Beef Exports to Rise as China Doubles Volume
ANALYSIS – Despite domestic challenges, South America's beef exporters are set to increase exports by an estimated 11 per cent in 2016, according to the Rabobank global beef quarterly report....
01 April 2016
View news from Australia Rare Genetic Disorder in Cows Could be More Common than Thought
AUSTRALIA - A rare disorder in purebred and crossbred cattle could become more widespread if not properly controlled....
31 March 2016
View news from United Kingdom Hoof Care Tips Part 1: Hoof Structures
ANALYSIS - Hoof care is an extremely important consideration for farmers, as hoof defects have a serious impact on health and welfare, further affecting profitability....
30 March 2016
View news from Global Improving Farming Boosts Peace Efforts
GLOBAL - Improving food security can help build sustainable peace and even ward off looming conflict, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told members of the United Nations Security Council....
29 March 2016
View news from Global Industry Insights: Global Trends in Ag Equipment
ANALYSIS - While the underlying trend in agricultural equipment has been Tier 4 final solutions, a diversified customer base and a growing population's sustainable use of natural resources, specifically water, are key drivers of the global market....
23 March 2016
View news from United States How Do US Agencies Prevent Animal Disease Importation?
US - To keep livestock healthy in all parts of the world, APHIS monitors outbreaks of disease in the United States and abroad, writes Rachel Lane for TheCattleSite....
22 March 2016
View news from United States USDA Study Puts Beta-agonists Back in Spotlight
ANALYSIS - Beta-agonists are back in the spotlight with new research evaulating zilpaterol hydrochloride's (Zilmax) response in finishing cattle to performance, heat stress and animal welfare characteristics. ...
21 March 2016
View news from European Union New EU Regulation to Boost Use of Fertiliser from Farm Waste
EU - The EU Commission has proposed a Regulation which will significantly ease the access of organic and waste-based fertilisers to the EU single market, bringing them on a level playing field with traditional, non-organic fertilisers, which are typically...
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