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31 October 2018
View news from United Kingdom Early Warning Health, Welfare System Could Save Farmers Millions
UK - A new early warning system to alert farmers to the risk of disease among their young cattle stock is being developed by experts at The University of Nottingham....
View news from United States Weaning Time: 'House of Horrors' for Young Calves
US - Come weaning time, there’s a seemingly never-ending house of horrors awaiting young calves....
View news from United Kingdom Union Hits Road to Determine Future Agricultural Policy for Scotland
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland is taking to the road as it seeks the views of its members on what a new agricultural policy for Scotland should include....
30 October 2018
View news from United States CME: Beef Demand High This Year
US - Red meat and poultry production numbers were published last Thursday and this helps add a few more data points to the supply/demand picture for the month of September, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from Mexico Border Seminar Designed to Ease Export of US Red Meat to Mexico
MEXICO - With a goal of assuring smooth and consistent movement of US red meat across key border points, USMEF participated in a border seminar hosted by COMECARNE (the Mexican Meat Council) in Veracruz, Mexico....
View news from Germany Food Fest Highlights US Beef in Germany’s Capital City
GERMANY - Introducing US beef to restaurant operators in Germany’s capital city, USMEF participated in Berlin Food Week, an annual festival that features consumer workshops, celebrity chefs and special menu promotions. ...
View news from Global FAO: Harnessing Power of Livestock to Drive Sustainable Development
GLOBAL - A new FAO report highlights the multiple contributions made by the global livestock sector — especially to the lives of millions of poor, animal-dependent small-scale producers in developing countries — but also says that changes in policies...
View news from United States Industry-first Robotic Cattle Driver Improves Animal Welfare, Employee Safety
US - Cargill has developed an industry-first robotic cattle driver aimed at improving animal welfare and employee safety....
29 October 2018
View news from United States Zoetis Influence Feed: Food scientists speak up
Stay current on the latest food and agriculture issues impacting your business with Influence Feed by Zoetis. Influence Feed tracks the top 1,500 most influential voices across all segments of food and agriculture to bring you insights in a convenient...
View news from United States NCBA to Reiterate Unwavering Support for USDA Oversight of Lab-Grown Fake Meat
US - Last week, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) highlighted the food safety and product labeling expertise of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) during a two-day public meeting on lab-grown fake meat....
View news from United Kingdom Farmers Wanted for Progressive Groups
UK - Recruitment has started for the next two groups of forward-thinking English beef and lamb farmers to be part of AHDB Beef & Lamb’s progressive groups....
View news from United States NIFA Invests in Research to Maintain Healthy Agricultural Animals
The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced support for research to help maintain healthy agricultural animals. The funding is made possible through NIFA's Agriculture and Food Research Initiative...
View news from United Kingdom IFA President Warns of 'Dog's Dinner' Outcome on Brexit
Speaking in Whitehall in London at an event "Beyond Brexit: Farming for our Future", IFA President Joe Healy warned of the danger of a 'dog’s dinner' outcome to Brexit that would cause confusion and trade disruption....
26 October 2018
View news from United States Get more parasite coverage this fall
Four tips for getting the most parasite control...
25 October 2018
View news from European Union EU Bans Prophylactic Use of Antibiotics in Farming
EU - The European Parliament has today (25 October 2018) approved new legislation to come into force in 2022, banning the prophylactic use of antibiotics in farming....
View news from European Union The European Roundtable for Beef Sustainability (ERBS) unites the beef value chain from farm to fork
The launch of the European Roundtable for Beef Sustainability (ERBS) emphasised the need to collaborate and to unite the European beef industry on its sustainability journey....
View news from United States Taking ownership of your career development
An editorial by Roxanne Lagano Chief HR Officer at Zoetis...
24 October 2018
View news from Ireland IFA: Factories Can Pay a Lot More as Cattle Prices Rise
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said cattle prices are rising with some farmers securing a base price of €3.80/kg for steers and €3.90/kg for heifers in recent days. He said with the strength of the UK cattle price and significant positive moves...
22 October 2018
View news from United States CME: Latest COF Inventory Data Likely to be Viewed as Bullish
US - Futures market participants will likely view the latest cattle on feed inventory data as bullish for the late winter/early spring market, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from Germany Bad Bramstedt: Third Vion Site to Produce Beef with Animal Welfare Label
GERMANY - The Vion plant in Bad Bramstedt located in Schleswig Holstein has been certified as the third cattle slaughterhouse according to the criteria of the German Animal Welfare Association....
View news from United Kingdom Scottish Farm on Lockdown After BSE Detected
SCOTLAND, UK - A case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) or "mad cow disease" was confirmed last week at a farm in Aberdeenshire in northern Scotland....
View news from China Chinese Pros Educated About Ease of Cooking US Pork, Beef
CHINA - Increasing awareness of US pork and beef by engaging young professionals with an interest in home cooking, USMEF conducted four consumer cooking classes in Shanghai. Funded by the National Pork Board and the Beef Checkoff Program, the classes...
19 October 2018
View news from United States CME: Steer, Heifer Slaughter Outside of Commercial Feedlot Marketings Struggles to Increase
US - The primary component of beef production comes from federally inspected steer and heifer slaughter. Commercial feedlots provide the majority of those animals, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from Global Time to Reflect on Local Govts' Efforts, Say Food Systems Planning Experts
US & CANADA - Governments across the US and Canada have made strides in their food systems planning efforts, with many recognizing within the past decade that the issue of food insecurity is just as important as maintaining other public infrastructure...
View news from United States UC Davis Leads National Cow Genomics Effort
US - The cattle industry is the largest agricultural commodity in the United States, generating more than $100 billion in farm cash receipts in 2016. ...
View news from United States Cattlemen see more ‘Green’ in spring by grazing stockers on wheat
To further capitalise on the average daily gain wheat pasture offers stockers, Dr Reuter recommends cattlemen leverage an implant program as well as incorporate an ionophore....
18 October 2018
View news from United States CME: Cattle Placed During September About the Same as a Year Ago
US - Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc. reports that USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is scheduled to release this Friday the monthly "Cattle on Feed" report of feedlots with a capacity of 1000 head or more....
View news from Romania OIE Reports Anthrax Outbreak in Botosani
ROMANIA - Dr Geronimo Raducu Branescu, President Secretary of State Chief Veterinary Officer, has reported an outbreak of Anthrax in cattle located in Botosani....
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