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17 September 2018
View news from Australia Perth’s Nobu Serves World's Most Expensive Beef
AUSTRALIA - Diners with deep pockets are happily forking out for the world’s most expensive beef at Nobu at Crown Perth....
View news from Zimbabwe Cattle Deaths Spike as Wet Weather Sets in
ZIMBABWE - A combination of late, heavy rains and a shortage of cattle dip has contributed to a rise in tick-borne diseases in Zimbabwe this year, a government official said....
View news from United Kingdom 'High-yield' Farming Costs Environment Less Than Previously Thought
UK - Agriculture that appears to be more eco-friendly but uses more land may actually have greater environmental costs per unit of food than "high-yield" farming that uses less land, a new study has found....
View news from China VIV China opens in Nanjing
This evening is the opening of VIV China 2018, the international trade fair that runs every two years as the event covering animal production and processing from feed to food for forward-thinking businesses located in the PRC....
14 September 2018
View news from New Zealand NZ Sheep, Beef Farm Profits Forecast to Slip
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand sheep and beef farm profits are expected to decline in the coming year as higher spending outweighs a lift in revenue from the products they sell....
View news from United States New survey identifies needs and gaps among cattle producers and veterinarians to advance cattle care and well-being
Merck Animal Health (known as MSD Animal Health outside the United States and Canada) today announced the results from the Cattle Care and Well-Being Survey, a comprehensive survey of U.S. beef producers and veterinarians, that identified resources, topics...
13 September 2018
View news from United States NCBA, PLC Encouraged by Secretary Zinke's Order on 'Sue and Settle'
US - Yesterday, it was reported that the Department of Interior announced Secretarial Order 3368, regarding "sue and settle"....
View news from United States Carrier Status Matters in FMD
US - Foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) is believed to be one of the most contagious pathogens of animals in its acute form; however, there is still controversy over whether it is transmissible from asymptomatic, long-term carriers....
View news from United States Merck Animal Health lends support to future bovine practitioners
As part of its ongoing commitment to the practice of veterinary medicine, Merck Animal Health is pleased to announce $90,000 in scholarships have been awarded to 18 exemplary bovine veterinary students. ...
View news from United States New software streamlines custom-vaccine management for livestock veterinarians
Newport Laboratories, Inc., a leader in livestock custom-made vaccines (CMVs), today launches HerdPoint,™ a new solution for veterinarians that streamlines the nonadjacent-herd approval process and ongoing isolate management, all from a mobile phone...
View news from United States Newport Laboratories is now part of Boehringer Ingelheim
Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) is excited to announce that Newport Laboratories, Inc. in Worthington, Minnesota, is officially part of Boehringer Ingelheim’s animal health business unit....
12 September 2018
View news from Fiji Fiji Cattle Under Threat of TB
FIJI - Cattle being exposed to tuberculosis are becoming a threat to farmers such as Vijay Nand....
View news from China First Shipment of Irish Beef Docks in China
CHINA - Earlier this year, Ireland became the first major European beef exporting country to be approved by China, and already has six plants approved for beef exports to the mainland. On 11 September, the first container of Irish beef to arrive by sea...
View news from United Kingdom Lungworm threat extends late into grazing season – cattle at risk of production-limiting disease
The very dry weather and recent heavy rain is likely to lead to late outbreaks of lungworm disease (husk) in grazing cattle, caused by the Dictyocaulus viviparus parasite. ...
11 September 2018
View news from Israel OIE Reports Outbreak of FMD in Hazafon
ISRAEL - Dr Shlomo Garazi, Chief Officer for Import and Export of the Veterinary Services from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, has reported an outbreak of foot and mouth disease at a farm in Hazafon....
View news from Germany Official Opening of Vion's New Cattle Slaughterhouse in Waldkraiburg
GERMANY - On Saturday (8 September), Vion's COO Bernd Stange welcomed guests from politics, society, agriculture and customers of the company to the official opening of the most modern beef production location of Vion in Waldkraiburg....
10 September 2018
View news from United States CME: July Another Successful Month for Beef, Veal Exports
US - July was another successful beef and veal export month, adding 17 per cent to July 2017’s export number and is the 6th month out of 7 posting double digit percentage volume gains in 2018, reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from Iran Iran's Frozen Beef Imports Up by 7%
IRAN - Latest statistics from the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) show that 42,925 tons of frozen beef, valued at about $183.184 million, were imported in the the first five months of the current Iranian calendar year, indicating...
View news from Ireland IFA Urges Ag Minister to Take Urgent Action on Income Crisis in Livestock Sector
IRELAND - IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said livestock farmers are under immense income pressure from falling cattle prices, increased costs, severe weather conditions all year and the erosion of direct payments....
View news from European Union EU Trade Talks with Mercosur Have No Credibility, Says IFA
EU - With EU Commission officials in Montevideo in Uruguay this week to reconvene the Mercosur trade talks, IFA President Joe Healy said the time has come for EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan to put his foot down and tell Trade Commissioner Malmstrom...
View news from United States US Red Meat Export Volumes Strong in July
US - July exports of US pork and beef were higher than a year ago, according to data released by USDA and compiled by USMEF. Export value results were mixed, with beef exports posting another near-record month while pork export value declined, reflecting...
07 September 2018
View news from Global FAO Food Price Index Holds Steady in August
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index remained stable in August, as cereal prices rebounded while vegetable oils and sugar declined....
06 September 2018
View news from United States CME: US Beef Output Forecast to Increase Annually
US - Compared to the rates of growth in US beef production in recent years, the year-over-year increases during the next two years are forecast to be moderate, according to Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
View news from Canada Canada to Stick to Guns at NAFTA Discussions
CANADA - Canada heads into talks in Washington on Wednesday to renew NAFTA determined not to back down on key issues despite threats from US President Donald Trump to retaliate against the Canadian economy unless Ottawa gives ground quickly....
View news from United Kingdom New Grassland Improvement Programme Looking for Farmers
UK - Beef and sheep farms are needed for a new project which will help farmers across Great Britain improve management of their grassland....
05 September 2018
View news from Uganda Meat Prices Shoot Up Amid Ban on Cattle Transportation
UGANDA - People planning to buy meat in Kampala and other areas across the country will have to dig deeper as prices continue to increase amid a ban on the transportation of animals from the Ankole Sub-region. ...
View news from Hong Kong Meat, Dairy Products to Take Centre Stage in Hong Kong
HONG KONG - High quality meat and dairy products from Britain will be heading to Hong Kong next month for one of the leading fine dining exhibitions in Asia....
04 September 2018
View news from European Union EU Wants to Settle Beef Dispute with US in Bid to Ease Trade Tensions
EU - The European Commission announced on Monday that it wants to get mandate from European Council to open negotiations with the United States in order to settle dispute on export of US hormone-free beef in a bid to ease trade tensions across the Atlantic....
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