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Is the United States Ready for New Rules on Antibiotics?
Antimicrobial use on farms is about to change for animals across the US, writes Rachel Lane....
Mongolia's Fledgling Meat Industry Seeks Export Expansion
Mongolia is a country with a vast territory and a very small population in northeast Asia sandwiched between Russia and China. The country’s major economic sector is a traditional nomadic livestock industry and it has been expanding significantly over...
Tackling Cattle Fever Ticks with Vaccines
Despite a successful program to eliminate cattle fever ticks in the US during the first half of the 20th century, these ticks still manage to cross the Mexican border into Texas, writes Sandra Avant....
Cattle Have No Close Contact With Badgers
Electronic collars have shown that cattle do not commonly interact with badgers at close range....
Antibiotic Use in Cattle: A Quick Overview
Concern abounds when discussing the issue of antibiotics in the livestock industry, but lots is being done to minimise environmental and public health risks while considering the safety of the animal. ...
Controlling Foot and Mouth Disease in the Balkans
Veterinary services are being beefed up to minimise the risk of foot and mouth disease in the Balkans. ...
How to Sustainably Feed Nine Billion People
Becoming self-sufficient in food production – what better way is there for countries to sustainably feed their growing populations? But, scratch the surface of this potential solution, and it doesn’t really stack up....
China's Food Self-sufficiency Policy
It is unlikely China will be able to maintain self-sufficiency on all major agrifood commodities, according to Matthew Hyde and Faraz Syed in the latest Agricultural Commodities quarterly report from the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource...
Drivers for Animal Welfare Policies in Africa
A new study from Lesotho calls for improved understanding of animal welfare in African countries or there could be deleterious effects in future on economic growth as well as national and international trade....
How Robust Livestock Tracking Leads to Increased Profitability
While a significant industry, Canada's cattle sector lacks the traceability seen in its pork supply chain. The worry, according to an industry figurehead, is that huge opportunities are being missed. ...
What Can You Do When a Dog is Threatening Your Livestock?
Ohio agricultural law specialist Caty Daniels runs through some considerations on loose dogs running through livestock in her state....
Why Good Numbers Matter for the Livestock Sector and How Decision Makers Can Improve Them
Better data is needed in order for sustainable livestock growth strategies to be implemented appropriately, a new World Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)report has found....
How to Make Canadian Beef Competitive
Information about the Canadian beef industry needs to be shared and colloboration promoted in order to catch up with poultry, writes Lisa Guenther for Genome Alberta. ...
How Do Resources Influence Control Measures During a Simulated Outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease in Australia?
In this work from Australia using modelling, a stamping-out policy was found likely to be the most effective in eradicating Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD), were there to be an outbreak with the current resources. With fewer resources, the model indicated...
Pharmacovigilance: Tracing Beef Problems 'Post Market'
Canada has a system in place to detect when beef cattle drugs have unintended harmful effects on cattle, or when drugs do not work as advertised....
 
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