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29 September 2017
IFA: Mercosur Beef Offer a Mistake; Hogan, Creed Must Not Allow Sellout of Irish Beef Sector
EU - With reports from Brussels that the EU Commission have agreed a new substantial offer on beef for the Mercosur trade negotiations, IFA President Joe Healy said it is a major mistake for the EU Commission to make this offer at this time given the...
27 September 2017
IFA Says Increased Direct Payments, Live Exports Vital to Support Suckler Herd
IRELAND - Speaking at the National Ploughing Championships in Tullamore last week, IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said increased direct payments and a strong live export trade are essential to maintain Ireland's national suckler cow herd,...
Strategic Farms Confirmed in Project to Increase Productivity
UK - AHDB Beef & Lamb has announced a countrywide network of Strategic Farms, which have been selected to drive improvements and increase productivity across a variety of farming systems....
22 September 2017
Researchers Discover New Cattle Disease, Prevent from Spreading
DENMARK - Within Danish cattle breeding the semen of one breeding bull is used to inseminate a lot of cows. Due to the many inseminations one bull can thus father thousands of calves. Therefore, it is vital to determine whether breeding bulls carry hereditary...
20 September 2017
IFA Meets EU Officials to Strongly Object to Mercosur Trade Deal
EU - IFA President Joe Healy and National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods met with the EU Chief negotiator for Mercosur and senior officials in Commissioner Malmstrom’s Cabinet in Brussels last week to outline Ireland’s strong opposition to any offer...
13 September 2017
Coalition Petitions Department of Transportation for ELD Waiver
US - The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) yesterday joined other livestock groups in hand delivering to Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao a petition for a waiver followed by a limited exemption from compliance with the Electronic Logging...
07 September 2017
HSUS Seeks Cage-Free Status for Pork, Veal & Eggs in California
US - Last November Massachusetts voters approved – by a 3 to 1 margin – a groundbreaking ballot question that will mandate all pork, veal and eggs sold in the Bay State come from pigs, calves and laying hens not confined to ultra-tight quarters. ...
06 September 2017
IFA Demands Urgent Govt Action Plan as Beef Farmers Lose €2M/Week
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said, based on the Sterling depreciation and the volume of cattle exports to the UK, Irish beef farmers are losing close to €2m per week....
31 August 2017
CME: Texas Storm Impact on Livestock, Meat Sectors
US - These are difficult days for many people in Houston and surrounding areas and we send them our prayers and best wishes for a quick recovery, writes Steiner Consulting Group, writes Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc....
14 August 2017
BVA: Mandatory CCTV in Slaughterhouses 'Huge Win for Animal Welfare'
UK - The Government’s plan to introduce mandatory CCTV in all slaughterhouses in England is a huge win for animal health and welfare, following years of campaigning by the British Veterinary Association (BVA) and Veterinary Public Health Association...
08 August 2017
Workshop Aims to Make Impact
UK - Making an impact on beef and sheep farms is the theme of an AHDB Beef & Lamb event for industry advisers taking place next month....
07 August 2017
Jinyu Bio-technology Joins Animal Vaccine Cluster in Kansas
US - China's largest animal vaccine company is going to a part of the US where the industry action is....
31 July 2017
High Court Issues Order on Cattle Shipments for Slaughter
ISRAEL - The High Court of Justice has raised hopes among animal-rights activists by instructing the Agriculture Ministry to explain why it is still granting licenses for the importing of animals intended for slaughter....
27 July 2017
Event Sets Focus for Future R&D in UK Agriculture
UK - Research, development and knowledge exchange experts gathered to discuss priorities and develop lasting collaborative partnerships, to drive innovation and improvement in UK agriculture....
25 July 2017
Central Govt Seeks More Time on Cattle Slaughter Rules
INDIA - The Centre on Monday asked the Supreme Court for more time to report back on the progress in modifying the controversial cattle slaughter ban rules. "Everything in totality is being considered," it said....
19 July 2017
Animal Health Campaign Helps Support Food Security, Livelihoods in Syria
SYRIA - In strife-torn Syria, the food security and livelihoods situation of some 234,000 people has received a strong boost owing to a recently completed animal health campaign led by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO)...
Cattle Sale Ban Intended for Animal Welfare, Says Government
INDIA - The ban on sale and purchase of cattle from animal markets for slaughter was intended at the welfare of animals and tackling illegal sale and smuggling, the government has informed the Lok Sabha....
18 July 2017
Recognition of Experience, Competency of Farmers Fundamental to Animal Health Strategy
IRELAND - IFA National Animal Health Chairman Bert Stewart has welcomed the launch of the National Farmed Animal Health Strategy (NFAHS) 2017-2022 and the Animal Health Surveillance Strategy for Ireland 2016-2021 by the Minister for Agriculture Michael...
13 July 2017
Women Officially Leading the Way in Canadian Agriculture
CANADA - The Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame represents the leading lights of the country’s farming industry. What’s so special about this year’s inductees? As Angela Lovell reports, it just so happens they’re all women......
12 July 2017
Vets Urge Establishment of Offshore FMD Vaccine Bank
US - Warning of the dire economic consequences of an outbreak of Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD), swine veterinarians from around the country during Capitol Hill visits yesterday and today will urge congressional lawmakers to establish an offshore vaccine...
07 July 2017
High-tech Ear Tags Tracking Aussie Live Export Cattle
AUSTRALIA - Technology monitoring Australian livestock in Vietnamese feedlots and abattoirs is being expanded in Australia so stock can be traced from conception to consumption....
03 July 2017
Health Advice Group Established for Calf Rearers
UK - To reduce the costly impact of calf health problems, AHDB Beef & Lamb has formed an on-farm discussion group....
30 June 2017
US Officials, Meat Exporters Applaud US Beef's Return to China
US - Visiting officials and representatives of meat exporters from the United States celebrated the return of US beef to China in Beijing on Friday, 30 June, as suppliers in both countries race to be first to fill the tables of local customers....
27 June 2017
IFA: USDA Move Means EU Negotiators Must Remove Brazilian Beef from Mercosur Talks
EU - Reacting to last week's decision by the USDA to ban fresh Brazilian beef, IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said the EU authorities have to take note of this decision and remove beef from any Mercosur deal....
19 June 2017
Select Sires Inc, Accelerated Genetics to Join Forces
US - The board of directors for Select Sires Inc., and Accelerated Genetics have reached a unanimous decision to unify the two cooperatives....
After the Storm: Haiti’s Mobile Vets Help Restore Livelihood
HAITI - Since Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti in October last year, the number of people facing hunger and food insecurity in the most affected areas has steadily declined thanks to the enormous humanitarian response....
15 June 2017
Cattle Producers Win More Flexibility on Biosecurity Requirements
AUSTRALIA - Queensland cattle producers will now have an extra three months to prepare biosecurity plans after Animal Health Australia and the Cattle Council of Australia agreed to be flexible on new requirements for managing Johne’s disease....
14 June 2017
Russia Reports Lumpy Skin Disease Outbreak
RUSSIA - Dr Evgeny Nepoklonov, Vice-minister at the Russian Ministry of Agriculture has reported an outbreak of lumpy skin disease at Dergachevsky in Saratov Oblast....
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