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21 June 2019
Time for Taoiseach to Tell EU Council Ireland Will Not Ratify a Bad Mercosur Deal, Says IFA
EU - IFA President Joe Healy said Taoiseach Leo Varadkar must tell his fellow leaders at this week’s EU Council that Ireland will not ratify a bad Mercosur deal....
Red Meat Industry Urged to Unite to Cascade Positive Messages
SCOTLAND, UK - Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) remains totally focused on supporting the Scottish red meat industry during this period of continued political uncertainty and unprecedented challenge on many fronts....
19 June 2019
RSPCA Files Complaint Over Alleged Mistreatment of Cattle
AUSTRALIA - RSPCA Australia has lodged a formal complaint with the federal Department of Agriculture after receiving images and footage revealing allegedly brutal treatment of Australian cattle live exported to Israel on board the notorious ship Maysora....
14 June 2019
IFA Says Supporting Mercosur Deal Would be Reckless for Ireland
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has called on the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to intervene at the highest levels in Brussels to stop a bad EU-Mercosur trade deal, which would do untold damage to Ireland's €3bn beef and livestock sector....
07 June 2019
QMS Raises Awareness of Key Role of Auctioneers
SCOTLAND, UK - A tranche of activities to raise awareness of the key role of auctioneers in the Scottish red meat industry has been undertaken in recent months by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
05 June 2019
Drought Threatens to Wipe Out Over Half of Zimbabwe’s Cattle
ZIMBABWE - Farmers and livestock experts say escalating diseases, as well as the devastating effects of the El Niño-induced drought, have combined to put millions of animals at risk of dying....
30 May 2019
New Vision for Genomics in Animal Agriculture
US - Iowa State University researchers are part of a team that designed a new vision for animal genomics research into the next decade. The blueprint they created could help scientists and farmers meet the needs of a growing global population while improving...
29 May 2019
Meat Industry Says Animal Welfare Concerns Could Have $3.2b Effect on Livestock Sector
AUSTRALIA - The Australian livestock sector could lose up to $3.2 billion by 2030 if it does not meet changing consumer attitudes to animal welfare....
US to Invest $10m in Livestock Development in Georgia
GEORGIA - The United States Department of Agriculture launches a new project with the Farmers Association of Georgia, Land O'Lakes International Development and Michigan State University which will promote farmers to improve food safety standards and...
Farming Unions Urge New MEPs to Engage with Farming Communities
UK - Responding to the results of the European elections, the four UK farming union Presidents are calling on the newly elected UK MEPs to listen to the views of their agricultural communities and help shape an enabling policy environment for the 75,000...
20 May 2019
Full Compensation for Actual Losses Suffered Needed
UK - NFU Scotland responded last week to a consultation into a proposed Members Bill on livestock worrying, urging the Scottish Government to ensure provision for full compensation based on actual losses suffered is provided for....
15 May 2019
Livestock Farmers Urged to Follow Guidance to Prevent Bluetongue Spreading to UK
UK - NFU Scotland has joined other organisations from across the livestock sector to urge farmers to think carefully about importing animals from areas that are known to be infected with bluetongue (BTV) virus. ...
10 May 2019
Cattle Industry’s Beef Quality Assurance Program Develops, Distributes Extensive National Manual
US - An official manual for the Beef Quality Assurance program that is both detailed and extensive is now being distributed nationwide throughout the cattle industry....
09 May 2019
Scottish Livestock Farmers Urged to Sign-Up for Open Farm Sunday
SCOTLAND, UK - With one month to go until LEAF Open Farm Sunday, Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) is calling on Scottish livestock farmers to get behind the initiative on 9 June....
03 May 2019
Livestock Farming has Key Role in Tackling Climate Change
SCOTLAND, UK - The intrinsic role of livestock production in Scotland as part of the solution to tackling climate change is being emphasised by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS)....
02 May 2019
Report Calls for Urgent Action to Avert AMR Crisis
GLOBAL - Early this week, UN, international agencies and experts released a groundbreaking report demanding immediate, coordinated and ambitious action to avert a potentially disastrous drug-resistance crisis....
Spot Checks Pilot Adds Weight to Quality Assurance Standards
SCOTLAND, UK - The organisations which represent Scotland’s cattle and sheep farmers are backing a move by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) to pilot a spot checks visits programme as part of its Cattle and Sheep Quality Assurance Scheme. ...
29 April 2019
FAO Vaccinates 120,000 Livestock in Borno
NIGERIA - The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has commenced the vaccination of over 120,000 livestock in Borno State....
26 April 2019
Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI to be High Profile at HK Event
HONG KONG - Two of Scotland’s most iconic foods – Scotch Beef PGI and Scotch Lamb PGI – are set to be high profile in Hong Kong next month at HOFEX, Asia’s leading food and hospitality trade show....
16 April 2019
AgForce Applauds Forward-looking $1.5M Labor Pledge for Cattle Research
AUSTRALIA - AgForce has welcomed the $1.5 million funding promise from the Federal Labor Party for the Beef Central Queensland Livestock Centre of Excellence, a producer-led research programme co-developed with Central Queensland University and the Department...
Thought leaders emphasise beef cattle health, well-being for sustainable development of the industry
Monheim, Germany & Ribeirão Preto, Brazil, 10th April 2019 – Bayer brought together global thought leaders in beef cattle health and management to share the latest in research and innovation at its 2nd International Beef Symposium in Ribeirão Preto,...
11 April 2019
Cattle Will Suffer as Support for SPCAs Dwindles, IFP Warns
SOUTH AFRICA - The vital work carried out by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) in rural areas has been highlighted by the Inkatha Freedom Party....
02 April 2019
NFU Urges Public to Support Great British Beef Week Campaign
UK - NFU President Minette Batters has kicked off Great British Beef Week by pledging her support for the campaign and urging the public to get behind British beef producers....
28 March 2019
Maridi Municipality Bans Cattle Slaughter Along Streams
SUDAN - Municipal authorities in Maridi town in South Sudan’s Maridi State have banned slaughtering of cows along streams....
15 March 2019
Buying, Selling Cattle can Link Individual Farms to Thousands of Others Per Purchase
UK - Understanding the complex networks of "contact chains" between British farms, could help identify potential routes for spread of infections and improve disease control strategies for the cattle industry....
14 March 2019
Aboriginal Corporation Eyes BHP Cattle Stations
AUSTRALIA - An indigenous corporation has emerged as the preferred bidder for two BHP-owned cattle stations in the iron ore rich Pilbara....
13 March 2019
Telangana HC Puts Tab on Cattle Transport
INDIA - The Telangana High Court on Tuesday directed the state government and the offices of the Union government which are located in Telangana, not to allow transportation of any cattle or animals without a permit order issued by the competent authority....
08 March 2019
Beef Farmers Advised About Risks of Straw Impaction
UK - Reports of cows dying from straw impaction is highlighting the risks associated with feeding straw-based rations to suckler cows....
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