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Cattle Industry News By Category: Biosecurity

12 May 2021
Taking a One Health approach to animal diseases
Australia’s herd of cattle livestock contribute over $12 billion to our economy per year. Sheep contribute over $6 billion....
06 May 2021
FMD and COVID-19 send meat prices soaring in Uganda
Prices for meat in Uganda are expected to more than double in the coming months due to livestock shortages....
05 May 2021
Australia ups investment in biosecurity
Australia's Federal Government has heeded calls led by the National Farmers Federation to increase funding for biosecurity and innovation. ...
29 April 2021
Idaho lawmakers pass bill to kill most of state's wolf population
Idaho lawmakers have approved a bill authorizing the state to kill up to 90% of its wolf population, a measure championed by farmers and cattle ranchers that will become law if signed by the governor in the coming days....
14 April 2021
"Lucky escape" for Australia after authorities detect traces of ASF and FMD on illegally imported food
Australia's National Farmers Federation says that the country's biosecurity systems should be improved after border authorities intercept parcels of illegally imported meat. ...
09 April 2021
Research suggests link between Ireland's rising sika deer populations and bovine TB infections
New research from Trinity College Dublin establishes a correlation between rising sika deer populations and outbreaks of bovine TB. ...
29 March 2021
UK revises veterinary rules in abattoirs as Brexit pressures mount
The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Council has approved proposals from the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) to allow temporary veterinary registrants to undertake Official Veterinarian (OV) work at slaughterhouses....
23 March 2021
More than 1,600 cattle on second Spanish cattle ship to be killed
Spain on Monday ordered the slaughter of 1,610 cattle which have been stuck aboard the Elbeik livestock ship since December, just weeks after hundreds of cattle on another vessel met a similar fate....
15 March 2021
The UK's new Border Operating Model must deliver a level playing field, says NFU
As the government announces its new Border Operating Model for Great Britain, the NFU urges both the UK and EU to work together to agree long-term arrangements as a matter of priority so trade can flow as smoothly as possible while new border infrastructure...
01 March 2021
Spanish government orders cattle on pariah ship to be culled
More than 850 cows that have spent months on a ship in the Mediterranean are no longer fit for transport and should be killed, Spain's Agriculure Ministry said on 27 February....
23 February 2021
Australia enacts tougher penalties for those who undermine biosecurity laws
New biosecurity legislation will give courts the ability to impose higher penalties for those who flout the law. ...
22 February 2021
US administration stresses that risk of transmitting COVID-19 through food packaging is still negligible
Acting USDA Secretary Kevin Shea and Acting FDA Commissioner Janet Woodcock, MD say that there is no credible evidence of food or food packaging transmitting SARS-CoV-2 bacteria. ...
08 February 2021
Spanish farmers fear that new protections for wolves will lead to livestock deaths
Farmers groups in Spain have condemned the government’s move to declare the Iberian wolf a protected species, saying that a nationwide hunting ban would lead to more attacks on livestock....
26 January 2021
Foreign Animal Diseases of Concern: Foot and Mouth Disease
Although the United States has not had foot and mouth disease (FMD) since 1929, it’s still affecting livestock elsewhere around the world — and that could return it here....
18 January 2021
NCBA warns cattle producers to take additional precautions to ward off FMD
The National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) is calling for continued vigilance after an additional outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease was reported in Namibia. ...
14 January 2021
Namibia hit with a new outbreak of FMD
Foot and mouth disease outbreak spreads further in Namibia, prompting renewed biosecurity efforts....
06 January 2021
Zimbabwe reports increase in tick-borne diseases in cattle
Multiple provinces in Zimbabwe are losing cattle due to tick-borne diseases, with ongoing outbreaks of January disease reported in Mashonaland West....
28 December 2020
IBR case identified in eastern Switzerland
Swiss authorities have identified a cow with the infectious bovine rhinotracheitis (IBR), a respiratory disease, in the eastern canton of Grisons on 23 December....
17 December 2020
Australian inquiry lends support to growth plan for ag sector
An inquiry in Australia's parliament has voiced support for the farm sector's growth vision for 2030. ...
02 December 2020
Canada’s House of Commons debates farm trespassing bill
Canadian MP John Barlow has introduced a bill aimed at curbing trespassing on farm property, saying that it will better ensure biosecurity and food security....
23 November 2020
Pirbright's Annual Report highlights investments in disease research and innovation
The Pirbright Institute's Annual Report 2019-2020 showcases a year of scientific progress in viral disease research. ...
UK halves veterinary sales of antibiotics in five years
New data on antibiotic sales show that UK farmers and veterinarians have been working together to use antibiotics responsibly. ...
20 November 2020
UK farm vets work to establish a country-wide network of "Farm Vet Champions"
As part of the UK's farm animal antibiotics targets for 2024, vets propose creating a network to support farmers with herd health planning and disease prevention. ...
11 November 2020
Indian state launches FMD vaccination drive
The Indian state of Assam began the first phase of a foot and mouth disease (FMD) and brucellosis vaccine drive on 10 November....
09 November 2020
IFA criticises Ireland's bovine TB strategy
The Irish Farmers Association says that increasing pre-movement tests will not solve Ireland's TB problem. ...
Australia's NFF calls for government action on research warning
Australia's National Farmers Federation is urging the government to take action after research body CSIRO published a report on the risk of increased disease outbreaks....
30 October 2020
International experts propose taxing meat and livestock to help avert future pandemics
A team of international scientists urged policy makers to consider levying taxes on livestock production and meat consumption to reduce the risk of future deadly pandemics....
29 October 2020
Namibia’s FMD outbreak spreads
Namibia’s recent foot and mouth disease outbreak has spread from its northern region....
 
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