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18 June 2021
Additional pandemic aid is available for US farmers
The USDA is earmarking additional aid to farmers and ag businesses as part of its Pandemic Assistance for Producers Initiative....
12 June 2021
UK survey shows a shrinking gap between the views of farmers and the public
New research from SRUC compares attitudes of farmers and the wider public to farm animal health and welfare and finds more similarities than expected....
08 June 2021
Argentine customs strike on 8 June to hit grain exports
Grain exports from Argentina were likely to be affected by a seven-hour strike by customs officers on Tuesday, as the officials press for priority access to coveted COVID-19 vaccinations, the port manager said on Monday 7 June....
02 June 2021
OIE recognizes Canada as having negligible risk for BSE
Minister Bibeau has welcomed the announcement that Canada is at negligible risk for BSE, saying that Canada has a strong and safe beef production system. ...
31 May 2021
UK sets out new Bovine TB control strategy, but faces criticism from NFU
The UK government's next phase of bovine TB control focuses on developing a TB vaccine for cattle, increasing badger vaccination and will end intensive badger culls after 2022, but the National Farmers Union says that the measures could undo the UK's...
28 May 2021
Weekly beef and dairy digest: US tests USMCA dispute mechanism and Thailand reports new cattle disease
US beef sales are improving after a weeks-long slump and analysts predict that Argentina's beef export ban will last longer than 30 days. ...
UK ruminant sector identifies key disease priorities after survey
Ruminant Health & Welfare (RH&W) has announced the results to its nationwide "grassroots" survey of farmers, stock people and vets on priority livestock diseases and syndromes....
25 May 2021
Oxitec takes on growing cattle tick challenges
Oxitec, leading developer of biological solutions to control pests that transmit disease and harm livestock, has launched a new program with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to target the growing challenge of cattle ticks....
24 May 2021
Thailand restricts cattle movements amid animal skin disease outbreak
Thailand has ordered strict controls on the movements of buffaloes and cattle after an outbreak of a virus that causes lumps to form on the animals’ skin and reduces milk production....
UN bodies set up “One Health” panel to advise on animal disease risks
The World Health Organization and three other international bodies have formed a team of experts to help develop a global plan to prevent the spread of diseases from animals to humans....
19 May 2021
Pirbright plans to progress pig, cattle health through two €3.5 million projects
Two new projects managed and coordinated by The Pirbright Institute are designed to improve pig and cattle health through fully funded worth a total of €3.5 million. ...
18 May 2021
"Test Don't Guess" to control roundworm and liver fluke in ruminants
A new animation from the Moredun Institute showcases "Test Don't Guess", a fun way to learn about parasite monitoring to improve livestock health and performance. ...
15 May 2021
Global agri-food systems must be transformed, say EU and FAO
The European Union (EU) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have agreed to increase joint efforts to transform agri-food systems, in order to make them more inclusive, efficient, resilient and sustainable....
14 May 2021
UK livestock disease research center receives funding boost
Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) to invest £500,000 to upgrade its research facilities at St Boswells....
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
Pirbright researchers hope to tackle cattle disease with two new projects
The Pirbright Institute has earmarked €3.5 million for two projects designed to improve pig and cattle health. ...
03 May 2021
CHECS to change Johne's disease testing rules
Changes to Johne’s disease testing protocols which may affect subsequent herd Risk Levels have been announced by CHECS, which sets industry standards for cattle disease control across UK and Ireland....
29 April 2021
Veterinary groups warn that global animal health is being overlooked in the fight against pandemics
As part of World Vet Day on 24 April, Brooke Veterinary Group joined a number of international organizations calling for additional investment in animal health and welfare. ...
23 April 2021
UK researchers are learning more about lumpy skin disease in cattle
Researchers at the Pirbright Institute are determining which insects vector lumpy skin disease, an emerging cattle virus. ...
21 April 2021
Tyson Foods expands onsite COVID-19 vaccinations to employees' families
Tyson Foods Inc says that US employees' family members will be able to receive COVID-19 vaccines at all future vaccination events the company holds, a sign of increasing supplies and expanded eligibility for shots in the general public....
19 April 2021
Ugandan districts ban livestock movements over FMD
Animal health authorities in the Kiruhura district have banned the sale and movement of livestock and their products to stem the spread of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD)....
16 April 2021
Canada's migrant farmworkers remain at risk of COVID-19 one year into the pandemic
Migrant farm workers form a critical part of Canada's agriculture labor force, but one year after the COVID-19 crisis began, many remain vulnerable to the disease and could struggle to obtain vaccinations....
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. ...
13 April 2021
USAID and key agriculture partners launch consortium to combat the threat of infectious diseases
A five-year animal agriculture program launched by USAID and led by Cargill, Ausvet, Heifer International and International Poultry Council will increase capacity of farmers, governments and other stakeholders to prevent and quickly respond to growing...
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. ...
07 April 2021
UK offers training scheme for potential cattle TB testers
Several veterinary practices in England are now looking to recruit people from across the agricultural community to help support them in fulfilling their cattle TB testing responsibilities....
31 March 2021
DSM’s reducing emissions from livestock sustainability platform resonates with industry change
Animal farming accounts for a significant amount of all greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This has placed tremendous stress on the planet’s natural resources when there is an urgent need to greatly reduce GHG emissions by 2050 to avert global warming....
 
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