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19 November 2020
CME update: cattle futures retreat as COVID-19 surge stokes demand worries
US cattle futures plunged on 18 November as rising COVID-19 infection rates sparked concerns about potential supply chain disruptions and reduced demand for beef as health restrictions shutter restaurants and discourage travel....
British vets welcome ambitious new four-year antibiotic use targets
The British Veterinary Association has welcomed new sector-specific targets for responsible antibiotic use for the farm sector over the next four years....
18 November 2020
China’s trade partners resist coronavirus food tests on imports
Major food-producing countries are growing increasingly irritated with China’s scrutiny of imported products and are calling on it to stop aggressive testing for the coronavirus....
17 November 2020
CME update: cattle futures bounce back as Wall Street rallies, but worries remain
US cattle futures ended mostly higher on 16 November on spill-over support from soaring equities markets....
16 November 2020
CME update: cattle futures sag as COVID-19 spike threatens beef demand
US livestock futures slumped on 13 November as surging coronavirus cases raised expectations for lockdowns on commerce that will hurt demand for meat from restaurants, hotels and other venues....
New Zealand’s PM Ardern hits bac at Chinese claims of COVID-19 contamination on beef
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she is confident no meat products were exported from the country with COVID-19, seeming to contradict claims from Chinese authorities that they had detected coronavirus on frozen beef products from New Zealand....
China detects traces of coronavirus on frozen meat and packaging from global exporters
The Chinese city of Jinan says that it has found coronavirus on beef and tripe and their packaging from Brazil, Bolivia and New Zealand, while two other provincial capitals detected traces of the virus on pork packaging from Argentina....
New COVID-19 controls in China could put frozen food importers on ice
Though the WHO and USDA say that the risk of catching COVID-19 from frozen food is low, China has repeatedly sounded alarms after detecting the virus on product packaging....
Webinar from Ceva plans to explore bovine respiratory disease
Ceva promises to take delegates to "the next level of BRD diagnostics and treatment". ...
Can AI help identify sick livestock?
New research project aims to use AI and "cutting edge" technology to reduce the environmental impact of farming. ...
15 November 2020
Canadian government invests in additional COVID-19 protections for agriculture workers
The Government of Canada has invested $1.9 million to further protect farm workers during the COVID-19 crisis. ...
12 November 2020
US meat company fights state order to close after coronavirus outbreak
A US meat company that supplies Walmart and Costco is suing the state of New Mexico to fight an order that seeks to close a production facility where more than 100 workers have tested positive for COVID-19....
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....
10 November 2020
CME update: live cattle futures skyrocket on COVID-19 vaccine hopes
US live cattle futures reached a four-week high on 9 November and feeder cattle hit their highest prices in more than five weeks after global media outlets reported progress towards a COVID-19 vaccine....
New industry group in UK vows to tackle ruminant health challenges
The newly formed UK wide group Ruminant Health & Welfare (RH&W) has launched a survey to identify disease priorities across the ruminant sectors and inform efforts to tackle health challenges eroding performance and welfare on farms....
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. ...
02 November 2020
New research emphasises cost of liver fluke in beef cattle
New research highlights cost of liver fluke in beef cattle, with farmers urged to treat youngstock at housing....
31 October 2020
Farm antibiotic sales continue to fall across Europe and United Kingdom
Sales of antibiotics for use in farm animals are trending downwards in the UK and multiple EU countries. ...
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....
Toxoplasma gondii study in the UK wins additional funding
Researchers at the UK's Moredun Institute hope to improve understanding of how the parasite operates in different hosts. ...
29 October 2020
Namibia’s FMD outbreak spreads
Namibia’s recent foot and mouth disease outbreak has spread from its northern region....
27 October 2020
Rift valley fever infections in humans more likely to come from mosquitoes than cattle
A group of international researchers have mapped the dynamics of a rift valley fever infection in Mayotte and found that human infections were more likely to come from mosquito bites than through contact with infected livestock. ...
23 October 2020
Brazil recognizes 6 states as free from FMD without vaccination
The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (Mapa) published Normative Instruction No. 52, which recognizes the states of Acre, Paraná, Rio Grande do Sul and Rondônia as free from foot-and-mouth disease. Regions of Amazonas and Mato Grosso were...
21 October 2020
UK extends its BVD Stamp it Out project
Defra has announced a six-month extension to the BVD Stamp it Out initiative in England due to COVID-19 delays. ...
16 October 2020
Weekly protein digest: China's meat imports expected to fall in 2021
Jim Wyckoff's latest beef and dairy industry updates track China's import future and the international dairy market. ...
US Senate proposes mini-stimulus package, but relief for farmers is still unlikely
After talks over COVID-19 relief for farmers stalled last week, Senate Republicans proposed a mini-stimulus package that would fund the Paycheck Protection Program, but doubts remain about whether it will be adopted. ...
15 October 2020
NCBA welcomes additional research on brucella species
The National Cattlemen's Beef Association commends the USDA for increased research on brucella species in large animals. ...
11 October 2020
Lack of White House support is stalling COVID-19 relief bill - NFU
Despites Congress passing an amended version of the HEROES Act on 1 October, President Trump is refusing to move the law forward until after the election....
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