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Friday, July 25, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Symposium Explores the Future of Farm Animal Welfare
UK - CABI, together with the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), London, held a symposium marking the 50th anniversary of Ruth Harrison’s influential Animal Machines – a book that heralded an entire movement in farm animal welfare and the welfare of animals...
View news from Indonesia Indonesia Plays Important Role in Tanzania Agriculture
INDONESIA - Minister for Agriculture, Food Security and Cooperatives Mr Christopher Chiza in Inauguration of Big Result Now of the Vision 25 which held in Morogoro, Saturday 12 July said Indonesia plays an important role in Tanzania agriculture...
View news from Netherlands Genome Analysis Helps in Beeding More Robust Cows
NETHERLANDS - Genome analysis of 234 bulls has put researchers, including several from Wageningen Livestock Research, on the trail of DNA variants which influence particular characteristics in breeding bulls. ...
View news from United Kingdom BVA Will Support Second Year of Badger Cull Pilots in England
UK - The British Veterinary Association (BVA) supports the second year of the pilot culls in England....
View news from Ireland Compliance with REPS has Left Farmers at a Disadvantage
IRELAND - ICSA suckler chairman Mr Dermot Kelleher says that participation in REPS has left many farmers at a disadvantage since the closure of the scheme....
View news from United States Cattle Futures: Cattle Closed Down on Thursday
US - October live cattle closed down $0.17 at 157.82 Thursday. ...
View news from Korea, South OIE Reports FMD Outbreak in North Gyeongsang Province
SOUTH KOREA - The South Korean veterinary authorities have reported an outbreak of foot and mouth disease at a pig farm in North Gyeongsang Province....
View news from Global GLOBALG.A.P. Introduces Joint Initiative for Global Food Security
GLOBAL - The Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) Platform and the International Trade Centre (ITC) are initiating the ‘The Declaration of Abu Dhabi for Global Food Security through Good Agricultural Practices’....
View news from China Chinese Beef Imports Forecast to Double by 2018
CHINA - Beef imports to China are likely to double by 2018, Rabobank Group said in a report on Wednesday....
Thursday, July 24, 2014
View news from Peru Peruvian Livestock Sector to Get Aid With Genetics and Water
PERU – An ambitious programme to improve Peruvian farm profitability through bovine genetic improvement has been announced by the Ministry of Agriculture....
View news from Canada Watch Out for Anthrax in the Wet Weather
CANADA - With flooding events and high rainfall throughout much of the province, Saskatchewan producers are reminded to watch for anthrax....
View news from United Kingdom How to Approach On-farm Disease Control
UK - This summer, sheep and cattle farmers in Northern Ireland will be encouraged to participate in an important survey to seek opinions on current disease prevention and control measures....
View news from Australia Workshops to Give Graziers the Nutrition Edge in the Dry Weather
AUSTRALIA - Central Queensland graziers are being urged to arm themselves with the latest information and strategies in beef nutrition as dry conditions persist....
View news from United Kingdom DairyCo ‘Research Day’ at Trenault Farm
UK - Nearly 100 people, including dairy farmers, vets, feed and breeding companies staff, last week attended a DairyCo ‘Research Day’ in Cornwall, showcasing some of its latest Research and Development, funded by levy....
View news from Austria Austrian Food Service Sector Gets Taste for Beef and Lamb
AUSTRIA - Members of the high-end Austrian food service sector were given a taste of Quality Standard beef and lamb at a special reception in Vienna....
View news from United States Eating Meat Can Turn up the Heat
US - Eating meat contributes to climate change, due to greenhouse gasses emitted by livestock....
View news from Global Nutreco Reports Higher First Half Year Results
GLOBAL - Nutreco reports that during the first half of 2014, the company's revenue was €2,460.0 million, up 2.6 per cent compared to the first half of 2013....
View news from United States Cattle Futures: October Live Cattle Closed up Wednesday
US - October live cattle closed up $0.05 at $157.90 Wednesday....
View news from United States CME: Red Meat, Poultry Stocks Below Year Ago Levels
US - On Tuesday (22 July), USDA released the results of its monthly survey of about 800 public and private refrigerated warehouses and the results will likely be viewed as bullish for cattle and, to a lesser extent, for hog futures today, write Steve...
View news from Korea, South Fresh Case of Foot-and-Mouth Disease Confirmed at Pig Farm
SOUTH KOREA - The government has confirmed the first case of foot-and-mouth disease in the country in over three years....
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
View news from United States Could Row Crops Hamper Herd Expansion?
ANALYSIS - The decision to keep a heifer for breeding is not just affected by cattle markets but the relative performance of the crop industry too....
View news from Spain New Dairy Leader Calls For More Market Stability
SPAIN – Industry leaders are using the appointment of a new President to flesh out plans for a more stable dairy market....
View news from Australia Farmers Applaud Carbon Tax Repeal
AUSTRALIA - Australian farmers have applauded the Coalition Government for delivering on its election promise to repeal the carbon tax....
View news from China Collaring Cows to Save Lives on Roads
CHINA – Over 1,000 feral cows in southern China are now wearing reflective collars after a series of traffic accidents....
View news from Paraguay Paraguay and Argentina Team Up to Combat Cattle Diseases
PARAGUAY – The National Services for Animal Quality and Health (SENASCA) in Paraguay and Argentina have partnered to strengthen attempts to control foot and mouth disease....
View news from United States Researcher Uncovers Multiple Influences in the Antibiotic Resistance Debate
US - The issue of antibiotic resistance may have only recently become front-page news, but it has always been a concern of those focused on improving public health. ...
View news from Global Strong Performance in China, India Boost Yum Brands' Results
GLOBAL - In its latest quarterly results, Yum! Brands - which includes KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell - reported a strong recovery in its business in China following previous food safety concerns, with sales up 21 per cent and operating profit 188 per cent...
View news from United Kingdom Morrisons Launches Beef Shorthorn Suckler Herd Award
UK - The search is on for the UK’s top suckler herd, an annual award organised by Beef Shorthorn Society and supported by Morrison with £1,500 at stake....
 
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