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Tuesday, September 23, 2014
View news from Colombia Funding Package Hopes to Specialise Colombian Milk
COLOMBIA – Colombian dairy farming is to have its technical assistance strengthened to the tune of 6 billion pesos, says the Ministry of Agriculture....
View news from United States McDonald's: Beef Sustainability is Job #1, #2 and #3
ANALYSIS - McDonald's sustainability efforts focus on verifiable sustainable coffee, fish, fiber, palm oil and beef with "beef being Priority Number One, Two and Three."...
View news from United Kingdom Autumn's Time to Address Soil Compaction
EBLEX - Autumn is usually the best time to use aerators or sward lifters, giving the soil and roots time to recover before spring. However, an assessment of soil structure is essential to justify their use....
View news from European Union Biomin's FUMzyme® Receives EU Positive Vote for Authorisation
EU - FUMzyme® from the well-established Mycofix® product line of BIOMIN, is slated to become the first-ever purified enzyme authorized by the EU as substances with proven mycotoxin counteracting properties....
View news from Colombia Colombians Making Progress With TB, Brucellosis
COLOMBIA – A subsidized cattle screening programme in the central department of Huila has confirmed that bovine tuberculosis (bTB) and Brucellosis are being controlled....
View news from Taiwan US Calls on Taiwan to Set Ractopamine Residue Rules for Beef
TAIWAN - The US trade representative and ambassador to the World Trade Oranization (WTO) has called on Taiwan to set a Maximum Residue Level for ractopamine in pork and other beef products as its has already done for beef cuts....
View news from Croatia Zagreb to Host 2015 Animal Welfare Conference
CROATIA - The Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW) is to hold its 2015 conference with the theme 'Animal Populations – World Resources and Animal Welfare' in Zagreb on 14 and 15 July 2015. The closing date to submit a title and abstract...
Monday, September 22, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Farmers Told to Be Competitive, Dairy Market Will Turn
US - Current milk price cuts are a blow to confidence but the long term dairy markets outlook remains positive, says the British National Farmers Union (NFU)....
View news from United States Slight Bearish News From On Feed Report
US - A bearish hint was offered from the slightly higher than expected on feed placements on Friday, write Professors Ron Plain and Scott Brown, University of Missouri. ...
View news from United States CME: Production Costs Rising For Hogs, Cattle
US - Hog costs were impacted only by higher corn and bean meal costs. Cattle feeders had to deal with more expensive roughages as well....
View news from Bosnia and Herzegovina Bluetongue Found in Imported Bosnia Cattle
BOSNIA and HERZEGOVINA – A cattle farm in northern Bosnia has confirmed Bluetongue in three unvaccinated cattle imported from Germany....
View news from New Zealand New Managing Director Announced for Moredun Scientific
SCOTLAND - John Murray has been appointed as the new Managing Director of Moredun Scientific. He will succeed Professor Willie Donachie who will retire from the company in December....
View news from United Kingdom British Vets Prefer British Meat and Fish
UK - Vets across Britain really care about where their meat, fish, dairy products and eggs come from, with an overwhelming majority buying British....
View news from United States US Launches National Strategy for Combating Antibiotic-Resistance
US - The US government has launched a new strategy to combat antibiotic resistant bacteria with increased surveillance and faster tests....
View news from Global Novus International Launches Web Site for Latin American Customers
LATIN AMERICA - Novus International has launched three new versions of its global web site for customers in Latin America....
Saturday, September 20, 2014
View news from United States Market Analyst: Split Across Livestock Futures
US - Livestock futures have been mostly split over the last week, according to Mike Zuzolo for Global Commodity Analytics....
Friday, September 19, 2014
View news from United Kingdom Can Farming Reverse its Ageing Trend?
ANALYSIS – Agriculture is ageing and more must be done to draw young people into UK food production to meet growing national and world demand....
View news from Sweden What is A Long Calving Interval Costing You?
SWEDEN – Each open day costs European farmers an average of €3 Euros per animal....
View news from Germany More Land Fewer Harvests in Light of Climate Change
GERMANY - Most of the Earth’s agricultural land resources are already under cultivation. Climate change poses a huge challenge to global agriculture, but a new study by geographers at the Lugwig Maximilians University in Munich shows that some regions...
View news from United Kingdom Pirbright’s Centenary Conference Highlights: Advances in the Research of Virus Diseases of Livestock
UK - The Pirbright Institute hosted its Centenary Conference at The University of Surrey on 11 and 12 September, 2014 to mark its 100th anniversary of the prevention and control of livestock infectious diseases and discuss current research into virus...
View news from United States International Year of Family Farming 2014
US - On the 18 September The National Farmers Union (NFU) applauded the introduction of the Senate Resolution designating 2014 as the “International Year of Family Farming (IYFF).” NFU has lead the US Committee for IYFF and played a key role in having...
View news from United States National Farm Safety and Health Week Focuses on 'Protecting What Matters'
US - 'Safety Counts - Protecting What Matters' is this year’s theme for National Farm Safety and Health Week, which will be observed September 21-27, 2014. ...
Thursday, September 18, 2014
View news from United States Bluetongue Update: New Outbreaks, New Science
GLOBAL - Scientists better understand how the Bluetongue virus survives winters, as farmers across southern Europe try to cope with this summer’s rapidly spreading outbreak....
View news from European Union How Do We Manage Vector-Borne Disease in Livestock?
ANALYSIS – Prediction and vaccination are two important tools when dealing with the increased risk of vector-borne diseases as agriculture adapts to changing climates....
View news from United Kingdom NFU Outlines Priorities Ahead of 2015 General Election
UK - A Government that understands farm businesses, wants agriculture to grow and has the policies that send the right signals to farmers, are the key messages in the NFU’s farming manifesto launched today (Wednesday) ahead of next year’s General...
View news from New Zealand Answer to Unknown Swede Condition Six Months Away
NEW ZEALAND – Answering what causes an unknown condition linking swede grazing with illness and death in dairy cattle is months away, according to a group of experts....
View news from United Kingdom Cattle Futures: Wednesday's Close Sets Thursday Up for Steady to Higher Start
US - Wednesday's cattle markets finished to position traders for a steady to higher opening on Thursday, reports Jim Wyckoff, TheCattleSite analyst. ...
View news from Global Chinese Fund Set to Invest in Australia's Agriculture Industry
CHINA & AUSTRALIA - The Chinese-government owned Beijing Agricultural Investment Fund has committed to spend $2.7 billion on Australian dairy, beef, lamb and aquaculture industries, local media reported Tuesday....
 
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