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Thursday, November 27, 2014
View news from United Kingdom 'Don’t Downgrade the Role of Vets in Animal Safety' Urges BVA
UK - Following a report in today's Guardian of recommendations made to the Red Tape Challenge including cuts to health inspections on farms and the use of “non-vets” to carry out bovine TB testing, the British Veterinary Association (BVA) has urged...
View news from European Union EU Farmers Reimbursed €868 Million
EU – Farmers across Europe are being reimbursed a total of €868 million in direct aid by the Common Agricultural Policy....
View news from Argentina Compliance Warning Issued After Processor Safety Failure
ARGENTINA – Dairy food safety standards are being subject to a government health check after two processors fell short of the mark earlier this autumn....
View news from United States Novus International Honours Distinguished Science Fellow
US - Colleagues, friends and family recently gathered to honour the career and scientific achievements of Dr. Julia J. Dibner, retiring Senior Research Consultant and Distinguished Science Fellow at Novus International, Inc. ...
View news from United Kingdom Abstract Deadline Ahead for British Animal Science Conference
UK - If you wish to submit a summary to the annual conference of the British Society of Animal Science (BSAS), the deadline is now Wednesday 3 December....
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
View news from Argentina Feeding Cactus Fruit Halves Livestock Water Needs
ARGENTINA – Huge water savings can be achieved by feeding goats, sheep and cattle with chopped cactus fruit, Argentinian farmers are hearing....
View news from Global GRSB Slammed Over Sustainable Principles
GLOBAL - Principles of a multi stakeholder group driving sustainability across world beef production systems have been slammed by a collection of NGO’s for vagueness and failure to address key issues....
View news from Brazil BRF Adopts New Animal Welfare Practices
BRAZIL - Brazilian meat and food processor BRF has joined forces with international animal welfare organisation, World Animal Protection, to improve animal welfare practices in its supply and production chain....
View news from India Funding to Boost North East India Fodder and Rations
INDIA - Fourteen dairy projects worth a combined $4.2 million have been sanctioned for Bihar state by the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB)....
View news from United Kingdom Livestock Outlook Conference Scheduled for February 2015
UK - The 2015 Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) Outlook Conference will be held at One Great George Street in Westminster, London on Wednesday 11 February....
View news from Russian Federation Good Quarter for Cherkizovo Despite Market Volatility
RUSSIA - Cherkizovo Group demonstrated strong nine-month and third quarter results, according to the company's CEO, despite market and currency volatility. A new acquisition has increased its market share in poultry meat by two percentage points, while...
View news from United Kingdom Dairy Body Underlines Government Role in Helping Sector
UK - The Government has been told of its key role in helping the dairy industry meet the "formidable" market challenges it faces....
View news from Netherlands Nutreco Expects Renewed Takeover Offer in December
NETHERLANDS - Dutch based animal, fish feed and poultry meat company Nutreco is expecting a cash offer for the company to be lodged in December....
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
View news from New Zealand Bluetongue Virus Identified in Bulgarian Wildlife
EUROPE – Wild animals have become infected with Bluetongue in Bulgaria, resulting in deaths to deer and wild sheep....
View news from United Kingdom Dairy Processors 8 Per Cent Greener
UK – Dairy processing is becoming more environmentally friendly, a report looking at the last six years shows....
View news from Chile Chile Meat Production Lower
CHILE – Meat imports rose last month as meat production tightened in Chile, says a ministry report....
View news from United States Dairy Goes Movember
US – Men’s health has been the topic of importance for the US dairy industry recently in the second year of the MoDairy movement....
View news from Ireland Sustainable Farm Initiative Launched at Irish College
IRELAND – A new farm initiative will cement Ireland’s place in the field of sustainable farming, Ireland’s agriculture minister announced at an official launch on Friday....
View news from United States Agricultural Website Now Open to the Public
US - VIVO, a Web application used internally by US Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists since 2012 to allow better national networking across disciplines and locations, is now available to the public....
View news from Botswana Botswana Vaccine Scheme Strives to Contain FMD
BOTSWANA – Over 43,000 cattle vaccinations have been administered in northern Botswana after a Foot and Mouth Disease outbreak, caused by contact with wild animals, flared up last month....
Monday, November 24, 2014
View news from Australia Mahogany Farm Cattle Combat Forest Fires
AUSTRALIA – Australia’s largest African mahogany plantation is being grazed by cattle to minimize forest fires....
View news from Malta Advances in Maltese Meat Production
MALTA - In the third quarter, meat production rose by 1.4 per cent while the producer value declined by 2.2 per cent when compared to the corresponding quarter of 2013....
View news from New Zealand Disease Warning Issued for New Zealanders
NEW ZEALAND – An agricultural advisory body is urging farmers to be on the lookout for a tick-carried disease after spreading from Northland to the south island this year....
View news from Australia Farmers Back Government Draft Report
AUSTRALIA – A government draft report set to “underpin” Australian competitiveness for the coming two decades has been welcomed by farmers....
View news from United States Cattle Outlook: Cattle On Feed Lifts on Year
US - Cattle on Feed was reported above year ago levels for the first time since August 2012. ...
View news from United States Improved Disease Diagnostic Testing Starts with Standardizing Lab Methods, USDA-approved Kits
US — In conjunction with the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians (AAVLD) and U.S. Animal Health Association (USAHA) meetings held recently in Kansas City, Missouri, experts talked about the need to implement consistent standards...
Friday, November 21, 2014
View news from India Over 250 Firms Participate in Krishi 2014
INDIA - Over 250 firms have participated at the 9th edition of Krishi 2014 that was held in Nasik from 14 November to 18 November, 2014....
View news from United States Market Analyst: How Are Livestock Markets Faring?
ANALYSIS - Mike Zuzolo discusses the major market developments this week....
 
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