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26 August 2016
View news from European Union Science to Play Key Role in Response to New Challenges in Mineral Nutrition
EU - The industry must adopt a science-based approach to re-evaluating nutrition strategies, particularly in light of proposed European Union limits on Zinc and Copper in animal feed, according to animal nutrition technology company, AB Vista....
View news from United States US Ag Exports Expected to Rise by $6 Billion in 2017
US - US agricultural exports are expected to rise in 2017 from 2016 levels, largely due to higher exports of oilseeds and products, horticultural products, cotton, and livestock, dairy, and poultry. ...
View news from Australia New Law to Protect Australian Dairy Farmers from Unfair Contracts
AUSTRALIA - The Australian government is to introduce an unfair contracts law in an effort to protect small businesses from unfair contracts with large businesses, according to UK levy board AHDB Dairy....
View news from New Zealand New Zealand's Breeding Values Working for Farmers
NEW ZEALAND - Initial results from the Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) Genetics beef progeny test show that estimated breeding values (EBVs) for calf weaning weights are delivering on what they predict....
View news from India India Adds Hill Cattle Breed to Indigenous Breeds List
INDIA - India has added nine genetic lines of farm animals to its list of indigenous breeds. Newly enlisted livestock include one breed of cattle, two breeds each of goat and sheep, three breeds of pig, and one poultry breed, writes Basudev Mahapatra....
View news from United States CME: Cattle Futures Moving Lower
US - Fed and feeder cattle futures have been moving lower in recent days and, in some cases, are approaching the contract lows, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
View news from Global Trade Deals Could Buffer Financial Losses in Agriculture from Climate Change
GLOBAL - Global warming could create substantial economic damage in agriculture, a new study conducted by a team of scientists of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research finds. ...
25 August 2016
View news from United States Expert Believes No Great Change in US-UK Ag Trade Will Follow Brexit
US - After the UK voted to leave the European Union on 23 June, many in the US were left wondering what the impacts would be on trade between the two countries....
View news from Global New Tool Can Help Farmers Improve Productivity and Reduce Emissions
GLOBAL - A new and interactive tool from FAO allows farmers, policy makers and scientists to calculate meat, milk and eggs production as well as greenhouse-gas emissions from livestock to make the sector more productive and more climate-friendly....
View news from Global Rabobank: Beef to Lead US Animal Protein Production Growth
ANALYSIS - Expect ups and downs for beef, pork and poultry industries over the next few years, but production growth will be led by beef, according to a new report from Rabobank....
View news from Global Bluetongue Outbreaks: French Outbreaks Continue, Brazilian Zoo Hit
GLOBAL - A number of Bluetongue outbreaks have been reported in the last few months, as outbreaks continue to be detected in France....
24 August 2016
View news from United States Microbe Population in Raw Milk Changes During Processing
US - Findings from a new study, reported in the journal mBio, may help food companies improve the quality of dairy products....
View news from Australia Dairy Farm Profitability Impacted by Future Climate Change, Models Show
AUSTRALIA - On current 2040 climate projections, all three farms modelled in Dairy Australia’s three year-long Dairy Business for Future Climates (DBfFC) research project would be less profitable if they continued to farm exactly as they do today....
View news from United States US Government Agrees to Buy Cheese to Support Dairy Farmers
US - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced plans to purchase approximately 11 million pounds of cheese from private inventories to assist food banks and pantries across the nation....
View news from United States CME: Large Meat Supplies in Cold Storage
US - Meat supplies in cold storage are large and getting larger, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
View news from United Kingdom TB Badger Culls to Expand in England
UK - Badger culls are to be carried out in five new areas of England, as part of government efforts to control bovine TB....
23 August 2016
View news from United Kingdom Greater Transparency Needed in Beef Supply Chain
UK - A lack of transparency throughout the British beef supply chain is affecting returns for all and the industry needs to start to work together better to deliver greater efficiency, according to the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB)....
View news from United States Indiana Bovine TB Case Prompts Cattle Restrictions in Wisconsin
US - A case of bovine tuberculosis (TB) was formally diagnosed in a white‐tailed deer in Franklin County, Indiana, last week, prompting extra testing of cattle in the state....
View news from European Union EU Agri-Food Exports Rise Despite Milk Powder Decline
EU - The value of EU agri-food exports for the 12-month period from July 2015 to June 2016 amounted to just over €129 billion, a 2.1 per cent increase compared to 2014-2015, according to the latest monthly report on agricultural trade....
View news from United States CME: US Cattle Markets Still Volatile
US - Volatility remains the name of the game in both the cattle and hog markets, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
22 August 2016
View news from Global What Strategic Foresight Means to the Future of Agribusiness
GLOBAL - Q&A with Tamara Carleton, Ph.D., CEO and founder of Innovation Leadership Board, a global leader in the design of tools and processes that enable radical innovation based in Silicon Valley, California....
View news from Global Rabobank: Largest Increase in US Meat Consumption Since '70s
ANALYSIS - The US had a momentous year for animal protein in 2015 with the largest increase in US meat consumption since the food scares of the 1970s, according to a new report from Rabobank. ...
19 August 2016
View news from Global Foot and Mouth Reports: Mongolia, Zimbabwe Hit by Disease
GLOBAL - Few outbreaks of Foot and Mouth Disease have been reported in recent months, but Zimbabwe and Mongolia are the countries that have reported the disease, in cattle and goats....
View news from United Kingdom CCTV in Slaughterhouses is Cost-Effective and Feasible, say Experts
UK - A new report published by a team of independent experts headed by Sheffield Hallam University Professor Ian Rotherham, has found that the cost of independent monitoring of CCTV inside England's slaughterhouses is likely to cost between £150,000...
View news from New Zealand Fonterra Milk Price Transparency Improving, Report Suggests
NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand's Commerce Commission has released its draft report on Fonterra’s base milk price calculation for the 2015/16 dairy season....
View news from Ireland Concern Over Animal Feed Mislabelling in Ireland
IRELAND - The President of the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers' Association (ICSA), Patrick Kent, has expressed his concern following revelations of the mislabelling animal feed products....
View news from Canada Animal Nutrition Advancements to be Showcased at WNC Pre-Conference Symposium
CANADA - Industry experts will share research and expertise on how to leverage tools and ingredients for animal performance and environmental benefits, at the Western Nutrition Pre-Conference Symposium in Saskatoon, Canada, on September 20th....
18 August 2016
View news from China Chinese Dairy Industry Recovering from Scandals, Report Suggests
CHINA - Following eight years of tightened regulation and an industry overhaul, Chinese dairy products are emerging from the shadow cast by high-profile safety scandals, according to a report released by the Dairy Association of China (DAC)....
 
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